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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Xactly CEA

CEA is well suited for small and rapidly growing companies where manually calculating commissions expense for ASC606 is not an option due to a lack of internal resources. CEA is less appropriate for larger companies that have the resources and likely a person, or people, who only focus on commissions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

If using other cloud applications and you wish to create Zoho Books transactions via APIs, Zoho Books is great. The overall UI and flow of the application are great. If you need a detailed job cost accounting solution and robust reporting there is some room for improvement here.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Xactly CEA
7.3
Zoho Books
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Xactly CEA
7.3
Zoho Books
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Xactly CEA
7.3
Zoho Books
7.8

Reporting & Analytics

Xactly CEA
5.1
Zoho Books
8.3
Dashboards
Xactly CEA
1.8
Zoho Books
8.1
Standard reports
Xactly CEA
6.8
Zoho Books
7.7
Custom reports
Xactly CEA
6.8
Zoho Books
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Xactly CEA
4.5
Zoho Books
7.8
Multi-currency support
Xactly CEA
6.4
Zoho Books
8.6
Multi-division support
Xactly CEA
6.4
Zoho Books
Journals and Reconciliations
Xactly CEA
8.9
Zoho Books
Configurable Accounting
Xactly CEA
1.8
Zoho Books
Centralized Rules Framework
Xactly CEA
1.8
Zoho Books
Standardized Processes
Xactly CEA
1.8
Zoho Books
Accounts payable
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
7.7
Accounts receivable
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
7.7
Cash management
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
7.8
Bank reconciliation
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
7.2
Expense management
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
8.0
Time tracking
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
7.5
Regulations compliance
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
7.5
Self-service portal
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
8.5

Customization

Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
7.4
API for custom integration
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
7.4

Inventory Management

Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
8.8
Inventory tracking
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
8.6
Automatic reordering
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
8.9

Order Management

Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
8.0
Pricing
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
7.8
Order entry
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
8.5
Credit card processing
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
8.6
Cost of goods sold
Xactly CEA
Zoho Books
7.2

Pros

Xactly CEA

  • Amortization waterfalls
  • Locked periods & PPA adjustments
  • Journal entries
Anonymous | 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

Xactly CEA

  • Dashboard is on a different page
  • Needing to rerun reports
  • Not being able to download reports and edit them
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

  • Zoho Books is only available in Texas and California. There is no integration allowed for paying employee expenses. The absolute worst aspect is the fact that if you make even the slightest error in data input there is no backing up. You cannot undo an error.
  • The system does not allow change once implemented, so you must get every one of your beginning balances perfect. The practice of Journal Entries is cumbersome. When reconciling, Zoho Books has adopted a number of required steps that significantly overcomplicate reconciliation using practices that are not consistent with general accounting principles in the US.
  • On the customer side, you must look in two places to see the beginning balance and the current receivables that might exist for current invoicing.
  • The way the system works, you must avoid having much trust with the balances depicted. So far, it appears that Zoho Books uses what we called in school "that new math."
  • It would be terrifying to rely on this bookkeeping system to support an IRS Audit. The system violates too many fundamental accounting principles.
  • The software is used by so few people that there is concern that we might never find a skilled bookkeeper.
Mike James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 2.0
Based on 2 answers
Super easy to use!
Brandy Perez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Xactly CEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zoho Books

Zoho Books 1.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Implementation Rating

Xactly CEA

Xactly CEA 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Go into implementation knowing how you will handle churn, if there are claw backs, treatment for every type of commission payment (i.e. new business, renewals, etc.) and know your average customer life. You'll also want details by customer for as far back as you can go (within reason).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoho Books

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Xactly CEA

We selected Xactly CEA for ASC 606.
Anonymous | 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

Xactly CEA

  • Efficiency
  • Centralized
  • Accurate
Anonymous | 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

Screenshots

Xactly CEA

Pricing Details

Xactly CEA

General

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

Xactly CEA Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zoho Books

General

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

Zoho Books Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$9
Standard$19
Professional$29
    Additional Pricing Details
    Zoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get two months off (Basic - $90, Standard - $190, Professional - $290)

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Xactly CEA
    7.9
    Zoho Books
    7.6

    Usability

    Xactly CEA
    Zoho Books
    2.0

    Support Rating

    Xactly CEA
    Zoho Books
    1.0

    Implementation Rating

    Xactly CEA
    8.9
    Zoho Books

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