Winners:

1116 votes

239 votes

942 votes

315 votes

3818 votes

Congratulations to the
2014 Awesome Application Award Winners

The Awesome Application Award winners were announced on November 4th, 2013 at the 2013 Accounting Solutions Conference at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

 

All Awards All Awards
BigTime Award BigTime Award
BigTime Mobile
BigTime Award BigTime Award
BizTools Professional Analytics
BigTime Award BigTime Award
Corecon V7
BigTime Award BigTime Award
MiSys Manufacturing
BigTime Award BigTime Award
RUN, Powered by ADP - Payroll
BigTime Award BigTime Award
ShipRush
BigTime Award BigTime Award
OneSaas
BigTime Award BigTime Award
TSheets
BigTime Award BigTime Award
Tallie

 

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The Sleeter Group's Awesome Application Awards Program is designed to recognize quality software solutions available in the SMB accounting software marketplace. Each year, we research solutions to identify and recognize the companies and products who deliver an "awesome" to their customers.



Nominated Product: RUN, Powered by ADP - Payroll
Category: Payroll
URL: http://www.accountant.adp.com

 

Overview

RUN Powered by ADP® Payroll for Partners is an easy to use, full service payroll platform that provides accountants with an integrated suite of payroll, HR and time & attendance products backed by ADP's technology, compliance and security teams, and supported by a dedicated accountant service organization.  It is the platform of choice for thousands of accountants who want to grow their practices with less work, less worry and more profit.

Awesome Nominee Video:

 

Product Pricing Information

RUN Powered by ADP® Payroll for Partners

  • Standard price - $22/month for a Do-It-Yourself, Non-Tax filing product
  • Prices increase for the following product versions:
    • eFile/ePay
    • Tax-Filing
    • Tax-Filing + HR

Volume discounts apply.

Key Product Features
  • Full range of tax filing options - from non-tax electronic filing and depositing up to full-tax filing options with integrated HR features
  • Payroll liability preview for improved cash flow management
  • Multiple employee payment options, including 24-hour direct deposit, bank card and ADP® Check
  • General Ledger Interfacing with QuickBooks®, QuickBooks Online, Creative Solutions, Xero and export to CSV format
  • Single-sign dashboard firm view for easy access to all clients for processing of multiple payrolls
  • Integrated with time and attendance, HR features and retirement service solutions
  • Mobile-friendly user interface and wizard makes implementing and processing a payroll easy
  • Complimentary customized marketing collateral starter kit with brochures in the firm’s color scheme and industry graphics
Accounting Software Integration

Integrates with:

  • QuickBooks
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Enterprise
  • Creative Solutions
  • Xero

Integration Features:

  • Exports to CSV for importing into excel and other accounting software


Nominated Product: BizTools Professional Analytics
Category: Business Analytics
URL: http://www.biztoolsanalytics.com

 

Overview

BizTools has served mid-market and enterprise scale clients for over a decade delivering best practice business intelligence, reporting, dash boarding, KPI monitoring and multi-dimensional analytics solutions. Now, BizTools leads the way developing performance management solutions for accountants and advisors working with small business clients that provide these same capabilities through simple, convenient and cost effective products that seamlessly integrate with QuickBooks. BizTools Professional Analytics is a true OLAP based multi-dimensional analytics solution designed for QuickBooks. This technology makes it easy for non-technical users to very quickly gain actionable insights into their client’s business and provide informed advice. Accountants and advisors can now deliver high value, data driven analytical services to their clients as trusted advisors to proactively help them achieve better outcomes.

BizTools Professional Analytics enables accountants and advisors to differentiate their practices, attract new business and retain more clients. More information can be found at www.biztoolsanalytics.com

Awesome Nominee Video:

 

Product Pricing Information

Single User - $1,995, multi user discounts apply.

