Priority AccountEdge vs. Proliant

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Priority AccountEdge
Score 6.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
AccountEdge is a small business accounting software for Mac and Windows users. AccountEdge allows business owners to organize, process, and report on their financial information. Its features include accounting, integrated payroll, sales and purchases, contact management, inventory, and time billing. It was acquired by Priority Software in January 2018 to expand that company's small business portfolio.N/A
Proliant
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Proliant provides a cloud-based human capital management solution designed to simplify payroll and HR processes, improves accuracy, and ensures industry compliance. Proliant is an all-in-one solution for workforce and talent management across the entire employment life cycle. Specializing in payroll, Proliant helps users pay people accurately, on time, and without risk from the IRS, supporting tax filings, contractor payments, and unlimited payroll runs. Proliant also streamlines…N/A
Pricing
Priority AccountEdgeProliant
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Priority AccountEdgeProliant
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAccountEdge is available to new customers for $399. Optional product upgrades are released every year for $159 single-user upgrade or $249 multi-user upgrade.
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Features
Priority AccountEdgeProliant
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
6.6
6 Ratings
8% below category average
Proliant
9.6
5 Ratings
18% above category average
Pay calculation10.06 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.04 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Direct deposit files5.04 Ratings9.84 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management6.05 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Reimbursement management4.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
7 Ratings
14% above category average
Proliant
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
7 Ratings
19% above category average
Proliant
-
Ratings
Dashboards9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
7.2
8 Ratings
1% below category average
Proliant
-
Ratings
Accounts payable9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash management8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation6.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management6.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking6.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal2.71 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
6 Ratings
18% above category average
Proliant
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing module8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
7 Ratings
11% above category average
Proliant
-
Ratings
Pricing8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
3 Ratings
32% below category average
Proliant
-
Ratings
Plug-ins5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.3
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.1
5 Ratings
0% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.45 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.4
4 Ratings
3% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Proliant
10.0
2 Ratings
24% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.5
5 Ratings
11% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Proliant
9.3
4 Ratings
15% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Proliant
9.2
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Proliant
6.3
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Proliant
4.0
1 Ratings
65% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Priority AccountEdgeProliant
Small Businesses
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Score 9.2 out of 10
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Accounting Seed
Accounting Seed
Score 8.4 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Score 7.7 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Priority AccountEdgeProliant
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(18 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Priority AccountEdgeProliant
Likelihood to Recommend
Priority Software
If you are handling a large client list, and are selling services, it is dead easy. If you are managing/selling a physical inventory, it seems like it has great options to do that quite well (disclaimer, I do not use those functions, but I have paid attention as that functionality was built into the software). If you want to link your bank account to a bookkeeping platform, this is not the software for you (at least so far).
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Proliant
This is solely based on two things: the fact that we have been unable to have issues fixed after more than a year of dealing with them AND since a key contact for us left we are unable to get a fast turnaround on many questions unless we contact the person who handles our payroll. I like the platform and it's easy to use, but when it's not functioning how we need it to, that's a problem. I still cannot see what my actual PTO balance is on my dashboard (the same for three other employees). This is an issue.
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Pros
Priority Software
  • AccountEdge has a robust report menu that allows a user to slice and dice data for analysis. Report on projects for the life of the project across fiscal years. Report on different departments with segregated income statements.
  • For users who want to run payroll in house that is easily done through the payroll module. Print physical checks or direct deposit to employee's account, process payroll taxes and file year end W2s.
  • My personal favorites are time billing and retainers. As a service based business I can at my fingertips review how much money a client has on deposit with me and how much of that will be billed out at the end of the month. The integration with AccountEdge Mobile rounds it all out with being able to log my time on-site.
  • Last but not least AccountEdge Mobile in general, as the companion app for the desktop software is invaluable. My heaviest use is the spend money feature. Excellent for logging travel receipts & cash expenses while they are fresh on the brain. Really cuts back the data entry at the end of a trip and trying to recall what something may have been for.
