Intuit

QuickBooks Online


4 / 5
2458 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

The #1 Accounting and Financials software for Small Business.


Average Ratings

2458 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Intuit
  • quickbooks.intuit.com

About QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online is a small business accounting software and app that allows you to manage your business anywhere, anytime. Used by over 3.3 million customers, QuickBooks Online provides smart tools for your business, yet is easy to use. You can organize your books, manage expenses, send invoices, track inventory, and even run payroll. With QuickBooks Online, you can get organized, save time, and even get paid fast by adding payments features. Best of all, you can try it for free for 30 days.


QuickBooks Online Features

  • Accounts Payable
  • 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
  • Approval Process Control
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Cash Management
  • Check Printing
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Fraud Detection
  • General Ledger Entry
  • Vendor Management
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Check Processing
  • Collections Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Online Payment Processing
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Partial Payments
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Billing
  • Billing Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Dunning Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Tax Calculator
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Management
  • Collections
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • General Ledger
  • Payroll Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Spend Management
  • Tax Management
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Balance Sheet
  • Capital Asset Planning
  • Cash Management
  • Consolidation / Roll-Up
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Income Statements
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Profit / Loss Statement
  • Project Budgeting
  • Run Rate Tracking
  • Version Control
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Audit Trail
  • Balance Sheet
  • Cash Management
  • Consolidation / Roll-Up
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Income Statements
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Department / Project
  • Profit / Loss Statement
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Management
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Compliance Management
  • Donor Management
  • General Ledger
  • Partnership Accounting
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • ACH Check Transactions
  • Bitcoin Compatible
  • Debit Card Support
  • Gift Card Management
  • Mobile Payments
  • Online Payments
  • POS Transactions
  • Receipt Printing
  • Recurring Billing
  • Signature Capture
  • Address Validation
  • Audit Trail
  • Consumer Use Tax
  • Exemption Management
  • Tax Calculator
  • Tax Filing
  • Taxability Verification
  • Transaction Tracking
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Accounts Payable
  • Attendance Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Class Loading
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Private Schools
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • K-12
  • Payroll Management
  • Purchasing
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Gain & Loss Reporting
  • Check Writing
  • Compliance Management
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Statements
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Receipt Management
  • Tax Management

QuickBooks Online Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Gets the job done-- but very buggy.

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quickbooks is easy to "plug in" and go... You can use their templates and basic accounts and set up your own accounting system in no time. I had no bookkeeping or accounting experience before using QuickBooks Online, and I was proficient after about 6 months of part-time use.

Having an accountant log-in is so helpful in today's world so many people are working from home/ traveling/ etc. It is indispensable for my organization to have an online accounting platform that I, my organization's volunteer treasurer, and our hired accountant can all access from our home computers.

As a non-profit organization that only pays a tiny amount of sales tax, that portion of the software is very functional and is one fewer thing I have to deal with.

I do not use payroll through this system, so I cannot comment on the functionality of that portion.

Cons: The bugs in the software (accounts that won't delete, messing up check numbers, etc) are the most annoying part of using QuickBooks Online for me. If you are a small team, you can just work around them and you eventually learn what they are, but it is repeatedly annoying. Their customer service is weak, but there are lots of affordable training courses that can fill in those gaps as you use the program.

I sometimes wish that Quickbooks Online were MORE customizable (i.e. allow you to delete certain generic accounts), and I sometimes wish it were LESS customizable (journal entries can be numbered ANYTHING which confuses me). Overall, I think it allows me to do most of what I need to do in bookkeeping for my non-profit.

Overall: QuickBooks online has its weaknesses and bugs. However, after my research I think it's the best option out there for now.

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Lesser of two evils

Jul 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I am not an accounting professional but with a basic understanding of accounting principal, I have been able to use this software to organize my company for the last 10 years. I have made the switch in 2014 to the online version of it. It lets me to use the software anywhere including mobile device and I have been very happy with all the updates Intuit has been making last 3-4 years.

Cons: Everything about customer service. As a long time user, I know the infamous reputation of Intuit at every level. This is one of the SO MANY experiences I had: I had one issue that persisted since 2014. It was a simple issue, but it also caused me some great inconvenience. So I had been contacting them every now and then and the issue was not resolved until recently in 2018. It turned out to be it was as simple as clearing cache. However, every time I called, I had to explain the situation as if it's never been recorded, follow their instruction to do the troubleshooting, then they were puzzled how that happened, and then say that 'someone' will follow up. And THAT NEVER HAPPENED. I got so fed up and had to be on the phone more than 4 hours to a point that the issue was escalated to the presidents' office. I was told that there was a glitch in the system that I had to move to a new account. As they moved my data to a new account, I found out that it won't move credit card or social security info. As I was preparing for the final move, I realized that they have been charging me double. I requested to refund or extend the membership, but they did it again - made me wait for 1-2 hours, told me that I'll speak to a floor manager, then just transfer to another dpt- ALL THE TACTICS TO DISCOURAGE TO find the solution for the issue. Finally, they 'concluded' not to extend the membership with an excused made up they cannot provide in written permission. NEVER HAD SUCH BAD EXPERIENCE.

QBO has been a game changer for my business, but I have a few complaints.

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I converted from QB Desktop Pro to QBO about a year ago, and it has been a game changer for me. Some pros:

1. The design is much more aesthetically pleasing and intuitive than QB Desktop. I now feel comfortable doing my own reconciliations rather than paying a bookkeeper, as it is much more natural than the steps required before.

2. I can easily add users and therefore don't need to pass the file back and forth. Before, I'd forget that my bookkeeper is working on my file and would make changes, which caused big problems. This is no longer an issue.

3. I can login anywhere.

4. The apps are a big deal for me. For example, I have an app called "Importer Pro" which allows me to import the schedule from my scheduling software. It then automatically generates and invoice for my clients, and it could also automatically generate an invoice for my independent contractors based on the work they do. This saves me about 25 hours per week. I could not have done this with QB Desktop.

Cons: There are two main (and large) problems I've found:

1. You cannot revert your company. So if you make a big error, or a disgruntled employee with QBO access logs in and messes everything up, there is no going back. That's a big issue. Luckily, it has not been a problem for us yet.

2. If you need to edit a past invoice, it deletes the description and changes the hour to 1. This became a problem for me when I realized that the line items were not mapped to the client, and I needed to change the "product/service" to something that is mapped to the client. Previously, I was using a generic term in "product/service" for all clients, not realizing it was an issue. However, I cannot go back through my past invoices and change the product/service because it will delete the description and edit the hours, which is way too time consuming to deal with. I have thousands of line items that are not mapped to the client.

I reported both of these issues to QBO. Asked to talk to a supervisor after the first person was very unhelpful and clearly not trained well. The supervisor said he would talk to the development team and call me back within 48 hours. That was months ago and of course, no call. Disappointing.

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Great Features. Value for money (at the moment). Poor Customer Service

Aug 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quickbooks Online (for Australia) has great features. It has been around for a long time and has developed a really good platform. Features, such as inventory and payroll are well developed. The reporting available with QBO is excellent - very detailed and flexible.

Cons: When things go wrong...the service is very poor. I've had overseas staff who did not know the system, or how things work in Australia. I have had customer support staff not get back to me. And I've had them flat out tell me that they can't help.

Quickbooks is trying to buy market share in Australia, so they are offering significant discounts. This makes the software really affordable...but there is no telling how long these discounts will last. The expiration of a 50% discount may be a nasty surprise for a small business when it does go away. Which it will...at some point.

Don't get caught with the Self-Employed Sole Trader version of Quickbooks online. Your Accountant can't view your data, the reporting is poor and you can't migrate your data to other software. It is a very very basic accounting package...that is not very functional and provides no future proofing.

Overall: Quickbooks Online is great for businesses that have inventory, job management, budgetting or a large payroll. While these features are available with other software (such as Xero)...it is often for an additional cost. QBO includes these features in their offering. Great for retail, manufacturing and distribution-type businesses.

For service-based business that focus on services, such as consultants, professionals or creatives I would recommend Xero as a better alternative.

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When it doesn't stink, it's awesome

Jun 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's up time is tremendous. It's prettier than it used to be and getting a little prettier by the year. (The Benjamin Button of Software). It doesn't crash in the middle of doing stuff. Their support is very responsive. API plugins. Yeah, high marks, mostly.

Cons: 3 things:

1. Emailing invoices. They don't have good alerts for when you have a bad email address for a customer and this can kill.

2. They don't have a way of automatically adding late payment penalties into the invoicing process. We had to plug in some outside software through an API to effectively deal with this.

