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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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Likelihood to Recommend

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

One of my clients is a manufacturing company utilizing QuickBooks with 15 employees to manage all aspects of their business. Frequent tasks being performed are generating purchase orders for raw materials, invoicing customers for finished products, and payroll. As the primary person supporting this installation I've found it easy to manage, control permissions for users, and upgrade each workstation. I also provide basic training on the operation of QuickBooks and even the employees with no previous experience find it easy to use and learn.
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Sage 100cloud

For small and medium business in the distribution and light manufacturing space, Sage 100 is probably the best bang for your buck. As a very scaleable system, you can modify the system to meet the needs of a growing business without making gross changes to the core of the system
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 100cloud
8.3
Pay calculation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Benefit plan administration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Direct deposit files
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Reimbursement management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Sage 100cloud
8.5

Customization

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Sage 100cloud
1.2
API for custom integration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Sage 100cloud
1.1
Plug-ins
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Sage 100cloud
1.2

Security

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Single sign-on capability
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Role-based user permissions
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Sage 100cloud
8.1

Reporting & Analytics

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 100cloud
7.9
Dashboards
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Standard reports
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Custom reports
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 100cloud
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Sage 100cloud
7.2
Accounts payable
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 100cloud
7.6
Accounts receivable
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Sage 100cloud
7.6
Cash management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 100cloud
Bank reconciliation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.2
Sage 100cloud
Expense management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Sage 100cloud
Time tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Sage 100cloud
Fixed asset management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Sage 100cloud
Multi-currency support
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Sage 100cloud
Multi-division support
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Sage 100cloud
Regulations compliance
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Sage 100cloud
Electronic tax filing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 100cloud
Self-service portal
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Sage 100cloud
Global Financial Support
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Sage 100cloud
5.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Sage 100cloud
7.7
Intercompany Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Sage 100cloud
6.1
Localizations
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Journals and Reconciliations
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 100cloud
7.5
Enterprise Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Sage 100cloud
7.8
Configurable Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Sage 100cloud
7.5
Centralized Rules Framework
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Standardized Processes
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 100cloud
8.0

Inventory Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Sage 100cloud
7.3
Inventory tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Automatic reordering
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Sage 100cloud
6.0
Location management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Sage 100cloud
6.0
Manufacturing module
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Sage 100cloud
8.5

Order Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Sage 100cloud
8.2
Pricing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Order entry
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Credit card processing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Cost of goods sold
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Order Orchestration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Sage 100cloud
8.5
End-to-end order visibility
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Sage 100cloud
6.0
Order exception Resolution
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Sage 100cloud
8.5

Subledger and Financial Process

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.7
Automated Invoice Processing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.8
Shared Services Payments
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Billings Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.9
Customer Receipt Applications
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Customer Collections
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.7
Revenue Recognition
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Cash Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.4
Asset Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.8
Travel & Expense Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.7
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.6
Period Close
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
9.2
Transactions Tax
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
9.5
Subledger Reconciliations
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
9.5
3rd Party Accounting Systems
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
2.0

Project Financial Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.2
Budgeting and Forecasting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Project Costing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
9.0
Cost Capture
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Capital Project Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Customer Invoicing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.1
Customer Contract Compliance
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.5
Project Revenue Recognition
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.5
Project Financial Performance Analysis
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Project Financials Dashboard
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.5
Embedded Business Intelligence
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Project Planning Collaboration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
6.0

Project Execution Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Project Planning and Scheduling
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Project Manager Dashboard
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Project Candidate Search
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Defineable Resource Pools
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Defineable Resource Pools
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Talent Profiles
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Absence Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Product Lifecycle Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0

Grants Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Award Lifecycle Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Spending Control
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Indirect Cost Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Billing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0

Procurement

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Sourcing Team Collaboration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Sourcing Analysis
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Contract Authoring
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Contract Compliance Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Contract History
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Contract Renewal Automation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Contract Repository
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Electronic Signatures
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Invoice Automated Matching
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Spend Compliance Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Supplier Assessment
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Supplier Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Supplier Portal
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0

Risk Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
4.4
Risk Repository
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Control Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Control Mapping
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Automated Control Assessments
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
5.0
Assessment Capture
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
4.0
Issue Detection
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
3.0
Automatic Notification
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
4.0
Remediation and Certification
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
4.0

Logistics

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.1
Transportation Planning and Optimization
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Transportation Process Integration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Transportation Execution Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Freight Payment Automation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.5
Trade Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Customs Entry Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Customs Document Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Customs Document Collaboration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Fulfillment Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.0
Inventory Visibility
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.5
Warehouse Workforce Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.5

Manufacturing

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.3
Production Process Design
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Supply Chain Business Flows
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Production Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Contracted Manufacturing Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Configuration Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.5
Work Definition
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Work Execution
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.0

Supply Chain

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.8
Forecasting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Inventory Planning
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
8.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.5
Performance Monitoring
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
7.5

Product Lifecycle Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
1.4
Ideation Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
1.0
Requirements Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
1.0
Proposal Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
1.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
1.0
Product Master Data Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
2.0
Vendor Portal
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
2.0
Project Portfolio Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
2.0

Pros

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • QuickBooks does a great job of easily creating invoices and bills and sending them out internally either by email or fax. It does provide the option to print as well for customers who cant be reached otherwise.
  • QuickBooks creates detailed charts that let you see your business from a distance. You are able to see a week, month or even a year at a time. charts include income, payments not received, and most frequent customers.
  • QuickBooks makes complex task easy by having built in formats for invoices, estimates, bills, payment receipts.
  • QuickBooks also has easy bank intergration.
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Sage 100cloud