Links
Overview   |   Key Features   |   Resources   |   Demos
Key Product Features
  • Comprehensive KPIs and Financial Ratios built in so you can easily monitor and analyse key trends to identify strengths and weaknesses in your business and plan ahead.
  • True multi-dimensional OLAP Cubes for analytics across Finance and Sales let you slice and dice the data in minutes for consistent, accurate results, the way you need it.
  • Automated data import from QuickBooks eliminates time consuming, repetitive and error prone manual processes.
  • Semi-Automated account mapping provides fast, reliable yet flexible integration to suit your business and chart of accounts.
  • Minimal implementation effort enables you to install and get up & running in hours for a quick ROI.
  • Enables you to deliver high value, data driven analytical services to your clients as a trusted advisor to help them achieve better results.
  • Helps you to differentiate your practice, attract new business and retain more clients.
Accounting Software Integration

Integrates with:

  • QuickBooks Desktop - Pro/Premier/Enterprise Editions (US and AUS)

Integration Details:

BizTools Professional Analytics is a reporting and analytics solution that seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks Desktop via Intuit SDK


Nominated Product: Tallie
Category: Time and Expense
URL: http://usetallie.com

 

Overview

Meet Tallie. Powered by SpringAhead (makers of the revolutionary time and expense reporting software), Tallie is the only mobile business expense report platform designed for users, built by finance experts and engineered to integrate with accounting systems and accounting-related SaaS solutions. Simple, easy, powerful.

Tallie intelligently scans, categorizes and matches receipt and credit card data, automatically generates expense reports, and seamlessly pushes data into financial accounting systems. It allows automatic and selective transaction import from multiple credit cards. To ensure data integrity, drive usage and control fraud, Tallie includes a suite of compliance (policies, groups, multi-level approval routing), internal control (duplicate identification, project accounting, general ledger mapping), and analytics tools.

While Tallie virtually integrates with all accounting software systems, we are also the first and only expense report solution to offer seamless, bi-directional integration with Bill.com. This cloud-based integration features deep, real-time data synchronization in all critical expense data: account, customer, vendor, item, and class. This ensures that your expense and billing data are always up to date, no matter the system you are using.

These powerful partnerships work together to create a single system of record for financial data and related sources files, all beginning with the receipt. To top it off, Tallie boasts award-winning proprietary integration with QuickBooks. What's not to love?

Awesome Nominee Video:

 

Product Pricing Information

Free 14-Day Trial
- Full data capture features, compliance & internal controls, and technology & security assurance at no charge
- Zero charge for receipt scanning
- Export expense report details, receipts and accounting distributions in simple PDF format
- Simple website signup


Advanced Account
- Full data capture features, compliance & internal controls, and technology & security assurance at no charge
- Zero charge for receipt scanning
- Unlimited credit card transaction importing
- Routine direct data sync with Bill.com available
- Export expense report details, receipts and accounting distributions in simple printed PDF format, or directly to Bill.com and/or SmartVault
- $9 per active user*, monthly
- $27 minimum monthly charge


Custom Account
- Full data capture features, compliance & internal controls, and technology & security assurance at no charge
- Zero charge for receipt scanning
- Unlimited credit card transaction importing
- Custom data integration and export solution unique to your company’s needs, covering Bill.com, SmartVault, accounting systems, payroll, custom CSV, printable PDF and more
- One-time integration setup fee, rate dependent on integrations selected, which covers one-on-one implementation and training with a Tallie Product Expert
- Routine direct data sync with Bill.com and/or QuickBooks available
- $9 per active user*, monthly
- $45 minimum monthly charge


*Active user is defined as any user who creates an expense in his or her Tallie account during the billing period. Creating an expense is defined as any action that creates a new expense tile on the Purchases page. This includes scanning a receipt, manually entering expense details, calculating mileage, or importing a credit card transaction.

