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Overview

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Wave is an all-in-one accounting solution for small businesses which combines income and expense tracking, invoicing, receipt...

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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is an accounting software for small businesses which provides users with real-time access to...

  • 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

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Pricing

Starting from

20

Per year

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

Starting from

199

Per month

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

User reviews

4.4

1.5K

5

4

3

2

1

987

409

90

30

63

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
92%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

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12.2K

6.4K

1.1K

190

151

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

Pros

The interface is user-friendly and has a comprehensive set of features that can elevate any small business to great success.
It's a great software and works well for my basic use case as a solopreneur. The payments feature is also nice and the reporting is great.
I thought it was going to be great when I saw that it functioned with Etsy. And I loved that it is free.

Pros

User friendly design that is easy to learn and navigate, great for invoicing people as well as paying invoices, good organization of invoices and payments.
Quickbooks is the bread and butter of my business, it is the best accounting program I have used. I love that it continues to improve and allow more integration with apps and documentation programs.
The help on the team when getting this product was great, the features are honestly really great, I use it for payroll as well and it is really worth the cost.

Cons

I am not able to write off a partly paid bill as bad debt if all attempts to reclaim the payment from my clients fail. Sometimes, people pay about 70% and fail to pay for the rest.
It can be glitchy at times. I had problems with my transactions imported from my connected bank account, and then when I tried to remove the account and re-connect it, I received error messages.
Then, January of 2021, Paypal import was abandoned. Without those 2 features, the software is essentially useless since it creates extra work each month.

Cons

Submitting hours for the wrong week unintentionally can be frustrating because there is no way to reverse it without supervisor permissions.
The customer service is terrible. I usually get forwarded from person to person because I'm in the "wrong department," but I know it's because the person just doesn't know the answer.
No recourse through customer service. Data is held hostage as leverage for stopping cancellation of unauthorized charges, ie: sure you can cancel but we're not sure what will happen to your data.
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Key features

  • Total features77
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Aging Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • BIM Modeling
  • BOM Creation
  • Backorder Management
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Bills of Material
  • Bookkeeping Services Integration
  • Budget Tracking
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Order Management
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commercial
  • Commission Management
  • Committee Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Delivery Management
  • Discount Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dues Management
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Reminders
  • Email Templates
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Accountants
  • For Government
  • For Legal Professionals
  • For Medical Purposes
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Real Estate
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Residential
  • For Schools
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Trucking Industry
  • Forecasting
  • Forms Management
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fundraising Management
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • General Ledger
  • Grant Management
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Higher Education
  • Historical Database
  • Hourly Billing
  • Incident Reporting
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • K-12
  • Label Printing
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Member Database
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Projects
  • Nonprofits
  • Offline Access
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Overrun Reporting
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Permit Management
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Identification
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Costing
  • Project Management
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Tracking
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Orders
  • Recurring Payments
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rescheduling
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Calendar
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Visual Assemblies
  • Volunteer Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Total features215
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Aging Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • BIM Modeling
  • BOM Creation
  • Backorder Management
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Bills of Material
  • Bookkeeping Services Integration
  • Budget Tracking
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Order Management
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commercial
  • Commission Management
  • Committee Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Delivery Management
  • Discount Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dues Management
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Reminders
  • Email Templates
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Accountants
  • For Government
  • For Legal Professionals
  • For Medical Purposes
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Real Estate
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Residential
  • For Schools
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Trucking Industry
  • Forecasting
  • Forms Management
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fundraising Management
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • General Ledger
  • Grant Management
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Higher Education
  • Historical Database
  • Hourly Billing
  • Incident Reporting
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • K-12
  • Label Printing
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Member Database
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Projects
  • Nonprofits
  • Offline Access
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Overrun Reporting
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Permit Management
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Identification
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Costing
  • Project Management
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Tracking
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Orders
  • Recurring Payments
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rescheduling
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Calendar
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Visual Assemblies
  • Volunteer Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • What-if Analysis

Integrations

  • Total integrations40
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net
  • Total integrations79
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net

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Angela C.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wave

Perfect for Small Business Owner

Reviewed 5 years ago

I'm using it to keep track of all transactions before sending them to my CPA. It offers me a centralized view of all my banks and credit card transactions. It maybe a bit redundant, but this is the best combination we found so far.