3. Somewhat related to #2, it seems weak on automated collection efforts to me.

4. I've pointed out a bug to them twice and it is still not fixed, 3 yrs or more later. Silliest thing. Used to work beautifully, but when they got prettier, it doesn't work anymore. What? Adding on another invoice to pay to a vendor after you have come to the payment process through the "Pay Bills" process. It wants to subtract instead of add. (the most odd thing) (they hae offered work arounds that are not viable and just won't get it fixed.. or haven't)

5. The block "Ctrl Clicking" in places when it would be really handy to open multiple tabs when editing a bunch of stuff. This forces you to come back to the list, and search again and again instead of keeping the searched list in place. Maybe there is some reason for this burdensome navigation.

Overall: Cloud based accounting. Reliability. Various user roles is nice.

Gives My Small Business a Professional Edge and Makes Accounting a Breeze

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This software is simply amazing! I was on vacation in California last year and my business is Kansas City, MO. I had a client reach out needing copies of her service invoices sent to her lawyer by the end of business day. I was able to jump on a computer at the place I was staying and log in to my companies Quickbooks and meet my customer's need. I guess I would have assumed it would work since it is online, but to see it work in a situation like the one I was in, made me extremely happy.

Pros: Quickbooks Online was a game changer for my business. It has paid for itself 100 times over simply because I can more accurately see where my company is spending money. It also allows me to track where a job came from so I can see, in a matter of seconds, where all my jobs came from and how much I earned. This has helped me stop spending money on marketing or advertising is areas that weren't profitable. The second best thing is that it makes getting customer's copies of their invoices a breeze and looks very professional. We are a small business and referrals are very important and clients feel more secure with a company that has such a professional accoutning system. My third favorite thing is QuickBooks On the Go payment options. It has the lowest processing fee I could find, it is extremely simply to set up and use, and it makes accounting easier because Quickbooks automatically seperates the fee from the profit correctly.

Cons: The only cons are based off of user error and personal lack of Quickbooks software and accounting. However, I have an amazing accountant who handles our Quickbooks. He is patient and also helps me learn how to use the basic functions.

Company cares about their clients

Jun 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Quickbooks Online is easy to use and smartly built. The company cares about its clients and makes resources available online to solve user problems. There's a large community of advisors and experts on the product that support it.

Pros: (1) Easily configurable (2) Multi-user accessible anywhere, anytime. (2) Smart connectivity eases data entry and reconciliations allowed on any account. (3) Can be implemented at a moment's notice preferably by knowledgeable users so that the business owners expectations are met. (4) Great reporting features that can be customized and saved by user (5) Features invoice presentation and payment online which facilitate greatly that part of the operation. (6) Gauges build into the product help monitor the health of the business. (7) Accessible directly online by the professional accountant helps the professional time advice the business owners and correct issues. (8) APPS allow the addition of a variety of features to solve specific business problems. (9) Full system audit trails to monitor the integrity of the system (10) System is regularly backed up. (11) Digital documents can be saved within the system's transactions.

Cons: (1) Need good internet access to use the product. (2) Need more granular user permission for security access (3) Some features should be enhanced directly into the product rather than with the use APPS for example bill payments.

Quickbooks makes DIY bookkeeping easy.

Jul 27, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its very easy to use and pretty intuitive. If you need help a Google search usually helps you find the answer you're looking for. As far as functionality goes, its so easy to use to invoice and track payments. We have subscription based payments as well as payments for services rendered. We also have divisions. Quickbooks Online allows you to track everything together or, in divisions so if we want to see how a division is performing we can. There are multiple ways to track numbers so all of the different reports that are available is just great. I like the online QB because both me and my bookkeeper can log on at any time. The big Pro to QB Online is its integration with so many different softwares and platforms and they even have a WordPress Plugin I believe. We recently started using an online proposal software and it integrates with QB Online so our Bookkeeper no longer has to manually enter in new client info, the proposal software adds all the information for us!

Cons: I wish there was a live chat or some kind of customer service to interact with. I'm not a fan of typical Help pages because I can never seem to find exactly what I'm looking for, so I always like software that is backed by live people who are there when you need them.

Overall: Easy bookkeeping with all the different report types that we need. We can track divisions as well as overall company income/ expenses.

QuickBooks - the Accounting Software When You Really Want to

Jun 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I have been using QuickBooks since 1992 as the CFO for a company with 50 employees. Currently, I am the treasurer for a non-profit and I am again using QuickBooks. I trained our bookkeepers, our financial managers, and worked without accountants to make sure that the software served our needs.QuickBooks is an easy program to use because it is logical, almost intuitive, and it can be adapted to the specific needs of the business. We are audited every year, and QuickBooks provide us with all the information we need and the ability for our Auditor to review it, correct, and verify it through the audit.

Cons: The format of the reports. While it is very easy to create multiple reports and customize them, the standard reports are sometimes cumbersome. Also, now that I am using QuickBooks for a nonprofit, I would really like to make it a requirement for the user to select a Type of Customer when setting up a customer. Our nonprofit organization has clients, donors, foundations, and corporate donors; all these types have previously been set up. However, when the person entering the data is keying in the individual entries, there is no requirement that they select the type of customer. This means that I have to review all transactions before creating the Accountant's Copy for the Auditor, at the end of the year, in order to generate the reports we need.

Excellent Web Application that's Here to Stay

Jan 26, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: It's accessibility from multiple locations and different platforms.

Cons: I feel like the online banking and matching with transactions never seems to work. We have also had issues with filing of our payroll taxes. The forms are automatically submitted but from time to time the numbers are incorrect and we end up overpaying or underpaying.

Overall: We have been using Quickbooks Online since its early release and it has been a pivotal piece of software for our company. QuickBooks Online can be accessed from anywhere. There is no need to have to go to the office to get work done. It can be done 24/7 from anywhere. I work for numerous locations and I am able to update billing and client information without having to go to our office location to get work done. Likewise, I don't have to have a remote server running Quickbooks.

While they are improving on the product, there are aspects that are not intuitive. Right clicking and opening in a new tab does not actually duplicate in a new tab. You have to take several more clicks to do so. At first, when using multiple companies, it is difficult to remember what to click to get into the actual company. It seems several tasks take too many clicks then what should be necessary. I feel like there is a lot of competition with them and Xero and these simple interface upgrades would give them more of an edge.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take time to read the online resources. Also understand that it's a web application so it is constantly evolving. One disappointment is that we'll have a feature (such as the recent transactions window) that we get comfortable using, and then they will move that feature (or remove it completely) in a later release.

Using QBO for Church and Nonprofit Clients

Oct 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, I do like QBO and continue to use it for my clients...but definitely has room for improvements ...without raising the monthly fee. It does work well for my remote clients and with Techsoup's partnership with Intuit and help with nonprofits and Lisa London's How to use QBO with churches book that I send to my clients that use QuickBooks Online...it will continue to be a software I recommend.

Pros: QuickBooks Online works well for many of my church and nonprofit clients. My client, my employees, and myself can all work in the same file at the same time. There are tons of videos and how to books that I can refer my clients to for basic tasks. It's basically easy to use...if set up correctly for a church or nonprofit. The class feature works well for tracking restricted or designated funds. Many apps that I use in my business integrate well with QBO such as Bill.com and Hubdoc.

Cons: It ca get pretty "buggy" at times, but usually logging out and clearing my cookies will take care of it...but not always and getting on with support can take quite awhile. Support is sometimes wonderful and sometimes makes me want to pull my hair out! It's a roll of the dice if you will get someone that knows what they are doing or someone that doesn't have a clue =( My biggest complaint (con) would be the price. They keep increasing it ... knowing that switching accounting software is difficult.

Top notch customer service and good option for people without much accounting experience!

Dec 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We opened our medical practice about one year ago and started out with QBO from the very beginning. As a practice manager with limited accounting experience, I was really intimidated at first. I give credit to QBO for turning this around, however. The QBO interface is very clean, easy-to-use and intuitive. On top of that, there are several well made educational webinars & instructional videos/articles that simplified my understanding QBO & accounting in general. To go even further, the customer service is amazing. I have called them with questions on a number of occasions and the QBO reps have been some of the most professional, knowledgeable, patient, articulate, and courteous phone agents I have encountered. Even with challenging situations, I have always felt well taken care of by QBO.

Cons: We have run into a couple of minor glitches, but nothing major. For about a month, we kept receiving automatic error emails that told us something was wrong with our account billing when there wasn't. It stopped after a while, but we did have to call multiple times and try different fixes with the reps. The only other problem is that a couple of months ago our transactions stopped automatically streaming into QBO. We weren't able to fix our bank connection through QBO and it became a hassle getting our bank involved. I do want to note, however, that our bank was difficult and unpleasant to work with, but that QBO was really great and I felt that the QBO representatives truly took the time and effort to go above and beyond to help resolve the bank account reconnection issue.

