App comparison

Add up to 4 apps below to see how they compare. You can also use the "Compare" buttons while browsing.

CSG Forte vs PayKickstart Comparison

Add to Compare

Compare similar apps

HoneyBook logo

HoneyBook

4.8

FreshBooks logo

FreshBooks

4.5

Odoo  logo

Odoo

4.1

Xero logo

Xero

4.3

Housecall Pro logo

Housecall Pro

4.7

Sage Intacct logo

Sage Intacct

4.2

Good recommendations?

Overview

Category Leaders

CSG Forte is a robust payment solution that combines a payment gateway, credit card processor, checkout, & virtual terminal...

Category Leaders

PayKickstart is an industry-leading billing and affiliate management platform for subscription-based businesses.

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

No videos yet

Pricing

Starting from

ic-pricetag

No pricing info

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

99

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

75

5

4

3

2

1

52

15

4

2

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
89%
would recommend this app

4.7

150

5

4

3

2

1

113

30

5

2

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

Pros

The secure web pay feature is very useful for customers to make payments and was pretty straight forward to implement into our website. I also appreciate that their fees are low and transparent.
It is easy to implement, its easy to bring up on the computer, its just fantastic. Ive been a user for 10 years.
We are very pleased with the support and ease of use from start to finish for this.

Pros

Also, they have a great admin panel that lets you control the products and get daily insights of our sales. I believe this is one of the best solution for simple subscription products like ours.
What I love most is that they are continuously improving their service offering and ALWAYS provide excellent customer service. Plus, they have a built-in affiliate management system.
The metrics, the one-click upsells, the campaign options--it works perfectly for kind of business. I love the robust functionality, even though it poses something of a learning curve.

Cons

Inability to customize some fields and viewing/changing of scheduled transactions.
The first iteration was new, and functions were missing.
Limited options for structuring the size and shape of deposits once they hit the destination account.

Cons

I don't like the interface, somethime have some problem and it's very difficult use it with the mobile. The software is not easy to you for my coustomer and its expensive.
Can be confusing to navigate at times, ie: transaction vs subscription.
The Sale was NOT tracked, and I receive no commissions.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review9 months ago

Key features

  • Total features52
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Abandoned Cart Saver
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Affiliate Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Banner Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bonus Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Cancellation Management
  • Check Processing
  • Client Portal
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contactless NFC
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Profiles
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Discount Management
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Fraud Detection
  • Gamification
  • In-Person Payments
  • Invoice Processing
  • Lead Engagement
  • Lead Generation
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Card Reader
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Online Payments
  • Order Processing
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Fraud Prevention
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Processing Services Integration
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Catalog
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Referral Tracking
  • Refund Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Status Tracking
  • Subscription Plan Management
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Management
  • Widgets
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features58
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Abandoned Cart Saver
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Affiliate Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Banner Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bonus Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Cancellation Management
  • Check Processing
  • Client Portal
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contactless NFC
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Profiles
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Discount Management
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Fraud Detection
  • Gamification
  • In-Person Payments
  • Invoice Processing
  • Lead Engagement
  • Lead Generation
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Card Reader
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Online Payments
  • Order Processing
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Fraud Prevention
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Processing Services Integration
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Catalog
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Referral Tracking
  • Refund Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Status Tracking
  • Subscription Plan Management
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Management
  • Widgets
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations11
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Authorize.Net
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations29
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Authorize.Net
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier