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  • The Most Popular

    Upgrade Alternatives

    to QuickBooks

  • The Most Popular Upgrade Alternatives to QuickBooks

    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    Moving Beyond QuickBooks

    The 10 Most Popular Upgrades

    Dynamics GP

    Intacct

    Sage 300 ERP

    SAP Business One

    Sage 100 ERP

    NetSuite

    Dynamics NAV

    Sage 100 Contractor

    Denali Business + Accounting

    Acumatica

    Upgrade Options by Industry

    Professional Services

    Construction and Contracting

    Distribution

    Manufacturing

    Non-Profit Organizations

    Government Organizations

    Property Management

    Methodology

    About Find Accounting Software

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    Introduction

    With data from over 4,000 QuickBooks replacement reviews at our

    fingertips, we wanted to provide access to something software buyers

    have never had before: A breakdown of the most popular

    QuickBooks replacement alternatives based on actual reviews.

    Interested? Alright, then. Lets start with a spoiler.

    The three most popular programs buyers considered when they were

    ready to move beyond QuickBooks were Dynamics GP, Intacct, and

    Sage 300 ERP.

    Given their overall popularity, each program makes a strong case as

    the place to start your consideration of QuickBooks alternatives. Then

    again, your company isnt just any company. Thats why weve

    provided additional data on the most popular QuickBooks replacement

    products by industry, brief product profiles, and insight into the typical

    total project costs for buyers who have reviewed these software

    options.

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    Moving Beyond QuickBooks

    So why do companies decide to replace QuickBooks?

    QuickBooks after all is used by millions of companies, offers a wide

    range of functionality, and many versions cost less than a year of

    cable television to run.

    When it comes to switching software, everyone has their reasons. But

    these are the common reasons buyers tell us theyre looking to

    upgrade from QuickBooks.

    We need more (or more customizable) reporting

    We want stronger security for access control, authorization, and

    approvals

    Weve exceeded the file size limitations

    We run into performance issues when multiple users are

    accessing the software

    We want something scalable that can grow with our company

    We need something that is designed for our particular industry

    Were looking for more comprehensive functionality (ie, CRM,

    project management, estimating, etc.)

    We need more knowledgeable, consultative support than what

    is provided

    We need more flexibility to handle our specific workflows

    To sum it up, when companies want to replace QuickBooks, its usually

    because theyve simply outgrown it in some critical way.

    None of this means QuickBooks is a bad product. In fact, other than

    the operating systems and office productivity tools offered by Microsoft

    and Apple, perhaps no other business software has offered as much

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    value to so many small businesses at so low a price as QuickBooks

    has.

    Intuit, the developer responsible for QuickBooks, has simply decided to

    focus on developing a product for the smaller side of the small

    business market. With nearly 23 million non-employer firms and

    another 3 million businesses with fewer than 5 employees in the U.S.,

    its not a bad strategy. Moreover, the nearly uninterrupted rise in

    Intuits stock price since its initial public offering in 1993, suggests

    theyre doing a pretty successful job of meeting the needs of this

    market base.

    There are a handful of other fantastic low-cost programs on the

    market that can be licensed at costs in the QuickBooks range (under

    $1000 a year). But for growing companies looking to upgrade beyond

    QuickBooks, programs like Xero, Sage 50, Wave, Freshbooks, and

    other entry-level accounting usually arent the most relevant choices.

    Overall, they provide a similar level of functionality as QuickBooks.

    But there are hundreds of programs that do provide a functional

    upgrade from QuickBooks for companies looking to support business

    expansion, seeking improved efficiency, or simply looking for broader

    feature support. Lets take a closer look at the most popular among

    them.

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    The Ten Most Popular Upgrades

    Analyzing the products considered by 4,000+ buyers over the last five

    years revealed the following top 10 most commonly reviewed

    QuickBooks replacement products:

    While the products vary in terms of pricepoint, deployment (cloud/on-

    premise), and feature support, each owns a well-established history as

    a popular accounting software choice for the SMB market.

