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Likelihood to Recommend

PlanGuru

The ease with which one can design and project promotional incentives to drive sales for new products is impressive. Another useful features of this program is that companies can optimize revenue using predictive analytics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro is ideal for small business owners who want the option of controlling their management costs by maintaining accounting in-house with limited staff/budget. It is easy to purchase, install and use...especially for those who are not necessarily accountants by trade. I would say that above all, its simplicity is its best asset. It can perform the majority of accounting functions quickly and easily, and it counts many users...which is always an advantage in my opinion.
As a disadvantage, I would say that it does have a limit in terms of size of organization for which it be of optimal use. Its low price would be attractive to anyone when factoring accounting software costs, but the fact is that I have seen other software suites that are much more robust, and subsequently more viable for larger enterprises with more complex accounting needs....for example, multiple users, international accounting needs, etc...
Ryan Husbands, MBA, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Pay calculation
PlanGuru
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Benefit plan administration
PlanGuru
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Direct deposit files
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Reimbursement management
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5

Customization

PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
API for custom integration
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Plug-ins
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7

Security

PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Single sign-on capability
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Role-based user permissions
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

PlanGuru
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Dashboards
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Standard reports
PlanGuru
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Custom reports
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Accounts payable
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Accounts receivable
PlanGuru
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Cash management
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Bank reconciliation
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.3
Expense management
PlanGuru
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Time tracking
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Fixed asset management
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Multi-division support
PlanGuru
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Regulations compliance
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Electronic tax filing
PlanGuru
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Self-service portal
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Global Financial Support
PlanGuru
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Intercompany Accounting
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Localizations
PlanGuru
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Enterprise Accounting
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Configurable Accounting
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Centralized Rules Framework
PlanGuru
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Standardized Processes
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Multi-currency support
PlanGuru
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3

Inventory Management

PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Inventory tracking
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Automatic reordering
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Location management
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Manufacturing module
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1

Order Management

PlanGuru
8.1
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Pricing
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Order entry
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Credit card processing
PlanGuru
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Cost of goods sold
PlanGuru
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Order Orchestration
PlanGuru
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
End-to-end order visibility
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Order exception Resolution
PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5

Pros

PlanGuru

  • Allows for several different scenarios for the same company
  • Modification in specifications alterable
  • Allows for changes at any level with several criteria.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • Inventory management with low stock indicators has made it easy to ensure I have the necessary parts and supplies I need for my jobs.
  • Time tracking and being able to invoice on that time makes it simple to bill clients for work I have performed. Prior to QuickBooks I had time that I wasn't getting paid for because I would forget to invoice for it.
  • The extensive number of reports available as well as customizations allows me to see how my sales are doing on a regular basis in different areas of the market.
Bill Greganti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

PlanGuru

  • High cost.
  • Limited scalability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • QuickBooks largest setback is the UI. It is a bit cumbersome and not entirely intuitive if you have never used QuickBooks before.
  • Occasionally QuickBooks has a hard time communicating with your bank, but it is usually fixed after a couple attempts.
  • QuickBooks does need to be bought each year to stay up to date.
Heath Achatz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

PlanGuru

PlanGuru 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It hasn't really been a viable program for our office.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 answers
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

PlanGuru

PlanGuru 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.1
Based on 10 answers
I gave QuickBooks Desktop Pro an overall usability rating of an 8 because it makes client invoicing and vendor bill tracking and payments quicker and easier. However, I do not like that credits applied to invoices do not appear on the invoices when printed for clients. I also gave it an 8 vs. a 10 because it is difficult to correct entry errors, particularly to your recording of deposits and to your register.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.3
Based on 4 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.9
Based on 16 answers
Get transferred a lot between people. Have gotten disconnected and it is impossible to get back to the same support person. Seems like always get the incorrect department for my issues and I have to be transferred. Sometimes the support people are very helpful and polite. They try to help, but are not always able to. Some support personnel are clueless when it comes to some issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
Chuck Bunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

PlanGuru

PlanGuru 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great tool for projections and forecasting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 12 answers
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
Erika Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

PlanGuru

A must-have for all large corporations with intensive new product development programs to boost sales and revenue. It is better than others in terms of ease of operation and adaptability. The customer support lent to the buyers is excellent. All issues pertaining to the service or product are timely resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

I would recommend QuickBooks Pro over QuickBooks Online for almost everyone. It is easy to learn the basics, the payroll is so much easier to use, the reports are better and easier to use. The advantages of QBP far outweigh those of QBO. When asked, I recommend QBP almost every time.
Meredith Turcotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

PlanGuru

  • Improves business process agility.
  • Drives revenue growth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • By entering our bills as they arrive we get reminders when payment dates are coming due as well as making it easy to track where the money is going
  • Invoicing has made tracking money owed to us easy and cut down on having to call people looking for money owee to us.
  • Quickbooks built-in templates for invoicing & quotes we have been able to have a more professional look to present to customers
Heather Pellegrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

PlanGuru

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

PlanGuru
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Usability

PlanGuru
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1

Reliability and Availability

PlanGuru
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Support Rating

PlanGuru
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.9

In-Person Training

PlanGuru
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Implementation Rating

PlanGuru
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Scalability

PlanGuru
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

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