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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a Windows-based accounting system for small to medium businesses. It’s perhaps Intuit’s most advanced platform under the QuickBooks brand, offering more capacity and advanced inventory features.

The software’s strong inventory management tools, including advanced tracking and automation, particularly benefit businesses managing complex inventory across multiple locations.

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise offers cloud access as an annual subscription, in addition to its on-premises offering. It also has industry-focused editions with tools and reporting tailored to specific business needs, enhancing customization.

Best For:
Small to medium-sized businesses, especially in the accounting, construction, and information technology sectors. Based on user demographics, the typical organization using QuickBooks Enterprise has between 10-50 employees and revenues ranging from $1M to $10M.
Acumatica is a renowned platform in the ERP world. It offers accounting, distribution management, CRM, manufacturing, and more modules. Acumatica supports unlimited users, with pricing based on the resources and modules your company uses.
Best For:
Acumatica is best for small companies with 10-50 employees and mid-level businesses with 50-200 employees. It’s a good fit for growing companies, allowing them to license only the required modules.
6.4
USER RATING
based on 40 user reviews
Our Verdict:

QuickBooks Enterprise shines as a desktop-based accounting powerhouse, especially tailored for medium to large businesses. Its standout features include advanced inventory management, industry-specific reporting, and the ability to handle a vast volume of data. The Priority Circle service ensures users receive top-notch support, and its compatibility with over 200 applications amplifies its utility.

However, businesses on a tighter budget might find the annual subscription, especially with added costs for remote access, a bit steep. While its comprehensive features cater to a broad range of industries, those operating outside of a Windows environment will need to look elsewhere.

Pros:
  • More advanced inventory features than other QuickBooks versions
  • Higher record capacity than other QuickBooks versions
  • Includes payroll and employee management
  • Over 120 standard reports
  • Functions as a light, affordable ERP system
Cons:
  • Most expensive version of QuickBooks
  • Requires annual contracts
  • Windows only
7.8
Our Rating
based on our expert editorial analysis
8.2
USER RATING
based on 22 user reviews
Our Verdict:

We like Acumatica for its open architecture facilitating rapid integrations, multi-entity support for global financial consolidation, and mobile accessibility. Its multi-warehouse inventory management is also beneficial.

However, we don’t recommend it for those who prefer straightforward pricing, as it requires a consultation call. Acumatica has a high learning curve and can be tedious to set up.

Pros:
  • Open architecture for rapid integrations
  • Multi-entity support
  • Mobile accessibility
  • Multi-warehouse inventory management
Cons:
  • Must schedule a consult for pricing calls
  • High learning curve
  • Tedious setup
  • Price Range
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  • Starting Price $199/month
  • Client OS Windows
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  • Starting Price $1,800/month
  • Client OS iOS, Android, Web

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise and Acumatica Cloud ERP are two major players in the ERP software market.

Our team has tested and reviewed both.

QuickBooks Enterprise is specifically designed for small to medium-sized businesses. With it typically being used by businesses that have between 10-50 employees and revenues ranging from $1M to $10M, it is particularly popular in the accounting, construction, and information technology sectors. On the other hand, Acumatica is favored by small companies with 10-50 employees and mid-level businesses with 50-200 employees.

For a majority of businesses, we’d recommend QuickBooks Enterprise, especially if you’re on the Windows platform. Its platform works great for medium to large businesses, and it’s particularly useful if your needs include advanced inventory management beyond what QuickBooks Online offers.

Versatility and Compatibility

Acumatica has an open architecture which paves the way for rapid integrations. Its mobile accessibility also ensures smooth operation from anywhere. Conversely, QuickBooks Enterprise is more desktop focused, compatible only with Windows.

Pricing Considerations

QuickBooks has a starting price of $880 per year per user, making it a decent choice for businesses looking for a cost-effective solution without sacrificing functionality. Acumatica, however, takes a different route with no fixed starting price as it uses a pay for what you use model.

Worth Noting

Both systems require an annual contract. Also Acumatica requires a consultation call to get pricing details. Moreover, Acumatica comes with a high learning curve and can be a bit of a challenge to set up.

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Screenshot
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
★★★★★
★★★★★
(40)
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a Windows-based accounting system for small to medium businesses. It’s perhaps Intuit’s most advanced platform under the QuickBooks brand, offering more capacity and advanced inventory features. The software’s strong inventory management tools, including advanced tracking and automation, particularly benefit businesses managing complex inventory across multiple locations. [QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise offers cloud access](https://quickbooks.intuit.com/desktop/enterprise/hosting/) as an annual subscription, in addition to its on-premises offering. It also has industry-focused editions with tools and reporting tailored to specific business needs, enhancing customization.
Price Range
   $     $     $     $     $   
   $     $     $     $     $   
Starting Price
$199/month
Client OS
Windows
Deployment
Cloud or On-Premises
Acumatica Cloud ERP Screenshot
Acumatica Cloud ERP
★★★★★
★★★★★
(22)
Acumatica is a renowned platform in the ERP world. It offers accounting, distribution management, CRM, manufacturing, and more modules. Acumatica supports unlimited users, with pricing based on the resources and modules your company uses.
Price Range
   $     $     $     $     $   
   $     $     $     $     $   
Starting Price
$1,800/month
Client OS
iOS, Android, Web
Deployment
Cloud or On-Premises
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