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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 300cloud

I believe that Sage 300 ERP is appropriate for a wide variety of companies looking for a system to maintain information in a concise manner. The level of complexity with which it is used is determined by the user group. Therefore, this product is great for companies that are just starting to grow right through to more mature companies looking for detailed data and analytics from their systems.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 300cloud
8.2
Pay calculation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 300cloud
8.3
Benefit plan administration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Sage 300cloud
9.0
Direct deposit files
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 300cloud
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Sage 300cloud
7.9
Reimbursement management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Sage 300cloud
7.2

Customization

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Sage 300cloud
6.5
API for custom integration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Sage 300cloud
6.9
Plug-ins
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Sage 300cloud
6.2

Security

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud
8.9
Single sign-on capability
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud
8.8
Role-based user permissions
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Sage 300cloud
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud
7.5
Dashboards
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 300cloud
6.5
Standard reports
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 300cloud
7.5
Custom reports
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 300cloud
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Sage 300cloud
7.6
Accounts payable
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 300cloud
9.1
Accounts receivable
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Sage 300cloud
9.0
Cash management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 300cloud
9.5
Bank reconciliation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.2
Sage 300cloud
9.0
Expense management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Sage 300cloud
6.8
Time tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Sage 300cloud
7.0
Fixed asset management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Sage 300cloud
8.0
Multi-currency support
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Sage 300cloud
5.7
Multi-division support
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Sage 300cloud
7.6
Regulations compliance
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Sage 300cloud
6.9
Electronic tax filing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 300cloud
5.4
Self-service portal
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Sage 300cloud
8.1
Global Financial Support
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Sage 300cloud
2.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Sage 300cloud
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Sage 300cloud
9.2
Localizations
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Sage 300cloud
7.0
Journals and Reconciliations
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud
8.6
Enterprise Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Sage 300cloud
8.9
Configurable Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Sage 300cloud
8.3
Centralized Rules Framework
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Sage 300cloud
8.0
Standardized Processes
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 300cloud
7.2

Inventory Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Sage 300cloud
9.2
Inventory tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Sage 300cloud
10.0
Automatic reordering
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Sage 300cloud
8.6
Location management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Sage 300cloud
10.0
Manufacturing module
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Sage 300cloud
8.2

Order Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Sage 300cloud
9.2
Pricing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud
8.5
Order entry
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Sage 300cloud
10.0
Credit card processing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 300cloud
8.3
Cost of goods sold
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 300cloud
10.0
Order Orchestration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Sage 300cloud
End-to-end order visibility
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Sage 300cloud
Order exception Resolution
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Sage 300cloud

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 300cloud

  • Sage 300 ERP is user friendly for data entry. All screens can be formatted to meet our needs. I have worked with several different accounting software and Sage is the best one I have used. The help section is very easy to follow and Sage has a good support system.
  • The Payroll module is very easy to use and the updates that Sage provides are always timely. The reporting for monthly, quarterly and year end reports for Payroll Taxes give you all the answers you need to file accurate reports to the Federal and State governments.
  • The Bank Service module allows you to reconcile bank statement with ease. Reconciling three bank statements takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
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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 300cloud

  • Little things, like changing the company name - are more difficult than we would like (We used to be MSDSSAB but legally shortened it to MSDSB).
  • A management financial reporting tool with live access - to premade reports - without paying an arm and a leg would be appreciated.
  • More training opportunities in local areas - or nearby - would be appreciated...
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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 300cloud

Sage 300cloud 8.4
Based on 2 answers
It is a solid stable product with a large user community and large ISV community. Support and Training are easy to access and obtain and there is larger reseller channel to ensure the firm you work with is honest. It is scalable and there are multiple deployment and payment options.
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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 300cloud

Sage 300cloud 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Every product can use modest improvement. Sage needs a more modern interface using some of the functionality we see in common interfaces we use every day in the web and with modern operating systems.
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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 300cloud

Sage 300cloud 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Turnover is high in the Sage Support department so sometimes it is difficult to get a rep who knows the issue well. Reps are good and getting assistance when they need it. Sometimes support is more interested in closing issue than actually solving problem. It can be difficult at times to have issues escalated but overall the support is good.
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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 300cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 300cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 300cloud

Sage 300 was selected before I came to this company, these are others I've previously used or evaluated. I'm happy overall with Sage 300, as it does what it needs to, even if it's not super fancy. The functionality is as robust as you need it to be; it's scalable.
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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 300cloud

  • It allows our company to efficiently and effectively maintain and track our job cost.
  • Its reliable performance allows us to function continually.
  • It also provides our division managers with reports that they can use to determine where we are experiencing problems.
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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 300cloud

General

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

Sage 300cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Sage 300 ERP Standard$1,6551
Sage 300 ERP Advanced$1,6651
Sage 300 ERP Premium$1,6652
  1. Lifetime License per Seat
  2. Lifetime License (unlimited seats)
Additional Pricing Details
Our pricing is by module and by license and can range depending on what the customers requirements are. Most of our financial and operational modules are $1655.00 each, plus user license, plus an annual business care of 24%.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 300cloud
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0
Sage 300cloud
8.4

Usability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Sage 300cloud
6.0

Reliability and Availability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud

Support

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.1
Sage 300cloud
7.3

In-Person Training

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0
Sage 300cloud

Implementation

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Sage 300cloud

Scalability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Sage 300cloud

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