Overall: QBO helped our medical practice immensely during our first year of business. I feel like QBO enabled our business operations to run smoothly and efficiently. Working with QBO also taught me a lot about accounting in general and gave me confidence as a practice manager. I strongly recommend QBO for individuals who are new to accounting. I have always felt like a valued customer and I am glad that we chose to use QBO for our accounting needs.

The perfect fit

Nov 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The go-to book-keeping software. It's just right...

Pros: I love that there are many packages available so that I can get just what I need to fit MY business. There is software out there that is a "one-size-fits-all" and you end up paying for services you don't need or not getting the services you DO need. That's not the case with Quickbooks. I am a contractor and I got Quickbooks Online Plus and I can track projects, 1099's, payroll, and all of the simple book-keeping. The projects feature is amazing as I can categorize transactions per job and know my profitability on a particular job with a few clicks. The reporting is great. I give my accountant the login information and at the end of the year, he logs in and does my taxes for me. The mobile app is perfect for bookwork on the go. Snap a picture of the receipt, tag it to a project and account and it's all taken care of. It links to all my bank accounts and cards so I have everything all in one place. I can access it from anywhere and don't need to download anything as I can use the web app in any browser. It's the perfect fit.

Cons: Cons? Well, I guess it could be free... but it saves me more than the subscription rate in time, reporting, and paperwork, so for me, it technically is free...

QB Online goes Everywhere with you and is User Friendly

Dec 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: QB Online has given our company the capability to work remotely and still be able to access all we need through this software. Often times, we have found ourselves needing for draw up bid proposals, check past invoices, and submit payroll while away from the office desktop. QuickBooks Online allows this flexibly to access this information from anywhere with wifi. It also allows several employees to access the information at the same time from varying locations. We have been using this software for nearly 8 years and we have not intentions on using anything else. All accounting duties are done through QB, reconciliations, payroll, payroll taxes, balance sheets, monthly reports, etc. Beyond that we use it for providing bid proposals to our clients. We can easily access past proposals and create invoices directly from them. It has offered us a perfect solution for our accounting and pre-construction daily tasks. QB Online also has the capabilities to sync with TSheets, an employee tracking software that has made the usage of QB online even more user friendly when importing timecards and customer reports.

Cons: Overall, the software is great, however, we would like to see more variety in the bid proposal formatting.

Definite learning curve with this software

Feb 10, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cheap, accessible, pretty good phone support. Intuit also offers credit card processing which ties in pretty easily with QBO software.

Cons: Complicated accounting system which is not intuitive. Easy to make a huge mess of many, many transactions before you realize it.

Overall: I have been using QBO via a web browser, iPhone app, iPad app and Mac based app for about 3 years. There are some cool things available such as reports, the ability to collect payments online, and convenience of mobile apps. However, if you are not familiar with double entry accounting or standard accounting practices, nightmares may ensue. After 3 years, I can manage my small business *most* of the time without having tantrums when things don't match up. I've read a lot online and even ordered books about how to properly use the software and I still have trouble sometimes.

I don't think this is the ideal solution for people who want a simple way to track money in and money out. It's probably too complicated for many small business people, including me. The reason I continue to use it is because it's one of the cheaper options and I'm used to it. I've considered switching to waveapps several times and do use that one for some of my business transactions.

My advice is that if you're going to use QBO, take time to learn how to set it up and use it correctly. If you don't you may end up spending many hours trying to fix months of incorrect entries. It's kinda complicated!

Recommendations to other buyers: Educate yourself on how to do correct set-up and maintenance of the software before you ever start!

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I use QuickBooks Online for accounting for my small business

May 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how I can use it as the one place to go to find accounting info about my business. My cards are all linked, so I can just visit QBO to see transactions. I use it to run payroll and keep track of employee details for HR purposes. I like how I can use it to file my taxes 80% on my own, with only some assistance from a professional accountant. I can use QBO to run reports to get insights on my finances for budgeting and strategy. Expenses can be kept track of very easily.

Cons: QBO does occasionally have some bugs. I had a bug with connecting to my bank, and it resulted in me losing a lot of work. The search function in QBO at times can seem like a joke, and it does not live up to other insightful search functions in other software programs. Often times searching for something that I know is in QBO somewhere, pulls 0 results.

Reconciling accounts can be a big pain, and it can be easy to let things get messy especially as it relates to payroll. You really need to make sure you're on top of payroll and understand every aspect of how paychecks are calculated.

Moving transactions from one Chart of Accounts to another one is not as simple as it may seem. If, for example, I wanted to break down my "supplies" account into two more detailed accounts, it is not a simple process to mass select transactions and move to a new account.

Overall: Saving time and money by not using spreadsheets or relying on an accountant to do everything for me. I studied accounting quite a bit in college, so I know the basics of ledgers, financial statements, etc, so I really do feel confident filing a lot of my reports on my own and using my skills i've learned to save me money.

QuickBooks Online for small businesses

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This product from Intuit, easy to use, full functioning as an accounting software for small businesses. you can easy get started within up to 4 minutes, dig in all administration roles, getting familiar with it, and create your own company. follow up your banks accounts through the available integration between this software and your bank. additional to that you can check in any moment the Chang-Log to every one who just post, add, edit any transaction on the system. a great feature through it, the massive available integration with other softwares especially the POS systems like Vend, Revel. it does really save time and money. I do really enjoyed using this software as a small business.

Cons: as I clarified above this system great for small businesses, for whom bigger than these ones. unfortunately you have to find another solution. the essential point for refusing such one, the Manufacturing service in the accounting systems; it's really important for us the system who we're working on provide the ability to mix multi row materials into one final product. another point, for the users authorities, we can't use it when we have more than one shop and we want to assign a user to a specific store, in doing so we have to establish separate company account for each one to be able to assign the users to their outlets.

Powerful for Cloud-Accounting

Nov 04, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Power & Functionality in the cloud world.

Cons: Pricing can be expensive over the life of a subscription.

Overall: QBO has made some major advances in recent years/months due to the pressure of other cloud-based accounting suites trying to steal Intuit's market share, and these advances have benefited us as end-users. Though the interface and forms-based entry is a little different than the desktop software, the functionality in QBO is realistically quite similar to the Desktop version.

I have not found many limitations to QBO that require any kind of work-arounds, but at the same time, I have had some trouble with software bugs and down-time. I don't think I've experienced as much as others I have heard from, but I have run across a few issues. In comparison to the desktop software, the bugs I've encountered in QBO are almost inconsequential. When you have a bug in the desktop software, it is usually a corrupt file or the loss of information, which I have never encountered with QBO.

There are a couple bells/whistles that are missing from this, like the ability to print signatures on checks, but I usually recommend against that for safety reasons anyway.

On the bright side, I have seen QBO respond to feedback and implement the changes they have heard from customers, so I know that they are continually improving. At this point, I think QBO still stands out above other cloud-accounting software for its power and ability to handle many industries.

Recommendations to other buyers: Find a prodavisor to make sure your setup is done correctly at the beginning. Clean-up can be time consuming down the road if the software isn't integrated and setup correctly with any add-ons.

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The Advanced Accounting Tool; QuickBooks Online. So Effecient

Oct 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As a professional accountant and auditor, accessing the books of accounts online is one of the best attribute for QuickBooks Online. I can get all the financial items of our organization at any place, anytime. This is wonderful. Besides, it has additional features such as budgeting and asset management, some items that other basic accounting tools such as excel spreadsheet lacks. It is an easy to use platform, and the proces of implementation doesn't take long.

Cons: The only think I dislike about QuickBooks Online is its subscription fee. I see it as much exaggerated, where small scale firms may not afford it. Again, when there is some updates, the system slugs and slow down where one cannot conduct their roles. The team should think of having updates that are planned, and the users get informed.

Overall: I personally like the functions of QuickBooks Online and the advanced accounting nature for solving all the financial reporting issues. The automation of all the accounting operations makes this product unique and the best. I see it as the improved version of QuickBooks, and I think the vendor is doing great. It is not a complicated item to use. I see it as the best accounting tool.

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Advanced Accounting Product that is easy to Implement and Use. Try it!!

Oct 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the fact that the Vendor of QuickBooks noted that all things are turning digital, and this means, he had to improve his item to fit the needs of the users. On of the pros for QuickBooks Online is that it is an online based item. One can have its access anytime, anyplace. Two, QuickBooks Online has all the accounting procedure, and this makes the process of preparing the books of accounting easy, accurate, and reliable. Tracking of any mistakes made is also easy and perfect.

Cons: The subscription fee is one of the issue that I noted with QuickBooks Online. Most of the users say that the amount needs some harmonization to reach all the people, despite their financial muscles. Two, when there are updates, the product is extremely slow, and this affects the normal routine of the user. The vendor should set the specific time for update.

