Peachtree vs Quickbooks vs @/Arpro

Quickbooks® is usually considered the easiest accounting software to implement for someone without an accounting background. Peachtree®, on the other hand, in the inventory control is where it which excels.

Meanwhile Quickbooks® works in average costing, the other one can manage inventory by LIFO, FIFO, serialized and average costing. Quickbooks® is overall more attractive and easier to use than Peachtree®, it is great for service-oriented businesses.

@/Arpro is an alternative to both by working accounting one step higher. It has a complete and easy management inventory by LIFO, FIFO, serialized and average costing, but also by sales price list for managing by discount or reload method.

 

A peculiarity in great demand today is the selling by reload, where it is possible to calculate sale prices not only from standard price lists with standard discounts (how it normally happens) but from the actual purchase price of the goods, in real-time, during the preparation of sales documents.

In this fashion, you know your exact profit margin, in value and percentage, from the real purchase price (not from the average value or the last purchase price).
 
 

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Therefore, this is a further valuable function available in @/Arpro, chosen on the intake card of the single customer in order to manage the various related sales documents: by “Discount” or by “Reload” method.

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Having decided on the type of sale (by reload or discount), you can also define the corresponding price list: there are list prices by type and/or reserved for specific customers (unlimited), with dedicated functions for the recalculation and updating of the document.


@/Arpro maintains a database for all of the sales made, in order to obtain statistics: by customer, document, date, type and amount of product, or serialized codes. You can also check these data during sales phases, even choosing the same last price conditions used.




Key differences
     
  From now on we will highlight
the key differences of our solution @/Arpro, at the end of this document there is a table with some of the salient distinctions between all three of the competitors.
Find the attached details about technical and commercial differences only between Peachtree® and Quickbooks® software.
 

https://www.brainsell.net/blog/2010/07/quickbooks-vs-peachtree-which-one-is-right-for-you/


We will analyze in particular two other important aspects which distinguishes our solution:
Industry Area and Contracts Management.




In the industry area @/Arpro has specific features
with job costing and forecasting tools
that are very easy to use and also very complete.





Thanks to the gained experience from advice and by being directly involved for many years, in local demanding manufacturing companies, we have conceived and developed a solution that responds to the most common problems.  
 
 
  • planning supplier and production orders
  • minimum inventory planning
  • job-orders and BOMs management
  • production launches management, time detection and quotes
  • picking lists of raw materials, semi-finished, finished products
  • analysis and statistics and Gantt® diagrams
  • quality control
 

@/Arpro is extremely suitable
for service and manufacturing oriented companies.


It works in real-time with the warehouse even if the sales or purchase documents contain encoded items, for accounting purposes it also simultaneously creates the corresponding tax records.

For each sales or purchase document it generates and maintains a payment schedule; with any changes in documents, that are always permitted, it also automatically recalculates any associated tax documents and payments.





Another key difference of the simplicity of using @/Arpro is given by the management cards, present in all the forms of the program. Every home screen contains a list of all records (customers, suppliers, articles, documents, etc.), you are able to open those connected and all of these forms are organized with the logic of simplicity.

For example, to search for a customer, just position on it and open with a double-click on the corresponding tab: this is very much appreciated by users because it makes the program very fast. You can also drag all of the toolbars and use them outside of the card, without having to open the card itself. All methods are to reduce the number of operations (just click & double-click) with the mouse device!



4 major levels
 


 

@/Arpro simplifies the distribution of the whole management area splitting into 4 major levels, without necessarily having to choose individual modules, thus limiting the economic investment and improving the seamless application integration.

 



Four main structured solutions manage the company in the different areas of expertise, while seamlessly integrated for a complete management system. A very simplified and fully integrated system!


Program Description
@/Arpro Business management software
@/Arpro TA Treasury management and industrial cost accounting
@/Arpro CA Customer contracts, activities and services management
@/Arpro Erp Production management






  @/Arpro CA is a solution that complements the typical business management software. This application is for managing the relationship with customers and for the provision of services or even equipment rental.
   
Needed in service centers, call centers, companies dedicated to rental businesses in general either short or long term, in the construction industry (equipment, scaffolding, building equipment, platforms, etc.), for cleaning companies; all sectors that require specific or customized applications.




It primarily addresses these goals:

  • customers contract management
    (names, references and proxies, services, equipment, …);
  • activities and services management;
  • scheduling calls (customer, contract);
  • documents management (CRM) and integrated email;
  • links accounting (billing mandates);
  • various statistics.



Open software

@/Arpro is an open business management program where it is possible to integrate with third-party applications through access to the Microsoft SQL Server® database.

An example of this is the ability to manage external
e-commerce
, integrated to the warehouse and management of the @/Arpro customers.

Our company provides the basic management while providing a stable and reliable application for this integration.

 
Peachtree vs Quickbooks vs @/Arpro

The following table shows some of the salient distinctions between the competitors covered in this document. This analysis released by BrainSell Technologies, LLC and supplemented by some of our considerations, details technical and commercial differences between Peachtree®, Quickbooks® and our solution @/Arpro.


  Peachtree® Quickbooks® @/Arpro
Licensing costs $105/User/Month $55/User/Month Subscription Only $39.50/User/Month
Please see (*)
Multi-currency capabilities U.S. Currency Only Multi-Currency Multi-Currency
Multi-lingual capabilities English Only Multi-Lingual English, Spanish and Italian
Ecommerce integration Built-in/Native Ecommerce/POS Integration Integration capabilities limited to Salsesforce app, No native integration Integration capabilities
Primary deployment method Primarily On-premise Subscription/Cloud Only Primarily On-premise
Reporting capabilities Built-in Reporting (Inventory/Pricing) Inventory/Pricing Reporting Available with Add-ons Built-in Reporting (Inventory/Pricing)
Typical company size Small to Mid-market Flexible with Add-on packages Small to Mid-market

Last release date table August 2018

(*) With all of the @/Arpro Solutions, there is no contract or commitment. When you have paid for the License(s) to use and you acknowledge and agree that the Program is licensed, not sold, you will retain access to your company data file stored on your device.


Even @/Arpro, like the other competitors of software, manages Multi-user Platforms, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Automated Purchase Orders, Fixed Asset Management, General Ledger, Job Costing and Forecasting, Industry Specific Features, Serial Number Inventory Management, including barcodes and labels.




 

All trademarks mentioned are subject to the law on copyright and private property of the manufacturing companies. Our analysis considers only the main aspects of the products and may change with the release of new versions of programs in the future.

Last update on April 2019.