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R. Michael O'Hanlan
Real User
QuickBooks ProAdvisor at a consultancy
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

* The ability to do deep dives into accounting research * The simplicity of each of its modules with Customers, Vendors, and Employees * As a certified ProAdvisor, their customer service is the best I… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With QuickBooks Desktop, you can open multiple companies. The program is on your computer, it's not cloud-based. I first used it when I ran a not-for-profit for nine years. I was also able to use it… more»

What needs improvement?

In their journal entries, you cannot use Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable more than once. For example, I owe company "A" $100, so company "A" is Accounts Payable, and I just want to list it one… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used Excel. Excel says it's a spreadsheet program but you can use it as a database program, too (which is what QuickBooks is, it's just a bunch of databases that are tied together). One time I was… more»

What other advice do I have?

Intuit really wants its customer to be happy with the product and to be able to use it. And, as an extension, when I teach people to use Desktop, I'm a reference too that they can call, and I use… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When I first started, the only other options were the very expensive programs. QuickBooks Desktop you can find anywhere between $200 and $300 on Amazon or Costco. As a ProAdvisor I can offer… more»
LisaSwan
Reseller
President
Aug 13 2019

What is most valuable?

It is an easy to use accounting software at a reasonable price. It is built for small businesses to track income and expenses, track sales tax and inventory, pay 1099… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product is for a low-cost comprehensive accounting package for a small business. It automatically provides industry reports without additional setup.

What needs improvement?

The ability to integrate outside apps is lacking (compared to the online versions) and ability to download bank transactions does not work as well as it should.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is reasonable and can be bought in-store or online. The number of licenses needed is based on the number of people you will have working simultaneously.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used Intuit QuickBooks Desktop Pro in the past, but it did not have the more robust features that I needed for my business. The Pro version is a good starting point… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would first evaluate if QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online would be the best option for your company. If you decide on QuickBooks Desktop, I would look to the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In comparison to Desktop, I have only used other Intuit products, i.e., Pro, Premier, Enterprise, and Accountant. I have used other online options, such as Xero, and feel… more»
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Paula Byrd
Real User
IRS Registered e-File Provider / Tax Preparer & Consultant at a consultancy with self employed
Aug 22 2019

What is most valuable?

There are many valuable features in this solution, including Bank account feeds and report exporting. There are valuable security features including software access security (login password), data… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Intuit is constantly improving the implementation and integration of third-party apps and data that saves the client and accountant time, reduces data input errors, and provides secure options to… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to have data conversion and upload applications included, without having to pay separately for them. For example, if I export bank account data to a CSV file, I then have to subscribe or… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I also use QuickBooks Online, as well as prior versions.

What other advice do I have?

This solution allows us to outline exactly what data, financial statements, inventory, job costing/budgeting, AP/AR, wage and hour, tax planning/forecasting, or information needed to allow owners and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated other options, but QuickBooks is more appealing to my clients from their out-of-pocket-cost point of view.
Chaunce Dickerson
Real User
Purchasing Analyst
Dec 10 2017

What is most valuable?

It does everything your business needs it to do. The online version is convenient. You can work with it anywhere, even on your phone.

How has it helped my organization?

It keeps bills paid and invoices made. Without QB, we would be a much smaller business. Our ability would be limited to time and resources used in accounting.

What needs improvement?

Ease of usage, more options, and customizable areas, especially for Online QB, which needs more. Eventually, I see everything online, but it is almost as if they are only… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Just buy it online and download it there. If you are a smaller business and one person does everything, maybe try the subscription-based online version.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used another software, an industry specific accounting software. It was very good at what it was for, but most people did not understand how to use it. Therefore, we… more»

What other advice do I have?

Call them and ask for suggestions. They can make sure you get the right version for your business. It will save you time and potentially money.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I asked around, but did not try any others, except TeamDesign, the industry specific accounting software that we were using previously.
Moses Wambugu
Real User
GUIDER at a tech services company
Aug 02 2018

What is most valuable?

Ease of use Compatibility with Windows and offline functionality makes it an all time working software. Easily customizable platform

How has it helped my organization?

Paperless record keeping has made accounting between various store branches easy, and has made it easy to track cash flow and all transactions, which allows for quick… more»

What needs improvement?

The customer response team is slow and sometimes causes the user to have a loss. Improving this would attract new users and help existing users utilize the software for… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The software is not cheap, but is fairly affordable and worth the cost. Its actually the top choice for any accounting tasks, and is easy to set up and start using on the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

None.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good way to go for accounting.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Xero, AccountEdge

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