QuickBooks Vs Alight Planning Enterprise (Nov 2020)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Nov 25, 2020

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QuickBooks

ITQlick rating
(4.2/5)

starts at $12.50 per month

QuickBooks Online is a web based accounting management solution for small and medium businesses. Its capabilities include expense tracking, automatic data backup, invoice creation, and others. The software was ...

Categories: Core Accounting.

Alight Planning Enterprise

ITQlick rating
(3.9/5)

starts at $6,000 per license

Alight Planning Enterprise is an on-premise and cloud-based integrated enterprise resource planning solution that takes the budgeting and financial planning beyond spreadsheets. Alight Planning is a perfect veh...

Categories: Core Accounting, Budgeting & CPM, Business Intelligence.

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QuickBooks: 6 Features

Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Billing & Invoicing
Budgeting & Forecasting
Fixed-Assets
Tax compliance

Alight Planning Enterprise: 16 Features

Budgeting & Forecasting
Fund-Accounting
Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Automatic Scheduled Reporting
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Features
Dashboarding
Forecasting & Budgeting
Graphic Benchmark
Issue Indicators
Multy Languages
Performance Measurements
Predictive-Analysis
Profit Analysis
Trend Indicators

Bottom Line: Which is Better - QuickBooks or Alight Planning Enterprise?

Alight Planning Enterprise is more expensive to implement (TCO - Total Cost of Ownership) than QuickBooks, QuickBooks is rated higher (99/100) than Alight Planning Enterprise (91/100). Alight Planning Enterprise offers more features (16) to their users than QuickBooks (6).

Looking for the right Core Accounting solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How DynaDo compares with Alight Planning Enterprise?

DynaDo: DynaDo is a complete suite of tools needed to communicate and manage your business. It includes Email, Project Management, Customer Support, File Storage, Discussion Forums, Calendar, Chat, CRM. It replaces software like GMail, Dropbox, Zendesk, Salesforce and Basecamp.

Alight Planning Enterprise: Alight Planning takes the budgeting and planning process beyond spreadsheets with a multi-user system designed for executives, financial staff, and line managers who collaborate in developing financial plans and reviewing financial and operating results.With Alight Planning, financial planning is fast and effective, allowing integration of strategi...

Who's more expensive? QuickBooks or Alight Planning Enterprise?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Core Accounting software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for QuickBooks and Alight Planning Enterprise.

QuickBooks price starts at $12.50 per month , on a scale between 1 to 10 QuickBooks Online Plus is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of Core Accounting software. Alight Planning Enterprise price starts at $6,000 per license , when comparing Alight Planning Enterprise to their competitors, the software is rated 4 - lower than the average Core Accounting software cost.

Bottom line: QuickBooks cost is around the same cost of Alight Planning Enterprise.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared QuickBooks Vs. Alight Planning Enterprise based on some of the most important and required Core Accounting features. QuickBooks: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing & Invoicing, Budgeting & Forecasting, Fixed-Assets, Tax compliance. Alight Planning Enterprise: Budgeting & Forecasting, Fund-Accounting, Ad-Hoc Analysis, Ad-Hoc Reporting, Automatic Scheduled Reporting.

Target customer size

The software has specifically been designed for small and medium businesses. Just 4 years after it was founded Alight has manage to gather over 250 customers from different business segments.

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ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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QuickBooks
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
99/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$12.50 per month
Functionality
7
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Alight
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
91/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$6,000 per license
Functionality
19
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Wave
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
97/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$20 per month
Functionality
8
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Zoho
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
96/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$9 per month
Functionality
9
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FreshBooks
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
95/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$4.50 per month
Functionality
28
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.