Key Product Features

Data Capture
- Simple intuitive interface
- Flexible credit card management
- Mobile apps
- Flexible mileage
- Foreign currency support


Compliance & Internal Controls
- Policy controls
- Approval routing
- Powerful data analytics
- Flexible project accounting
- Smart auto-categorization


Data Integration
- Custom CSV export to virtually any accounting or payroll system
- Bi-directional data sync with QuickBooks and Bill.com
- Document storage
- Flexible export based on accounting preferences
- One-click export to multiple destinations


Technology & Security
- Advanced security encryption
- Cloud-based platform
- Proprietary OCR technology for receipt scanning
- Web 3.0 development

Accounting Software Integration

Deep, Bi-Directional Integration:
- Bill.com
- QuickBooks

Direct Export Integration:
- SmartVault

Flatfile Data Export Options:
- All Payroll Systems
- All Accounting/ERP Systems
- All HRIS Systems

Integration Details - Bill.com:
Tallie exports detailed expense data as bills directly into Bill.com, and uses routine, bi-directional sync with Bill.com to ensure that your expense and billing data are always up to date, no matter the system you are using. Upon initial setup, Tallie and Bill.com sync the following data:
- Accounts
- Customers
- Vendors
- Items
- Classes/departments.

Integration Details - Quickbooks:
Tallie offers award-winning real-time data synchronization and powerful proprietary integration to and from QuickBooks in all critical expense data:
- Account
- Customer
- Vendor
- Items
- Class/departments

Integration Details - SmartVault:
Tallie directly exports data to storage leader, SmartVault, to create a single system of record for financial data and related source files, beginning with receipt images assets.


Nominated Product: TSheets
Category: Time & Attendance
URL: http://www.tsheets.com

 

Overview

Founded in 2006, TSheets is the #1 employee-rated and requested time tracking software on the planet.

On February 7th this year, Intuit introduced TSheets to its app center. The market response was extraordinary with customers posting more than 90, 5-Star reviews in just 4 months. Recently, TSheets was listed as an Intuit app favorite (May 2013 email). More than a timer; TSheets is an application designed for payroll, recording start and stop times even when the application is closed.

Insanely simple to use, employees can track time using a computer, mobile phone, GPS-enabled apps, text, dial in, Twitter and more - with clock in / out punch card or manual timesheet flexibility.

Featuring smart, reliable integration with QuickBooks (online & desktop), TSheets solves payroll’s biggest challenge - time tracking for hourly employees. TSheets simplifies payroll by eliminating duplicate time entry and costly payroll errors, saving accountants' time and improving bottom line productivity.

Awesome Nominee Video:

 

Product Pricing Information
  • $5/user/month + $20 base fee/month
  • Free 14-day trial

Additional pricing information can be found here

Links
Features   |   For QuickBooks   |   Mobile Suite   |   Add-ons   |   For ProAdvisors
Key Product Features:

FLEXIBLE

  • Real-time punch clock
  • Manual time entry
  • Unlimited multi-level job codes
  • PTO, vacation and holiday options
  • Custom Fields
  • Add-ons for easy tracking
  • Employee Alerts

MOBILE

  • iPhone native application with GPS
  • Android/Google application with GPS
  • Crew App for iPhone and Android
  • Dial in phone call
  • Cell phone web application
  • SMS text messaging
  • Twitter integration

SECURE

  • SSL encryption
  • Login with Active Directory
  • Daily backups
  • Custom permission levels
Accounting Software Integration

Integrates with:

Flatfile Integrations or Available Report Export Templates for:
  • QuickBooks Desktop
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Sage
  • ADP
  • Peachtree
  • Paychex
  • eXpert
  • Ceridian
  • Comvida
  • Darwin
  • EChx
  • Evolution
  • MAS 200
  • MAS 90
  • Panorama
  • Paylocity
  • PayPlus
  • EZWeb
  • Sagepro
  • Timberline
  • And more

Integration Details:

TSheets will import the following information from QuickBooks:

  • Active Employees
  • Active Vendors with a first and last name
  • Active Customers and Jobs
  • Service Items
  • Payroll Items

As employees track time in TSheets, all the time will remain in the system until you are ready to review it and send it across to QuickBooks. At the time of the export, TSheets will send employee timesheets to QuickBooks, where it will populate the Weekly Time Card with the exact detail that was created in TSheets - right down to the notes. Depending on your account configuration, you could send the following to QuickBooks:

