Choosing the correct accounting software between Wave Accounting and QuickBooks Online can be a daunting task. These accounting software can save you both time and money, which allows you to move away from hard-copy books and Excel spreadsheets into easy-to-read data.

Wave Finance & Accounting
(based on 24 reviews)
QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
(based on 13 reviews)
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(based on 20 reviews)

Product Overview

Wave Finance & Accounting

Wave makes it easy to be your own boss. Focus on what you love, and lean on Wave's intuitive online software to manage your financial and organizational needs.

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
  • Accounting, invoicing, billing, estimates, and more – all in a single platform
  • Has native mobile apps for Android devices, iPhones and iPads that allow users to keep track of the financial health of their businesses anytime and anywhere
  • Allows easy collaboration with your accountant or bookkeeper
  • Easy to set up and highly customizable
  • Automatic syncing with your bank and credit card accounts

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XeroFinance & Accounting
  • Carry out and collaborate on all accounting and bookkeeping tasks from any internet-enabled device
  • Integrate with your existing applications through the Xero Marketplace - offering over 350 add-ons.
  • Generate insightful financial reports and view all financial activity through a KPI dashboard
  • Easy to use, intuitive interface with clear navigation
  • Mobile application for accounting and collaboration on the go

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The Most Favorable Review

Wave Finance & Accounting
Will Lopez, Innovator, Pioneer in Online Accounting Firms7th of October, 2014 14:09

Do yourself a favor, ignore the bad feedback on here.

Our cloud-based CPA firm has been with Wave since the beginning. We have hundreds of clients using Wave.

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
Jon Reifler, President at Cloud Apps Consulting LLC5th of December, 2014 08:35

QuickBooks Online: Great Accounting Operating System for SMB Industry Apps

QuickBooks Online has made incredible strides in the past several versions--2 of the most important advantages of choosing QBO over other cloud-based accounting options is the growing availability of apps available for QuickBooks Online and how easy it is to send to your accountant--the accountant tools (that your consultant or ProAdvisor has access to are top of the line) . If you are a new start-up, small business, or desktop user of QuickBooks Pro or Premier, QBO is likely the best option that you have for accounting needs Don't forget to demo and test the apps..

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XeroFinance & Accounting
Product Manager (Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)16th of August, 2014 14:46

Great

We reviewed 10 accounting apps. Xero is the best. We are using it so far.

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The Most Critical Review

Wave Finance & Accounting
Bill Savage, Consulting1st of September, 2014 16:23

You will regret wave! Save yourself now

I have had Wave for about 4 years. I like them fine until this year when I added a business credit card account as a linked account on a new company I set up.

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
John Moushati, President at Complete Family Dentistry, LLC7th of March 15:35

QuickBooks online is about lose customers

I have been a QuickBooks online customer for 6 years. Year by year the service is getting worse. I used to call and get someone to fix an issue immediately.

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XeroFinance & Accounting
Mike Smith, President4th of February 21:50

NOT Friendly for service contractors who office out in the field!

So many issues, I don't know where to start. First off, creating quotes was just added, but only to the desktop version.

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Features

Wave Finance & Accounting
  • Real accounting, for non-accountants
  • Billing and Invoicing
  • Real double entry accounting
  • Investment tracking
  • Financial reporting (Ledger, A/R, A/P, Income, Balance She
  • Accept all major credit cards

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
  • Create & manage invoices
  • Track sales & expenses
  • Multi-device document sharing
  • Print checks
  • Track payments
  • Automated online banking

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XeroFinance & Accounting
  • Online Accounting - Access Xero anytime, anywhere
  • Bank Rec - Automatically import and code transactions
  • Invoicing - Create and send invoices automatically
  • Add-ons - Pick from a wide range of powerful add-ons
  • Dashboard - Instantly see your bank balances, sales & bills
  • Files - Attach documents to your financial data

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Screenshots

Wave Finance & Accounting

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting

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XeroFinance & Accounting

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Pricing Information

Wave Finance & Accounting

Pricing model: Freemium

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting

Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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XeroFinance & Accounting

Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Typical Customers

Wave Finance & Accounting
  • Freelancers
  • Non Profits
  • Public Administrations
  • Small Business

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
  • Freelancers
  • Non Profits
  • Small Business

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XeroFinance & Accounting
  • Freelancers
  • Non Profits
  • Small Business

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Support

Wave Finance & Accounting
  • FAQs
  • Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Online Support
  • Video Tutorials

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting

No information available

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XeroFinance & Accounting

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Supported Devices

Wave Finance & Accounting
  • Android
  • Mac
  • Web-based
  • Windows
  • iPhone-iPad

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QuickBooks OnlineFinance & Accounting
  • Android
  • Web-based
  • iPhone-iPad

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XeroFinance & Accounting
  • Android
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Open-source
  • RIM-BlackBerry
  • Web-based
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone
  • iPhone-iPad

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