ScaleFactor vs. SlickPie (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ScaleFactor
Score 9.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Austin-based ScaleFactor provides their small business accounting automation platform designed to combine software and expert assistance to SMBs and remove concern for financial, tax and accounting challenges.N/A
SlickPie (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
SlickPie was free online accounting software designed for small businesses, offering online invoicing and billing, multicurrency, financial reporting, bank reconciliation, automatic payment reminders, and source document upload. SlickPie provided an automated data entry tool that let people use their phone cameras to convert the information from receipts and bill to digital data. It also enabled users to set up recurring invoices to…
$0
per account
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Starter
$0
per account
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ScaleFactor
9.5
4 Ratings
19% above category average
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.54 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ScaleFactor
9.6
5 Ratings
25% above category average
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Dashboards9.55 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Standard reports9.54 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Custom reports10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
ScaleFactor
9.5
5 Ratings
27% above category average
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Accounts payable10.04 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Cash management9.03 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.55 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Expense management9.55 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multi-division support9.04 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing10.03 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Self-service portal9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ScaleFactor
9.0
4 Ratings
29% above category average
SlickPie (discontinued)
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Ratings
Inventory tracking9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ScaleFactor
9.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
SlickPie (discontinued)
9.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Plug-ins9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
ScaleFactor
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Ratings
SlickPie (discontinued)
8.3
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
ScaleFactorSlickPie (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Score 9.2 out of 10
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Dext Prepare (with Receipt Bank)
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Accounting Seed
Accounting Seed
Score 8.4 out of 10
Accounting Seed
Accounting Seed
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Score 7.7 out of 10
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Score 7.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(5 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
ScaleFactor
I work with several businesses and have attempted to bring ScaleFactor into multiple. Thus far the business status/environment has been suitable for ScaleFactor only once, but I'll continue to look for more. ScaleFactor is great when a company has matured beyond the owner making all accounting and banking entries. As soon as multiple systems are needed, it's likely a decent time to call ScaleFactor. I'm confident my operations could run through ScaleFactor for a long time as the next step for us would be something akin to NetSuite or some other more rigid enterprise solution. Additionally, our business has a geographically displaced work force, typically working from home. Having access to all systems via the cloud has been great. No longer do we have to pass a specific computer back and forth for a physical computer software license. It's enabled maximum work flow convenience.
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In my opinion, SlickPie is best suited for small business owners and freelancers, especially service-based ones. If that's your case, then it's a no-brainer. However, if you are a bigger enterprise or if you are not a service-based business, then it might not be the best choice for you. Still, the software is free to use, so you might just give it a try anyway.
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Pros
ScaleFactor
  • ScaleFactor has been a great resource for me as I got my business off the ground. They have allowed me to focus on marketing and strategy while they handle my Quickbooks and other accounting needs. Great accounting and finance solutions that don't require you to hire an in-house staff
  • Presenting data clearly.
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  • It is free for freelancers or small business
  • Easy to use its dashboard
  • It save too much time for handeling Account related things.
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Cons
ScaleFactor
  • Could connect with All saving accounts i.e. Building society saving aswell as major banks.
  • When a connected bank or savings account hasn't been used for a month or 2 it could show a 0 transaction to keep it updated rather then saying "last updated 3 months ago"
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  • Some more invoice templates would be nice.
  • Some more charts would be good too.
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Usability
ScaleFactor
ScaleFactor has been a great resource for me as I got my business off the ground. They have allowed me to focus on marketing and strategy while they handle my Quickbooks and other accounting needs. Great accounting and finance solutions that don't require you to hire an in-house staff.
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It saved me and me lots of time. it is free for smaller organizations or freelancers. it has Android, iPhone and iPad support. It has many features for Account management related tools and features. we can upload documents, print as per requirements. it has other features like Billing & invoicing, contact database, cash Management which can help in many ways.
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Support Rating
ScaleFactor
Not sure if support is still available.
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Discontinued Products
It is a time saver for Account related things and it has a Billing & invoicing feature which helps us to generate bills and prints directly or share online. It has a very well designed dashboard where we can do our daily work. and it is free for freelancers and small companies so need to worry about money
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Alternatives Considered
ScaleFactor
Scale factor, can be used like Xero I believe. However all my past data was already stored in Xero so I used it as an add on. It is a lot more user friendly and helpful, i.e. you don't need to be an accountant to use it. However I am not sure it is useable anymore or supported, so i have gone back to using Xero alone.
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Before shifting to SlickPie I was using QBO, so I guess I'll list it as a competitor. However, since SlickPie offers me 80-90% of QBO's features for free I can't really say QBO is a relevant contender.
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Return on Investment
ScaleFactor
  • They have been fundamental in helping us grow and scale at a relatively low cost in comparison to out-sourcing these functions. We can spend more on other items that can fuel growth while knowing the back end is taken care of.
  • They provide automated supports for key areas like payroll, expenses, etc so that we can quickly get back to focusing on the other items.
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  • It saves me around $500 in accounting software subscription per year.
  • It saves me around 4-5 hours a week in manual data entry (thanks to MagicBot).
  • It reduced the average time customers take to pay for my invoices.
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ScreenShots

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SlickPie (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of DashboardScreenshot of Bank ReconciliationScreenshot of Add New InvoiceScreenshot of Bank AccountsScreenshot of InventoryScreenshot of Balance Sheet