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Score 6.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

TaxJar

If you aren't a tax professional, this is a must. Trying to manually calculate which county/city/state sales tax is owed will break your brain. Actually, even if you were a tax professional, why would you want to manually do it when you could just have a tool like this to calculate it for you. I wish it was also affordable to have it file for you and there are some crunchy bits, but its pros definitely outweigh the cons.
Jessica Meadows Rich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting was used for a small practice without a lot of the accounting considerations a large company would have. For the price, you really can't beat what Wave offers out of the box. All of the basic tools for things like invoicing and expenses are all easy to use. End of year accounting is easy with exports of data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Type of tax

TaxJar
9.3
Wave Accounting
Sales and Use Taxes
TaxJar
9.7
Wave Accounting
Cross-border Taxes
TaxJar
9.0
Wave Accounting

Tax Reporting & Compliance

TaxJar
9.6
Wave Accounting
Geolocation for Tax Assessment
TaxJar
10.0
Wave Accounting
3rd-Party Software Integrations
TaxJar
8.7
Wave Accounting
Tax Data Reporting
TaxJar
9.8
Wave Accounting
Compliance Administration Management
TaxJar
9.5
Wave Accounting
Tax Exemption Processing
TaxJar
10.0
Wave Accounting
Tax Document Management
TaxJar
9.5
Wave Accounting
Complex Tax Scenario Management
TaxJar
10.0
Wave Accounting

Payroll Management

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
6.9
Pay calculation
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.4
Benefit plan administration
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.5
Direct deposit files
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
4.5
Salary revision and increment management
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.7
Reimbursement management
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.4

Customization

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
8.2
API for custom integration
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
9.3
Plug-ins
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.0

Security

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.0
Single sign-on capability
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.5
Role-based user permissions
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
6.5

Reporting & Analytics

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
6.7
Dashboards
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
6.0
Standard reports
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.9
Custom reports
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.5
Accounts payable
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.9
Accounts receivable
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
6.1
Cash management
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.8
Bank reconciliation
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.1
Expense management
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
6.8
Time tracking
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
4.8
Fixed asset management
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
4.1
Multi-currency support
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
6.9
Multi-division support
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.1
Regulations compliance
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
6.8
Electronic tax filing
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.9
Self-service portal
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
3.6
Global Financial Support
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.0
Intercompany Accounting
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
4.5
Localizations
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.2
Journals and Reconciliations
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.6
Enterprise Accounting
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
4.1
Configurable Accounting
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.6
Centralized Rules Framework
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
1.1
Standardized Processes
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
4.8

Inventory Management

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
8.1
Inventory tracking
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.6
Automatic reordering
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
9.9
Location management
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
8.1
Manufacturing module
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
9.0

Order Management

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.1
Pricing
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
8.6
Order entry
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.2
Credit card processing
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.0
Cost of goods sold
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
8.0
Order Orchestration
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
5.8
End-to-end order visibility
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
8.2
Order exception Resolution
TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.1

Pros

TaxJar

  • The CSV upload for clients that do not have or want to connect directly is very good. It allows us to get a lot of the information done quickly.
  • The cost is very competitive.
  • According to our clients, the integration is relatively easy.
  • For the most part, the reports are accurate.
George Sleeman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wave Accounting

  • Reconciliation is very difficult with multiple Wave transactions that need to be deleted or merged before it can be matched to a bank transaction.
  • Payroll worked fine for us but took several days to get it set up. We have switched to another bookkeeping system and another payroll system. Canceling with Wave took several days and they charge $6 for something even though the month was paid for in advance.
  • Credit card processing is nice and worked fine for us.
Harry Abell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

TaxJar

  • Continually increase its native integration features with BigCommerce, which recently just opened up more Checkout APIs and Sales Tax APIs.
  • The Amazon integration is confusing only because Amazon (sometimes?) calculates and collects sales tax on your behalf. It's not clear what's best-- to let Amazon do it for you or for TaxJar to handle it.
  • Onboarding could be a bit easier and guided.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wave Accounting