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Proliant
  • Fantastic customer service!!
  • Well implemented products.
  • Well rounded choices for all HR needs.
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Cons
Priority Software
  • My biggest frustration, and one that I've mentioned to Acclivity for many years, is that it only permits opening nine windows at a time (plus the home window). I hit that limit almost daily, and then I have to decide what do I close so I can complete the transaction that needed the "9th" window.
  • The Accounts section includes two quick reports, "Analyze Profit and Loss" and "Analyze Balance Sheet. These can be filtered for the current month or any prior month in the current fiscal year. And that's fine most of the year, but at the beginning of the next year, when I haven't yet started the new fiscal year, these only go to December of the prior year. The regular reports for these can select "next year;" why can't these?
  • It would be helpful if the journal entry number would have one or two additional digits available. For example, when I am entering journal entries for a client, I would like to use a number such as CPA2014001, CPA2014002, etc. to distinguish what I enter from the "automatic" entries that AccountEdge does. But that's one more digit than AccountEdge allows, so if I had over 100 adjustments, I would run out of entry numbers.
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Proliant
  • Improve customer service turn around time for end of year changes/essentials.
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Likelihood to Renew
Priority Software
Without a doubt, when you need to do accounting use the program that will get the job done in the least amount of time with the least amount of errors. Once you are using a program that works you stay with it year after year and you will find yourself even excited about the updates
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Proliant
No answers on this topic
Usability
Priority Software
The intuitive interface does all the tasks we need our accounting software to do. Some tasks are slower to process than I would like but overall very usable. Customizable forms let us choose to either go with the easy ready-made out-of-the-box options or retool them to better fit our specific needs.
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Proliant
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Priority Software
One of the finer advantages of desktop software, it's always available. AccountEdge doesn't suffer from outages or sluggish internet like web based applications do. It's always there when you power on your device!
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Proliant
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Priority Software
On the few occasions we have needed tech support over the years, they were responsive and worked to get to the root of the issues. However, even though Checkout POS is a separate application, it was pitched to us as a natural extension of the functionality of our AE software that would integrate seamlessly. The company's support for Checkout has been minimal at best, and now totally abandoned. That colors our view of Priority's support unfortunately. And to be honest, that's why it's a 9 instead of a 10. So to be fair, AccountEdge's support itself has been very good over the years.
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Proliant
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Priority Software
unfortunately no.
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Proliant
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Alternatives Considered
Priority Software
For Mac enthusiasts, AccountEdge is the complete installed software solution for small to medium-sized businesses, as it has so many capabilities that QuickBooks for Mac lacks. However, it holds your hand less than QuickBooks for Mac does, so you ought to know what your are doing in keeping business books properly. If your needs are simple, QuickBooks for Mac may be a better solution. QuickBooks Online and Xero are excellent cloud accounting solutions that can be used on the Mac equally well as on Windows. QuickBooks Online offers a similar set of features as QuickBooks for Mac, with the addition of anywhere, anytime access. Xero is a great basic accounting solution in the cloud that can also be used equally well on Macs and WIndows, and offers endless customization and flexibility through its extensive third-party app integration for almost any need.
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Proliant
Proliant is the only payroll software I have used, and I don't plan on changing that anytime soon. It gives me everything I need in simple, easy-to-use software. If I have questions they have quality customer service. I get calls weekly to change to other payroll services, and I don't consider changing because there is no need to change - I have everything I need here. Proliant does exactly the job I am looking for it to do.
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Return on Investment
Priority Software
  • Increased employee efficiency - Time is no longer spent switching between programs because all of the information can be found in one place.
  • Customer service has also improved because employees find the program much easier to use, even at the point of sale.
  • Better record keeping - AccountEdge has a very simple invoicing application that allows us to keep track of and balance our accounts.
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Proliant
  • I've been able to better track PTO and call-outs, as well as tardiness (for those on phones).
  • The electronic onboarding has saved so much time and paper
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