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What is QuickBooks Desktop?

QuickBooks Desktop is a one-time purchase accounting software to be installed on your office desktop computer.

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Top 20Leaderboard
Nov 16, 2020
An easy to use accounting software at a reasonable price

What is our primary use case?

I have used this product for my own accounting business and my clients' businesses in various industries for 19+ years.

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 online community or a ProAdvisor for help on setting up the best configuration for your company right from the beginning. Always start using a new product like this from the beginning of a fiscal year, not midyear, even if that means entering all the old data.
Paula Byrd
IRS Registered e-File Provider / Tax Preparer & Consultant at Paula Byrd Tax Services
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Top 5Leaderboard
Aug 22, 2019
Feature rich, integrates well with third-party apps, and customizable for businesses of any size and type

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution to provide Bookkeeping, Accounting, Payroll Processing / Reporting, and Federal / State / Local Tax Services either in person or virtually for sole proprietors, self-employed individuals, partnerships, corporations, LLCs, and other and small businesses.

Pros and Cons

  • "There are valuable security features including software access security (login password), data backup (getting all transactions and data from the previous bookkeeper), and an audit trail that is available when changes are questioned."
  • "We would like to have data conversion and upload applications included, without having to pay separately for them."

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 management to make educated business decisions regarding efficient and effective management of business operations, cash management, marketing/sales force management, asset purchases, etc.