QuickBooks Desktop for Mac vs. TermSync

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Quickbooks Desktop for Mac is an accounting software designed for Mac users. It is designed to integrate with Apple iCloud. It provides core accounting features in line with the rest of the Quickbooks Desktop product line.N/A
TermSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
TermSync is a cloud-based accounts receivable management platform. It helps companies get paid faster, reduce administrative costs, and improve customer relationships. It works with clients’ existing accounting systems and can be up in running in a day or less. Companies can choose from various modules including invoice delivery, customer portals, collection workflow management, and advanced reporting & analytics. TermSync was acquired by French company Esker in January 2015.N/A
Pricing
QuickBooks Desktop for MacTermSync
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
QuickBooks Desktop for MacTermSync
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
QuickBooks Desktop for MacTermSync
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
11 Ratings
29% above category average
TermSync
-
Ratings
Pay calculation10.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.0
11 Ratings
16% below category average
TermSync
-
Ratings
API for custom integration6.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins6.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
20 Ratings
24% above category average
TermSync
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability10.020 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
22 Ratings
27% above category average
TermSync
-
Ratings
Dashboards10.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports10.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports10.022 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
24 Ratings
24% below category average
TermSync
-
Ratings
Accounts payable8.124 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.123 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash management6.218 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.724 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management6.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking6.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management6.214 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support1.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support6.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance6.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal6.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers6.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting6.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations1.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations6.217 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting6.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting6.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework6.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes6.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
15 Ratings
9% above category average
TermSync
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking6.214 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management7.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing module10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
18 Ratings
12% above category average
TermSync
-
Ratings
Pricing10.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry10.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing10.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration5.76 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility6.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution5.66 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for MacTermSync
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(32 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
5.4
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.8
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
QuickBooks Desktop for MacTermSync
Likelihood to Recommend
Intuit
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
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Esker
If you are one person or managing 10, TermSync allows you to track what you and your team is working on. When to follow up with customers so that no one is missed. It allows you to see if each teammate is pulling their weight and getting done what needs to be done or if more help is needed. The Executive Metrics reports give you all the information for month end reporting and also shows you the weaknesses so you can motivate your team to excel in those areas.
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Pros
Intuit
  • 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.
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Esker
  • The dashboard makes it easy to organize my daily work and to track customer contacts.
  • TermSync makes it easy for our customers to communicate with us at a time the best works with their schedule.
  • I love the credit reference reports. This saves us all the time of printing, completing and faxing credit reference reports.
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Cons
Intuit
  • 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.
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Esker
  • Reporting. It is hard for TermSync to create a report for every business type out there so you may need to have some things customized, but they are always willing to assist.
  • The requirements needed to accept payments online requires some information that larger companies may not want to give out.
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Likelihood to Renew
Intuit
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
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Esker
No answers on this topic
Usability
Intuit
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!
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Esker
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Intuit
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.
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Esker
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Intuit
Fortunately, I haven't had to reach out much for support.
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Esker
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Intuit
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.
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Esker
When researching for this type of product, I did reach out to other vendors. I worked closely with Billtrust in the past and they were lacking in this area when I was ready to make my move. It is my understanding that they have something very robust in the works but I can't say where that will fall on the cost spectrum. By comparison, other companies, like Get Paid had priced themselves right out of our market. TermSync gave us the tools we needed at a price we could afford in the least amount of time and very little assistance from our IT Group, which was a big relief.
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Return on Investment
Intuit
  • 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.
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Esker
  • Our over 60 day list has been reduced by more than 100 accounts.
  • Our DSO is consistently trending lower.
  • All of the customer notes are stored in one place saving time for everyone.
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