  • Employee / Vendor Name
  • Time Tracked Against a Customer, Job and Service Item
  • Whether the Timesheet is Billable
  • Overtime Hours
  • Payroll Items Associated with Regular / Overtime / Paid Time Off
  • Timesheet Notes / Descriptions

Customers can use the QuickBooks Web Connector to sync their QuickBooks for Windows account with their TSheets account, or the QuickBooks Online Integration to sync their QuickBooks Online account with their TSheets account. For hosted QuickBooks solutions, the QuickBooks Intuit Anywhere integration allows the Intuit Sync Manager to transfer data quickly and easily between the QuickBooks company file and the TSheets account.

 


Nominated Product: MISys Manufacturing
Category: Inventory Management - Manufacturing
URL: http://www.misysinc.com

 

Overview

MISys Manufacturing software is a comprehensive, affordable application that transforms entry-level accounting software into industrial-strength manufacturing systems. With 29 years of experience working with manufacturers and over 8,000 systems sold worldwide, MISys Manufacturing is a proven solution for manufacturing companies. MISys Manufacturing is known for the depth and thoroughness of its functionality like time-phased MRP, shop floor control, 16 level BOMs, serial/lot number tracking and more. MISys Manufacturing is much less expensive than other software systems with equal functionality. The MISys development and QA teams provide regular updates to the software, backed up by a Vermont tech support department. The software can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud with a hosting partner.

Awesome Nominee Video:

 

Key Product Features:
  • Extensive tracking of manufacturing inventory and work in process (WIP)
  • Multi-level bills of material with full explosion down to 16 levels deep.
  • Net-change physical inventory with cycle counting.
  • Batch-oriented or direct entry of all stock transfer transactions.
  • Full back-flushing of all assembly transactions.
  • Choice of standard, average, LIFO, or FIFO costing methods.
  • Cost adjustment with roll-up through all BOM levels.
  • Work orders to document and track production activity.
  • Extensive reporting using industry-standard report generator (Crystal Reports).
  • Record detailed stock status for all inventoried items.
  • Track inventory in multiple locations.
  • Maintain inventory levels with minimum, maximum, and reorder points.
  • Instantly display transaction history, where-used (BOM implosion), and outstanding order status.
  • Can optionally allow or prevent negative inventory levels
  • Associate a unique set of general ledger accounts with a specific item, job, or location
Links
Features   |   Demo   |   6-Step Tour
Accounting Software Integration

Integrates with:

  • Intacct - Spring 2013
  • Intuit QuickBooks US Edition, 2013
  • Intuit QuickBooks Canadian Premiere 2013
  • Sage 50 Accounting US Edition (Peachtree) 2014
  • Sage 50 Accounting CA Edition (Simply) 2013
  • Sage 300 ERP (Accpac) 2012 (Version 6.1)

Integration Details:

MISys Manufacturing software is designed to manage all of the transactions incurred in a company's manufacturing process, including the creation and maintenance of manufacturing inventory records (raw materials, work in process), multi-level bills of material, production scheduling, materials requirement planning and purchasing, shop floor control, labor tracking, serial/lot number tracking and barcoding. All transactions are captured in a MISys sub-ledger which integrates with the general ledger of the FAS at period end. The finished inventory is transferred from MISys Manufacturing to the FAS upon completion so that the goods can be shipped to the customer from the FAS or another application. MISys Manufacturing utilizes the published SDKs of the FAS to integrate the data.

Product Pricing Information
Modular pricing. Starts at $3,995


Nominated Product: ShipRush
Category: Shipping Automation
URL: http://www.shiprush.com

 

Overview

QuickBooks invoices, sales orders, and sales receipts automatically download to the ShipRush Order Manager, where shipments can be processed singly or in bulk. ShipRush can automatically print packing lists, send an email to the customer, etc. ShipRush also saves the tracking number back to QuickBooks, and can add the actual shipping cost to the invoice as a line item. It does not require QuickBooks running on the shipping computer, so confidential financial information can be kept secure.