  • I know that credit card processing is a way for Wave to make money, but I really wish they offered ACH payment on Invoices.
  • I do cash-based accounting, which means I have to make little journal entries at the start and end of each year to get my books to balance because Wave wants to do everything differently. This should just be a setting to flip, whether you want cash-based or accrual-based.
  • They use Yodlee for bank connection, which doesn't play nice with 2FA. Pretty much every time I log in I have to re-enter credentials, get a code sent to me, reauthenticate, and know that I'm going to have to do it again next week. Not really on Wave, but wish they could get it together nonetheless.
J.P. VanderLinden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

TaxJar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 7.8
Based on 3 answers
Easy to use for clients with no accounting background and the price is right.
Jeanne Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

TaxJar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 6.3
Based on 12 answers
I am a professional bookkeeper and I have no problems using Wave and all of it's features. I can see that certain individuals who have no accounting knowledge might struggle with a few different features and entries, but that is why Wave has an emphasis in connecting users to Wave Pro's who will walk them through things
Melissa Whaley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

TaxJar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 6.3
Based on 8 answers
WAVE is always available when we need it ! Peter
Peter Cullen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

TaxJar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 2.9
Based on 4 answers
Wave does tend to slow down when filtering your transactions screen especially by date. This is more of an issue when trying to trouble shoot certain transactions or clean-up a set of books.
Melissa Whaley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

TaxJar

TaxJar 7.5
Based on 4 answers
We had a few questions about integrations & onboarding, and support answered quickly and in-depth. They understood our questions - which were a bit technical in nature - and were able to provide an explanation in a timely and specific manner that allowed us to get the system up and running quickly.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 5.1
Based on 10 answers
I never had to call Wave Support as we barely experienced any support-related problems on our side. However, I do know a few people that complained about Wave support. It would be nice as well, though if they could have more in your face tutorials for new users or how-to videos should we struggle to do something
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

TaxJar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 4.7
Based on 3 answers
easy to use and east to train on ! Our WAVE clients enjoy the ease of use
Peter Cullen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

TaxJar

TaxJar is less expensive, simpler to integrate and their billing is straightforward so that you don't have to worry about huge surprises at the end of a month or quarter. They spend a lot less time on sales/marketing but their support is excellent and overall we have had a much better experience with TaxJar.
Jeff McRitchie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wave Accounting

Wave is FREE for most functions. Payment processing costs no matter where you go (as does payroll or taxes). Wave rises above tools like QuickBooks Online because they know that for our small firm, being nimble is the name of the game. We don't need exhaustive reporting and management like QB offers and we certainly don't want to pay for it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

TaxJar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Once they out grow what is ability to move up to a more robust system?
Penny Breslin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

TaxJar

  • With regards to ROI, it definitely saves time. And time, as they say, is money. It may be hard to put a particular dollar sign on this, but it definitely has provided a positive return.
  • It keeps me aware of where I have sales tax nexus that I might not know about otherwise. This is important. Even if I have to check it manually, at least I am made aware of where I need to file.
  • It allows me to track how much in sales tax we've paid year over year, which is a good indication of how our sales are doing.
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wave Accounting

  • Wave has been ROI positive for our company. With not having to pay for the service we can use our money for growing our business.
  • The fees on credit card transactions for invoices are reasonable especially as we don't pay a monthly subscription.
  • The invoicing feature has made our lives easier for us and our customers. The invoicing piece and AR tracking has been ROI positive as well.
Lukas Sundahl, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

TaxJar

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0

Starting Price

$0

TaxJar Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$191
Professional$991
PremiumCustom
  1. for up to 200 orders/month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
30 day free trial. No obligation, no activation fees. Upgrade, downgrade or cancel anytime. Pricing based on order volume. Transactions are equal to -Orders imported into TaxJar with one or more line items -SmartCalcs API pushed sales tax calculation If you go over your transaction limit during a single month, we will charge you the difference between the plan you’re on and the next highest plan. The next month you’ll start back on the original plan that you subscribed to, and the process will repeat itself again. This is all done automatically. Your plan will never be interrupted and you will not have to speak with a salesperson.

Wave Accounting

General

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

Starting Price

Wave Accounting Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

TaxJar
9.3
Wave Accounting
5.3

Likelihood to Renew

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
7.8

Usability

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
6.3

Reliability and Availability

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
6.3

Performance

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
2.9

Support Rating

TaxJar
7.5
Wave Accounting
5.1

Online Training

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
4.7

Scalability

TaxJar
Wave Accounting
3.0

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