Overall: The accounting problems that our firm faced there before got solved by QuickBooks Online. More so, the process of preparing the books of accounting has been made easier, accurate, and this limits the emerging accounting errors. The stakeholders normally obtain correct financial results as per the organization's progress.

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Quickbooks Makes My Business Run Smooth

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As a self-employed web developer, I need all the help I can get with accounting and managing expenses. I first started using Quickbooks Online in 2014, and have seen the product grow and improve significantly over the years. I use the software for invoicing, expenses, 1099 forms, and a few other features. It makes me worry less about accounting and taxes and focus more on what I do best: making the internet a better place, one website at a time.

Cons: For me, there's an overwhelming amount of features that I haven't even used yet, which can be a bit intimidating, especially for someone who runs his business in a very DIY manner. I've noticed the dashboards can be a bit cumbersome when it comes to generating reports and finding basic items for when I need to invoice my clients, but after some time I was able to get over it.

Overall: While I know a lot of people who use other ways to handle and manage accounting, I use and recommend Quickbooks for the simple fact that it integrates with nearly all banks and institutions, and I can send my QB information to my accountant anytime. I'll take peace of mind in exchange for an overwhelming amount of tools and extraneous features any day.

I LOVE QBO, but it still needs some tweeking

Dec 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: One of my QBO Payroll clients has a VERY UNIQUE problem with the naming of a payroll category (Case#516 495 978 and Case#516 903 347). I've called three times for tech support and have been escalated to the Back End team, but each time I'm told that since I'm the only client with this problem it probably won't be resolved because they only address problems with the highest number of complaints. After Jan 1, 2018 I won't be able to process this client's payroll unless the QuickBooks team fixes this problem. It shouldn't take more than a few moments to resolve but QB Back End will not even look at it. So WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE ME?

Pros: Easy to train new staff on how QBO works. Very intuitive, if you're a new user with a question but you look at the page long enough you'll probably find an answer. I love the screen layout and response speeds . After using QBO for 3 years I don't want to convert back to QB Desktop. All but one of my clients have made the switch to QBO.

Cons: Annual price increases of 20-35% for QBO services. Once Intuit has you sucked into QBO they really 'lower the boom' on clients with these annual increases. Reporting is not as robust as QB Desktop. Conversions from QB Desktop don't bring across prior YTD Payroll data.

QuickBooks Online - it is there when you need it on every device

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Comments: QuickBooks online is pretty easy to use for a total non-accountant entrepreneur. Setting it up and using it was pretty easy. Of course I made accounting mistakes along the way as I muddled along but once I hired a bookkeeper, it was easy for her to fix, clean up, and streamline my accounting practices. Even though she had never worked with the online version before, she quickly adapted.

Pros: QuickBooks Online is just what it says. I never have to worry about saving my work or updates. It just takes care of itself that way. When I am away from my office, I can use my iPad or iPhone to do a quick check on my accounts, edit an invoice and send it on it's way. My bookkeeper has equal access and can create checks and invoices for me to approve. It is seamless.

Cons: I don't "own" my accounting software. This is handled with a yearly subscription and the prices can go up in the future. QuickBooks online is its own environment. For someone used to working with any other version, there is a bit of a learning curve to convert to the way that things are done in the online version. The learning curve is not very steep, however, and can be overcome in a very short time.

Way better than QuickBooks Desktop

Oct 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that everything is in the cloud and can be accessed from anywhere. QuickBooks has created a user interface that is intuitive and easy to learn. You don't need to have an accounting degree to be a great bookkeeper because they make it easy.

Cons: Sometimes QuickBooks doesn't have flexibility with classifying balance sheet items and payments on receivables. This is nit-picky, but since we have rental properties in separate classes, it would be nice to be able to run a balance sheet by class and show the correct rents receivable balance. If I want to use the awesome invoicing feature (rent invoices sent to tenants and easily paid with a click of a button!), then the payments received will be classed differently than the receivable. Also, we a refund check comes in, I sometimes have to match a journal entry instead of entering a deposit because it doesn't work to certain accounts. (e.g. when we get a refund on utilities that is capitalized in our fix and flip projects).

Overall: QuickBooks is a necessity for any business. I haven't used anything that competes. The online version is way better than the desktop version.

My experience with Quickbook products

Dec 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: when I start the business, people recommended QuickBooks to me, and I have been using it for almost 2 years. I must say I really like it. I currently use QB payroll and QB online, and it can help me to manage my business already, and it is easy to use. In QB payroll, we can direct deposit salary for each employee, also it can pay all the taxes automatically, generate report automatically, send reminder to me when I have to pay employee, and all the records are in QB, I say it saved me a lot of CPA money and saved a lot of trouble of calculation etc... In QB online, I use it set up the customer, tracking inventory quantity, manage profit, and loss, balance sheet, review business reports. I basically use it every single day. when I first get started, I do have questions, and QB customer service is always helpful. They are creditably friendly and helpful. I get a lot of training from them, it is such a good experience to talk to customer service team, and every time they know the answer to the question. I don't have to call help line too much anymore as I am getting used to the QB Overall, QB is a great software for start-up companies. It can save you a lot of time and money, and well manage the business

Pros: 1. easy to use, pretty straight forward 2. The QB on-line version covers pretty much everything except the inventory control ( bin locations) 3. Linked with our bank, we can do reconcile easily at QB 4. QB payroll is easy to set up, once set up, just click buttons to get things done 5. Great customer service, I enjoyed every agent I speak with, and thanks for all their help

Cons: 1. The iPhone APP seems not so strong, I can't check my inventory quantity, nor my cost. But sometimes when I am traveling, it is easier if I can get this info from my phone 2. There are some actions can't be undone, but it is understandable

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are looking for a software to manage a start up business, I would recommend QB. Just make sure spend some time play with the software when you first start using it, and maybe get a basic training from somebody.

The free ACH Payments are what made me make the move from QBSE to QBO

Nov 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I started out using QBSE when I first started out as a part-time freelancer while still working as a W-2 employee. QBSE was great in the beginning for all the purposes I needed, business expenses, profit and loss, balance statement, mileage tracking, estimated quarterly taxes, etc.

However, as my business grew, specifically with regard to managing my retainer clients, my priorities shifted to save time and energy sending the same monthly invoices over and over and to reduce the credit card processing fees received from my retainer clients. I was paying thousands of dollars per year in credit card processing fees. As a single-owner business, I knew that by saving money on fees there could be more money in my pocket. That was an incentive enough for me. Since QBSE didn't offer the ability to charge ACH payments, I decided to pay a little extra monthly for this feature as well as recurring payments. Let me tell you, it was well worth the initial expense.

It did take a couple of months to transition all of my retainer clients to paying via ACH, and it could have been faster had I done it all at one time, but since I was learning something new myself I didn't want to rush it and screw it all up. I wanted to make things simple for my clients and not more complicated. It was well worth making the transition, and even though I now pay the higher fee for QBO than I did for QBSE, over time I am still be saving hundreds of dollars and recurring invoices are amazing!

Cons: I really liked some of the features offered in QBSE that support individuals like myself who are a single-member LLC, such as maximizing tax deductions with Schedule C categorization, calculating estimated quarterly taxes, and mileage tracking. I wish there was an upgraded version of QBSE that offered recurring expenses and ACH payments, as that is what I really needed at this stage of my business.

Overall: Love the automatic expense tracking, recurring invoices and free ACH payments. I've used multiple accounting softwares and QBO does an excellent job all around.

Good Balance of Ease and Flexibility for Non-advanced Users

Jul 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - As a single-member S-Corp consulting business, QuickBooks Online was more than enough for me to manage my own finances and payroll. It's extremely friendly for non-accountants.

- At the end of the year, you will easily find many certified QuickBook accountants who can do your business taxes by simply inviting them to your account

- Large community with many Q&A available in their public forums. If you run into unusual situations, the community will help you correctly record it in your account. They're friendly to beginners and those who are not familiar with tax laws.

- Lastly, most impressive, when I decided to shutdown my business. QuickBooks Online had a feature to export all of your finances and records! Other competitors who I had tried in the past, had only "import" feature and then they lock you in by not allowing you to export or view your records unless you pay the monthly subscription fees. QuickBook has really impressed me with this ethical mindset.

Cons: - I was unhappy that they somewhat made it a hassle to reach support by making it available via phone only. With busy schedule, I appreciate writing my inquiries via email and forget about them to focus on my other tasks. QuickBooks Online forces you to call support by phone for inquiries

- I believe their pricing needs to be updated with rise of competition, especially for payroll features.

