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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

QuickBooks for Mac

Again I think that it is more user-friendly than some of the other platforms I have used. But I think it does a great job with the tracking of expenses and other activity, but also the integration with TurboTax and other applications. Also, for small businesses, the merchant services work very well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
Pay calculation
QuickBooks for Mac
7.1
Benefit plan administration
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Reimbursement management
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0

Customization

QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
API for custom integration
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Plug-ins
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6

Security

QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Single sign-on capability
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
Role-based user permissions
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Dashboards
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Standard reports
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Custom reports
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

QuickBooks for Mac
7.5
Accounts payable
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Accounts receivable
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Cash management
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Bank reconciliation
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Expense management
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Time tracking
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Fixed asset management
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7
Multi-currency support
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Multi-division support
QuickBooks for Mac
5.8
Regulations compliance
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Electronic tax filing
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Self-service portal
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Global Financial Support
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6
Intercompany Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Localizations
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Enterprise Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
QuickBooks for Mac
6.5
Centralized Rules Framework
QuickBooks for Mac
5.2
Standardized Processes
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9

Inventory Management

QuickBooks for Mac
6.7
Inventory tracking
QuickBooks for Mac
5.8
Automatic reordering
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Location management
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Manufacturing module
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8

Order Management

QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Pricing
QuickBooks for Mac
8.1
Order entry
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Credit card processing
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9
Cost of goods sold
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Order Orchestration
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Order exception Resolution
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3

Accounting Firm BPO Features

QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Branded client dashboards
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Client data roll-up capabilities
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable alerts
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Billing bypass
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Client template cloning
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Configurable client onboarding questions
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Industry-specific versioning
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Legacy system data migration
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3

Pros

  • Track income
  • Track expenses
  • Generate reports
  • Aids in balancing checkbooks- reconciling
  • Interface with MacOS is good
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Cons

  • Deleting accounts which have been paid off is difficult
  • Upgrade path is costly
  • After five years, I want to delete all book keeping data. Difficult to do with QuickBooks.
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Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 9 answers
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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Usability

QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 3 answers
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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Reliability and Availability

QuickBooks for Mac9.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Support

QuickBooks for Mac5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
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Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Pro for Mac, which was superseded with Quickbooks for Mac
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Return on Investment

  • More organized at tax time
  • Professionally create invoices
  • Ability to have book keeper access the files
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Pricing Details

QuickBooks for Mac

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