Awesome Nominee Video:

 

Product Pricing Information
  • USPS & Stamps.com - Free!
  • UPS & FedEx - Prices vary, click here for pricing table
Key Product Features

All new QuickBooks integration with ShipRush Order Manager

  • QuickBooks orders automatically download to ShipRush Order Manager
  • Automatically prints packing lists
  • Process shipments in bulk
  • Saves tracking number back to QuickBooks
  • Automatically emails the customer with the tracking number
  • Adds actual shipping cost to the invoice in QuickBooks
  • Does not require QuickBooks running on the computer
  • FedEx savings of up to 21% with no weekly or monthly minimum
Accounting Software Integration

Integrates with:

  • Quickbooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise - 2007 and above

The ShipRush Order Manager integrates to QuickBooks using the QuickBooks Web Connector. Customers go through a brief set up process where they download the Web Connector file containing ShipRush as an integrated application. Once the setup is finalized, invoices, sales orders, and sales receipts are downloaded into ShipRush. Additional details can be found here


Nominated Product: Corecon v7
Category: Construction and Project Management
URL: http://www.corecon.com

 

Overview

Corecon's flagship product, Corecon v7, is a web-based suite of software for estimating, project management, job cost control and scheduling. Being web-based, contracting firms will have the ability to access their project information anytime from anywhere and store data in one central location. With its built-in wizards that automate complex tasks or comprehensive executive dashboards to analyze project budgets, Corecon provides cutting-edge technology to maximize the profitability of one's projects and make all departments work more efficiently.

Corecon Mobile is an extension of Corecon V7 and is compatible with Android, Apple, Blackberry, Palm and Windows smart phones and tablet devices. This solution is free to all subscribers and provides access to crucial information for employees and management that are on the go.

 

Product Pricing Information
Description 1-4 Users 5-9 User 10+ Users
Corecon V7 - Pro $60.00/user/mo $54.00/user/mo $51.00/user/mo
Corecon V7 - Project Manager $50.00/user/mo $45.00/user/mo $42.50/user/mo
Corecon V7 - Standard $40.00/user/mo $36.00/user/mo $34.00/user/mo
Corecon V7 - Collaboration $30.00/user/mo $27.00/user/mo $25.50/user/mo
Corecon V7 - Estimating Only $20.00/user/mo $18.00/user/mo $17.00/user/mo
Links
Features   |  Pricing   |   Demo
Accounting Software Integration

Integrates with:

  • Quickbooks Desktop
  • Sage 50
  • SAP Business One

Integration Details

Job Costing - Click here for details


Nominated Product: OneSaas
Category: Cloud Integration Tools
URL: http://www.onesaas.com

 

Overview

Automate your workflows and connect your business

  • Forget about cut and paste. Connect your applications and start synchronizing
  • OneSaas integrates with more than 50 cloud applications; CRM, Email Marketing, Accounting, Billing, Invoicing, eCommerce stores and more. There's no need to download excel spreadsheets or match up CSV files. Connect your apps and synchronize your data!

Set up everything you need in minutes, not hours

  • Spend less time on manual processes. More time on business.
  • Setting up your account is easy and OneSaas will guide you along the way. A typical integration can take 10-15 minutes to set up. Once you've set up everything the way you want it we'll keep the data across your business up-to-date and in synch.

No expensive set up fees and no contracts

  • Save money on custom integrations and save time on manual processes
  • OneSaas integration plans range from $10 - $35 per month. There are no obligations and no fixed contracts. You're in control and have the flexibility to change your applications and the data being synchronized whenever you need to.
Awesome Nominee Video:

 

Product Pricing Information

Subscriptions from $20 per month

Links
Integrations   |   Support
Key Product Features

Contacts (customers, accounts, contacts, organisations, suppliers)

  • Synchronize customer details between any connected service and your accounting software, including creating, updating and deleting contacts between systems based on rules you set
  • De-duplicate and merge contacts and capitalize names during retrieval to improve data quality
  • Synchronize customer details from all stage of the sales cycle in CRM services to your accounting software, including creating, updating and deleting contacts between systems based on rules you set
  • Filter contacts to selectively synchronize based on tags in the source service