Overall: - Simple accounting for business owners who want to avoid hiring dedicating expensive accountants to manage their daily finances

- Very easy to set up payroll

- Simple and quick e-file for taxes

Takes The Hard Work Out Of Accounting

Aug 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: QuickBooks offers several plans based on your financial needs and I consider it an ideal accounting software for small businesses but it also has the capacity to cover the needs for mid-sized businesses too. The interface seems user-friendly enough as I can view my expenses, invoices, sales, etc. all on my dashboard and everything else can be accessed from the sidebar or just clicking "see all activity" in the lower right hand corner of the page. All the customization options for invoices allows me to add a personal touch when sending them to clients and I can also choose to send reminders or make my invoices recurring as well. When lending money to clients, you always want to make sure that their contact information is up to date and the contact management system makes it easier for me to see all my clients' information in one place, especially if I need to get in touch with them or review their contracts. What really makes QuickBooks worth it, is the payroll which comes at an additional cost. Setting it up is extremely easy and you can also set reminders so your employees are paid on time.

Cons: Despite the detailed dashboard, there was a learning curve as some features were hard to access because they were tucked away in the settings.

Overall: Using QuickBooks allows me to fulfill the financial needs of our company independently.

Great for Small Business

Dec 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Payroll. It is so simple. I have around 60 employees and entering their times and pressing "submit" is the easiest part of the payroll process. Especially with direct deposit. It's actually enjoyable! I would suggest an email feature when payroll is processed (the way Quickbooks Desktop does) - its nice to add comments to employees paystubs that way.

Cons: When I am processing my quarterly taxes, there is not 1 report that gets me all the employee information I need for our local taxes. I end up printing 2-3 different reports and have to reference all of them for each employee. The reports don't export very well to excel so it would be difficult to combine things that way too. They way it does is hard to find and sort information - should be in a chart layout instead.

Overall: As a non-accountant with no formal education in book keeping or payroll or anything related to that, quickbooks is easy to learn and manage. A general knowledge of terms and how things works is helpful, but it is really simple - especially with payroll and e-payment for taxes. So much simpler than keeping track of when everything is due manually.

Much improved and the way of the future

Sep 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: I used to hate this but now we have nearly all of our clients on it. And I have come to like it, though it is different than QuickBooks Desktop.

Pros: Since QBO is cloud based and comes in 3 "flavors", it is a good solution for small businesses and allows for collaboration between the business and the accountant. It (if set up properly) flows the business data in the online tax solution for easy of tax prep. I like the QB Online Accountant features such as "Work" for communication with the client and other team members, though "Work" is not a complete practice management tool. They are continuously improving the product (no new software to buy and versions are not sunsetted), and there is lots of training available online and through webinars. There is security and there are lots of connected apps to meet needs of various businesses and industries.

Cons: If your internet is poor or you don't keep your browser clean you might not be able to work efficiently. There is no discount for annual payment so you are stuck with the monthly subscription for the level you choose. Since they update it frequently it can be a little disorienting when things change. Updates are not rolled out to everyone at the same time.

This is THE standard! Easy and reliable.

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Super easy and intuitive to use. The dashboard is great. It gives a nice overview of what's going on...income, expenses, aging invoices, etc. It's nice to get a snapshot of our accounts when I fist logon. I love the ability for our clients to pay directly from an emailed invoice...just click the pay now button and that's it. It helps speed up the payment process. I also really like the "send reminder" feature for invoices that are aging. Overall, this was a HUGE improvement to the desktop version of QB. And giving multiple team members access to the software has saved a TON of time, since they can help clients rather than having to forward to our payables person.

Cons: I don't like the way the auto credit card payment feature is set up. In QB desktop, you could create a recurring CC transaction, which would then be applied to the client's invoice. Not so with QB Online. The payment logs as a sales receipt, but there's not way to automatically apply it to that client's invoice.

Room for Improvement

Jan 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Accessible anywhere and nice new dashboard.

Cons: Customer Service can be slow sometimes overloaded. Found out somehow enrolled for payroll option but have never signed up for payroll nor do I have employees. They did cancel and offer me credit for the overcharge. Seems they are growing into themselves with a lot of small issues that amount to big problems sometimes.

Overall: QBO is a fundamental program for our business, we rely on it daily. For this reason, I high expectations for its performance and ease of use. Its recently updated interface is nicer with a more graphic dashboard. 2 years ago I wanted to throw it out the window as it was actually creating false information on our statements and creating deposits that never happened. These issues seem to have calmed down. Customer Service has been Hot and Cold, unfortunately, more cold. Long wait times and lengthy 'fix' discussions with issues. Fortunately, my bookkeeper deals with most of these calls so I only get the stress second hand. Reporting features have been stepped up as well but could use more ease of drilling down to specific details. For not really having another small business accounting platform available QBO has been our partner for over 5 years now.

Quickbooks Online

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quickbooks online is quite self intuitive. If you need help, there is an online community that most likely has asked any question or problem you come across. The few times I have called the help desk, they have been extremely helpful and patient. A real person answers the phone. You don't have to wait for someone to get back with you. We also recently started using Job Nimbus to manage our customer information, and Quickbooks syncs to Job Nimbus, which is a nice plus. It's nice that you don't have to worry about updating software, because since we use the online version, the latest version is always available. Sometimes we have to do estimates or get to info when we're out in the field, and can access everything from a mobile device.

Cons: My only real con is that the price goes up after the trial period. I wish there could be one software platform that does it all--accounting, customer management, document storage and contract signature capabilities.

Accountant w/ Multiple Clients using QB Online

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This is great software for small to medium businesses. There is a learning curve if you are used to the desktop version, and if you are a person who uses desktop and does not upgrade it each year, online can be more costly. It does allow you to access it from anywhere, anytime and does alleviate some concerns about losing all of your business data from a computer crash or virus. Customer service is also top notch. I had an issue getting one of my clients signed up for the correct version of online QB, and then my computer died. It took me 2 days to get up and running again and the rep I was dealing with continued to call me to follow up and make sure I was able to resolve the issue for my client. This is one company where I think their customer service is extraordinary.

Pros: This software allows me as an accountant to offer on the spot assistance and answers to clients without requiring remote access or, a visit to their office. It has many of the same features as desktop Quickbooks at around the same cost.

Cons: It does not have job costing capabilities would be helpful although, there is a work around to accomplish this.

Helps run a business

Aug 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like that I can access the information from anywhere, and not just from one computer.

One of the features I use the most is copying transactions, it's kind of hidden under the "More" option, but it's super helpful when logging things repeatedly.

Also the Recurring Transactions section is great, my business has a lot of online resources that we pay for each month or each quarter, and that section saves a lot of time. It's also great whenever get a new credit card, b/c essentially a list of most of the places our credit card info is on file, so we know where to go to change the info.

Cons: I usually find it pretty annoying that I can't open transactions up in multiple tabs, since the transactions will only pull up in the current tab. I guess I get why, you don't want to make a mistake or double log something b/c you lose track of tabs. But I still get annoyed with it.

And I'm not a professional accountant, but I here some of the more complex features of QuickBooks aren't on the online version.

Overall: I'm not a professional or trained accountant, so I do have to get help on some concepts that I don't understand. But I'm able to keep track of all of our expenses, do invoicing, run P&L reports, reconcile accounts, I'm able to do all the important stuff. And since so many other people/businesses use it, it's pretty easy to Google things when I have questions.

The quickbooks online version of accounting for small businesses is an essential tool for success.

Jun 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: My favorite part of quickbooks online is the download from bank accounts, credit card accounts and 3rd party payment processors. As a long time quickbooks user from its early desktop days, the integration of financial information shared with accountants makes any difficulty in moving to quickbooks online so worth it! No more accountant copies, no more waiting for someone else to finish so you can do what you need to.

Cons: The sales report for sales by product summary shows percentage of sales out to the thousandth decimal point - really distracting. There are some differences in how information is reported that when compared to the desktop means for many old school accountants the reports may not appear accurate. HOWEVER - for general businesses - this is a non-issue. The general rule is be consistent.

Great software for tracking income and expenses as a non-profit.

Dec 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is pretty intuitive and easy to navigate. The online feature is great because I can access it at anytime from any computer. It directly links with my bank accounts and credit cards so all of my transactions are brought over to quickbooks with the click of a button. I am then easily able to categorize the expenses and deposits keeping everything well organized. Can also easily run a multitude of different reports to analyze our year's financials. Has some advanced features that I haven't got to yet. Overall, a great program that anyone can learn to use.

Cons: One of my main gripes with the software is the inability to link similar income and expense accounts. As a non-profit, we plan a lot of festivals and events. I create an income category for the event as well as an expense category. That way I can easily see what was spent on the event and how much we took in. The system does not allow me to link these to categories and show balances so I can easily see if the event made money or lost money. Instead I have to look separately at the income category and the expense category and subtract the difference from the totals. Maybe there is a better way to do this that I don't know but so far I have found no way to link categories like this.

