QuickBooks Cost Comparison

AccountEdge offers full-featured accounting software for your small business, on the desktop. No monthly subscription. You own your software and your critical financial data. Each year, we offer upgrades at a discounted price, but it’s always your choice.

Compare our cost of ownership over time to our competitors and you’ll see why we’re proud of helping you “spend hundreds not thousands.”

Cost Comparison

Pricing below includes initial purchase price, 5 years of payroll for 5 employees, and 4 years of product and feature upgrades.

Obviously, your needs may be different, which would also change the pricing. If you need any assistance or have pricing questions, please work with Customer Care (800.322.6962) on your specific requirements to best understand AccountEdge's offerings and pricing.

  AccountEdge Pro QuickBooks Online Plus
Initial Purchase $399
one-time fee
$735 first-year app fees
$840/year after first-year
Payroll Plan $249/year $369 + $4/month per employee first-year
$420/year plus $4/month per employee after first-year
Payroll Tax Forms $99.year Included
Product Upgrades Included w/ Payroll Plan Included
Total First Year Cost $747 $1,344
Total 5 Year Cost
Includes initial purchase &
5 years of payroll w/ 5 employees
$2,139 $7,344

Pricing comparison as of June 2019.

AccountEdge Pro is a $399 one-time fee for the initial license. $249/year for Payroll Tax Plan, this plan includes all payroll tax table changes, and product upgrades. $99/year for Payroll Forms Service for Federal and State reporting.

At the time of writing this article QuickBooks Online Plus $35/month for first 3 months, then $70/month after promo. QuickBooks Self Service Payroll is $18/month for 3 months, then $35/month after promo. Additional $4.00/employee per month for payroll processing. This plan includes the latest features, payroll tax filing, and direct deposit.