Lists, Groups and Segmentation

  • Synchronize lists from your accounting and other services to a connected email marketing service
  • Map contact tags from your accounting and other services to groups and segmentation in a connected email marketing service

Products

  • Retrieve products from shopping carts, POS, billing/invoicing and CRM and create or update them in your accounting software

Orders

  • Retrieve all Orders from shopping carts, POS, billing/invoicing and CRM (e.g. converted opportunities and leads) and OneSaas will create invoices in your accounting software and update stock levels and payments
  • Apply Tax information on the orders

Fulfillment and Shipping Tracking

  • Retrieve all Orders from your accounting and your ecommerce shopping cart and pass to your 3PL or drop-shipper for fulfilment
  • OneSaas automatically passes Shipping Tracking from your 3PL or drop-shipper back to your ecommerce shopping cart

Summary Sales from POS generate daily invoices summarizing accounts By Location / Outlet for:

  • Refunds
  • Gift Vouchers
  • LayBys
  • Overpayments
  • Promotional/Marketing Sales (sales “paid” out of expense accounts)
  • Automatic grouping
  • Special handling for Negative Daily summaries
  • Purchase Orders

Inventory / Stock Levels

  • Stock Adjustments
  • Stock Transfers

Custom Fields and Custom Objects

  • If you have custom fields or objects in a CRM service that you would like synchronized with other services on your OneSaas file, OneSaas can accommodate custom mapping and business rules
Accounting Software Integration

Integrates with:

  • QuickBooks Online
  • Saasu
  • Kashflow
  • MYOB
  • Sage One
  • Xero

Integration Features:

  • When a transaction (sale, order, bill, invoice) originates from any of 50+ connected ecommerce shopping carts, POS systems, CRM services, billing/invoicing services, or job/project management services, OneSaas creates orders and invoices in the accounting software, updates payments, creates or updates the associated contact, creates products on the fly and more.


Nominated Product: BigTime Mobile
Category: Time & Expense
URL: http://www.bigtime.net/mobile

 

Overview

BigTime Mobile makes it possible for small- and mid-sized accounting firms to go beyond basic mobile time and expense tracking features to access higher-level, sophisticated project management capabilities previously unavailable to the industry on a mobile device.

BigTime Mobile takes remote time and expense tracking to a whole new level, putting pro- level time and expense tracking functionality in the palm of your hand. In our early stage development we discovered that users wanted more than just a timer when they're out on the road. They wanted the ability to manage projects, have full access to staff/client contact information, and see data by the week, even month. And they wanted to do it in a way that's organic to how they already interact with their smartphone.

BigTime Mobile provides anytime, anywhere access to virtually all of the features that the BigTime desktop version offers. From a timesheet format that lets users submit time as easily as sending an email, to expense entry that lets them log billable or non-billable costs, offline or online, upload pictures of receipts and much more.

Awesome Nominee Video:

 

Product Pricing Information
  • Free to current subscribers of BigTime Express and BigTime IQ.
Key Product Features:
Remote time tracking features:
  • Easily track time, online or offline
  • User-friendly format, with one-tap timers
  • Fully customizable, with daily/weekly views
  • Submit timesheets right from the app
  • Link directly to QuickBooks
Hassle-free expense entry features:
  • Intuitive mail-like expense entry interface
  • Logs reimbursable expenses online or offline
  • Upload iPhone photos of receipts
  • Track costs by project, task, type and more
  • Auto sync with web for instant backup
  • Submit in app and link to QuickBooks
Real-time team/project information:
  • One-tap access to your clients and staff
  • Call, text or email clients right from the app
  • Offline access to customer contact info
  • Syncs with your existing BigTime account
  • Get the big picture on job/client data
Accounting Software Integration

Integrates with:

Integration Details
  • QuickBooks Desktop
All of your data from QuickBooks is pulled into the BigTime Mobile app automatically.
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