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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Priority AccountEdge

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).
Dan Workman | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

If you're a freelancer or running a very small business where you do your own bookkeeping I think this is a great option, especially if you're familiar with accounting and bookkeeping in general. If you're not so familiar with bookkeeping, I would say that the learning curve is too steep and you might want to look elsewhere for a more intuitive solution
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Priority AccountEdge
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Pay calculation
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.8
Benefit plan administration
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Direct deposit files
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8
Reimbursement management
Priority AccountEdge
8.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.1

Security

Priority AccountEdge
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7

Reporting & Analytics

Priority AccountEdge
8.4
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Dashboards
Priority AccountEdge
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Standard reports
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Custom reports
Priority AccountEdge
8.9
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Priority AccountEdge
7.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Accounts payable
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Accounts receivable
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Cash management
Priority AccountEdge
8.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Bank reconciliation
Priority AccountEdge
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Expense management
Priority AccountEdge
7.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.6
Time tracking
Priority AccountEdge
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.9
Multi-currency support
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Multi-division support
Priority AccountEdge
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
4.4
Regulations compliance
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Electronic tax filing
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Self-service portal
Priority AccountEdge
2.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Fixed asset management
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Global Financial Support
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Intercompany Accounting
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.4
Localizations
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
Journals and Reconciliations
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Enterprise Accounting
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Configurable Accounting
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Centralized Rules Framework
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.2
Standardized Processes
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2

Inventory Management

Priority AccountEdge
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Inventory tracking
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Automatic reordering
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Location management
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Manufacturing module
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Order Management

Priority AccountEdge
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Pricing
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Order entry
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Credit card processing
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Cost of goods sold
Priority AccountEdge
6.9
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Order Orchestration
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
End-to-end order visibility
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.4
Order exception Resolution
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7

Customization

Priority AccountEdge
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.1
Plug-ins
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
API for custom integration
Priority AccountEdge
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7

Pros

Priority AccountEdge

  • 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.
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The program is very easy to learn, the interface is incredibly user-friendly and there are tons of free resources and tutorials available
  • It makes managing payroll really easy for the employee and accountant on staff. No more lost time sheets or late paychecks!
  • Managing bills and paying them has become streamlined and it's great having everything in one place so we don't lose track of things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Priority AccountEdge

  • 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.
Thomas Healy | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The #1 complaint is that setting it up right is a challenge. People waste time trying to figure it out only to realize that they don't know accounting so of course they don't know how an accounting program should be set up. Like any time you are in over your head, reach out to your network and find someone who can log onto your computer and walk you through it.
  • If you need to track the cost of wages to jobs you can't do it with the online payroll, but check for yourself because it's a function that landscaping companies and construction businesses usually need, so maybe they have added it by now. That would really help!
  • It's premise-based software and that means you take on the role of hardware admin, and it's a lot of work for what is increasingly becoming a smaller gap in the functionality between QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. It is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
Shelly Robbins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.8
Based on 10 answers
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
Sharon L. Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
Spencer Judd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.2
Based on 2 answers
AccountEdge Pro & Basic is laid out in easy to use centers which compartmentalize a users needs based on departments. Along with that one can set up recurring transactions for things that repeat daily through annually and anything in between. You can set a preference for automatic posting or a user specific reminder to post the action
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
Robyn Smithson, CB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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!
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
Ann Shallcross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Rarely do we get support due to it costing money. Sell us on a Monthly service, bump up your CRM and Marketing and AccountEdge could easily be getting $2k/ month from us.
Jeremy Doyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
Robyn Smithson, CB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 7.0
Based on 1 answer
unfortunately no.
Jeremy Doyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Priority AccountEdge

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.
Brent Blackburn | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

I love using Quickbooks compared to other software we've tried. QuickBooks Online and TSheets interface. Customer service and problem resolution are generally excellent, with well-trained and proficient agents taking calls or on chat. Ease of use and accessibility via the mobile app. Great courses were available to help with learning the basics and some advanced accounting background. I love learning! Online accessibility - it can work anywhere with an internet connection. Linking to bank and credit card accounts is handy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Priority AccountEdge

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The ROI was good for when we were a smaller company because it is a lot cheaper than other more sophisticated programs.
  • The negative impact is that it caused a lot of extra manual entering and data entry that too often resulted in mistakes.
Luke O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Pricing Details

Priority AccountEdge

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Priority AccountEdge
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Priority AccountEdge
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Usability

Priority AccountEdge
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Priority AccountEdge
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0

Support Rating

Priority AccountEdge
5.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

Implementation Rating

Priority AccountEdge
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

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