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Pilot

Bookkeeping software for startups and small businesses

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Pilot Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Pilot product overview

Price starts from

$

399

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What is Pilot?

Pilot is a general ledger and enterprise accounting software designed to help startups and small businesses manage bookkeeping, taxes, and other financial processes. Administrators can file various income taxes including federal, state, and local and receive status updates regarding fillings in real-time.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk

Pilot pricing information

Value for money

4.7

/5

15

Price starts from

$

399

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Pilot features

Functionality

4.7

/5

15
Total Features18 4 categories

Most valued features by users

Inventory Management
General Ledger
Multi-Currency
Corporate/Business
Accounts Payable
Bookkeeping Services Integration
CPA Firms
Tax Calculation

Pilot users reviews

Overall rating

4.9

/5

15

Positive reviews

100%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.33/10
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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Happy Customer: Bookkeeping, Tax, CFO, R&D

Reviewed 8 months ago

We started with Pilot Bookkeeping and have been adding on services (CFO, Tax, R&D) ever since due to our satisfaction with their services and their efficient, effective all-in-one approach.

Pros

As a fast-growing tech company, it was extremely important to us that we partnered with a like-minded firm on our financials. We don't have this expertise in-house, but for a fraction of the cost we've been able to outsource and automate enormous amounts of the legwork involved with our monthly reconciliation process, CFO/Board Reporting, Tax, and R&D filings. On top of that, Pilot continues to proactively create value for our business thanks to their talented team, wealth of knowledge with similar businesses as ours, and dedication to top-knotch customer service. As the ultimate testimonial, I frequently recommend Pilot to other entrepreneurs and personal friends of mine.

Cons

My only regret is not working with them sooner! Pilot has saved me hundreds of hours through their highly technical, automation-forward approach to everything they do.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great Onboarding Experience and Ancillary Services

Reviewed 8 months ago

Our prior accountant closed unexpectedly and quickly and we were in a bind. From sales to onboarding to BAU support, the Pilot team has been incredibly responsive and patient with us as we uncovered mistakes that needed to be addressed asap. Additionally, we realized that we needed some additional reporting for our board and discussed options with the [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] services team. It...

Pros

I'm someone that appreciates human interaction and Pilot makes it easy to engage with the team when I wanted to. I also love, love the dashboard it's easy to use and interactive.

Cons

I wouldn't say anything is missing - I would love to be able to generate reports directly out of Pilot instead of going to QBO - purely for aesthetic reasons because the format doesn't look the same as the monthly reports the team provides.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Pilot is a helpful ally for a small business

Reviewed 8 months ago

Overall, I am very happy with the service that Pilot provides. I like the software that they offer and I'm excited to see how they continue to iterate and set an even higher bar.

Pros

A consolidated tool for both bookkeeping and tax preparation has been very helpful. - Adding a new account or connection is easy - I'm able to see the status of my corporate tax filing - Contacting my tax representative is easy - Vendors and transactions are in a centralized repository I'm prompted for input once a month or when deadlines arrive to sort and code a short list of new vendors or unusual transactions, but otherwise the Pilot portal (and service) allows me spend more time focused on taking care of my employees and running the business.

Cons

I hope to see Pilot build out features for greater account customization and security in the coming months: - Two factor authentication (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA) made available - Dashboard for updating email, password, security features - Dashboard for adding/removing users and setting a security policy (ex: 2FA) - Contact information for my bookkeeping team embedded into my Pilot dashboard the same way that it is for my Pilot tax team

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I tell all my founder friends to use Pilot!

Reviewed 8 months ago
Pros

Pilot is brilliant at doing exactly what it promises: taking over the accounting and back office work of running a company so that you (the founding team) can focus on actually building your product. Pilot also does an exceptional job delivering great value for much less than any of their competitors — a testament to the strength of their technology. Lastly, the humans at Pilot are amazing. Every time I’ve had a question, from the most basic to truly arcane accounting and tax questions, all I have to do is email my account manager and he proactively pulls in the needed expertise from the larger Pilot team. I am simply so grateful this service exists; it has fundamentally changed the way I get to run my company.

Cons

I’m excited to see what new features Pilot rolls out in the future. A founder community where we could ask accounting and finance related questions would be amazing, for example.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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No-brainer for any early stage startup

Reviewed 8 months ago

Early customer, very happy, not planning on changing anything

Pros

- Full stack of services needed by a startup - bookkeeping, CFO services, AR / AP, tax prep - QBO integration - Very knowledgable team - Very responsive, straightforward communication - Automation of bookkeeping all but eliminates manual errors, keeps costs down

Cons

Honestly not much I dislike. I used to have to work with multiple firms for tax prep and AR / AP services, but now I have everything under one roof and loving it.

Pilot FAQs and common questions

Pilot has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $399.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription


Pilot has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Non Profit, Small Business


Pilot supports the following languages:
English


No, Pilot does not have an API available.


Pilot integrates with the following applications:
Bill.com, Gusto, Expensify, NetSuite, Stripe, Shopify


Pilot offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk

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