Overall: Able to keep track of every penny spent and earned.

Even with 2 rounds of training, not the best software for a soloprenuer

Nov 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's made invoicing a breeze-now, instead of creating an invoice in a design program and attaching it to an email, I can send clients a more professional digital invoice. I can see which invoices are out, and even set up recurring ones. My banking is automatically transferred into the program, and I can see at a glance what my earnings and spendings are for the year. It will help me put together my taxes more quickly and easily, too.

Cons: My #1 gripe is that the program is glitchy and buggy too often. My #2 gripe is that I did a round of 1:1 training on Quickbooks to get up to speed, still wasn't proficient, took another round, and still feel shaky on using it. At the end of the day, it's a tool for ACCOUNTANTS. Even after nearly 10 one-on-one sessions with a great trainer, the program is hard for someone like me (creative field) to use. If I mess anything up, I don't really understand how to fix it, and have to pay an accountant to take a look. I do wish someone would create a "bookkeeping for creative types" software instead-this is way more than I need in some areas, yet not enough in others. For instance, I can't do progress billing, which would be really helpful. But I can probably do some advanced accounting that I don't even understand how to use. Overall, my gripes are that of probably not choosing the best software for my neds.

Overall: Probably an excellent tool for accountants, but not the right platform for the creative solo-entrepreneur.

The best option for small business bookkeeping

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: If QBO is set up and used properly, it can handle all bookkeeping and even basic inventory functions for most businesses. Usually people don't like it because they have not been trained well on it's features and processes. Overall, it's a great program.

Pros: QBO covers all the basic functions of bookkeeping and having it online allows for easy access from anywhere. It has great 3rd party integrations to help streamline processes such as sales recording and email marketing. The dashboard lets you see quickly how your company is doing and lists balances for connected accounts. It's easy to create sales receipts or invoices and enter expenses or bills. Reports are great and easy to customize.

Cons: The customer and vendor search feature does not work well sometimes. The sales tax feature works well but is difficult to use for new customers. Some of the reports can't be customized the way I would like. The recurring transactions should have better tutorials.

Made Accounting Easy

Aug 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being a fresher in accounts you really need to understand each and every module precisely. Quickbooks is a great help for me. I really liked the interface , easy set up and the process of doing each and every part of it. Whether it is Invoicing/ applying payment or creating Balance sheet/ profit Loss sheet, its worth. As it is cloud based, so it is easily accessible from all devices. Along with all this I would really like to appreciate quickbooks Customer Support. Also it connects to bank easily so you apply payment to open Invoices ; you can track your expenses, extract all your payments and maintain financial reports.

I have all good things to say about this software. Just loving it!!!

Cons: Nothing as such. Once you go to through all the tutorials you can easily understand Quickbooks.

Overall: We were using our internal software for generating invoices and for all other documentations. But as there were limitations, it was becoming very difficult for us to maintain all the records.

I discussed all the things with my CEO and told him to move to some standard software which with provide us a professional approach towards accounting. The one software I found on internet which will give one perfect solution to all your problems is QB only.

Pricing is good and overall its the best product for accounting.

QBO helps me keep my business expenses up to date and keeps my corporate accountant happy!

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I'm not an accountant or bookkeeper by education or experience. And while I have plenty of experience in dissecting P & L statements, I did not have any real prior experience keeping the books on business ventures. Once you understand the basic requirements of bookkeeping, QBO makes it very easy to keep up with expenses and income and easily produce reports that my accountant can use and rely upon.

Cons: QBO makes it extremely easy for novice "bookkeepers" to start using the software right away. With a bare minimum of online training, is extremely tempting for new users to jump right in and start making entries. The downside is that it is also extremely easy for novices to make some horrifyingly egregious bookkeeping errors. Fixing those errors is not necessarily intuitive and often requires substantial help from someone much more skilled with QBO to fix the problems. I am not a fan of overpaying for software add-ons, but in the case of QBO, it might be helpful to many new users to include in their new subscription a voucher for professional QBO company set-up. That voucher could be used for any QBO certified bookkeeper, to ensure setup is done properly. If the voucher is truly not needed, then the new user gets a credit toward QBO renewal.

Decent product but needs improvement

May 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: It's a decent product for the price. It's been instrumental in helping us manage our small business. I do wish it was on par with the desktop version. Customer Service is always cheerful, pleasant and helpful to the best of their ability, but even they are lost with some questions we've had.

Pros: It is a very user friendly program. The ability to link directly to the bank account and update information almost immediately is extremely beneficial. Having access to customer information, estimates and invoices while on the road from a smart phone is a tremendous time saver and allows us to collect money on site.

Cons: The interface and functions are constantly changing. As soon as you grow accustomed to performing tasks a certain way, it is changed without warning or documentation for a new process. It is VERY difficult to find accountants who are familiar with the online version. Not all features of the desktop version are available online. Report options disappear.

QuickBooks Online is an amazing product if you need real financial reports for your business

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: As a CPA I provide client accounting services and only recommend QBO to all of my clients.

Pros: QuickBooks Online is a true accounting software package. Intuit is constantly making improvements and adding features to make this product as good or better than QuickBooks Desktop. There are also multiple versions of the product with different price points so you only need to buy the bells and whistles if it is appropriate for your business. Your data lives in the cloud, so no worries about keeping it backed up, or data corruption of a file on your local server. If you need additional features that are not available in the QuickBooks Online, the software also integrates very seamlessly with a huge number of cloud based 3rd party applications.

Cons: Not easy for the business person to set up. It is really helpful to have a basic understanding of bookkeeping to use the softare

Quick and complete

Jan 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We really like that QBO syncs reliably with our banking/credit accounts. It makes it so much easier to catch tiny transactions that occur throughout the month, versus waiting until our statement is available and trying to guess what that little purchase three weeks ago was for (especially if you have someone in your office who perpetually looses receipts). Using the online version of QB ensures that the software is always up-to-date. We also like that it helps us file and pay our taxes efficiently.

Cons: We've found that the load-time is a little slow, when moving between different parts of the QBO website. We also wish it would sync a little better with our time-tracking software. It gets more than the basics done, but there are a few small features that would really help us out. Customer service/tech help has been good, although it can take a while to get a hold of someone who can help.

Overall: We like that it's online, so accessible anywhere, anytime. It helps us keep good track of our customers' invoices and our employees' billed time.

Clear and useful, though lacking features, especially for non-profits

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quickbooks Online has a simple, modern look, and is easy to access from anywhere. I like that it helps me keep an eye on the general state of my accounts. Payroll is very easy to run, and paying taxes is wonderfully simple.

Cons: I don't understand why there are so many fewer features on the online version than the local computer version. It would be great to expand how I use QB online, but it is still lacking many features. As a non-profit doing fund accounting and handling many reimbursable grants, it's just very hard to do most of this in QB online. There's is no budget option in the online version. I can make it work but I am finding that I am doing less and less in QBO and more via spreadsheets.

Overall: There's nothing else that compares for the price, simplicity, and ability to integrate with many other programs. If the price were higher, it would be a different story. But as is, it gets the basic jobs done.

Convenient But Not Always User Friendly

Aug 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about the software is convenience. You do not need to manually back-up your entries since it is online. You can easily attach documents such as invoices or receipts. Data entry in general is a lot easier, especially when you try to allocate/separate expenses. Searching expenditures, vendors, donors etc. is a lot easier through a click of a button.

Cons: Not very user friendly. The only reason I was somewhat familiar with QB online was because I had some experience with the Quickbooks Desktop software. The tutorials are often too long (videos are 6-30 minutes) to find out how to do a simple task on the software. I spent a lot of time trying to play around with the website to get used to where things are and how to perform certain tasks.

Overall: I love that it is very convenient and common. A lot of organizations and vendors use QB online, so communicating with them and interacting with other organizations are a lot easier (for example, making payments to other organizations/companies through QB, sending out invoices, or notices about payment).

Could be better for less

Jun 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: QuickBooks is generally easy to use and is visually pleasing. It can generate many different types of reports that are useful to look at throughout the business day and week and makes it easy to track when invoices are outstanding.

Cons: the price you pay for using it can be fairly catastrophic for a small business owner as they not only take a monthly fee, but a percentage of your transactions that is higher than going directly through a credit card processor. I have also had extremely negative experiences with their customer support team and have found them generally unable to help. We have also experienced a multitude of issues in syncing QuickBooks with our bank account and credit card, and also have one payment that has been pending via QuickBooks for nearly three months with no clear explanation. I wish there was a better alternative.

