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Score 9.5 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ScaleFactor ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management

Security

9.5

ScaleFactor

95%
9.0

Unit4 Financials

90%
ScaleFactor ranks higher in 1/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

9.7

ScaleFactor

97%
5.3

Unit4 Financials

53%
ScaleFactor ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard reports

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Custom reports

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.4

ScaleFactor

94%
8.1

Unit4 Financials

81%
ScaleFactor ranks higher in 10/12 features

Accounts payable

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cash management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bank reconciliation

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Expense management

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Multi-division support

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Regulations compliance

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Self-service portal

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

9.0

ScaleFactor

90%
8.0

Unit4 Financials

80%
ScaleFactor ranks higher in 1/1 features

Inventory tracking

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customization

9.0

ScaleFactor

90%

Unit4 Financials

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ScaleFactor ranks higher in 1/1 features

Plug-ins

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ScaleFactor is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

ScaleFactor

95%
5 Ratings
9.0

Unit4 Financials

90%
1 Rating

Usability

9.5

ScaleFactor

95%
2 Ratings

Unit4 Financials

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.5

ScaleFactor

75%
2 Ratings

Unit4 Financials

N/A
0 Ratings

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.
Kelly Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

This would work well for the back side of accounting...meaning after the invoice was created. If you need software to create invoices, this may not be the software for you (or at least you would have to do additional research on its capability). Other than that, it takes care of the majority of our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
John Tyagi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

  • It is easy to move around in if set up properly.
  • You can changes background colors to your choice.
  • It is customizable (you can create home pages specific to the user).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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"
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

  • There is a lot of "building" when first starting up with the software.
  • Some of the data you cannot pull unless you have sequel knowledge, although capabilities are getting better.
  • There is not a good operating statement report option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ScaleFactor

General

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

Starting Price

Unit4 Financials

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

ScaleFactor

ScaleFactor 9.5
Based on 2 answers
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.
John Tyagi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ScaleFactor

ScaleFactor 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Not sure if support is still available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

Unit4 Financials is definitely much more robust than Peachtree or other software. I've also used SAP in the past and this seems to have many more capabilities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unit4 Financials

  • Because of the lack of operating statement reports, we've had to spend additional funds to use another system.
  • It does show data in real time, so no waiting for batches to update overnight.
  • You can do a lot of customizing to meet your own needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Unit4 Financials

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