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Moses Wambugu
Real User
GUIDER at ONLINE TRAINING AND EARNINGS
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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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
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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 »
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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.

What is QuickBooks Desktop?

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

QuickBooks Desktop customers

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