Wave vs QuickBooks Online Comparison Chart

 

Wave Reviews

Wave

All-in-one accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments, and receipt management solution.
162 reviews
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Overview

Platforms supported

Web based
iPhone app
Android app
Windows Phone app

Typical Customers

Freelancers
Small Businesses
Mid-size Business
Enterprise

Support

Phone support
Online support
Knowledge base
Video tutorials

Screenshots

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Pricing

Starting from

Free

Free trial available
No credit card required
Freemium account
Subscription based
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Reviews

Overall rating

162 user reviews

Ease of use

Value for money

Customer support

Last review

15th of March

Vendor responds to reviews?

Yes

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Users

By industry


By company size


By country


Statistics are based on 85 users from the GetApp community.

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Features

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Reminders
Balance Sheet
Billing & Invoicing
Cash Management
Collaboration Tools
Credit Card Processing
Data Import
Due Date Tracking
Expense Tracking
Income Statements
Invoice Management
Invoices
Mobile Integration
Multi-Currency
Payroll Management
Profit / Loss Statement
Receipt Management
Sales Tax Management
Time & Expense Tracking
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Integrations

Authorize.net
Avalara
Bitium
Braintree
FreshBooks
G Suite
Intacct
MailChimp
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft Excel
NetSuite
PayPal
QuickBooks
QuickBooks Online
Salesforce Sales Cloud
Shopify
Stripe
Workato
Xero
Zapier
Total integrations 8
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Security

Certifications

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS)

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Alternatives

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FreeAgent

UK online accounting software for small businesses
24 reviews
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Cloud Accounting Software for Small Business Owners
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Zoho Books

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Social media following

   12,039

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Wave Reviews

Wave

All-in-one accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments, and receipt management solution.
162 reviews Learn more

 

QuickBooks Online Reviews

QuickBooks Online

Small business accounting software
570 reviews
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Overview

Platforms supported

Web based
iPhone app
Android app
Windows Phone app

Typical Customers

Freelancers
Small Businesses
Mid-size Business
Enterprise

Support

Phone support
Online support
Knowledge base
Video tutorials

Screenshots

View 8 more

Pricing

Starting from

26.95/month

Free trial available
No credit card required
Freemium account
Subscription based
View pricing plans

Reviews

Overall rating

570 user reviews

Ease of use

Value for money

Customer support

Last review

19th of March

Vendor responds to reviews?

No

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Users

By industry


By company size


By country


Statistics are based on 833 users from the GetApp community.

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Features

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Reminders
Balance Sheet
Billing & Invoicing
Cash Management
Collaboration Tools
Credit Card Processing
Data Import
Due Date Tracking
Expense Tracking
Income Statements
Invoice Management
Invoices
Mobile Integration
Multi-Currency
Payroll Management
Profit / Loss Statement
Receipt Management
Sales Tax Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Learn more

Integrations

Authorize.net
Avalara
Bitium
Braintree
FreshBooks
G Suite
Intacct
MailChimp
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft Excel
NetSuite
PayPal
QuickBooks
QuickBooks Online
Salesforce Sales Cloud
Shopify
Stripe
Workato
Xero
Zapier
Total integrations 251
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Security

Certifications

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS)

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
Learn more

Alternatives

FreeAgent Reviews

FreeAgent

UK online accounting software for small businesses
24 reviews
FreshBooks Reviews

FreshBooks

Cloud Accounting Software for Small Business Owners
828 reviews
Zoho Books Reviews

Zoho Books

Online accounting software
107 reviews

Social media following

   352,218

  39,067 


QuickBooks Online Reviews

QuickBooks Online

Small business accounting software
570 reviews Learn more

Recommended because 209 people use this

FreshBooks Reviews

FreshBooks

Cloud Accounting Software for Small Business Owners
828 reviews
Visit Website

Overview

Platforms supported

Web based
iPhone app
Android app
Windows Phone app

Typical Customers

Freelancers
Small Businesses
Mid-size Business
Enterprise

Support

Phone support
Online support
Knowledge base
Video tutorials

Screenshots

View 20 more

Pricing

Starting from

15.00/month

Free trial available
No credit card required
Freemium account
Subscription based
View pricing plans

Reviews

Overall rating

828 user reviews

Ease of use

Value for money

Customer support

Last review

16th of March

Vendor responds to reviews?