  • Simple to implement and use. Operation very intuitive so new employees are quickly trained.
  • It is very flexible with many modules and many features allows for easy customization to suit particular needs of any department or company.
  • Context sensitive help, training and support make it easy for a company to operate with out a lot of additional outside tech support.
  • Scalable plenty of room to grow as the business grows without being bloated.
  • Pricing is very reasonable.
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Cons

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • Preparing 1099s - It would be great if it were possible to exclude a particular expense from 1099 reporting. Sometimes a non-reportable expense (such as a reimbursement) is posted to a expense account that would normally be reportable. I would like not to have to create a sub-account, or manually exclude it at the end of the year. It would also be nice if there was a way to indicate the type of entity for a vendor. Sometimes, the name does not make it clear and I would like to be able to tell at a glance why it has been excluded.
  • Payroll - allow more than one salary item on a single payroll check. Occasionally, a pay rate will change mid-period and it is necessary to have two salary rates in one check. Right now, we have to fake it out using a calculated hourly rate.
  • Improve the downloaded transactions function. This is one of the only things that QuickBooks Online does better than the desktop version. Currently, the bank feeds function is awkward and unnecessarily complicated to use.
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Sage 100cloud

  • It's painfully slow even for mid-sized businesses like ours without millions of transactions.
  • It crashes very, very often and has numerous critical failures.
  • Unfortunately, it's a local program so that excludes it from being used remotely. You have to be on site for it to work.
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Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 answers
Overall the features of PRO are just not enough to run a great company with good reporting and smooth accounting. If you're serious about getting your finances organized, step up to PREMIER or ACCOUNTANT. The small additional investment will be well worth while. And for truly world-class security and performance, please consider having your QuickBooks hosted on a virtual network. By doing this you will relieve yourself of the hassle, expense, and danger of making your own backups, protecting your QuickBooks files from viruses, and of course, getting hacked. A hosted platform will protect you from all of these things and make your QuickBooks files available to your team from anywhere in the world.
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Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 7.6
Based on 5 answers
I would put this out to bid, if I were at the same organization. There have been a lot of improvements and changes in enterprise software and my preference would be to find a good web-based or cloud-based tool. Lower overall cost of ownership and improved efficiency would be my target criteria for a rebid of this.
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Usability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.4
Based on 10 answers
It does require some training to get used to, it's not really something you can figure out on your own. Every company is also going to have their own custom features. But, I feel really confident using it now after months of training and scenarios
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Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 8.2
Based on 4 answers
It is easy, flexible, user friendly and feature laden. Out of the box or easily customized to meet our "wish" list . Sage offers a variety of modules and bolt-ons, user defined fields etc., allowing us to conduct business "our way" without forcing us into a one-size- fits- none mold or having to purchase expensive and cumbersome programming modifications
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Support

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.1
Based on 8 answers
I haven't had any major issues or complaints. I think there is always room for improvement; the software isn't flawless, but it has been super helpful in creating manageable financials for our start-up business. When I have needed support help, which hasn't been real often, usually the problem is resolvable. I have occasionally had to pay extra fees for help, but nothing unreasonable.
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Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 7.7
Based on 2 answers
Sage Support is very good. I usually get a person on the phone in a short time frame and usually get my issues fixed in one called.
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In-Person Training

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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Sage 100cloud

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No answers yet
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Implementation

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
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Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We had an advantage in implementing the tool in that our director of Ops had been part of the team implementing the ERP for other users so we knew what to expect and were able to avoid a lot of the challenges people sometimes face with implementations. However, the process still took far longer than desired.
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Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Quicken I found similar to Quickbooks, but in a more home-based form. GnuCash does a lot that Quickbooks can do, with the exception of payroll management. GnuCash is what I use for my home-based accounting for my freelance work and it is rock solid; I use Quickbooks at the shop because it's pretty much the only product available that does the gamut of what the shop needs.
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Sage 100cloud

I've reviewed Accpac, Syspro, SAP Business 1 and Platinum. Sage is far easier to use and setup than Syspro and SAP Business 1. Generally speaking, most accounting software does the same thing, at the end of the day, how easy is it to modify data inside the system and review to make sure that your system integrity is intact. I find that Sage 100 is excellent at these things.
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Return on Investment

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • By entering our bills as they arrive we get reminders when payment dates are coming due as well as making it easy to track where the money is going
  • Invoicing has made tracking money owed to us easy and cut down on having to call people looking for money owee to us.
  • Quickbooks built-in templates for invoicing & quotes we have been able to have a more professional look to present to customers
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Sage 100cloud

  • We have seen increased efficiencies for our team members processing orders and fulfillment as they are now integrated.
  • We have cut paper/printing/mail expenses by 500% of what we previously spent.
  • Our overall cash management has improved with the visibility from Bank Reconciliation and Financial Reporting.
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Pricing Details

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sage 100cloud

General

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

Sage 100cloud Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Sage 100 ERP Standard1
Sage 100 ERP Advanced1
Sage 100 ERP Premium1
  1. Per Seat per Month
SaaS Edition
Sage 100 ERP Online1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 100cloud
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0
Sage 100cloud
7.6

Usability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Sage 100cloud
8.2

Reliability and Availability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 100cloud

Performance

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Sage 100cloud
9.1

Support

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.1
Sage 100cloud
7.7

In-Person Training

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0
Sage 100cloud

Implementation

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Sage 100cloud
6.0

Scalability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Sage 100cloud

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