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TopTenREVIEWS - Bronze Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

AccountEdge Pro, a product of Acclivity, is an all-in-one accounting package suitable to satisfy the needs of most small companies. It can easily manage basic accounting as well as inventory, payroll, banking, document management and payment processing. To help support a mobile or remote team, Acclivity offers online options and mobile apps. This software is available for Macs and PCs, and Acclivity provides tools for migrating data from QuickBooks for Macs, if you want to make the switch.

Even though Acclivity is a rather small company, it has a dedicated development team that continues to roll out new technology. One of the reasons AccountEdge earns the Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award is because the company, despite being small, continues to provide the resources to be able to evolve its software. The accounting software is dynamic, well supported and compatible with emergent technologies. This past year, Acclivity added cloud-based accounting, department accounting, new inventory tools and subscription billing (for those who bill their customers at predictable intervals).

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General Accounting
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8.8/10
QuickBooks Pro
Sage 50
AccountEdge
Cougar Mountain
CYMA
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Business2Go
Express Accounts
10
10
8.8
7.5
10
6.3
6.3
5

AccountEdge Pro for Windows includes all accounting modules in one purchase. Although Acclivity does not sell industry-specific packages, the software comes with more than 100 business templates (with chart of accounts) to help you get started. Templates include those for media agencies, law offices, consulting firms and more. All business templates are fully customizable, or you can create your own. AccountEdge comes fully stocked with tools to manage accounts, time billing, payroll, inventory, sales, contacts, purchases and banking.

Reporting & Analytics
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9.4/10
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9.4
8.8
6.3
6.3
5
5

This small business accounting software includes more than 200 preconfigured reports and over 50 sales fields for running customized sales reports. Reports can be exported to Excel, saved as HTML or text files or emailed as a PDF or text file directly from the software. The numerous reports are organized by topic: accounts, banking, sales, time billing, purchases, payroll, inventory, card file (customers) and custom (saved custom report templates). Reports include budget analysis and yearly comparisons. All forms, such as invoices and statements, are fully customizable.

Payroll & Employees
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10/10
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7.5
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6.3

Using AccountEdge and compatible add-ons can help you manage all aspects of payroll including direct deposit, time tracking and electronic pay statements. Acclivity provides two DIY payroll services, Standard and Premium. Standard provides payroll tax services including intermittent updates. Premium includes payroll tax services as well email and telephone support. Available outsource payroll services process your payroll for you. Payroll add-ons include direct deposit services, payroll forms services and eFile services.

Inventory & Services
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8.8/10
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Sage 50
AccountEdge
Cougar Mountain
CYMA
Bookkeeper
Business2Go
Express Accounts
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8.8
7.5
8.8
6.3
5
2.5

AccountEdge Pro includes a full inventory suite. Using this software, you can track regular inventory and non-inventoried items as well as builds and kits. The inventory module can manage up to 30 pricing options per item, and it can manage multiple billing rates per resource as well. It includes tools for helping you manage stock levels, locations, received shipments and item variations. You can attach images to item files, and it can share data with other apps such as Shopify. The software supports custom item fields so you can track and report on any type of information desired. This software does not provide integrated label printing for common carriers, such as FedEx or UPS.

Productivity & Integration
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7.5/10
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Sage 50
AccountEdge
Cougar Mountain
CYMA
Bookkeeper
Business2Go
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8.8
7.5
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5
6.3
2.5
2.5

This accounting software works with a variety of helpful add-ons that can help you run your small business. Add-ons include payroll tax services, Elements CRM, virtual time clock software, an appointment manager and a time tracker. DIY payroll add-ons include direct deposit, payroll forms and eFile services. Outsourced payroll services are also available. Despite many other add-ons, this software does not provide any for managing fixed assets or deprecation of company-owned properties.

Acclivity provides two types of Forte credit card processing services – one that charges by the transaction and one that charges a flat-fee. Mobile card readers are also available.

Acclivity will also provide your accountant with a free Mac or PC accountant copy so that they can easily work with your AccountEdge data files. Workstation licenses are available at a discounted rate. To help you save time, it can import bank statements in all common banking formats, batch print checks and pay vendors electronically.

Scalability
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7.5/10
QuickBooks Pro
Sage 50
AccountEdge
Cougar Mountain
CYMA
Bookkeeper
Business2Go
Express Accounts
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10
7.5
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7.5
2.5
3.8
2.5

AccountEdge is designed for small businesses; however, it can support up to ten simultaneous users, which is more than enough for most small organizations. With the addition of the online accounting service option, it can easily support multiple locations and will work across-platforms. To help support larger teams and remote teams, employees and contractors can submit data to AccountEdge remotely or via a mobile device. It also supports unlimited inventory items so it can grow with your company as you add new inventory items and variations, such as color or size differences.

AccountEdge Summary:
8.9/10

This small-business accounting software includes everything you would expect a good accounting solution to include, plus a few extras for helping you manage your day-to-day tasks, such as document management, jobs reporting, escrow account management and change orders tracking. Its reporting options are exhaustive, and by using the associated add-ons, you can process payroll accurately. AccountEdge Pro is ideal for managing a small business.

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AccountEdge Pro

Pros
AccountEdge Pro is an all-inclusive small business accounting package. Customers receive all modules with one purchase rather than having to purchase each separately. The latest version includes mobile updates, departmental accounting, inventory item variations and subscription billing.

Cons
This software does not include integration options for printing FedEx or UPS labels. It also does not provide add-ons for managing fixed assets or deprecation of company-owned properties.

The Verdict
: 8.85/10

Acclivity Software has added some welcome improvements in the past year, including an online version. This company has maintained its focus on creating a dependable accounting solution specifically for small businesses. It easily handles basic accounting as well as other services needed to manage a small business, such as customer management, payroll processing and inventory control.

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