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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks is a great tool for new SoleTraders that need basic accounting software and require digital invoicing for their clients to send via email and access key features via a mobile app on the go. QuickBooks is a straightforward tool to use with a simple design and learning curve for business owners that are not very tech-savvy.For businesses that operate on a larger scale and need to provide access to other users on their team, QuickBooks is limited. This type of business may also require more insights into the business outside of accounting, and QuickBooks won't be able to supply insights outside of that.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | 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 Self-Employed
7.6
Zoho Books
Pay calculation
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.1
Zoho Books
Benefit plan administration
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.3
Zoho Books
Direct deposit files
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.2
Zoho Books
Salary revision and increment management
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.7
Zoho Books
Reimbursement management
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.6
Zoho Books

Customization

QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7
Zoho Books
5.6
API for custom integration
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Zoho Books
5.6
Plug-ins
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Zoho Books

Security

QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Zoho Books
6.6
Single sign-on capability
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Zoho Books
7.4
Role-based user permissions
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.1
Zoho Books
5.7

Reporting & Analytics

QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
Zoho Books
8.0
Dashboards
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Zoho Books
6.8
Standard reports
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Zoho Books
8.1
Custom reports
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.5
Zoho Books
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Zoho Books
6.5
Accounts payable
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.9
Zoho Books
7.0
Accounts receivable
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Zoho Books
7.0
Cash management
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Zoho Books
6.2
Bank reconciliation
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Zoho Books
6.4
Expense management
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.3
Zoho Books
6.6
Time tracking
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
Zoho Books
6.0
Fixed asset management
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.9
Zoho Books
Multi-currency support
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Zoho Books
7.1
Multi-division support
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Zoho Books
Regulations compliance
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Zoho Books
6.0
Electronic tax filing
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.5
Zoho Books
Self-service portal
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
Zoho Books
6.6
Global Financial Support
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Zoho Books
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Zoho Books
Intercompany Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.9
Zoho Books
Localizations
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.7
Zoho Books
Journals and Reconciliations
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Zoho Books
Enterprise Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Zoho Books
Configurable Accounting
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.9
Zoho Books
Centralized Rules Framework
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Zoho Books
Standardized Processes
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.9
Zoho Books

Inventory Management

QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.7
Zoho Books
6.4
Inventory tracking
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.4
Zoho Books
6.5
Automatic reordering
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.3
Zoho Books
6.4
Location management
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Zoho Books
Manufacturing module
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.0
Zoho Books

Order Management

QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.6
Zoho Books
6.4
Pricing
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.4
Zoho Books
5.8
Order entry
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Zoho Books
6.7
Credit card processing
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
Zoho Books
6.6
Cost of goods sold
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.4
Zoho Books
6.5
Order Orchestration
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Zoho Books
End-to-end order visibility
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Zoho Books
Order exception Resolution
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Zoho Books

Pros

QuickBooks Self-Employed

  • QuickBooks Self-Employed does keep a running total of your income and estimated taxes. Of course, this requires that your entries are accurate.
  • The mileage feature is particularly helpful. One just needs to either use the phone app in conjunction with QuickBooks Self-Employed, or keep a log of all mileage.
  • When tax time comes around, it's easy to use TurboTax software and import your data from QuickBooks.
Tim Vahsholtz | 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 Self-Employed

  • Doesn't integrate with Mint, which I use for my home expenses. I think this would be a nice addition to the program, so I could keep track of my whole financial situation.
  • A Windows 10 app would be a nice addition to the program, so I could access it securely from my desktop.
Benjamin E. Jerew | 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

Usability

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I have been using this software for several years now and it has always put out my data in beautiful generated reports that I can use for verification purposes with my financial institute and the IRS. It has all the tools I need to run my business without loosing track of anything
Shannon Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 7.2
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

Support Rating

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have never faced any difficulties that required me to contact QuickBooks customer service. QuickBooks has plenty of online tutorials, blog posts, and helpful tips and advice for almost any issues you may face using the desktop or app version of the software. Even if you can not find the right answer on the QuickBooks webpages, there are loads of YouTube videos from experts.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 5.7
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

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Self-Employed

FreshBooks limited my ability to categorize transactions, specifically removing duplicates or excluding them. I selected QuickBooks Self-Employed because it allowed me to be in control of items. Sometimes accounting is just making sure things are organized the way YOU think, and FreshBooks wasn't doing that for me.
Jonathan Palance | 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

Return on Investment

QuickBooks Self-Employed

  • Overall, tagging expenses and mileage has saved me thousands in taxes, for a relatively low cost of around $8/mo.
  • QuickBooks allows me to get invoices to clients quickly and accept online payments, which helps with cashflow.
  • The app has stopped tracking mileage automatically on my device, so I worry that sometimes I am not tracking business miles effectively, which could end up costing me at the EOY.
Aaron Metzger | 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

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QuickBooks Self-Employed

Pricing Details

QuickBooks Self-Employed

General

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

QuickBooks Self-Employed 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 Self-Employed
9.1
Zoho Books
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Zoho Books

Usability

QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.5
Zoho Books
7.2

Support Rating

QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Zoho Books
5.7

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