Pros

It's very easy to set up. Very intuitive. I like the Dashboard. The customer service chat is right there. We have been with QuickBooks desktop and online. They are too much for my needs.

Cons

It's confusing with the "Personal" and business tabs sharing the same bank connections to be used. Luckily I'm only importing January 2019. So it was easy to recover.

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Lourine N.

Insurance, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Wave

My Expertise with Wave Accounting

Reviewed 8 months ago

Automate AP, AR and GL.Real-time billing and invoicing.

Pros

Ever since I started using Wave Accounting, it has ever been seamless to carry out accounting tasks such as AP and AR without following manual procedures.

Cons

Unavailability of global enterprise accounting tools is the only flaw so far.

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Jay W.

1-10 employees

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Wave

Serious Accounting Replacement for Quickbooks?

Reviewed 9 years ago

What business doesn't write checks? Printing checks is not an option with Wave.

Pros

Low cost nice interfaces. Stripe integration

Cons

No check printing. No automatic migration from Quickbooks.

Vendor response

Hi, I'm sorry that Wave wasn't the right fit for you. We take our customer feedback seriously, and leverage this feedback when determining what features we'll build next. Based on customer requests for different features, as well as some other factors, check printing isn't currently something that's been prioritized, and as such it's not currently available with Wave. -Sara from Wave

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Jay W.

Civic & Social Organization,

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Wave

The Wave Accounting: Alternative to Quickbooks

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

Wave promises to be a great alternative to quickbooks and quickbooks line with all of the features a small business needs and small business-friendly pricing.

Cons

What has made us hesitant to go all-in with Wave is their lack of migration support. The process of changing from QB is time consuming and if you're a small business you sometimes do not have the time.

DP
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Don P.

Consumer Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Wave

Carolina Springs

Reviewed 10 months ago

Overall I am very hap[py with Wave.

Pros

I switched from Quickbooks when they started charging a monthly fee. Being able to invoice my customers online is the best part.

Cons

I wish you could upload my customer base from Quickbooks.

SD
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Sean D.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wave

Great free bookkeeping and invoicing

Reviewed 5 months ago

Amazing, highly recommend to small self employed businesses

Pros

Great free platform. Better than Quickbooks and costs less.

Cons

Banking integration doesn't always work. Would like the ability to pause recurring invoices.

AS
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Anthony S.

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Wave

Pretty Great For Free!

Reviewed 3 years ago

If you keep up with your accounting in Wave, your taxes are ready to file almost when the tax year closes. It even keeps images of each receipt you scan or email in and has a great phone app to do this. Wave is a great experience in organization.

Pros

You can’t beat the cost and functionality of this free software. When the pandemic started I used the business closure time to switch from Quickbooks to Wave and I was impressed. It does virtually everything Quickbooks does, but it’s free! Account reconciliation is much quicker with Wave than Quickbooks.

Cons

The one thing I wish they would change is that after importing your bank statement at the end of the month, you cannot bulk categorize transfers to other account. In my case, I must tediously click on each daily ATM transaction and designate this to transfer to an account. After 30 times in a row it is tedious and boring.

DH
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Don H.

Design, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wave

Wave Accounting is a must have for small business

Reviewed 2 years ago

It's wonderful! I switched over from Quickbooks Online

Pros

I love the ease and simplicity of Wave Accounting. It's direct and to the point with great functionality. You have a lot of control over-invoicing, recurring billing, creating customers, applying expenses to projects, etc.

Cons

The reporting is ok, a lot of it's failings are in how I'm using it vs the feature not being available.

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Computer Games, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wave

Small business use Wave

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Free for basic functions Easy to use Easy to learn Great for starting a small business

Cons

No desktop application only web

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Ani P.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wave

Love Love Love

Reviewed 2 years ago

LOVE it

Pros

It's FREE, very similar to QuickBooks without the huge financial commitment

Cons

As of now, the capacity I use it I have nothing negative to say

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Kevin B.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

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

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Wave

Great Product but No QB Import

Reviewed 5 years ago

Simple Accounting software that would fit most small business. Cheaper and easier to use the QB Online

Pros

Ease of use and pricing is excellent. Add ons available as needed.

Cons

Can not import complete history from QuickBooks so switching is not easy.

AR
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Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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Wave

All Good Things Come to An End...

