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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

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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.
Joretta Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.1
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.4
Pay calculation
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.6
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.8
Benefit plan administration
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.3
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0
Direct deposit files
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.8
Salary revision and increment management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.4
Reimbursement management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
Sage 50cloud Accounting
4.7

Customization

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.2
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
API for custom integration
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.1
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.5
Plug-ins
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.3
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.0

Security

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.9
Single sign-on capability
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.6
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
Role-based user permissions
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.8

Reporting & Analytics

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.4
Dashboards
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.5
Standard reports
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.5
Custom reports
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.1
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.9
Accounts payable
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.2
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
Accounts receivable
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.1
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.7
Cash management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.5
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0
Bank reconciliation
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.9
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.4
Expense management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.5
Time tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.9
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.3
Fixed asset management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.3
Multi-currency support
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.3
Sage 50cloud Accounting
4.3
Multi-division support
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.0
Regulations compliance
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
Electronic tax filing
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.0
Self-service portal
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.3
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.0
Global Financial Support
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.4
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
Sage 50cloud Accounting
4.0
Intercompany Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Localizations
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.5
Journals and Reconciliations
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.9
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.7
Enterprise Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.1
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.3
Configurable Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.5
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.5
Centralized Rules Framework
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.7
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.5
Standardized Processes
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.6
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.9

Inventory Management

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.1
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.6
Inventory tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.5
Automatic reordering
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.6
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Location management
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.4
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.0
Manufacturing module
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.7
Sage 50cloud Accounting
5.0

Order Management

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.0
Pricing
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
Sage 50cloud Accounting
6.7
Order entry
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.3
Credit card processing
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0
Cost of goods sold
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.0
Order Orchestration
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.2
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.5
End-to-end order visibility
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.5
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.5
Order exception Resolution
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.5
Sage 50cloud Accounting
3.5

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud 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
Karen Rollins | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud 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.
Reno M. Borgognoni, CPA, CIA, CGMA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.7
Based on 12 answers
We've been using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions from when the business started, 11 years ago. I don't see us changing programs any time soon as it is working pretty well for us now. It would be extremely time consuming to start from scratch with a new accounting or inventory management program.
Joretta Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud 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.
Christine Steele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.0
Based on 6 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud 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
Emily Dykema | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud 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.
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 6.8
Based on 10 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud 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
Karen Rollins | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud 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.
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 8.7
Based on 10 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.
Joretta Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud 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.
Art Stumpp | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud 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
Michelle M. Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud Accounting

Sage 50cloud 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.
Reno M. Borgognoni, CPA, CIA, CGMA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 50cloud 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.
Nellie Jones (MBA) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sage 50cloud Accounting

General

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

Sage 50cloud 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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.9
Sage 50cloud Accounting
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.7
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.6

Usability

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
8.9

Reliability and Availability

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting

Performance

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting

Support Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.8
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.4

In-Person Training

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting

Online Training

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
5.1
Sage 50cloud Accounting

Implementation Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.0

Scalability

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
3.0
Sage 50cloud Accounting
9.1

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