G2 Crowd recently released their research report to compare the best accounting software options for business. Thanks to them for making these results available!
Here is a graphic that recaps the results of the report (click the graphic for more details):
When ranked according to user satisfaction, here is how the packages stacked up:
- Intacct - 95
- Xero - 85
- QuickBooks Desktop - 83
- Freshbooks - 82
- NetSuite - 49
- Financial Force - 45
- Sage 100 ERP - 44
- Microsoft Dynamics GP - 17
- QuickBooks Online - 10
Taking a look at the results of the direct comparison of QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online, note that QuickBooks Desktop scored a 4.0 out of 5 stars, and QuickBooks Online scored a 2.1 out of 5 stars.
The survey also offers other comparisons, such as the G2 score, # of ratings and market presence. Be sure to click into the report for detailed user feedback and many other product details and insights.
THE DEBATE RAGES ON...
It is interesting to observe that of the nine entries listed above, three of them are the traditional desktop platforms (QB Desktop, Sage 100, and Microsoft Dynamics GP). All the others are strictly cloud based solutions.
The buzz has been building for small businesses to move to the cloud for their accounting needs. If your business uses QuickBooks, maybe the results above suggest that you don't move quite so fast off the desktop version? If you have graduated from QuickBooks, maybe the cloud is the way to go.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Please share your thoughts on the QuickBooks Desktop vs. QuickBooks Online and cloud vs. desktop accounting debate in the comment box below and let us know how your business views this debate...
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