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    Dynamics GP

    Dynamics GP is an accounting/ERP product developed by Microsoft.

    The product was originally released in 1993. The current version of

    Dynamics GP includes functionality supporting:

    Financial management and accounting

    Inventory management and operations

    Sales and services

    Business intelligence and reporting

    Human resources and payroll

    stry ve

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    Dynamics GP is traditionally offered as an on-premise solution with

    upfront licensing fees and annual support/update fees. It can also be

    provisioned as a hosted solution on the Microsoft Azure platform.

    Subscription pricing is available.

    Pricing depends on a variety of factors, including which modules are licensed, user

    count, implementation requirements, training needs, and the extent of contracted

    supported services. Figures quoted are for the expected maximum price buyers

    reviewing Dynamics GP said theyd be willing to consider, rather than final purchase

    cost.

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    Intacct

    Intacct was founded in 1999 and was one of the first web-based, cloud

    accounting products available for the SMB market.

    Intacct includes support for core accounting, financial reporting,

    billing, purchasing, sales and use tax, inventory management, and

    project accounting.

    The Intacct solution is particularly popular with professional services

    companies based on extensive support of time-based billing, ease of

    use for remote professionals, and strong project accounting features.

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    As a developer-hosted cloud option, licensing for Intacct is offered on a

    subscription basis.

    Pricing depends on a variety of factors, including which modules are licensed, user

    count, implementation requirements, training needs, and the extent of contracted

    supported services. Figures quoted are for the expected maximum price buyers

    reviewing Intacct said theyd be willing to consider over the course of 3 years of

    usage, rather than final purchase cost.

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    Sage 300 ERP

    Sage 300 ERP is an accounting and business management solution. It

    was initially developed in 1976 and has had a number of name

    changes over the years. Many people still refer to it by the name

    Accpac, which Sage officially dropped from the product title in 2012.

    Along with core accounting, billing, human resources/payroll, inventory

    control, and purchasing, Sage 300 ERP also offers support for

    document management, customer relationship management (CRM),

    and project management.

    Because of the breadth of its functionality, Sage 300 ERP is popular

    across a wide variety of business types.

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    Sage 300 ERP is available for both client/server and web-based, cloud

    deployments.

    Pricing depends on a variety of factors, including which modules are licensed, user

    count, implementation requirements, training needs, and the extent of contracted

    supported services. Figures quoted are for the expected maximum price buyers

    reviewing Sage 300 ERP said theyd be willing to consider, rather than final purchase

    cost.

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    SAP Business One

    SAP is a name that many business management software buyers

    associate with the enterprise market. However, since 1996 SAP has

    offered SAP Business One as an ERP solution targeted specifically for

    the SMB market.

    SAP Business One offers functionality for accounting and financial

    management, customer relationship management (CRM), operations

    and distribution, and human resources management.

    Because of a focus on operations processes such as supply chain

    management, warehouse management, and production planning, SAP

    Business One is popular with distributors and manufacturers.

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    SAP is traditionally licensed for client/server deployments. However,

    via the SAP Business One Cloud option it is available as an authorized

    vendor-hosted option on a subscription (SaaS) basis.

    Pricing depends on a variety of factors, including which modules are licensed, user

    count, implementation requirements, training needs, and the extent of contracted

    supported services. Figures quoted are for the expected maximum price buyers

    reviewing SAP Business One said theyd be willing to consider, rather than final

    purchase cost.

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    Sage 100 ERP

    Like the similarly named Sage 300 ERP program, Sage 100 ERP is

    another accounting and business management solution with a long

    history spanning a series of name changes.

    Sage 100 ERP provides accounting, inventory, order entry & billing, job

    cost, and manufacturing (work orders, bill of materials, and material

    requirements planning) functionality.

