Acctivate Features

Acctivate

QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

4.17/5 (102 reviews)

Acctivate Feature Summary

  • SKU / UPC codes
  • Drop-shipping
  • Electronic requisitions
  • Item management
  • For medical industry
  • Custom pricing models
  • For bookstores
  • Kitting
  • Inventory control
  • Customer returns
  • Matrix inventory
  • Wholesale distribution
  • For grocery
  • manufacturing
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Application integration
  • Barcode scanning
  • Bills of material
  • Collections
  • Compliance management
  • Cost Analysis
  • Customer history
  • Customizable reporting
  • Inventory optimization
  • Inventory tracking
  • Multi-channel options
  • Multi-currency
  • Order management
  • Order fulfillment
  • Order tracking
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Real time monitoring
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time reporting
  • Real time updates
  • Reorder management
  • Offsite sales management
  • Allocation
  • Returns management
  • Sales reporting
  • Price tracking
  • Search / filter
  • Service management
  • Spend analysis
  • Third party integration
  • Traceability
  • Inventory trend analysis
  • Inventory dashboard
  • Purchasing management
  • Data warehousing
  • Electronic data interchange
  • Data import / export
  • Inventory replenishment
  • Location management
  • Business activity monitoring
  • Inventory forecasting
  • Reporting & statistics

Competitor Feature Comparison

Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Application Integration
Approval Process Control
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
Bills of Material
CRM Integration
Client Management
Collections Management
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Contract Management
Cost Analysis
Customer History
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Demand Planning
Document Management
ERP Integration
Electronic Data Interchange
File Transfer
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
Forecasting
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Replenishment
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Location Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Currency
Order Management
Order Processing
Order Tracking
Procurement Management
Promotions Management
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
QuickBooks Integration
Quote Management
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Receipt Management
Recurring Tasks
Remote Control
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Returns Management
Sales Orders
Sales Reporting
Sales Tracking
Search Functionality
Shipping Management
Spend Analysis
Spend Control
Third Party Integration
Traceability
Trend Analysis
Warehouse Management
Widgets
Workflow Management
eCommerce Integration
eCommerce Management
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Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Application Integration
Approval Process Control
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
Bills of Material
CRM Integration
Client Management
Collections Management
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Contract Management
Cost Analysis
Customer History
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Demand Planning
Document Management
ERP Integration
Electronic Data Interchange
File Transfer
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
Forecasting
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Replenishment
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Location Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Currency
Order Management
Order Processing
Order Tracking
Procurement Management
Promotions Management
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
QuickBooks Integration
Quote Management
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Receipt Management
Recurring Tasks
Remote Control
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Returns Management
Sales Orders
Sales Reporting
Sales Tracking
Search Functionality
Shipping Management
Spend Analysis
Spend Control
Third Party Integration
Traceability
Trend Analysis
Warehouse Management
Widgets
Workflow Management
eCommerce Integration
eCommerce Management
Visit WebsiteCompare App
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Application Integration
Approval Process Control
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
Bills of Material
CRM Integration
Client Management
Collections Management
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Contract Management
Cost Analysis
Customer History
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Demand Planning
Document Management
ERP Integration
Electronic Data Interchange
File Transfer
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
Forecasting
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Replenishment
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Location Tracking
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Currency
Order Management
Order Processing
Order Tracking
Procurement Management
Promotions Management
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
QuickBooks Integration
Quote Management
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Receipt Management
Recurring Tasks
Remote Control
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Returns Management
Sales Orders
Sales Reporting
Sales Tracking
Search Functionality
Shipping Management
Spend Analysis
Spend Control
Third Party Integration
Traceability
Trend Analysis
Warehouse Management
Widgets
Workflow Management
eCommerce Integration
eCommerce Management
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Acctivate Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Acctivate's features:

Gabriel Pedre

Excellent for the Price!

2017-07-18

The ACCTivate our inventory is the most accurate it has ever been and order processing accuracy has also improve dramatically with the use of the mobile scanners.

Pros

Software is filled with many intuitive features that cover a wide variety of of business uses in everything from order processing to inventory management.

Cons

Very basic reports are fine and they are accurate, but if your business has complex or custom logics by which you evaluate performance, you will need to hire a report writer (Crystal Reports) to build your report templates. No real audit trail tracking/reporting so seeing who did what can be a challenge.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acctivate


Gabriel, your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are happy to hear about the improvements across your business after implementing Acctivate, especially the visibility & productivity gains that have allowed you all to focus on the work at hand. We also continually strive to learn what businesses need and how we can enhance our software, so it is also good to know about reporting and permission based needs. - Dakota

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Marty Monroe

Very intuitive user friendly software.

2016-03-18

Handles all facets of business (i.e. Inventory, invoicing, customer management, receiving, etc.)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Randy Knopf

Wolf Companies

2018-08-17

The Costing trail for Inventory items lacks reports that show how current cost is calculated.

