Basic Accounting Software, but it gets the job done
Very good. The customer service is superb. They answer the phone and are very helpful. If they don't know an answer, they find it out and get back to you. Email support is good too. The software is pretty basic compared to Quickbooks but if you don't need all those fancy features as I don't, it gets the job done. And the price is much better than Quickbooks. They have a bank reconciliation module, but I don't use it. Highly recommend for small businesses.
Started out on the package almost 5 years ago. It was pretty basic then, Patriot has added a steady stream of features to it each year. We don't use a lot of them however. I like the dashboard. If you are using the Payroll module, it's totally seamless integration. No frills accounting but that's ok because that's all I need.
Can't put a check number on a Quick Pay when you are running it. I use manual checks and there's not way to do that, except by putting the check number in the notes. If you are using printed check stock, that would not be an issue. Reporting is a little thin, but it gets the job done. The Financial statement is a little weird how it calculates owner's equity but my accountant reviewed the numbers and said it is correct. If you have accrued liabilities, They use "modified cash basis" which it also odd vs. Cash Basis. No Statement available to send out to customers.
Overall, Patriot has been straight forward and easy to use. Their customer service has been quick and easy to get ahold of.
The best part about this software was the ease of setup. It's very easy to enter customers, receive payments, and keep track of expenses.
As someone who is new to accounting software, I did have to call customer service for some setup questions with adding in categories to track expenses.
Easy to use and offers a lot
It has been a huge upgrade coming from using spreadsheets on my own. The interface is easy to learn and there is always a good help page to show how to get started.
The thing I liked the most about Patriot Software was that it was easy to implement and learn how to use. I looked at other software for payroll and accounting but it seemed to have a lot of features I didn't need and it made the learning process confusing for those programs.
At first it was hard to link my credit union for the accounting portion but eventually I was able to do it. One other issue I was having was when I created an estimate there was no way to go back and edit it once it was created; you had to delete it and start a new estimate.
Best Price in the market
Overall has made me spend less time on the computer which is perfect.
All of the services are easy to use. They software is very on top of all the newer features that most business owners like and want. Plus the price is perfect.
The only thing I really wish they could do it integrate with more software then what they do.
The Best Accounting Software on the market
Great for starter
A smooth Operator is what you will be when you use Patriot Accounting!
*So easy to use
*customer service is amazing!!!!
*easily connects to banks and credit cards
*gives great reports like P & L's
*Great for the novice accountant and seasoned accountant.
I honestly can't think of anything that would make it better.
Excellent for Small Businesses!
It's a time-saver, allowing us to focus on our business rather than on administration.
Patriot integrated seamlessly with our earlier systems. Having been in business for over 20 years, we had a lot of history and couldn't just start fresh. Easy to link our bank accounts and get started quickly.
I'd like a full-service app for when we're on the road.
Does everything I need
The software will automatically correct you if you make an entry that doesn't balance. Very user friendly. The layout is great and the reports are insightful.
If I didn't have a business degree and taken a few accounting classes it would probably have been tough to get started. Making journal entries more than two lines and knowing which categories to use would be difficult with no prior experience. I struggled for a couple months trying to remember what I had learned from accounting 101 back in College.
Glad I found Patriot Software
I love Patriot Software
It was easy to get going, changes over time have been pretty easy and times when I have needed help, that was given in a very willing way.
Easy to use software, does most of things I need for payroll.
Not a whole lot, I wish there were a few more things, not many, but for what I pay, it gives me what I need.
New To Accounting
Still getting use to it
I can set up payroll and I don't have to calculate the fees.
Creating invoices doesn't look as professional as I would like and it needs to stand out more with colors also I would need for my customers to be able to pay me through an ACH portal and Patriot doesn't offer that.
Response from Patriot Software
Thanks for the great review Aysia. Our Accounting Premium gives users the ability to choose from several different templates and customize colors. Accounting premium also has many more features for just a little bit more a month. Give it a try for 30 days free and you'll be able to try out invoices that reflect your brand.
Good basic software and great support.
easy to install and begin using, more affordable options
check printing requires too many steps, customizing invoices not available, an easier to view check ledger would be nice
Response from Patriot Software
Thanks for your review Doug. Our Accounting Premium offers customizable invoices. If you want to try it out, you can for free in your software account for 30 days! Also, we recently added a new check register report. Please check it out and let us know if it meets your needs. Our product team is always listening!
James H Johnson CPA
Patriot Software Payroll
Easy to use
It has been great! I wish they had a price package base on employee numbers.
It is pretty easy to use, price is good. Costumer service is very accessible
Sometimes is hard to find the feature you need but once you call costumer service they walk you through it
Perfect for my business
Payroll with ability to pay employees or 1099 contractors. The accounting software helps me keep track of expenses for tax time and for paying back out of pocket gas, parking, and tolls. When I call with a question, they always solve my problem or direct me on what I need to do. They're very helpful.
There is a learning curve to get things set up, and the phone system for getting in touch is very awkward as you need a code to begin a call. I assume this is the security method they use for the accounts, I'm grateful for that but it could be improved.
Perfect for our small business!
Easy to Navigate
Great product. Easy to navigate through. It has access to online help and step by step instructions on how to accomplish what you are needing to accomplish.
Everything is so easy to navigate through.
It is an awesome product.
Response from Patriot Software
Thank you, Kenisha! We're so pleased hear that our software is easy for you to use and navigate. Let us know if you ever need any more help.