How does Reckon Hosted compare with QuickBooks online?

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I have been struggling with Reckon Accounts hosted for years now.  Looking at QuickBooks Plus.  I asked customer service if Reckon Hosted was a better product and why and their response was pretty dismal.  Can anyone advise me on the merits / pitfalls.  I have been given the personal mobile number of a consultant who can help me at any time - before and after purchasing.  It is $10.50/month for up to 5 users (as opposed to $53/month for one) With QuickBooks Plus, I would be able o do the following:
Track your income, expenses and profits             

Create and send quotes on the go          

Create and send invoices on the go        

Download bank transactions FREE automatically

Snap and store receipts               

Access your data online from a PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone              

Complete BAS                 

Free Payroll for up to 10 employees (can be more)                        

Manage and pay bills                                    

Handle multiple currencies                                        

Create remittance advices and expense receipts                                            

Control what your users can access                                       

Create and send purchase orders                                                           

 Track inventory                                                

5 people who can simultaneously use QuickBooks Online                                                             

65+ business reports     

Record transactions       

We back up your data automatically       

Same security and encryption as banks

Invite your accountant to access your data                         

Import and export from Excel                  

Charge GST to your customers                 

Free data import from QuickBooks Desktop, Xero and MYOB11                               

Set up invoices to automatically bill on a recurring schedule                                       

Enter bills and schedule payments for later                                        

Compare your sales and profitability with industry trends                                           

Categorize your income and expenses using class tracking                                                          

Create budgets to estimate future income and expenses                                                           

 Give employees and subcontractors limited access to enter time worked                                            Track billable hours by customer                                                           

Track sales and profitability for each of your locations

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Posted 3 years ago

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Kevin Russell, Accredited Partner

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Call me. This is not the place. Kevin 0407744914
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okay.  Thanks.  I just tried the number.  I will try again soon.  
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Do it now. Sorry
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I tried a couple more times.  Will try again today.
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I assume you mean Quickbooks Online? It has a free trial, give it a go and see what you think!
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You can try now
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I tried the free trial.  Seems too good.  There must be a catch, wondering if anyone can tell me what it is.
Kevin, I just tried again, getting a "mobile service is unavailable, please try again later" message.  
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Will keep trying.  
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No catches, it is what is it......

Kevs number is 0407 744 914, its a bit easier to read/dial with spaces in it. 
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Kevin Russell, Accredited Partner

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Thanks Andrew
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Two different solutions LID, not a straightforward task to provide a detailed comparison.

What features does your business require in an accounting software package?

Are you comfortable with a solution that hosts your data overseas? 

If cost is a factor in your decision, take a look at Reckon One - unlimited users and payroll.

Happy to discuss if you like email me -  andrew.hellier@reckon.com

Cheers,
Andrew
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Hi Andrew.  

The features that I require are not covered in Reckon One.   (inventory builds, multi currency, shipping integration)
Data hosting has more to do with security protocols than location.  I could be wrong, but i'm not sure that being based in Aust makes it inherently safer.  

Thanks everyone for your input.  

Bonnie
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Thats okay Bonnie. Delighted to help. Inentory in qbo is still very basic.