Pros

Fairly easy to use.

Cons

Lack of Print screen feature which is helpful when researching transactions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acctivate


Randy, thank you for taking the time to let us know how things are going with Acctivate.

Taking screen shots is definitely helpful and Windows can be used to capture your full screen, as well as third-party screen capture utilities, in which many are free.

In terms of seeing how cost is calculated, the Inventory Ledger report can provide the information you need. This is found under Acctivate¿s Inventory Management Reports > Transactions. Make sure to select a beginning transaction date and the report will show the true cost calculated by dividing the resulting value by the resulting quantity on hand. If you need any assistance with this, please contact support at 817-870-1311 or online at https://help.acctivate.com/requests/. - Erica

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Ruth Entwistle

Excellent Software for a small company

2019-04-19

We started using ACCTivate in 2010 as an inventory add-on to Quickbooks.

Pros

-Very intuitive product -Easy to learn -Highly functional -Crystal report software for reporting is easy to learn and use to customize your reports -Very flexible system

Cons

Custom reports are available or can be made by a third party -Very occasional issues syncing with Quickbooks

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acctivate


Hi Ruth,

Thank you for sharing your feedback. It is great to hear all you have gained and the growth in your nine years of using Acctivate.

Kind Regards, Erica Avila

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Tong Li

Great product

2016-04-20

Pros

Easy to use, great help from activate for setup, all customer records are transparent, well organized, so does the inventory.

Cons

reports are always a struggle, using crystal report need some training.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Acctivate

As business owner, we buy products a lone with the supports, i.e. People behind the products. The supports are the most important. We had bad experience with big accounting software, such as netsuit and quickbook, but never had problem with activate.

Source: Software Advice
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Tim Murphy

Very Reliable and Easy To Use

2016-02-25

Pros

Acctivate is perfect for QuickBooks users that need a better inventory and sales order process.

Cons

After an initial set up- i do suggest using a 3rd party for special reports.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Acctivate

I recommend that you look for something that is fast and gives your sales people and purchasing people a product that they will be happy with. Get them involved in this process. Don't just make a decision and stick them with the end result. The people that use the product should get to decide. Not the guy who wont be using it day in and day out. Whatever software you get- tell your employees that they should give something new a chance to make things better. There are always one or 2 people that like to nay say any product. So cut them off at the pass- before this happens.

Source: Software Advice
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Sally Ammach

Amazing

2016-04-05

Very helpful, I have all my reports at my fingertips, inventory is always accurate.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Adam Hegewald

Acctivate has some powerful features for the price

2016-03-25

The sales system has many options to sell a product from multiple warehouses and at custom customer defined prices using Product pricing matrices. Importing pricing from excel spreadsheets is not a big chore with saved templates Acctivate manages.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jaspal Singh

Acctivate Inventory Management

2016-11-09

It is a smart quickbook for our inventory operations and management.

Pros

The ease of use. it is flexible and highly scalable

Cons

More features could be added to it It requires skilled training to operate

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Wholesale company, 11-50 employees)

Acctivate Inventory Software preforms well

2018-08-22

Our inventory is able to be managed in a timely manner.

Pros

It is easy to process orders and maintain inventory.

Cons

There are many helpful reports. However, I would like the ability to run my own queries to customize the information I need.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acctivate


Thank you for taking the time to let us know how Acctivate is helping your business and enhancing your order and inventory management.

Acctivate does provide the ability to customize the standard reports. The following help article explains how to add/change filtering criteria of any report to meet your needs - https://help.acctivate.com/articles/856/; and this video gets more in-depth on the topic -https://help.acctivate.com/webinars/std-rpts-july-17/.

Our support team can also assist with slight modifications to standard reports. If you need more information or assistance on customizing reports, please reach out to them at 817-870-1311 or online at https://help.acctivate.com/requests/. - Erica

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Dianna Savick

Does what you need ...

2016-03-31

Import Export options can be clunky it is all a learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Brent Gutierrez

Outstanding Capability for the price.

2016-03-24

We have been able to generate far more decision making reports with the help of some 3rd party customization.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Pete Bornstein

Acctivate vs. QuickBooks Enterprise (with AI) - easy decision

2016-05-09

Pros

For manufacturers and distributors with complex inventory management or compliance requirements, Acctivate can relieve all the pain points that you currently encounter with QuickBooks.

Cons

Can't think of anything. Terrific sales and support teams.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Acctivate

I typically do a discovery session where I learn about my clients' requirements and then I produce a comparative decision table that compares solutions feature by feature. Let your client make the decision after reviewing this comparison.

Source: Software Advice
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Tori Fisk

Acctivate Inventory Software

2019-11-20

I think Acctivate has a lot of software updating they need to do to make this software a great use for inventory tracking.

Pros

Pros to Acctivate would be the ease of receiving inventory products and tracking where inventory items are in the process of manufacturing.

