A comparison of Outright vs. Intuit QuickBooks, Zoho Books, Xero, and other solutions in the online accounting sector illustrates the “shading” of products in features, usability, scope, and target audience.
In every product category, it seems, there are users who desire and value a simple, basic, easy-to-use, and inexpensive solution. Vendors make legitimate strategic decisions to field products that meet these criteria and appeal to this user segment. An example is Highrise in the contact and lead management category.
This is the case with Outright in the online accounting arena.
Our user reviews get to the heart of the appeal of Outright:
- “I have found Outright to be a great option for self employed individuals, and sole proprietors looking for a simple, basic, and automated way to track their business income and expenses.”
- “For a sole proprietor who has almost no understanding of bookkeeping and accounting, Outright is a great option to simplify those tasks for you business. It is very easy to use and understand even for a non-bookkeeper.”
- “It was extremely easy to sign up for outright and overall it is a simple to use program. It does not have all the bells and whistles that a larger company might need but it is a great solution for small businesses and freelancers.”
When your needs become more sophisticated, you may outgrow Outright. As one user reported, “I may actually be looking into another solution for my bookkeeping that consolidates both my invoicing and my bookkeeping, which Outright does not offer, so I might not be with them long.”
In terms of pricing, Outright can’t be beat. Its full version is $9.95 per month per company, with no contract required, no user limitations, and there is a free 30-day trial. A free version also is available, which lacks some sales and tax tracking and reporting capabilities.
Bottom Line: If you fit the user profile of simple solution at minimum cost, Outright is the perfect choice. If your needs are more sophisticated, look at the solutions higher up on the food chain—such as QuickBooks, Zoho Books, and Xero.
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