Use QB Online in biz and for HOA in our neighborhood

Jul 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using QB online for almost 5 years for work and when we needed something to manage our HOA we got it to send out dues notices and manage our banking. For work we have several different companies on one log in to manage the different aspects of the different businesses. Reports are easy to run and are easy to save and share

Cons: I wish there was an easier way to get to products and pricing. You should be able to click on a product from a PO and update to current price instead of saving PO and then going into products and services and then find it to update. Also after you do review a product and price it does not take you back to the same screen. It only gives you the option to go back to reports...I wasn't even on a report screen so it is a challenge to update item prices or descriptions.

Overall: Easy to use most of the time

Great software. Convenient to access on any device. It does get a bit slow at times.

Jun 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love recently added feature to open tabs. Data is stored online which mitigates the risk of losing your data on a server. The home "dashboard" has up-to-date KPIs so a snapshot of your business is quick and easy to view. Bank reconciliations are super easy, as are all accounting related tasks. Reports are simple to customize to your general specifications and you can open them into an excel doc with the click of a button.

Cons: QB online gets slow at times. Desktop version has much less of a lag. Customer service phone representatives are very professional, but you can hear the whole call center in the background. It can be a bit hard to hear. Functionally, the software has few cons. The biggest would have to be the way the accounts autofill based on your typing. The lag from keyboard to autofill sometimes bypasses options and only recognizes new accounts. The only solution is to type slower. The class system is also a bit lacking in functionality. My company attempted to implement the payroll feature, but online does not allow the splitting of classes for an employee. ie you cannot pay an employee 25% of class A and 75% for class B.

Excellent Product for Most Business Types

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: It is a great product. The beauty of QBO (QuickBooks Online) is the availability of the client and accountant to access the program at the same time and from any location. This is a HUGE bonus!

Pros: This product is extremely easy to use. It has lots of bells and whistles that wouldn't be noticed at first glance. It is a powerful program and will handle most business applications and needs for small to medium sized businesses. Larger businesses can use this program if the business doesn't require job costing.

Cons: The program doesn't handle job costing well. I would recommend the desktop version if you're needing job costing reports. If you need restricted access for users, this program doesn't offer detailed choices for multi-layer access and restrictions. The payroll module isn't as friendly as I would like it to be. It's not user friendly for accountants.

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A must for small businesses on the go

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The connectivity and seamless transition from tablet to phone to computer is what I feel makes this almost necessary for a small business owner who's tracking expenses, time, and serving clients. Having the information real-time is incredible.

Cons: I'd really like it if there were app style notifications instead of email alerts (as an option). My inbox is floaded daily as it is, so this would help keep information where it belongs, in the program. I also think that there could be a little more work put into the "accepting" and other client interaction options with the estimates and invoices. Like the "pay now" button serves us so well, how about a "accept estimate" button

Overall: This helps me track the back end of my operations from anywhere, home, office, vacation. I'm able to log in, on any device, and keep updated. It's also incredibly user friendly.

QuickBooks Online has saved me a bunch of time accounting for my business

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Bank feeds are where it's at. These allow your bank to sync with QuickBooks and then the transaction import into QuickBooks. You don't have to input these transaction into QuickBooks because the bank does it for you! This takes away the task of data input for a lot of transactions.

Cons: They make a decent amount of changes to QuickBooks Online, so what you learn may change over time. It's like any software, but I think they make changes more frequently. The changes aren't bad, it's just frustrating sometimes when you learn the software and then the menu options or display changes.

Overall: QuickBooks Online has saved me a bunch of time. I don't have to do as much data input due to their bank feeds option. Also, my records are more accurate because the information imports from the bank. I check it for accuracy, but I'm not doing the data input, so there's less errors.

Smoothest and Cleanest

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I really think the online version caters to up and coming entrepreneurs who are on the go, and are exciting about new, quicker and more efficient ways to do accounting. I have used(and currently do accounting for 2 other companies I own) the desktop quickbooks for over 5 years, and it is better for huge companies with internal servers to work on.

Pros: Ease of use! The way it connects to bank accounts, credit cards and other software companies is seamless. You can use it for easy accounting or more in depth, the choice is yours. Reports are so convenient, you can have them emailed to you or anyone, and very easy to see the big picture. You can customize them literally however you want, so it's super easy to catch mistakes. App on your phone when your on the go. It now has classes, which is nice for reports.

Cons: If you own multiple companies you need to do accounting for, it gets expensive with each individual subscription. The downloaded app of the online version doesn't work as well, in my opinion. Through my web browser works best.

Simply the Best!

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of Use

Flexibility

Connectivity

Payroll Service

Reporting

Set up

Cons: None

Overall: I started using Quickbooks when I started my first business back in 2005. The product was easy to use but provided me with the most abundant capabilities whenever I need more from the software. I continued to use the software because it provided me with an easy way to have my accountant use my file to finalize my books and prepare my taxes. The only downside was that when my books were sent to my accountant, I was not able to use them because if my accountant made changes on their side, they would be lost once I imported them into my books. Introducing Quickbooks Online! This product gives me 100% of the needed functionality of Quickbooks and solves all the issues of the original product. I am able to work in my books at the same time as my accountant with zero chance of losing data or messing up my books. I have tried Freshbooks in the past and compared to Quickbooks Online, it just doesn't provide me with the level of details that I can get from Quickbooks. I also use the online payroll from Intuit which marries up perfectly with this product. Compare that to Freshbooks and their partners for payroll and you'll see that this is the complete solution for any business. I would not ever leave this service.

Recommendations to other buyers: As with any accounting and bookkeeping software, the setup is key. Make sure you have your accounts set up correctly at the start and this product will work flawlessly for you.

Easy Accounting Software

Jan 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, we're pleased with the performance of the system, particularly compared to our past experiences with other accounting software.

Pros: We just switched to Quickbooks in calendar year 2017 and have really enjoyed its features so far. It's extremely simple to set up new products and categories, along with asset silos and customer accounts. The powerful reporting tools are probably our favorite feature, as everything is easy to understand and customize if need be. We've also found the user permissions to be helpful so that certain information can only be accessed by administrators rather than the entire user base. We aren't currently utilizing the system's full capabilities, but hope to explore more of them in the coming months.

Cons: One of the biggest disappointments is that multiple invoices can't be voided or deleted at a single time, at least that we've been able to discover. This is occasionally frustrating, particularly since this capability should be a relatively simple addition to the platform. Voiding invoices one by one is a laborious and monotonous process. Hopefully this will be addressed in later versions.

Value for money all in one accounting solution online!

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Access from anywhere, mobile app or web or desktop apps. Meets almost all requirements of a billing desk, starting from invoicing, inventory to detailed auditing reports. We have been using this application since 2014 and cannot be more happier for choosing this product. GST integration was fabulous and we dint have any confusions. Appropriate tech support which responds in time and always tries the best to get us a solution when needed. I must confess, wonderful discounts on renewals!

Cons: For beginners the new UI might be confusing. Generating reports at different combination requires some RnD at first. Invoice customisation are a bit limited and lot of space is being wasted. A Custom style importing option is now enabled, but somehow i was not comfortable using it to the best.

As a bookkeeper for a contractor and my own small business, I love the flexibility and easy access.

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to create Divisions for your company and use classes for job costing are my favorite features in QuickBooks Online. The fact that my assistant, accountant and I can all access the program from different locations and are always in sync is another big plus. Custom reporting is a must have for me and QuickBooks Online makes that easy.

Cons: For someone who doesn't understand basic bookkeeping and the reading of financial reports, QuickBooks can be a challenging system to learn. I have seen people make a mess out of their books because they didn't invest in adequate training and guidance for themselves and their employees.

Overall: Valuable custom reports by Division, class, vendor and clients. Integrated invoicing that is payable online. Banking keeps my accounts up to date and reconciled with PayPal and credit cards. Tax time is greatly simplified.

QB Online - good value for small business

Aug 10, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This is the perfect software for the trades. Contractors such as electricians, plumbers, small builders etc. will get their money back multiple times by seeing where the revenue is coming from and expenses are going. Perfect for small bookkeeping services who handle these types of accounts.

Pros: The pros are: - ease of use for non-accounting skilled business owners. -basic profit & loss, balance sheets, and customizable reports. -allows small businesses to look at the profitability of segments of their business lines through use of class feature

Cons: - QB is constantly making changes without warning to the way the site is setup. They should role out changes in versions with announcements of changes. - some more sophisticated users are not satisfied with the QBO limits. - not a good solution for businesses who need to control inventory levels and cost accounting

Easy and Accurate

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Its a great and easy to use program. Honestly it only took me a few minutes to learn it from start to finish. I think the program is essential for running a small business. I found that the company I work for was actually using it as an all in one system- quoting, accounting and customer records. I wouldn't recommend using it that way as that is not really what its purpose is, however it did "work".