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    Sage 100 ERP is typically purchased as an on-premise solution.

    However, in recent years Sage has made an online version accessible.

    The online version is not natively web-based (as Sage 300 ERP is), but

    hosted in a Sage data-center and made available via the use of Citrix

    remote access software. The online version is available via

    subscription (SaaS) pricing.

    Pricing depends on a variety of factors, including which modules are licensed, user

    count, implementation requirements, training needs, and the extent of contracted

    supported services. Figures quoted are for the expected maximum price buyers

    reviewing Sage 100 ERP said theyd be willing to consider, rather than final purchase

    cost.

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    NetSuite

    NetSuite is perhaps the most well-known cloud-based ERP option.

    NetSuite includes a broad range of ERP functionality including:

    Financial management

    Supply chain

    Inventory control

    Procurement

    Billing management

    Warehouse & fulfillment

    Human capital management

    NetSuite also offers a development platform for 3rd party software

    developers enabling a robust market of add-on products.

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    As a web-based, cloud software product, NetSuite is licensed on a

    subscription (SaaS) basis.

    Pricing depends on a variety of factors, including which modules are licensed, user

    count, implementation requirements, training needs, and the extent of contracted

    supported services. Figures quoted are for the expected maximum price buyers

    reviewing Intacct said theyd be willing to consider, rather than final purchase cost.

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    Dynamics NAV

    Another ERP option from Microsofts Dynamics line of ERP solutions,

    Dynamics NAV was originally published by a Danish developer in 1987

    as Navision.

    Dynamics NAV provides core financial management, purchasing, order

    management, inventory control, customer relationship management,

    and human resources management.

    Built on a different code base from Dynamics GP, many buyers

    nevertheless will find themselves reviewing both solutions. Dynamics

    NAV is particularly well suited for companies doing international

    business or manufacturers who need more in depth functional support

    for operational processes such as bill of materials management,

    requirements planning, and production management.

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    Dynamics NAV is most commonly provisioned as an on-premise,

    server-based solution. However, like Dynamics GP, it is also available

    as a hosted solution deployed on the Microsoft Azure Platform.

    Subscription (SaaS) licensing is available.

    Pricing depends on a variety of factors, including which modules are licensed, user

    count, implementation requirements, training needs, and the extent of contracted

    supported services. Figures quoted are for the expected maximum price buyers

    reviewing Dynamics NAV said theyd have interest in considering, rather than final

    purchase cost.

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    Sage 100 Contractor

    The Sage 100 Contractorformerly known as Master Builderincludes

    support for core financial management, billing, purchasing, inventory

    control, and budgeting. Additionally, Sage 100 Contractor provides

    features for typical construction and contracting processes like

    estimating, job costing, progress billing, and subcontract

    management.

    Sage 100 Contractor is extremely popular with small-to-mid-sized

    construction firms. It is infrequently review by companies in other

    industries.

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    Sage 100 Contractor is available for purchase as an on-premise

    offering. Contractors interested in having Sage 100 Contractor

    remotely hosted have the option to do so via the Sage Construction

    Anywhere Connector. Subscription (SaaS) pricing is available.

    Pricing depends on a variety of factors, including which modules are licensed, user

    count, implementation requirements, training needs, and the extent of contracted

    supported services. Figures quoted are for the expected maximum price buyers

    reviewing Sage 100 Contractor said theyd have interest in considering, rather than

    final purchase cost.

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    Denali Business + Accounting

    Cougar Mountain Software has been producing accounting software

    solutions since the 1980s and the Denali Business & Accounting

    program is their flagship offering.

    Denali Business & Accounting includes core accounting, inventory

    management, job costing, order entry, payroll, purchasing, and point

    of sale functionality.

    The Denali Business + Accounting product is available as both an on-

    premise and hosted, SaaS offering. Pricing for Denali Business +

    Accounting is the lowest of the top 10 most popular QuickBooks

    replacement options.

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