Yes

View all reviews

Users

By industry


By company size


By country


Statistics are based on 209 users from the GetApp community.

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Features

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Reminders
Balance Sheet
Billing & Invoicing
Cash Management
Collaboration Tools
Credit Card Processing
Data Import
Due Date Tracking
Expense Tracking
Income Statements
Invoice Management
Invoices
Mobile Integration
Multi-Currency
Payroll Management
Profit / Loss Statement
Receipt Management
Sales Tax Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Learn more

Integrations

Authorize.net
Avalara
Bitium
Braintree
FreshBooks
G Suite
Intacct
MailChimp
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft Excel
NetSuite
PayPal
QuickBooks
QuickBooks Online
Salesforce Sales Cloud
Shopify
Stripe
Workato
Xero
Zapier
Total integrations 118
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Security

Certifications

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS)

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
Learn more

Alternatives

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5 reviews

Social media following

   58,912

  30,846 


FreshBooks Reviews

FreshBooks

Cloud Accounting Software for Small Business Owners
828 reviews Visit Website

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Reviews

rohan kumar

very very good

10/09/2016

I can't believe how many years I've wasted with Quickbooks Online and Freshbooks....just to discover Wave and how absolutely amazing it is.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Wave Reviews
Wave
All-in-one accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments, and receipt management solution.
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Richard Dolmat

Incredible

02/03/2016

I can't believe how many years I've wasted with Quickbooks Online and Freshbooks....just to discover Wave and how absolutely amazing it is.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
All-in-one accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments, and receipt management solution.
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Quintin Pease

Verified Reviewer

I suggest this to my startup business clients

01/12/2015

I'm two years into my business and for nearly the first year I used Wave. It's what I suggest to my clients who are looking for something cloud-based and easy to use. Yes, it is not perfect, but it's FREE. I currently use InvoiceASAP, but I'm strongly considering switching back to Wave after the first of the year. Why? The cost of one, but features are another. Nothing else free compares.

Pros

Receipt scanner. Invoices look nice. Email is sent from Wave account (Not quite sure that is a plus or a negative). Connects to your Bank Account and lets your categorize the transaction. Dashboard has great-looking layout with graphs. Paid invoices are marked as a receipt instead of an invoice which makes more sense to me. Will alert you of non-payment on a regular basis. Sales Tax Report is basic, but layout is very appealing. Has Premium Payroll option starting at $19/month with direct deposit included. On a more positive note, I recently received an email from the CEO saying to look out for improvements to Wave in the near future. Apparently, there will be new tools and features and it will be faster. I look forward to that.

Cons

However, it you have Quickbooks (Stand Alone version) on your computer and you bank with an up-to-date institution that allows you can integrate for a fee and not have to pay an additional ongoing subscription to Quickbooks online.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
All-in-one accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments, and receipt management solution.
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Melissa Whaley

The Best Cloud Accounting I've found

21/11/2014

I started using it about 5 years ago because I was tired of buying the "cheap" version of Quickbooks online to keep track of my husband's tutoring income.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
All-in-one accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments, and receipt management solution.
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Al Coors

Great Software for Small Business (Beta User)

08/10/2016

If I were starting over again today I would have to carefully reconsider and compare with Quickbooks Online. I would NEVER willfully choose to run their desktop products.

Pros

Cloud

Cons

Support

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Wave

Runs on anything because it runs in a browser!

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
All-in-one accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments, and receipt management solution.
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Nate Mandel

Verified Reviewer

Be aware!

14/02/2016

Conclusion: (aside from me being so frustrated, hardly able to contain myself) Well, firstly I would like to say that I switched to Quickbooks online right away.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
9 of 13 people found this review helpful
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
All-in-one accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments, and receipt management solution.
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Gary Sekigahama

Use a Mac? Stay away

06/01/2017

I don't know what Intuit's issue with Mac is but even their main product has major issues with a Mac and you will lose data and functionality if you switch from a Windows. We use Wave instead and, no problems.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
QuickBooks Online Reviews
QuickBooks Online
Small business accounting software
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