Reviewed 4 years ago

For the first two years, my experience was pretty good. I liked how the accounting and credit card processing were rolled into one. However when a client recently processed a large credit card payment from a Wave invoice, I was contacted by a Risk Payments Lead and told that because the business account was set up by a former employee, my entire business account was connected to that person. I was...

Pros

I like the fact that it's easier to figure out than Quickbooks.

Cons

It was difficult to easily integrate payments processed from other sources, like Constant Contact.

AR
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Architecture & Planning, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wave

Wave Apps for Self Employment

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

This is an easy to use and easy to learn software for free.

Cons

Not as fully featured as quickbooks and charges a little extra to process payment.

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Tyler D.

Civic & Social Organization, 1-10 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Wave

Wave - Not for Me

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

It is nice that they have a Google App shortcut if you are a Google based company. Quick initial setup

Cons

No mobile app. Coming from Quickbooks, I had a hard time getting started with Wave. It wasn't setup the way I expected an accounting software to be setup. Eventually I gave up and went back to Quickbooks

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Tracey G.

Building Materials, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wave

Great and Simple solution to Quickbooks

Reviewed 6 years ago

Being able to have accounting software both on desktop and mobile is a big plus.

Pros

I love the simplicity of this app. Easy and quick to get things setup. Also love the clean looking templates. If you login using your google account all your information is already transferred to your business profile thus filling in all the pertinent information about your company on invoice templates, quote templates, etc. Time saver! Also love that it has an app so I can access accounts and invoice on the go!

Cons

Would live a way to setup customers with set pricing. Such as contractor rates. Also would like to be able to transfer my quickbook records into wave so I can go to one place for data and records.

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Mike M.

Executive Office, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Wave

Bang for the buck

Reviewed 2 years ago

Thus far it's a very good substitute for QB

Pros

For my needs looks to be the best feature and value substitute for Quickbooks.

Cons

Since I'm not a expert with the functionality of the product (only unsung couple of months) I don't have any Cons. I have not yet looked into , or figured out how to, do automate some repetitive functions.

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Heath M.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Wave

Great for Free... Good if it was Paid

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Syncs with most banks / credit cards Suggests Rules Easy to Use Free! Some automation Zapier integration Stripe and Paypal integration

Cons

Rules could be more advanced Could be more mobile friendly Not as powerful as quickbooks

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Kristin S.

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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My Expertise with Wave Accounting

Reviewed 8 months ago

Accounts payable and receivable automation, billing and invoicing are the main relish that I realize.

Pros

I have been using Wave Accounting for over five years now. I like how it makes it easy to carry out accounting tasks through automations which eradicate manual processes.

Cons

I do not like that Wave Accounting doesn’t offer room for global enterprise companies on it’s own without integrating with external apps.

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Jason C.

Music, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wave

Great for newbies!

Reviewed 2 years ago

FREE and SIMPLE to use accounting software. Integrates nicely with my business bank account.

Pros

FREE accounting software. Simple to use. Don't get suckered into paying for QuickBooks or 1800Accountant.

Cons

Customer support is not free. That's probably the only drawback but they got to make money somehow.

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Ruffina F.

Real Estate, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wave

Excellent and free accounting software!

Reviewed 4 years ago

I switched from expensive Quickbooks to Wave and found it so easy to use.

Pros

Easy to use, consumer-friendly interface. I like that it was all online, allowing me easy access anywhere and across all devices. And it was free! A key feature I enjoy is a view of my financials at a glance. There are always graphics generated giving you a snapshot of your company at the moment. Plus, it’s easy to get your accounting reports.

Cons

Nothing to dislike about this software. It was a breeze right from the start. I was able to teach myself how to use it.

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Alison M.

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Wave

Free to use, reasonable features

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Wave accounting is an accounting software that is also free. It is user friendly and has most the features needed for a small business.

Cons

Would like Wave to add in more functionality like the Xero and Quickbooks accounting apps if possible.

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Tipera C.

Accounting, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Wave

Great for basic accounting- for just tracking invoices and expenses

Reviewed 6 years ago

I would recommend for basic accounting needs. Once you work out how to get around the site it works very well.

Pros

Free- Even though I work in Quickbooks I use this system for my personal bookkeeping. I can access it from my clients office and I can generate invoices on the spot. I don't really need the advanced features of QuickBooks for my basic accounting needs.

