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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

Wave Accounting

Spent almost 100 hours trying to get Waveapp to provide accurate reports. I am a graduated MBA (many decades ago) and watched videos and read literature with no success in finding the root cause of the issues we experienced. Finally paid $199 for their advisor. A little past halfway through their 60-minute Zoom meeting, I stopped it. The advisor didn't know why we had the issues we had and said delete that and merge this, etc. Apparently, you need to understand how their software works in the background and spend many hours trying to reconcile your bank statements. Switched to another product and imported my bank statements. Within 30 minutes the reconciliation was complete.
Harry Abell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.9
Pay calculation
PlanGuru
7.0
Wave Accounting
8.1
Benefit plan administration
PlanGuru
9.0
Wave Accounting
7.5
Direct deposit files
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.6
Reimbursement management
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.7

Customization

PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.4
API for custom integration
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.6
Plug-ins
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.2

Security

PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
8.5
Single sign-on capability
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
8.1
Role-based user permissions
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

PlanGuru
8.3
Wave Accounting
8.0
Dashboards
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
8.0
Standard reports
PlanGuru
9.0
Wave Accounting
8.0
Custom reports
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.1
Accounts payable
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.2
Accounts receivable
PlanGuru
10.0
Wave Accounting
7.9
Cash management
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.4
Bank reconciliation
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.1
Expense management
PlanGuru
9.0
Wave Accounting
7.8
Time tracking
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
5.1
Fixed asset management
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
8.4
Multi-division support
PlanGuru
7.0
Wave Accounting
7.1
Regulations compliance
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
6.8
Electronic tax filing
PlanGuru
7.0
Wave Accounting
6.6
Self-service portal
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
5.9
Global Financial Support
PlanGuru
7.0
Wave Accounting
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
8.0
Localizations
PlanGuru
7.0
Wave Accounting
5.5
Journals and Reconciliations
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
6.3
Enterprise Accounting
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
5.4
Configurable Accounting
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
6.2
Centralized Rules Framework
PlanGuru
9.0
Wave Accounting
8.1
Standardized Processes
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.1
Multi-currency support
PlanGuru
Wave Accounting
7.0

Inventory Management

PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
8.1
Inventory tracking
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
5.5
Automatic reordering
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
9.9
Location management
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
8.1
Manufacturing module
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
9.0

Order Management

PlanGuru
8.1
Wave Accounting
7.5
Pricing
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.5
Order entry
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.7
Credit card processing
PlanGuru
7.0
Wave Accounting
8.1
Cost of goods sold
PlanGuru
9.0
Wave Accounting
7.4
Order Orchestration
PlanGuru
9.0
Wave Accounting
6.4
End-to-end order visibility
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
8.6
Order exception Resolution
PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.1

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

Wave Accounting

  • Invoices are so easy to execute. Whether they are one-off or recurring, fixed or variable, single item or multiple line entries, they come out looking professional, polished and they get sent without any fuss. Put your client's info on them, add your logo, describe the services, add notes, set due dates, etc. all without cracking an abacus.
  • It's a little thing but I love how the estimates feature integrates with Invoices. You start by making an estimate for a client, with a defined expiry date. Once they accept, you can convert that estimate immediately into an Invoice and set it up to send.
  • Built-in payment processing is great. I don't have to worry about Paypal or Stripe or anything, Wave just handles my client's credit cards so I don't have to do a thing. They even have recurring billing for my retainer clients!
J.P. VanderLinden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

PlanGuru

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

Wave Accounting

  • My biggest request is that they add a way to link invoice payments with the bank deposits . When a payment is made through Wave, they show the income and it is marked with the invoice number, but when they transfer the money into the bank, the credit is not tied to the invoice(s). You have to figure out by hand and delete the transaction from the bank to prevent getting double credit on it
  • It would be good to have a field for CC email on each customer. Currently you have to add any CC when sending.
  • On the Transactions view, a few more search options would be helpful.
Anonymous | 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

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 7.8
Based on 3 answers
Easy to use for clients with no accounting background and the price is right.
Jeanne Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

PlanGuru

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

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 1.0
Based on 5 answers
I am a professional bookkeeper and I have no problems using Wave and all of it's features. I can see that certain individuals who have no accounting knowledge might struggle with a few different features and entries, but that is why Wave has an emphasis in connecting users to Wave Pro's who will walk them through things
Melissa Whaley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 6.7
Based on 4 answers
WAVE is always available when we need it ! Peter
Peter Cullen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 2.9
Based on 2 answers
Wave does tend to slow down when filtering your transactions screen especially by date. This is more of an issue when trying to trouble shoot certain transactions or clean-up a set of books.
Melissa Whaley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 1.3
Based on 2 answers
Sometimes it was good. I got an answer with a day or so. Then it took over 10 days to respond, and when I replied, it took four more days to get the same old stuff: "read our documentation." I have and it didn't help, that is why I emailed you! The advisor service was a total waste of $199. If you want help, hire an independent Wave person.
Harry Abell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 4.7
Based on 3 answers
easy to use and east to train on ! Our WAVE clients enjoy the ease of use
Peter Cullen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

PlanGuru

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

Wave Accounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Wave Accounting

Wave is FREE for most functions. Payment processing costs no matter where you go (as does payroll or taxes). Wave rises above tools like QuickBooks Online because they know that for our small firm, being nimble is the name of the game. We don't need exhaustive reporting and management like QB offers and we certainly don't want to pay for it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

PlanGuru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Once they out grow what is ability to move up to a more robust system?
Penny Breslin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

PlanGuru

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

Wave Accounting

  • Wave has been ROI positive for our company. With not having to pay for the service we can use our money for growing our business.
  • The fees on credit card transactions for invoices are reasonable especially as we don't pay a monthly subscription.
  • The invoicing feature has made our lives easier for us and our customers. The invoicing piece and AR tracking has been ROI positive as well.
Lukas Sundahl, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

PlanGuru

General

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

Wave Accounting

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
7.2

Likelihood to Renew

PlanGuru
7.0
Wave Accounting
7.8

Usability

PlanGuru
8.0
Wave Accounting
1.0

Reliability and Availability

PlanGuru
Wave Accounting
6.7

Performance

PlanGuru
Wave Accounting
2.9

Support Rating

PlanGuru
Wave Accounting
1.3

Online Training

PlanGuru
Wave Accounting
4.7

Implementation Rating

PlanGuru
9.0
Wave Accounting

Scalability

PlanGuru
Wave Accounting
3.0

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