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Likelihood to Recommend

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions would be great for a company that is buying products and just reselling them as-is. It is great at keeping track of quantities remaining from previous purchases and time periods, adding new inventory purchased, and subtracting inventory sold. It would also work well for a company that purchased materials to manufacture items for stock, and then sold those stock items. QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions does not work very well for manufacturing of one-off or custom products as each item has to be "built", whether it is 1 item or 100 items. It also does not have an easy way to account for scrap or materials damaged in the manufacturing process.
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Sage 50 Accounting

Sage is great for portability and exchange with external accountants as it is widely used and people will be able to read your data in. It's a very good and complete solution for a little business where one person can handle all of the accounting. I doubt that it scales well to large companies with several in-house accountants working at the same time.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
Sage 50 Accounting
8.4
Pay calculation
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
Sage 50 Accounting
9.1
Benefit plan administration
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.4
Sage 50 Accounting
8.4
Direct deposit files
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.4
Sage 50 Accounting
8.4
Reimbursement management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
Sage 50 Accounting
8.3

Customization

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.0
Sage 50 Accounting
7.0
API for custom integration
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.7
Sage 50 Accounting
6.9
Plug-ins
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.4
Sage 50 Accounting
7.0

Security

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7
Sage 50 Accounting
9.9
Single sign-on capability
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.6
Sage 50 Accounting
9.8
Role-based user permissions
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.1
Sage 50 Accounting
7.8
Dashboards
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
Sage 50 Accounting
5.2
Standard reports
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Sage 50 Accounting
8.6
Custom reports
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.1
Sage 50 Accounting
9.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.3
Sage 50 Accounting
9.4
Accounts payable
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.5
Sage 50 Accounting
9.1
Accounts receivable
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.5
Sage 50 Accounting
9.1
Cash management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
Sage 50 Accounting
9.4
Bank reconciliation
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Expense management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
Sage 50 Accounting
9.1
Time tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
5.8
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Fixed asset management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.1
Sage 50 Accounting
9.8
Multi-currency support
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
5.3
Sage 50 Accounting
8.3
Multi-division support
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.2
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Regulations compliance
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
5.3
Sage 50 Accounting
8.3
Electronic tax filing
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Self-service portal
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.7
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Global Financial Support
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
5.1
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Intercompany Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.1
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Localizations
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.1
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Journals and Reconciliations
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.1
Sage 50 Accounting
8.7
Enterprise Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.7
Sage 50 Accounting
8.3
Configurable Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Centralized Rules Framework
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
Sage 50 Accounting
Standardized Processes
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Inventory Management

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.1
Sage 50 Accounting
6.8
Inventory tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.5
Sage 50 Accounting
8.0
Automatic reordering
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
5.1
Sage 50 Accounting
6.4
Location management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.3
Sage 50 Accounting
6.8
Manufacturing module
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
5.7
Sage 50 Accounting
5.9

Order Management

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.4
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Pricing
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.3
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order entry
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
Sage 50 Accounting
9.8
Credit card processing
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.3
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Cost of goods sold
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order Orchestration
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.2
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0
Order exception Resolution
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.9
Sage 50 Accounting
10.0

Pros

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

  • Quickbook's user interface is incredibly user-friendly. Non-Accountants are able to pick up the system relatively easy . They should be able to enter transactions without fully understanding the accounting.
  • There is a lot of material on the internet if you need help how to use Quickbooks. They have various forums in which you can find the answers since there is bound to be another person that had already experienced your problem.
  • Quickbooks has developed a lot of integration with other 3rd party software. For example, we use Avalara to assess sales tax for our invoices. There are APIs built so Quickbooks can send the relevant invoice information to Avalara to produce sales tax.
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Sage 50 Accounting

  • It has the capability of "Single Click" processes that allows you to turn Quotes into orders, instant invoicing and track A/R in the Order Screen
  • I can email Sales Orders directly to my Customer and also remind them of past due from a single screen. I can track Project, Closeouts, Over Seas order by setting up Jobs and clicking the job name in Order Entry.
  • You can use recurring entries and copy and paste on the P&L, using masking for department reporting and budgeting
  • You can use the BI feature and export into Excel in Pivot format and utilize Timeline and Slicer to see the company overall performance by months, day or years
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Cons

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

  • Not Cloud Based: In order to use QuickBooks Enterprise as a cloud based type product one needs to pay for hosting and have the product/data hosted which will run into extra expense. Additionally, this workaround is not a true cloud solution.
  • Operating System Compatibility: When upgrading operating systems on user workstations, more problems are prone to occur. There is sometimes a disconnect between Microsoft and Intuit in compatibility.
  • Expensive Upgrades: This is not the type of accounting product that you can easily use for years without upgrading. Thus, one needs to build this into their operating budget.
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Sage 50 Accounting

  • Sage 50 could use some improvement in the Invoicing Module to allow for more flexibility in the design of the Invoice fields. The report customization tools could use some upgrading for easier use.
  • Fixed assets management module needs to be included with unlimited number of fixed assets.
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Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.0
Based on 11 answers
We are not likely to renew our use of QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions because we use QuickBooks 2013 now. It was a nice stepping stone to our current edition but 2013 is easier on the eyes and even more easy to navigate. I also like that the functions I don't use are smaller and can be ignored more easily.
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Sage 50 Accounting