Cons

Also if you use unearned revenue and pay a deposit on a invoice you cannot go back and edit notes on the invoice.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acctivate


Hi Tori,
Thank you for your feedback and we understand your frustration. We are always looking for feedback from our customers for future software development.

We would also like to better understand your specific case. There are ways to make changes to posted transactions and we would be happy to walk you through those options. Please reach out to our Support Team at 817-870-1311 or online at https://help.acctivate.com/form/.

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Dick Van Buren

10+ Years & Counting

2016-03-30

Over the years that we've used Acctivate it has always provided exceptional inventory management and control.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Lisa Curtis

Inventory and POS software

2016-04-05

Pros are it does well with POS and Inventory data Cons the reports are difficult to change to get the data we need specifically.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Justin June Segales

No need papers!

2019-04-05

Pros

I noticed this software is awesome in keeping records, also in inventory management and keep any transaction that will help you and the company.

Cons

It tends to crash if you are not updated in new version.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Alexis Baranoff

Powerfull Software

2020-02-14

Good, I am very happy with the Acctivate Inventory Software!

Pros

I am able to keep track of my inventory

Cons

Once trained the application is much easier

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ken Hartman

Acctivate is excellent; start to finish. It plainly works without any hitches! Plus, great service!!

2017-07-21

Pros

You just simply need to know the sequence of steps and in a few clicks, perfectly formatted forms are ready for printing. The reports are well organized, informative, and great tools for analysis.

Cons

What would someone pay for an inventory management system that works without a flaw in a QuickBooks environment?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acctivate


Ken, it was great working with you to implement Acctivate. I¿m happy to hear all the specific successes your business is experiencing after adding the power of Acctivate to QuickBooks. Our entire team looks forward to a continued partnership with Respect Foods and helping you all grow even more with the software. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how things are going and helping others in their inventory software decision process. - Brad

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Andrew Hagenbach

I have implemented 3 successful Acctivate implementations.

2016-04-28

Pros

The product is stable, in SQL, and the database is well organized, normalized, which lends itself to reporting. I like the posting process overall (much easier than a batch system - i.e., Sage 100).

Cons

The product has limited functionality in some key areas: user-defined fields are limited, importing data into data entry processes such as purchase order, the data entry flow leaves much to be desired - having to click on fields, tab sequence, limited ability to default values in sales order entry to make the data entry process go faster, smoother.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Acctivate

Make sure it does what you want out of the box and it will work great. If you have a need to customize the data entry, integrate with other applications, or add new fields it might not be the right product for you.

Source: Software Advice
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Eric Wood

Acctivate new user

2019-06-08

Made the move from quickbooks and dramatically sped up internal processes

Pros

Intuitive UI that is well thought out.

Cons

Report generation is sometimes slow and challenging to use

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acctivate


Hi Eric,
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy you all chose Acctivate as your inventory and business management software and that you all are seeing major enhancements compared to your former processes. We look forward to a continued partnership with you and the entire team at Woodcraft Technologies.

Kind Regards,
Erica Avila

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David Casebere

A product you can rely on from a consultant's perspective

2016-05-12

Pros

Acctivate Inventory is a full featured inventory management system that can be added onto QuickBooks easily and cost effectively.

Cons

I like the functionality of the product first and foremost and its ease of use. The vendor's training program is excellent and as I mentioned above their customer service is very very good as well. I am a business consultant to many companies and have never hesitated to recommend Acctivate,

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Acctivate

Take a very close look at Acctivate Inventory. In my opinion and experience you can't go wrong with this program. It will accommodate all your inventory management needs today and will help your company grow as well by allowing for more inventory locations and complex tracking requirements like tracking lots, manufacture dates, and much more.

Source: Software Advice
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Paul Makalin

This software is very important to our business.

2017-07-14

Reduced the time that it took to manually invoice everything.

Pros

We sell in many different type of online marketplaces so it is great that we are able to sync all the orders from all the sites in one place.

Cons

This software is 100% eficiente in inventory control but it lack the capability to do some extensive accounting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acctivate


Paul, thank you for letting us know how we're doing!

Yes, one of the main reasons people choose Acctivate is exactly what you described - reducing manual methods which speed up processes across the entire business.

We appreciate the kind feedback which allows others to make an important decision when evaluating the right inventory solution to help grow their business.

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Otniel Vlieg

I am using this program for about a year and a halfe it is a good program with lots of features

2018-04-14

Pros

I find it very usefull for order management it is a perfect program to keep track of your orders.

Cons

I don't find it to be stable all of the time it crashes a lot unfortunately.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Acctivate


Otniel, thank you for your input. One of our team members will be reaching out directly to discuss our recent update, Acctivate 10.3 that can deliver more stability to your system. ¿ Erica Avila

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Tom Deweerd

Overall, we have seen the benefits of inventory counts and integration with Quickbooks

2016-04-06

Cons: Real time quantity available while making assemblies to know if you have enough product to build your assemblies.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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