KidKare vs Accounting by Wave

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Best For

Home daycare providers, sponsors, and centers.

Wave's target market is small business owners (1-9 employees), freelancers and solo entrepreneurs. Wave has users in 200 countries around the world and our ecosystem is 4 million strong.

Ideal number of Users

1 - 1000+

1 - 1000+

Rating


4.7 / 5
(497)
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4.4 / 5
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Ease of Use


4.6 / 5


  • "It is the most comprehensive record keeping tool that is designed for child care providers. It is relatively easy to use."

  • "As a mom having kidkare has given me some piece of mind and easy in dealing with the day care provider that my child goes to. Easy to use and communicate with my daycare provider."


4.4 / 5


  • "Overall, this software was easy to use and is perfect for just about any small business to stay on top of their financial matters, including professional invoicing."

  • "It's free and easy to use so I liked it a lot. Pretty much all the features needed for a start-up are all there and everything is self-explanatory."

Customer Support


4.5 / 5


  • "I absolutely love the customer care I get when I need help. I really appreciate every call I have ever made."

  • "The reports are great for income taxes at the end of the year as it categorizes everything for you. Technical support has been very supportive and prompt."


4.1 / 5


  • "Easy to use and understand. Great customer service and training to help you get a good start with getting things going."

  • "I also like that their customer service is responsive and you can chat when you have questions."

Features & Functionality


4.5 / 5


  • "Ive had a great experience using kidcare...I can keep track of menus and attendance way better than paper ...i am better organized and can get my stuff in quickly thank you."

  • "I have several menus saved and it is very quick and easy to call them up and make my weekly plans. I also love the fact that I can use the app on my phone and can do it from there as well."


4.2 / 5


  • "It's really robust - the best free app there is out there. Quickbooks got too complex, but this is just right for a small business owner, and I can keep track of many businesses."

  • "Bookkeeping is one of my least favorite things about owning a business but this application has helped quite a bit. It makes it super easy to track invoices and collect payments."

Value for Money


4.5 / 5


  • "KidKare is a great value for the cost. It is the most cost effective daycare software out there and it does have most features that a daycare would be looking for."

  • "Overall, I love the program. I look forward to better budgeting with business expenses because I'm able to view and run reports much faster than flipping through pages of data."


4.7 / 5


  • "It's perfect for start ups who don't want to spend money on software. There is a huge knowledge base and how tos to help if you have no experience in accounting like me."

  • "What I like most about Wave Accounting software is the price. Wave accounting software is excellent for small businesses with small operating budgets."

Product Features

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CPA Firms
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchase Orders
  • Tax Management
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CPA Firms
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchase Orders
  • Tax Management

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Platform

Web/Installed

Mobile

Web/Installed

Mobile

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online
  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Training

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  • check Live Online
  • check Webinars
  • check Documentation
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