Acctivate Reviews

Acctivate

QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

4.19/5 (90 reviews)

Gabriel Pedre

Excellent for the Price!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

We were able to greatly improve visibility of our performance allowing us to focus resources in the areas that needed help. The quality and consistency of our output also improve dramatically. Probably the one area that had the most drastic improvement has been our warehouse. 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.Software is filled with many intuitive features that cover a wide variety of of business uses in everything from order processing to inventory management. Inventory management includes ability to manage using bins and multiple physical or virtual warehouses. This is a strong feature for an application in this price range. The ability to create custom fields in virtually every section of the software helps resolve many challenges, and the fields are, in most cases, can be made to appear in reports. Has a great order management module that can be customized for specific views and allow for both visibility and batch management of open sales order. Mobile/handheld support allowed our warehouse to switch from manual to scanned picking, which greatly improved accuracy and accountability. Software supports ODBC connectivity which provide a solid work around for the software's lack of strong out-of-the-box reports (see below) In conclusion, if you are a small to mid-size business that has outgrown Quickbooks, you really cant go wrong with ACCTivate. So long as your Quickbooks data is clean and organized, migration is quick and painless.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Tim Murphy

Very Reliable and Easy To Use

Reviewed 2016-02-25
Review Source: Software Advice

Acctivate is perfect for QuickBooks users that need a better inventory and sales order process. It is a bolt on product. You just "sync" it whenever you want to have QB and Acctivate talk to each other. It makes managing inventory really easy- and gives you a ton of room and vendor history so you can manage your costs. It also makes price updates really easy. Initial integration is easy- all of the details are handled by Acctivate thru remote sign in on your first day. I suggest to have an IT person in house just to handle the small details- so you can concentrate on your business. I decided to go with Acctivate 5 years ago and have been Extremely Happy with this product. It is easy to use and is based on Crystal Reports - which means that you can get just about any report made - so you can get the specific dash boards you want or reports you want. Your employees will like using this product as well. My employees were using this by 10AM the morning we installed it. Once you have this product 90% of the time you will be operating out of Acctivate. You only use QB for the Book Keeping for the most part. Inventory control and unique inventory situations are easily handled by Acctivate. Overseas shipments or Lead Time Inventory is not a problem- Acctivate has a solution for this. Your Pack Slip, Sales Orders and Invoices will look a lot better with this product. If this product doesn't pay for itself in 1 year or less- I would be very surprised. Excellent Product.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Ken Hartman

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

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-21
Review Source: Capterra

The integration with QuickBooks works seamlessly. The product is very easy to use; it is very intuitive. 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. The customer service team is patient and hard working. Some tech companies talk down to non-techies, but Acctivate is patient and quick to educate in terms someone can understand, follow, and implement. Also, when educating, they run video seminars or can email screen shots to you very effectively. I cannot over estimate how much time they saved me, because they are so good in the customer service arena.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Adam Hegewald

Acctivate has some powerful features for the price

Reviewed 2016-03-25
Review Source: Capterra

There are many Pro's and a few Cons for each module Acctivate produces. I do enjoy their proactive webinars and online video training access. I also like we have a training company with our data that allows our new users to learn without making costly errors we need to reverse. 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. We have used Acctivate since 2006 and our business has grown and yet at the same time, computer hardware, online cloud storage and major version changes from 6.0 have occurred. Being a part of the support program that has allowed Acctivate to tranform and improve has been the main reason we are still with Acctivate today. Being a key partner to Quickbooks and having these two Sequel Databases sync daily, allows me to source bookkeepers who readily trained in Quickbooks and able to spend more time on proactive analysis of our business using many standard and custom reports we have had made in Crystal reports which is the primary database query program that takes our data out and export to useful programs such as excel. One of my favorite modules is the Dashboard button which loads many crystal reports that are one page reports onto one screen and used by us daily to steer our business based on performance and reports we need to view often. Inventory management is strong, with multiple warehouse, web links and product notes can be generously added to every part number. Learning to use crystal reports to audit inventory movement can be difficult for a new user. Additional custom fields can be added such as Average Inventory turns. Acctivate does allow us to bill out our customers with masked part numbers and create a general kit with a detailed description of the work we performed without disclosing part numbers or labor. Another aspect of Acctivate I find useful is the Activity Scheduler, Alerts and Review buttons. I can generate PO's based on min/max levels or by availability and saves time. This software is still a great fit for my business.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Anonymous

Acctivate Inventory Software preforms well

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-22
Review Source: Capterra

Our inventory is able to be managed in a timely manner. Accurate inventory is key to our business.It is easy to process orders and maintain inventory.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Randy Knopf

Wolf Companies

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-17
Review Source: Capterra

The Costing trail for Inventory items lacks reports that show how current cost is calculated. Fairly easy to use. Is a good overall value.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Paul Makalin

This software is very important to our business.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-07-14
Review Source: Capterra

Reduced the time that it took to manually invoice everything. Before it would take us about 5 hours to manually invoice now it takes 5 minutes. 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.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Andrew Hagenbach

I have implemented 3 successful Acctivate implementations.

