QuickBooks Inventory Software Buying Guide: Compare

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QuickBooks Inventory Software Feature Comparison

QuickBooks accounting software from Intuit® is the most popular accounting software for small and mid-sized businesses. QuickBooks provides a robust set of accounting tools, but does not handle many of the other functions required by businesses, such as inventory, warehousing, CRM, sales order management and decision support.


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Acctivate’s inventory software for QuickBooks seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks, delivering the best user experience across the entire company.

The following provides a feature comparison of the most commonly-used and requested features in business & inventory software. As you read through the list, simply click the feature name to learn more how that feature works.

The information was compiled from publicly available information and should be used as a general overview for the evaluation process.*


We have divided the features into three primary sections:

ACCTivate! inventory & warehousing ACCTivate! business management ACCTivate! customer satisfaction


Features Key
feature is included= Yes
feature is included but is limited= Yes, but limited
feature is optional = Optional
feature is optional but is limited = Optional, but limited
feature not available= No



Inventory and Warehousing

Inventory & Warehousing Features QuickBooks Acctivate Comp 1 Comp 2
Advanced order picking & shipping feature not available feature is included feature is included feature is included
Advanced purchasing: Overstock Analysis, Demand
Reports and Purchasing Workflow
feature not available feature is included feature not available feature not available
Multiple units of measure feature is available, but limited feature is included feature is included feature is included
Bar coding feature not available feature is included feature is included feature is optional
Bill of Materials (BOM)s feature is available, but limited feature is included feature is included feature is included
Catch weight invoicing feature not available feature is included feature not available feature is optional
Commissions based on revenue or gross margin feature not available feature is included feature not available feature is included
Commissions paid on invoice or receipt of payment feature not available feature is included feature not available feature is included
Cross reference to customer product code feature not available feature is included feature is included feature is included
Cross reference to manufacturers product code feature is included feature is included feature is included feature is included
Cross reference to vendor product code feature is included feature is included feature is included feature is included
Customer specific pricing feature is available, but limited feature is included feature is included feature is included
LIFO & Standard costing & valuation feature not available feature is included feature is included feature is included
FIFO costing & valuation feature is optional feature is included feature is included feature is included
Average costing & valuation feature is included feature is included feature is included feature is included
Landed costs feature is included feature is included feature is included feature is included
Added costs after receipt feature not available feature is included feature not available feature not available
Multiple supplier per product feature not available feature is included feature is included feature is included
Production work order workflow tracking feature not available feature is included feature is optional feature is included
Purchase orders & reorders feature is available, but limited feature is included feature is included feature is included
3PL interface feature not available feature is optional feature not available feature not available
Automatic / manual shipment packaging feature not available feature is optional feature is included feature is included
Customer RMA tracking feature is included feature is optional feature is included feature is included
Drop shipping feature not available feature is optional feature is included feature is included
EDI feature not available feature is optional feature is optional feature is optional
FedEx & UPS shipping interface feature not available feature is optional feature is included feature is optional
Kitting feature is included feature is optional feature is included feature is included
Matrix inventory feature not available feature is optional feature not available feature is optional
Mobile modules feature not available feature is optional feature is optional feature is optional
Multi-location inventory tracking feature is optional feature is optional feature is included feature is optional
Route Sales and Delivery feature not available feature is optional feature not available feature not available
Serial number/lot number control feature is optional, but is limited feature is optional feature is included feature is optional
Specific Identity (actual) costing feature not available feature is optional feature not available feature not available
Supplier RMA tracking feature available, but limited feature is optional feature not available feature is included
Variable build & batch manufacturing feature is available, but limited feature is optional feature is included feature not available

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Business Management

Business Management Features QuickBooks Acctivate Comp 1 Comp 2
100+ standard reports & documents feature is included feature is included feature is included feature not available
Receivables & payables transactional data flows bidirectional with QuickBooks feature is included feature is included feature not available feature not available
Create custom dashboard widgets feature not available feature is included feature is included feature is optional
Custom reports with Crystal Reports® feature not available feature is included feature not available feature is included
Customizable Dashboard feature is included feature is included feature is included feature is optional
Decision support tools feature is included feature is included feature not available feature is optional
Follow up assignment and tracking feature not available feature is included feature not available feature is included
Business Activity management feature not available feature is optional feature not available feature not available
Business alerts feature available, but limited feature is included feature not available feature is included
Field service or professional service billing feature is included feature is optional feature not available feature not available
Field service or professional service scheduling feature not available feature is optional feature not available feature not available
Field service or professional service communications feature not available feature is optional feature not available feature not available

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Customer Satisfaction

Customer Satisfaction Features QuickBooks Acctivate Comp 1 Comp 2
Credit card processing feature is included feature is included feature is included feature is included
Customer & contact management with drill down, drill around & history feature available, but limited feature is included feature not available feature not available
Customer relationship management feature available, but limited feature is included feature not available feature not available
Customer service & support ticket management feature not available feature is included feature not available feature not available
Customer-tiered pricing feature available, but limited feature is included feature is included feature is included
Help Desk & Technical support feature not available feature is optional feature not available feature not available
Marketing lists management feature not available feature is included feature not available feature not available
Track marketing communications sent to customers feature not available feature is included feature not available feature not available
Multi-channel sales order management feature not available feature is included feature is included feature is included
Quotes to orders with 1 click feature is included feature is included feature is included feature not available
Receivables management feature available, but limited feature is included feature is included feature is included
Robust credit management and control feature not available feature is included feature not available feature not available
Sales lead management with pipeline feature available, but limited feature is included feature not available feature not available
Sales order management feature is included feature is included feature is included feature is included
Sales Order workflow tracking feature not available feature is included feature is included feature is included
eCommerce web store integration feature not available feature is optional feature is included feature is optional

 

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