Sage 50 Accounting 9.6
Based on 12 answers
I use this rating simply because I have a thriving Sage 50 consulting practice and will continue to keep my expertise in the product. I have consulted on both Sage 50 and QuickBooks for over 25 years so I have to maintain expertise in the solution as well as accounting and verticals.
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Usability

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.0
Based on 5 answers
I like the QuickBooks Enterprise edition so much I moved my company to it this year. I like the overall functionality of the program and I am very familiar with the user interface which makes my job easier. One of the things I dislike about the online version it is not modeled after the desktop edition and I have a hard time getting around in the program.
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Sage 50 Accounting

Sage 50 Accounting 8.9
Based on 4 answers
I have used Sage 50 Premium Accounting for twenty years, and only used their technical support team three times
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Reliability and Availability

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I really did experience any event that required that much attention. for the most part the system is reliable and does not break down
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Sage 50 Accounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.0
Based on 1 answer
QB is a good and reliable system. We probably should have explore the other modules rather that jump in to the conclusion that we needed a new ERP.
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Sage 50 Accounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Very rare do I call the Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions support staff and I get a customer service associate quickly. On average, my wait time is near an hour, and at times even longer. After spending the first three minutes discussing my problem, they then begin to poke and prod around, sometimes the questions continue. But 80% of the time, the problem is over their head and they have to escalate the issue. The only problem is this escalation arrives usually after spending forty-five minutes poking and proding around but learning nothing. In short, my experience is rarely all that well, let alone great
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Sage 50 Accounting

Sage 50 Accounting 9.4
Based on 3 answers
They were very knowledgeable of the product, understood my timeline was limited for a software issue and allowed me to get back to my day to day work. The dial into your computer is great so you can monitor what they are doing and learn some tricks yourself
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In-Person Training

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a very easy system to learn, so with the help it was even easier. QB is a good solid system, but it lacks some of the complexity other systems have. with QB you need to get additional modules to get the same functionality that other systems offer standard
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Sage 50 Accounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 5.1
Based on 2 answers
easy to learn system, specially with some kind of support. Just like with any other system, things get lot easier if you have guidance to lead you in your search for answers. having said that, QB is very easy to use and very easy to teach. you wont spend much time memorizing where to click.
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Sage 50 Accounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 8.0
Based on 4 answers
If you're loading QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions onto a computer that you're going to directly log into, you should be able to do it yourself. If you are going to connect to a server through a network or remote connection, you should probably have a professional IT person set it up for you.
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Sage 50 Accounting

Sage 50 Accounting 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Sage 50 is a strong accounting software package. It will work efficiently if it is installed correctly. If one puts garbage in, one will get garbage out. Also it is important to train the staff to use Sage 50 properly. It is also important to set up security for each user.
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Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Also considered Sage MAS products, but QuickBooks is easier to install and maintain. It also has a more friendly and easier to use interface which keeps employees happier and spend less time training. The reporting is also more flexible and can drill down to the source transaction with a few clicks of the mouse.
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Sage 50 Accounting

As we did the conversion almost 10 years ago it is hard to answer this question. At the time it was the ease of being able to produce both cash and accrual financial statements and reporting that led us to pick Sage
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Scalability

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 3.0
Based on 1 answer
It is not a fair rating because we did not invest in different modules to accommodate for business grow and complexity expansion.
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Sage 50 Accounting

Sage 50 Accounting 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I define scalable from two perspectives; 1) the scalability to handle more bookkeepers/accountants using the product, and 2) the scalability to handle increasing customer/vendor/employee and transactional data. Sage 50 does a good job on both fronts. From the single users operating a micro-business accounting for customer invoices and bill payments only, to the multi-staff, multi-location, multi-departmental complex transactional operation. Although Sage 50 is quite expensive for that smallest user, it is quite inexpensive for the larger business entity. So, for the new enterprise expecting rapid growth, Sage 50 is the application of choice.
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Return on Investment

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

  • It has been very inefficient around budget time between August - March.
  • It is fairly efficient when it comes to entering revenue and expenses, except that certain invoices are entered in Excel spreadsheets first to obtain department allocations.
  • It has slowed down the month-end report generation due to having many of the reports created in Excel from reports / information exported from QuickBooks.
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Sage 50 Accounting

  • Sage definitely needs to do a better job with customer service. I have had to use them only a handful of times and it was not a great experience but not the worse I've seen. They didn't make us a priority and I felt that they didn't have a sense of urgency. They did address my lack of satisfaction and I can see that they are at least aware of the issues and they are trying to correct them.
  • Sage is exactly what we need in my current organization and I wouldn't change it for another system. I have used quite a few in my lifetime and I would say that it fits our needs.
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Pricing Details

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sage 50 Accounting

General

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

Sage 50 Accounting Editions & Modules

Edition
Sage 50 Pro Accounting$2991
Sage 50 Premium Accounting$4492
Sage 50 Quantum Accounting 3 UserStarting at $1,4993
  1. Per year
  2. Per Year
  3. Per year
Additional Pricing Details
Annual traditional plan with license, monthly, and annual subscription plans available.

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