QuickBooks - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Sep 09, 2021

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QuickBooks Online faces competition from software like Sage Intacct, Netsuite, Accounting Suite, and Freshbooks. In relevant aspects, QuickBooks is compared to the competition below:
  • Cost: QuickBooks is considered more cost-friendly, especially for smaller businesses than some competitors. The least plan on QuickBooks Online starts at $15, while Netsuite by Oracle starts at $499. AccountingSuite starts at $19, and Sage Intacct does not publicize pricing details. FreshBooks is the least expensive, starting at $7.5 monthly. None offer a free version, but they all have a free trial version, all except Netsuite.
  • Functionality: QuickBooks Online compares favorably with the competition in the aspect of functionality. The software has many features, along with Netsuite and Sage Intacct, with almost similar features like integration and payment tracking.
  • Cloud/On-Premise: QuickBooks Online is an entirely web-based software solution, like most of its competitors.
  • Popularity: QuickBooks Online is quite popular, with over 4.5 million users. It compares very favorably with the competition in this regard. Netsuite and FreshBooks are also two popular brands, while AccountingSuite is an emerging brand.
  • Scalability: QuickBooks Online compares more favorably, helps businesses save costs and scale faster, and remains relevant. AccountingSuite also ranks high on the scalability grade. FreshBooks is rated highly in terms of scalability, while Netsuite and Sage Intacct work well with established businesses, hence have more scalability potential.
  • Customer/Industries: Quickbooks Online targets small businesses and freelancers. Netsuite targets growing startups and larger businesses, Sage Intacct targets midsized enterprises, and FreshBooks is best for small businesses. AccountingSuite targets small, medium, and large-scale businesses.
  • Deployment and Support: Quickbooks Online is web-based and can be accessed on both mobile and desktop. The software shares that similarity with its competitors. For support, QuickBooks Online compares less favorably with the competition as the software has less reliable support channels.

2021's Top QuickBooks Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to QuickBooks that are worth checking out: Wave Accounting for SMBs, Multiview for large size business, Zoho Books for growing companies, and Adminsoft Accounts for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
Compare
QuickBooks
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$12.50 per month
Functionality
7
Best for SMBs
Wave
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
5.6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
8
Review
Best for Enterprise
Multiview
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
3.8/10
License pricing
$3,500 per license
Functionality
53
Growing
Zoho
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$10 per organizer/month
Functionality
9
Review
Free version
Adminsoft
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
6.8/10
License pricing
$199 per license
Functionality
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1. Wave Accounting - Best for SMBs

Wave Accounting is an alternative Core Accounting software, Wave Accounting used on the cloud, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. Wave Accounting, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered more expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

Wave Accounting is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Wave offers 8 main features). compare head to head: Wave Accounting Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

2. Multiview - Best for Large Business

Multiview is an alternative Core Accounting software, Multiview installed on-premises or used cloud based, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. Multiview, with a pricing score of 3.8 is considered less expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

Multiview is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Multiview offers 53 main features). compare head to head: Multiview Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

3. Zoho Books - Best for Growing Companies

Zoho Books is an alternative Core Accounting software, Zoho Books installed on-premises or used cloud based, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. Zoho Books, with a pricing score of 2.4 is considered less expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

Zoho Books is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Zoho offers 9 main features). compare head to head: Zoho Books Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

4. Adminsoft Accounts - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Adminsoft Accounts is an alternative Core Accounting software, Adminsoft Accounts installed on-premises or used cloud based, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. Adminsoft Accounts, with a pricing score of 6.8 is considered more expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

Adminsoft Accounts is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Adminsoft offers 13 main features). compare head to head: Adminsoft Accounts Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

5. FreshBooks

FreshBooks is an alternative Core Accounting software, FreshBooks installed on-premises or used cloud based, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. FreshBooks, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

FreshBooks is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (FreshBooks offers 28 main features). compare head to head: FreshBooks Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

6. Vyapar

Vyapar is an alternative Core Accounting software, Vyapar installed on-premises or used cloud based, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. Vyapar, with a pricing score of 8 is considered more expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

Vyapar is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Vyapar offers 5 main features). compare head to head: Vyapar Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

7. Xero

Xero is an alternative Core Accounting software, Xero installed on-premises or used cloud based, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. Xero, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

Xero is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Xero offers 46 main features). compare head to head: Xero Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

8. TurboCASH Open Source Accounting

TurboCASH Open Source Accounting is an alternative Core Accounting software, TurboCASH Open Source Accounting used on the cloud, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. TurboCASH Open Source Accounting, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

TurboCASH Open Source Accounting is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (TurboCASH offers 4 main features). compare head to head: TurboCASH Open Source Accounting Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

9. FINSYNC

FINSYNC is an alternative Core Accounting software, FINSYNC installed on-premises or used cloud based, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. FINSYNC, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

FINSYNC is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (FINSYNC offers 13 main features). compare head to head: FINSYNC Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

10. Dynacom Enterprise

Dynacom Enterprise is an alternative Core Accounting software, Dynacom Enterprise cloud, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. Dynacom Enterprise, with a pricing score of 6.2 is considered more expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

Dynacom Enterprise is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Dynacom offers 6 main features). compare head to head: Dynacom Enterprise Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

11. Fusion Accounts

Fusion Accounts is an alternative Core Accounting software, Fusion Accounts used on the cloud, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. Fusion Accounts, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

Fusion Accounts is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Fusion offers 7 main features). compare head to head: Fusion Accounts Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

12. VisionCore

VisionCore is an alternative Core Accounting software, VisionCore used on the cloud, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. VisionCore, with a pricing score of 6.8 is considered more expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

VisionCore is rated 3.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (VisionCore offers 10 main features). compare head to head: VisionCore Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

13. Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct is an alternative Core Accounting software, Sage Intacct installed on-premises or used cloud based, QuickBooks Online Plus can be used on the cloud. Sage Intacct, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than QuickBooks Online Plus with a score of 5.

Sage Intacct is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Sage offers 27 main features). compare head to head: Sage Intacct Vs QuickBooks Online Plus

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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.