Reviewed 2016-04-28
Review Source: Software Advice

The product integrates with Quickbooks better than competing products (i.e., Fishbowl). 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). The vendor provides excellent support and has outstanding, knowledgeable, helpful support staff.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

David Casebere

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

Reviewed 2016-05-12
Review Source: Software Advice

Acctivate Inventory is a full featured inventory management system that can be added onto QuickBooks easily and cost effectively. By doing so, a QuickBooks user can extend the useful life of QuickBooks without needing to upgrade that accounting program. And it provides the same or better functionality than many inventory modules of many ERPs. This is an excellent product that is from an equally excellent vendor whose attention to customer service and details are superb.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Steven Deutsch

Acctivate is Active :)

Reviewed 2016-03-24
Review Source: Capterra

It took a lot of work, but after putting in the time and learning all about the software, I have to say it is a great system, with so many options and ways to do things. It can be customized to work in most unique scenarios. The strongest points for us is the inventory Lot control, gives us more power over our inventory, and where its coming from, etc. The Activity feature helps us communicate and acts as a CRM for our reps. The way dropship PO's are handled is very helpful, and works almost perfectly for us. Using the mobile device changed the way our warehouse receives and picks products in a good way. Since the software's infrastructure is basically a database, it gives versatility for using with other products, like our shipping software and our website. The Reports side is dependent on Crystal reports, which opens up a world of possibilities, it does add some complexities, but the support that Acctivate gives with there product makes up for all complex situations. I have been helped and things have been fixed numerous times. The software is also in a stage where it will always be improving over time. There are a few cons. Bugs and things not quite working the way they should require a dedicated person within our company to occasionally be working with Acctivate to clean out these scenarios and learn about limitations and potential future added features. The Credit card system is very limited and makes it a little difficult with the way we do things. I find myself really loving the way it handles customers, all the different tabs to product history, comments, activities, transactions. The UOM has added a complexity that we needed when it comes to purchasing single units vs boxes vs cases. The ability to setup diff pricing for a product or a customer really helps with on sale items and contract pricing.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Sepp Spenlinhauer

Can't function with Acctivate

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-24
Review Source: Software Advice

We bought Fishbowl inventory in 2017 and returned it within a month. And then spent considerable time looking at options and reviewing them. We spend days and days with Acctivate before buying. And then we bought it. It took three or four months to get us to an 'active state'. At which point we discovered that the entire way we setup our product structure would not work. So we started over and now, 12 months after purchasing, we have finally invoiced the projects from November of 2017. We have posted over 100 requests in the online help system and with a few exceptions been told that our ideas are not applicable to their users. We have made the decision to not to renew our maintenance plan. And Acctivate was not interested in extending our plan for a few more months give the total disaster we have had implementing it. We did consider it affordable and the yearly maintenance costs reasonable given the platform. However, we have spent lot of money on labor to get the system implemented AND still had to hire an outside consultant to build custom routines to be able to get reports that answer basic stocking questions. We continue to find the interface prevents you from being able to make smart decisions at the moment you have to (when you can see the data) and is wholly lacking for a system with as much data as it has. We can not say strongly enough that you should really consider your options before moving forward with Acctivate.Lot's of handholding during setup. Possibly considered affordable - unless you count your time. At this point - not much - We have fought for a year to get the system online.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Bart Matthews

The Good, Bad & the Ugly

Reviewed 2016-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

Acctivate is a really good inventory control system and it is pretty easy to learn and it has a lot of capabilities and we love it. But here are the problems I have had. I have had numerous problems with technical support, and it has only gotten worse instead of better. In order to reach customer service now, you have go to the Acctivate website and enter a service request, and you may or may not get a prompt reply back. When we are having technical problems with this program, it can bring our entire operation to a halt and there doesn't seem to be any sense of urgency on the part of the technicians at Acctivate. This is my biggest problem with Acctivate and it the one thing that makes me very angry. My only other problem is training. This is a very complex program, and you can learn the basics pretty quickly and that will get you by. But there is no formal training to teach you everything you need to know other than videos that you can watch and some webinars. I think there needs to be a trainer that can teach new users how to use the program in depth at your facility in Arlington so that customers that have purchased the program can spend 3-4 days with some in depth training. I have had this system for over 2 years now and we are still finding new things that we have never seen or used before. When we purchased Acctivate, they do a great job of getting you up and going and answer any questions you might have, but some real hands on training would be so much better. But once you get used to the program, it's great.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Pete Bornstein

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

Reviewed 2016-05-09
Review Source: Software Advice

Acctivate goes far beyond QuickBooks Enterprise, even with Advanced Inventory. It brings preferences down to the customer and item level that are only available in QBES at a global level. It has CRM, customer service, bar coding, multiple warehouses, serial and lot number tracking, location and bin tracking, cost methods (LIFO, FIFO or Average Cost) at the item level, multiple units of measure at the item level and much, much more. For manufacturers and distributors with complex inventory management or compliance requirements, Acctivate can relieve all the pain points that you currently encounter with QuickBooks.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Shawn Beddes

Acctivate works relatively well

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-09
Review Source: Capterra

Acctivate is relatively easy to use. Tracking activities, customers, and orders is straight forward and easy to follow.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Tim Grant

Why do I love Acctivate? Let me count the ways....

