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Likelihood to Recommend

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro is ideal for small business owners who want the option of controlling their management costs by maintaining accounting in-house with limited staff/budget. It is easy to purchase, install and use...especially for those who are not necessarily accountants by trade. I would say that above all, its simplicity is its best asset. It can perform the majority of accounting functions quickly and easily, and it counts many users...which is always an advantage in my opinion.
As a disadvantage, I would say that it does have a limit in terms of size of organization for which it be of optimal use. Its low price would be attractive to anyone when factoring accounting software costs, but the fact is that I have seen other software suites that are much more robust, and subsequently more viable for larger enterprises with more complex accounting needs....for example, multiple users, international accounting needs, etc...
Ryan Husbands, MBA, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 300cloud
8.1
Pay calculation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Sage 300cloud
8.2
Benefit plan administration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud
9.0
Direct deposit files
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Sage 300cloud
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 300cloud
7.9
Reimbursement management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 300cloud
7.1

Customization

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Sage 300cloud
7.1
API for custom integration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Sage 300cloud
6.9
Plug-ins
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Sage 300cloud
7.2

Security

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Sage 300cloud
9.9
Single sign-on capability
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Sage 300cloud
9.9
Role-based user permissions
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud
9.8

Reporting & Analytics

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 300cloud
8.1
Dashboards
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Sage 300cloud
6.3
Standard reports
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Sage 300cloud
7.9
Custom reports
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Sage 300cloud
9.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 300cloud
7.6
Accounts payable
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 300cloud
9.8
Accounts receivable
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 300cloud
9.8
Cash management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Sage 300cloud
9.6
Bank reconciliation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.3
Sage 300cloud
9.1
Expense management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud
6.0
Time tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Sage 300cloud
7.0
Fixed asset management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 300cloud
8.0
Multi-currency support
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Sage 300cloud
5.8
Multi-division support
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Sage 300cloud
7.4
Regulations compliance
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Sage 300cloud
6.6
Electronic tax filing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Sage 300cloud
5.2
Self-service portal
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Sage 300cloud
8.2
Global Financial Support
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Sage 300cloud
2.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 300cloud
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Sage 300cloud
9.3
Localizations
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Sage 300cloud
7.0
Journals and Reconciliations
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 300cloud
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Sage 300cloud
9.0
Configurable Accounting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Sage 300cloud
8.0
Centralized Rules Framework
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Sage 300cloud
8.0
Standardized Processes
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 300cloud
6.8

Inventory Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Sage 300cloud
9.2
Inventory tracking
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Sage 300cloud
10.0
Automatic reordering
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Sage 300cloud
8.6
Location management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Sage 300cloud
10.0
Manufacturing module
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Sage 300cloud
8.2

Order Management

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Sage 300cloud
9.2
Pricing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud
8.5
Order entry
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 300cloud
10.0
Credit card processing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud
8.3
Cost of goods sold
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Sage 300cloud
10.0
Order Orchestration
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 300cloud
End-to-end order visibility
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Sage 300cloud
Order exception Resolution
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Sage 300cloud

Pros

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • Inventory management with low stock indicators has made it easy to ensure I have the necessary parts and supplies I need for my jobs.
  • Time tracking and being able to invoice on that time makes it simple to bill clients for work I have performed. Prior to QuickBooks I had time that I wasn't getting paid for because I would forget to invoice for it.
  • The extensive number of reports available as well as customizations allows me to see how my sales are doing on a regular basis in different areas of the market.
Bill Greganti | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Marcia Flocks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • QuickBooks largest setback is the UI. It is a bit cumbersome and not entirely intuitive if you have never used QuickBooks before.
  • Occasionally QuickBooks has a hard time communicating with your bank, but it is usually fixed after a couple attempts.
  • QuickBooks does need to be bought each year to stay up to date.
Heath Achatz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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...
iain Stephen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 answers
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.1
Based on 10 answers
I gave QuickBooks Desktop Pro an overall usability rating of an 8 because it makes client invoicing and vendor bill tracking and payments quicker and easier. However, I do not like that credits applied to invoices do not appear on the invoices when printed for clients. I also gave it an 8 vs. a 10 because it is difficult to correct entry errors, particularly to your recording of deposits and to your register.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.3
Based on 4 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 300cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.9
Based on 16 answers
Get transferred a lot between people. Have gotten disconnected and it is impossible to get back to the same support person. Seems like always get the incorrect department for my issues and I have to be transferred. Sometimes the support people are very helpful and polite. They try to help, but are not always able to. Some support personnel are clueless when it comes to some issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Chuck Bunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 300cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 12 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.
Erika Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage 300cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

I would recommend QuickBooks Pro over QuickBooks Online for almost everyone. It is easy to learn the basics, the payroll is so much easier to use, the reports are better and easier to use. The advantages of QBP far outweigh those of QBO. When asked, I recommend QBP almost every time.
Meredith Turcotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Heather Pellegrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Lisa McQueen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0
Sage 300cloud
8.4

Usability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Sage 300cloud
6.0

Reliability and Availability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Sage 300cloud

Support Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.9
Sage 300cloud
7.3

In-Person Training

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0
Sage 300cloud

Implementation Rating

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Sage 300cloud

Scalability

QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Sage 300cloud

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