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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

The biggest pro is that everyone can easily use Zoho Books. Secondly I would say Zoho Books is the world's best accounting software which is very helpful by helping me in managing money flowing in or flowing outside of our organization. It has played a key role in making our decision making power strong.
Markus Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Zoho Books
Pay calculation
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Zoho Books
Benefit plan administration
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
10.0
Zoho Books
Direct deposit files
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Zoho Books
Salary revision and increment management
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Zoho Books
Reimbursement management
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2
Zoho Books

Customization

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.4
Zoho Books
5.9
API for custom integration
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.4
Zoho Books
5.9
Plug-ins
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.4
Zoho Books

Security

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.2
Zoho Books
6.8
Single sign-on capability
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Zoho Books
7.6
Role-based user permissions
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.4
Zoho Books
6.1

Reporting & Analytics

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Zoho Books
8.0
Dashboards
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Zoho Books
7.0
Standard reports
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Zoho Books
8.0
Custom reports
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.7
Zoho Books
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Zoho Books
6.7
Accounts payable
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Zoho Books
7.1
Accounts receivable
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Zoho Books
7.1
Cash management
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.8
Zoho Books
6.5
Bank reconciliation
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.7
Zoho Books
6.5
Expense management
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.2
Zoho Books
6.8
Time tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2
Zoho Books
6.2
Fixed asset management
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.3
Zoho Books
Multi-currency support
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Zoho Books
7.3
Multi-division support
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.8
Zoho Books
Regulations compliance
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.6
Zoho Books
6.2
Electronic tax filing
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.4
Zoho Books
Self-service portal
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Zoho Books
6.9
Global Financial Support
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Zoho Books
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Zoho Books
Intercompany Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Zoho Books
Localizations
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0
Zoho Books
Journals and Reconciliations
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.3
Zoho Books
Enterprise Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Zoho Books
Configurable Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1
Zoho Books
Centralized Rules Framework
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Zoho Books
Standardized Processes
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Zoho Books

Inventory Management

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Zoho Books
6.8
Inventory tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Zoho Books
6.9
Automatic reordering
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Zoho Books
6.8
Location management
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Zoho Books
Manufacturing module
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8
Zoho Books

Order Management

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2
Zoho Books
6.7
Pricing
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.1
Zoho Books
6.2
Order entry
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Zoho Books
7.1
Credit card processing
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Zoho Books
7.0
Cost of goods sold
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.8
Zoho Books
6.6
Order Orchestration
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
Zoho Books
End-to-end order visibility
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.0
Zoho Books
Order exception Resolution
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0
Zoho Books

Pros

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • The program is easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

  • Zoho Books invoicing and receipting features are second to none. We find it easy to quickly invoice clients and add items to their bills and also for our own receipting internally.
  • The accounting features are great for our accounting team to be able to see where we are financially and how the business is doing.
  • The ability to add contacts and run a mini CRM channel with clients within Zoho is invaluable. Since we use this in conjunction with our other CRM channels, it helps to have a centralized place to follow up and see through a sales funnel.
  • Zoho Books allows us to take payments from clients around the globe a feature we didn't have when we used another accounting system.
  • The pricing for Zoho Books is fairly reasonable for an SME organization which is a great for us as it pays itself back many times over every month.
Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

  • When converting to Zoho Books from another accounting software, this seemed a bit difficult but this process is never easy.
  • There are certain restrictions within modules (estimates/sales orders/invoices/payments) that make it difficult to edit transactions. In many ways this is good, but different from what we have experienced with other accounting software solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 1.3
Based on 12 answers
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
Tracie Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 9.0
Based on 12 answers
QuickBooks is an amazing tool that provides all of the necessary features needed to run the finances of a company. I would like for QuickBooks to provide better resources for training. There are many features that go unused because of lack of knowledge. Procore offers chatting and calls on their platform and they make it easy and accessible to get answers and solutions.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 7.0
Based on 4 answers
Some features lack of depth in its functionalities as they give the impression that they are incomplete or half-way developed, so it is necessary to optimize some features already present in the software so that it can provide maximum performance and provide a real value to the software. It should be noted that there is a steep in the learning curve when using Zoho Books especially if you are a user who comes from using another accounting software, so you will have to get used to its workflow and operation.
Markus Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 8.9
Based on 5 answers
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 5.7
Based on 4 answers
It takes forever to load.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 8.0
Based on 10 answers
This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 5.3
Based on 4 answers
The people are great. They follow the party line when working with us. There is clearly no intent to provide integration to the employee expenseThere is no intent to make the bank reconciliations system work in a manner consistent with US Accounting principles. There is no intent make the payroll system one that can easily cut a paycheck. Which brings up the fact that adjusting the printing on a check is very laborious and you only get close. You cannot get perfect
Mike James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.2
Based on 7 answers
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
Cristine Delos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
Andrea Campbell, CPA,CITP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

We had a lot of problems with Exact Online, support-wise and price-wise. So Zoho Books wins on every point there. While Exact offers way more options, it tends to be really slow... and complex. Again Zoho Books wins. If you want an easy-to-use tool and not pay a lot of money, or if you are a small administration office with a few clients, this tool will be perfect for you.
Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
  • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
  • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
John Coleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

  • Integration: Zoho Books offers out of the box integrations to extend the functionality and connect with the applications you love like MailChimp, Microsoft Outlook, PandaDoc, and Quickbooks, etc.
  • Flexibility makes Zoho Books great!
  • Since I can use forecast reports, I can create customizable sales forecast data from the dashboard to accurately measure revenue forecasts and establish sales quotas.
Cedric Haynes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

Pricing Details

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zoho Books

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$15

Zoho Books Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$151
Professional$401
Premium$601
Free$02
  1. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
  2. For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum
Additional Pricing Details
Zoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get a discount.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Zoho Books
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.3
Zoho Books

Usability

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Zoho Books
7.0

Reliability and Availability

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Zoho Books

Performance

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7
Zoho Books

Support Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Zoho Books
5.3

Online Training

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.0
Zoho Books

Implementation Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2
Zoho Books

Scalability

QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.2
Zoho Books

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