Reviewed 2016-04-29
Review Source: Software Advice

Top-notch functionality and support. It uses SQL for the database and Crystal Reports for reporting which are expected these days for products of this type. The amount of detail and functionality is amazing. The programmers are awesome in some of the functionality they have come with. As an accountant, I can fully recommend the product to prospects without fear of a core functionality or need missing.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Amber Thousand

Overall great investment

Reviewed 2016-04-06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall this has been a great investment. We are a medium sized company who sells multi-level assemblies as well as services, and have all of our accounting in Quickbooks. The integration between Acctivate and QB has proven quite valuable. We initially intended on putting products and services sales through Acctivate, but have since decided to keep services transactions solely in QB. The platform gives us real-time visibility into key data that we were previously tracking across multiple spreadsheets which required ongoing effort to keep updated, and yet the data was still never as fresh as you'd want. It has taken some time to settle in, but across our company folks now have their dashboards and other features customized to display meaningful info and metrics for each individuals' area of responsibility. We have already been able to change the way we make decisions, doing things more efficiently today and with a higher degree of certainty than we had in the past. The two primary cons I run into are : 1) not being able to customize the reports and templates (my organization does not have Crystal Reports), and 2) I wish we are able to select which fields display in certain activities. Both of these would make the system more user friendly, however there are certainly ways to work around each issue.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

frank santiesteban

excellent company toi work with, great support, quick to response to any issue.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-01-25
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent experience they are sharp Very experience and always helpful. They have excellent knowledge and there knowledge base is great for help.easy to use.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Melanie Seagraves

Sometimes Acctivate can be glitchy and close down abruptly. Quantities aren't always accurate.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-30
Review Source: Capterra

This software is pretty user-friendly and easy to pick up and learn. It is easy to place orders, print pick lists, invoice, ship, check previous order history, etc.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Stacey Procter

Inventory Management Software that Does It All

Reviewed 2016-04-28
Review Source: Software Advice

This software is very thorough. What do I mean by that? It can do almost anything you need it to do when it comes to managing your inventory. What I like best about the Activate Inventory software is it's integration to QuickBooks. Because it integrates so well there doesn't have to be a lot of double data entry. Data flows transparently in both directions. Also, their staff are really wonderful at helping you - they're easy to talk over challenges with, and always ready to help.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

FAITH WARFIELD

Acctivate User for Five Years - Love it

Reviewed 2016-04-14
Review Source: Software Advice

I love the drill-down capabilities, the search options, copy functions, the wizards, reports, etc. So much that I enjoy. Great system!!

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Anonymous

Inventory is easy with Acctivate

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-21
Review Source: Capterra

We were in need of an inventory software that could integrate with QuickBooks and provide a platform for our manufacturing crew to run out of. Acctivate met this need.I love that it easily integrates with QuickBooks Enterprise. It has a lot of options that are great for manufacturers. Their on-boarding team is phenomenal; I bugged them so much and yet they always seemed so happy to hear from me!

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Tong Li

Great product

Reviewed 2016-04-20
Review Source: Software Advice

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

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

James Cliame

Acctivate - Inventory Solution for the Growing SMB

Reviewed 2016-04-28
Review Source: Software Advice

Love the fact that it is scalable, modules can be added one at a time, as the company grows. I also love the customer center as it incorporates great CRM functionality, many sales analysis at the users' fingertips, rather than having to run so many reports.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Brandon Beddes

The system crashes periodically, and there are some glitches.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-06-26
Review Source: Capterra

We are able to keep account information, process and track orders and manage most of our complaints and returns.We can use it with QuickBooks. I work with complaints, and the activity feature is useful in this department.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs

Omer Ozer

President

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-19
Review Source: Software Advice

Zero customer support, they will direct you to one of their consultants. Same issues almost everyday. It crashes almost several times a day. Sync is ongoing, never ending process. Duplicate invoices, duplicate customers, and many more issues. They told us 2018 version will resolve the issues, nothing changed, even got worse. Easy to buy hard to make it work. It is colorful, it seems like it will work when you are buying and you find out very next day, it is not working. But it is already too late to back off since you invested too much time and money.

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QuickBooks inventory management software for SMBs