The Battle of Accounting Software: ZarMoney vs. QuickBooks
Quickbooks has been a staple among small business bookkeeping software for quite some time. But there’s a new challenger emerging and ready to compete for first place. The best part? One will get you more features for less cash.Isn’t that every entrepreneur and business owner’s dream? Pull up a seat, grab the popcorn, and watch as these two small business accounting software companies go head to head. Who’s going to take home the prize as the best accounting software for the money?
It’s ZarMoney Software with 5 users versus QuickBooks Online Plus for 5 users. Stick around and we’ll challenge what you think you know about small business accounting software.
First, let’s cover the features that ZarMoney offers and QuickBooks Plus doesn’t.
Improve Your Cash Flow
ZarMoney accounting software offers you more ways to manage and improve your cash flow than QuickBooks Online Plus. You can automatically enforce credit limits and credit holds to help limit your accounts receivable. Plus, you’ll have access to a ZarMoney’s Payable Center and Calendar, a convenient feature that gives you a glance at your accounts payable.
But there are three other big advantages of choosing ZarMoney over QuickBooks Plus when managing your cash flow.
ZarMoney users agree that being able to send weekly statements to customers helps them improve business cash flow. Keeping your customers up-to-date on their account balances and open invoices helps encourage them to pay invoices on-time.
With ZarMoney, you won’t have to trace purchase orders to sales orders to bills - what a mess that can be! Instead, ZarMoney simplifies your business by automatically linking all of your related purchase orders, sales orders, and bills together. It adds additional convenience and improves your business efficiency.
As a small business, every dollar counts. That means, every discount can make an impact on your bottom line. ZarMoney allows you to track and automatically apply discounts effortlessly. QuickBooks doesn’t offer this key feature. Instead, you may be manually tracking down each discount.
Provide Better Customer Service
ZarMoney helps you provide better customer service in ways that QuickBooks Plus Online can’t compete. We can all agree that better customer service leads to happier customers and happier customers are more likely to become repeat customers.
Customer service should be at the heart of your business. Here’s how ZarMoney is helping you accomplish that:
Text and Email Notifications
Your customers are on the go as much as you are. Now, you can automatically update customers when the status of their order changes. Keeping them informed every step of the way helps you provide solid communication and better customer experience, overall.
Internal Customer Service
Your team is as much a customer as your external customers. Show your internal customers some love with ZarMoney’s collaboration and notes features. You can update your team with built-in messaging and alerts. Don’t risk your ideas getting lost in the inbox black hole. Instead, leave notes directly in transactions for your team to see.
Remote work is becoming more prevalent but you still want your data secure. QuickBooks offers plenty of security features. However, ZarMoney gives you additional layers of security and helps you keep your business data safer.
This is a ZarMoney fan-favorite feature. If you’re like most business owners or finance managers, you want to oversee the money leaving your business. ZarMoney gives you the option of approving bills before they are paid. This helps avoid costly mistakes and can even help prevent fraudulent activity.
Limited User Access
QuickBooks allows you to set permissions and customize user access with their Advanced platform. However, ZarMoney still gives you the ultimate control of your data in ways that QuickBooks doesn’t offer.
You’ll be able to set permissions and restrict access based on both computer location and user roles. Additionally, you can give users access based on IP-address. That means your company data can only be accessed outside the office by the employees you choose. This is perfect if you have contractors.
Oh, and it’s about $120 cheaper than QuickBooks Advanced each month.
Customize to Fit Your Needs
What good is your software if you can’t customize it to suit your business? That’s why ZarMoney offers customizable dashboard, product fields, and units of measure. You’re not going to find this with QuickBooks Online Plus.
Customizing your dashboard helps you keep the most relevant data visible. You can simplify the way you view data while still seeing everything you need. If you want to report on data that isn’t currently recorded in ZarMoney, customizable customer and product fields help you do it. You can track new data fields specifically for your business. If you want that with QuickBooks, you’ll have to upgrade to their Advanced plan and shell out some serious cash and you’ll still be limited to 10 customizations.
A lot of small business accounting software doesn’t consider the complexity of your inventory. That’s where ZarMoney stands out above QuickBooks. We treat your business like a legitimate business with legitimate inventory.
If you sell products, your growth may depend on how much inventory you can keep at a given time. That’s going to require some additional space. Enter: ZarMoney’s multiple warehouse management. You can instantly access inventory counts form multiple locations. You’ll see details about sales and purchase history. This gives you the best picture of your inventory available.
When you need to transfer inventory from one warehouse to another, ZarMoney keeps it simple. It’s a simple two-step process that you can easily track. That’s it. Done.
What happens when you only receive part of your order? ZarMoney supports split transactions. Then, ZarMoney automatically splits the bills so you aren’t paying for items you haven’t received.
How Does QuickBooks Stand Out?
We’ve focused a lot on the features ZarMoney provides that QuickBooks lacks. However, we’re all about a clean, fair fight. Here are some features that QuickBooks Online Plus offers users that ZarMoney doesn’t.
We know you’re on-the-go. Having your accounting software in the palm of your hands is just necessary today. QuickBooks Online Plus does have an intuitive app that lets you access key features from anywhere.
However, we’re proud to announce that ZarMoney is currently developing an exciting new app for our users. Stay tuned because we’re excited to show you everything it has to offer!
If you’re looking to take advantage of every mile you travel for business (as you should!), look no further than QuickBooks Online Plus. This built-in feature lets you track mileage and allocate it to personal or business. This is going to be a huge time-saver come tax time.
While ZarMoney isn’t currently providing this, we know of an incredible free app that is. Stride automatically tracks your mileage for you and lets you categorize it as a business expense. Then, simply enter the data into ZarMoney each month and make tax time a breeze.
QuickBooks Online Plus allows you to add finance charges automatically to your invoices. ZarMoney doesn’t offer this as a feature and recognizes that it may mean extra time on your part.
With any business decision, it really comes down to the price. Keep reading to see if you’re willing to pay for this feature alone.
What’s it Cost?
It’s clear that ZarMoney comes with a ton of features that aren’t offered by QuickBooks Online Plus. Also, this list isn’t even exhaustive! Check out each feature that ZarMoney offers and where QuickBooks stacks up against us.
The bottom line is the price. Which software are you willing to pay for? Here’s what you can expect:
- QuickBooks Online Plus for 5 Users: $70 per month
- ZarMoney Software for 1 user $1.99 and 5 Users: Only $35 per month
This means you’ll save 50% by choosing ZarMoney over QuickBooks Plus! That’s an annual savings of over $400.
Right now, you can get a free trial of ZarMoney - no credit card required. We know you’ll be as excited about the software as we are.
We’ve seen a clean fight today and the winner has been crowned. If you’re looking for the best features and the lowest price, ZarMoney is the best option for your business. Save time and money while giving your customers the best service that you can offer.