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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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

Xactly CEA

CEA is well suited for small and rapidly growing companies where manually calculating commissions expense for ASC606 is not an option due to a lack of internal resources. CEA is less appropriate for larger companies that have the resources and likely a person, or people, who only focus on commissions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Xactly CEA
Pay calculation
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Xactly CEA
Benefit plan administration
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Xactly CEA
Direct deposit files
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Xactly CEA
Salary revision and increment management
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Xactly CEA
Reimbursement management
Priority AccountEdge
8.1
Xactly CEA

Security

Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Xactly CEA
7.3
Role-based user permissions
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Xactly CEA
7.3
Single sign-on capability
Priority AccountEdge
Xactly CEA
7.3

Reporting & Analytics

Priority AccountEdge
8.4
Xactly CEA
5.1
Dashboards
Priority AccountEdge
7.3
Xactly CEA
1.8
Standard reports
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Xactly CEA
6.8
Custom reports
Priority AccountEdge
8.9
Xactly CEA
6.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Priority AccountEdge
7.7
Xactly CEA
4.5
Accounts payable
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Xactly CEA
Accounts receivable
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Xactly CEA
Cash management
Priority AccountEdge
8.1
Xactly CEA
Bank reconciliation
Priority AccountEdge
8.6
Xactly CEA
Expense management
Priority AccountEdge
7.5
Xactly CEA
Time tracking
Priority AccountEdge
8.8
Xactly CEA
Multi-currency support
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Xactly CEA
6.4
Multi-division support
Priority AccountEdge
9.1
Xactly CEA
6.4
Regulations compliance
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Xactly CEA
Electronic tax filing
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
Xactly CEA
Self-service portal
Priority AccountEdge
2.7
Xactly CEA
Journals and Reconciliations
Priority AccountEdge
Xactly CEA
8.9
Configurable Accounting
Priority AccountEdge
Xactly CEA
1.8
Centralized Rules Framework
Priority AccountEdge
Xactly CEA
1.8
Standardized Processes
Priority AccountEdge
Xactly CEA
1.8

Inventory Management

Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Xactly CEA
Inventory tracking
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Xactly CEA
Automatic reordering
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Xactly CEA
Location management
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Xactly CEA
Manufacturing module
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Xactly CEA

Order Management

Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Xactly CEA
Pricing
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Xactly CEA
Order entry
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Xactly CEA
Credit card processing
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Xactly CEA
Cost of goods sold
Priority AccountEdge
6.9
Xactly CEA

Customization

Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Xactly CEA
Plug-ins
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Xactly CEA

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

Xactly CEA

  • Amortization waterfalls
  • Locked periods & PPA adjustments
  • Journal entries
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

Xactly CEA

  • Dashboard is on a different page
  • Needing to rerun reports
  • Not being able to download reports and edit them
Anonymous | 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

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Priority AccountEdge

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

Xactly CEA

Xactly CEA 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Go into implementation knowing how you will handle churn, if there are claw backs, treatment for every type of commission payment (i.e. new business, renewals, etc.) and know your average customer life. You'll also want details by customer for as far back as you can go (within reason).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Xactly CEA

We selected Xactly CEA for ASC 606.
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

Xactly CEA

  • Efficiency
  • Centralized
  • Accurate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Xactly CEA

Pricing Details

Priority AccountEdge

General

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

Xactly CEA

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
Xactly CEA
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Priority AccountEdge
8.8
Xactly CEA

Usability

Priority AccountEdge
8.2
Xactly CEA

Reliability and Availability

Priority AccountEdge
9.1
Xactly CEA

Support Rating

Priority AccountEdge
5.5
Xactly CEA

Implementation Rating

Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Xactly CEA
8.9

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