Cons

This wouldn't be suitable for more complex businesses. I don't believe you can track Jobs in it or track inventory. Also I don't like that you can't bill per day instead of per hour.

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Joe B.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Wave

Wave Accounting Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

It was a good experience, but I switched to QuickBooks because I needed more features and reporting.

Pros

It is available from anywhere in the cloud, and did allow me to enter in accounts payable and receivable very easily. I also love that it is free.

Cons

It did not give me the reporting I need in my business, so I switched to QuickBooks.

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Daniel C.

Restaurants, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Wave

Great Alternative to Quickbooks

Reviewed 5 years ago

I gave Wave a try and found it to be pretty good. We already use Quickbooks, but i wanted to see if we could consider making the switch at somepoint. It does alot of the features and things you would expect, but also lacks some of the power you would get out of Quickbooks

Pros

FREE SOFTWARE Easy to Learn and Use Available via App and Desktop Site

Cons

Its not as in depth and feature loaded as Quickbooks etc, but then again, its a free accounting service vs the industry leading pay accounting software, so there is bound to be some changes and issues

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Casey H.

Higher Education, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Wave

Easy to use payroll system with no frills

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall I love Wave and the Payroll system. Consider starting a free trial to look around the program.

Pros

I have used Wave accounting and recently added on the payroll system for my 2 employees. It was so easy to set up my account and even easier to submit time and get them paid through direct deposit. The employees like being able to log on and see their stubs. The fees are so affordable for a small business. Highly recommend!

Cons

Wave was just bought by QuickBooks and I am concerned about how the acquisition will affect this program.

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Dolly A.

Design, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

I use this software for my small design business. I find the tool difficult to use.

Reviewed 6 years ago

The integration with other tools that I use is useful and my account can easily access my account.

Pros

I like that it seems to have a lot of robust features and integrates well with other software programs that I use for receipts etc. I also like that my accountant uses it which makes it easier to consolidate everything in one place.

Cons

The interface is not intuitive. I switched over from using Wave which I find much more easy to use. Creating invoices is especially painful since I can't automate the process like I could in Wave.

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Happy Monday, Dolly. I can help you automate invoicing, and appreciate you taking the time out to review. You have the ability to create recurring invoices for your repeat customers. To do this, please visit community.intuit.com/articles/1145266 if you're using Online, and https://community.intuit.com/articles/1598208 if you're a Desktop customer instead. The links above are hosted by our Community,...

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Zepure J.

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

I must say, it isn't super easy software to use, it does take some getting used to. However, it isn'

Reviewed 6 years ago

Once I became adequate on this software, it was much easier for me to navigate through. It was super beneficial using it for our billing system.

Pros

I like how it makes life easy. The fact that you can email invoices, Bill clients on time, keep Personal information safe.

Cons

It isn't as easy as wave accounting. You definitely need some adequate training before start using it.

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I have two links that I think will be super helpful to you! First one I have is on our tutorials page that helps give you a basic knowledge of both accounting and navigating QuickBooks and can be found here: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/tutorials/. The second link is our Webinars page where you can sign up for a bunch of different webinars to help you become a pro in accounting within QuickBooks and it can be found here: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/tutorials/webinars/. I hope this helps! Nathaniel, The QuickBooks Team

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Cyrus L.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Quickbooks software is flawed and their customer service reps will misinform you and cost you money

Reviewed 5 years ago

Trying at best. Avoid at all costs. Use free software, (WAVE) and pay for reputable and safe payroll software (nothing tied to this company)

Pros

In the end, it functions, that's its only purpose and it does that 90% of the time

Cons

This company and their software cost me a lot of money and made myself and my company look bad. 1. Flaw in the way the software calculates vacation pay, still not fixed, cost me money and an employee to go to the Labour Board. I ended up paying and my reputation is questioned by other employees. Flaw still not fixed. 2. paystub online for employees wasn't set up and employees didn't get their...

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This isn't the interaction we had hoped for, Cyrus, but we appreciate your honesty. We'd like an opportunity to turn this around, look further into the issues you described, and make sure that each one is properly addressed. When there's so much involved with managing a business, the last thing you should have to worry about is miscalculated payroll or trouble with taxes. We'd be more than happy to offer our assistance to get this fixed. Could you please send an email with any previous case numbers regarding this to (QBCares@Intuit.com)? Thank you for filling us in by leaving this review. Morgan, The QuickBooks Team

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