Pros: You can do just about everything you can think of on this system. Easy to use and understand. The dash board view shows basically everything you need to see. Very customizable. Organized. Not expensive. Makes Reporting easy and efficient. It is compatable with just about every single CRM out there. I use it with Mhelpdesk and it takes info accurately between the two programs. You can access it from an app.

Cons: The templates could be a little more customizable. There is no calaneder in the program. You cant search for just anything. You need to have specifics to search for different thinks, like customers, invoices ect. Its a little tedious to have to go into so many screens to make a new customer- they could improve by allowing you to create from any screen.

Excellent but missing just a grain of salt

Sep 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Great allround product that is easy to recommend. With a bit of TLC will be untouchable especially Internationally

Pros: All the functionality anyone needs from Novice to Advanced Accounting Easy to Use Interface accessible from anywhere Simple AI helps categorize recurring entries Popular among most choices of CPAs - a bonus for users who outsource their accounting

Cons: Interfacing or uploading can be annoying or frustrating from banks that are not Quickbooks partners; Even when files are assumed to be exported in the correct format, 3rd party tools or extra time in Excel is needed before getting data into Quickbooks Custom Stationary should allow a bit more flexibility Reminders, automated billing etc a bit behind capabilities of competitors less expense yet similar offerings are available

QuickBooks Online

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Best feature is the ability to login remotely! This is especially helpful for employees working at home or for an employee to be able to login from home and answer a question or send an invoice. Another huge pro is the ability to interface with 3rd party software in real time. Online also has functionality for creating W-9's without additional fees.

Cons: Does not have the same reporting functionality as desktop versions - one example is contractors lose the ability to run Job Profitability Reports. The Job Profitability reports are available on both the regular desktop version and the contractor version. The online version could use some reporting enhancements - it seems like it is restricted to try and force users to the more costly desktop versions.

Very intuitive and easy to use but bugs and slowdowns spoil the overall impression

Feb 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: So while QuickBooks boasts a very pleasing and intuitive UX and UI, I can't fully recommend it until they iron out all the underlying issues with their site performance. Should they address it, I would wholeheartedly recommend this online accounting software.

Pros: It is very well structured and easy to use. My expectation was that any sort of accounting, be it online or offline, would be quite daunting and hard to use, but I was proved wrong with QuickBooks. Everything I needed was easy to find and the place you expected it to be. Adding a customer, creating an invoice, attaching payment details, etc. - everything was easy without any prior instructions or tutorial.

Cons: QuickBooks Online is slow and occasionally buggy. Much more than I would want and expect. I am not sure whether the cause of it is the engine or framework they use but sometimes my filter changes don't register, the whole website fails to load all interface elements and occasionally doesn't work at all.

Bookkeeping made simple with Quick Books Online

Sep 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The moment you log on your dashboard gives you a birds eye view of your business performance (great for sounding clever and answering client queries within minutes). QuickBooks allows you to sync and connect your business bank account, thus allowing you to automatically import bank transactions. An efficient an easy option to categorise transactions. Free up time that would have been spent on tedious administrative tasks or paper work. Allows you to take a snap shot of invoices received. No need to manually capture paperwork. Send digital invoices. No need to print and snail mail. Spend more time on business insights. Allows to to track performance with built in easy-to-read reports: profit & loss, ,trial balance sheets. expense reports etc.

Cons: Need to be logged on to WIFI network to use the app or access your cloud. Cannot upload documents or work offline.

Quickbooks online - completely different, in some ways easier, in some ways frustratingly difficult

Sep 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Inexpensive - or at least the expense is spread out over a monthly subscription, there is no software to download, and online access is available anywhere. The desktop version of QB is a large program, which requires a powerful computer to function well, while the online version doesn't need the same kind of computing power. If you're an experienced QB desktop user - this is completely different. That may be good or bad, but it's a completely different program.

Cons: As a long-time desktop user, I find the online version extremely frustrating. Entry of items isn't laid out the same, things don't work the way they do in the desktop version - some functions even have different names! This is really confusing. Also, trying to import from one to the other will result in some serious data loss, depending on what modules you use. Audit trails are frequently lost or corrupted, and other data may simply disappear. It's not just as simple as deciding you want to switch from desktop to online, or online to desktop - they are completely different programs, with a steep learning curve.

Useful Bookkeeping Software

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that I can access our clients' QB file from anywhere. My favorite feature is the fact that you can connect QBO to our client's bank of credit card account and transactions are downloaded automatically. This saves us a lot of time when reconciling, since we do not have to batch enter transactions like with QB desktop. We also use it to send invoices, track payments, and pull financial reports.

Cons: We have had some trouble with recurring invoicing in the past. Recurring invoices, which were scheduled to be sent to customers, failed to send. Various calls to customer support did nothing to resolve the problem, which was a waste of time. That was not a great experience. In the end it was solved with a thorough Google search.

Quickbooks online "best software ever used"

Jul 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Small and medium enterprise must go for this if suitable with online cloud based software

Pros: 1. State of art cloud based SaaS accounting software 2. Very easy to use comllete accounting software 3. ERP like features available to small amd medium enterprises. 4. Features like Inbuilt billling, auto bank reconciliation, report generation, tax compliances etc. 5. Beautiful user interface Best in the category of online cloud based accounting software suitable for small and medium enterprise.

Cons: 1. Missing few advance features of ERP softwares. 2. If one chosen the online cloud based software it is difficult to change the software at later stage or migrate to other software. 3. Customer service lacks. 4. It can be accessed online only, offline usgae not possible

Business Accounting Made Easy

Aug 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is very helpful. The features and functionality are complete. It's easy to use, you can hire a virtual assistant to manage and update Quickbooks that does all accounting and customer management for your business, which is less cost than hiring an Accountant. What I like from the software is that from your customer contact page, there are multiple tabs that you can create such as invoice, payment that is due for that particular customer. I receive monthly payments from my customers, and this feature is wonderful. From a certain invoice, you can also mark it paid. All links and buttons available make things easy and organized.

Cons: I encounter errors when saving sometimes. The software is fast, no logs or delays but be careful when you encounter the error,it means the encoding was not saved and you have to retry and make sure the data was added.

Cant go wrong with cloud based when you are a small business

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: We use QB online as a general ledger (checkbook, basically) and as an estimate and invoicing platform for school system business. So, our real product data is in our completely separate POS system. However, QB works well the way we use it and we aren't looking for another way to perform those tasks right now.

Pros: We don't have to worry about backing up a server in the broom closet because we might loose all of our billing info. No installation process is necessary if you get a new PC for the office or the front counter.

Cons: Because you can do so much in QB, you may find that you are only using a small percentage of the overall built in possibilities, which can make you feel bad about yourself for not doing things "the right way." Occasional loss of progress does occur, as you must manually save you work.

Reliable method of accounting with useful reporting functions.

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The interface is fairly user friendly. There is a good capacity for customization. The reporting options are extensive. The multi-currency functionality is very useful. The capacity to sync and automatically download transactions from your bank accounts largely works very well.

Cons: The software has challenges correctly downloading transactions from PayPal accounts. Also, the feature that automatically detects categories of transactions is inaccurate as often as it is accurate, making it essentially useless.

Overall: It was a thorough method of bookkeeping that made our annual external audit very straightforward. It also streamlined our digital filing as it allows for attachments to each entry, where all supporting documentation can be directly stored and accessed as required.

starting to like it after rough transition from QB Desktop for Mac

Nov 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Allow plenty of time to learn the new ways to do familiar tasks if you are importing a file from another QB platform. Everything appeared to transfer properly (Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet for all dates were unchanged), which was the scariest part. Still learning after five months.

Pros: Basic functions are pretty simple--once you get used to them. Bank and credit card feeds and matching feature are helpful and can save time, again once you understand how they work. Deducting daily Square fees from each deposit is easier and faster than with the Mac version. QuickBooks Community is helpful, as are the tutorials. Payroll works pretty similarly to the Mac version. Cost is about the same.

Cons: Miscommunication between Intuit and TechSoup (discounted software for nonprofits) dragged out the transition for several months, complicated by our already having an account with Intuit Payroll for Mac. Rather steep learning curve. The bookkeeper we work with told us QBO isn't good for managing inventory and cost of goods sold, which would be very helpful. May give it a try anyway because it may be better than the spreadsheet we use now. Wish it had a sales by item summary report like QB for Mac. The closest sales report is not at all well organized, mostly listing items alphabetically instead of grouping all sales locations together. Does not support wallet-style checks, which use 1/3 less paper than the voucher styles. QB for Mac did.

Good and practical wherever you go.

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: It is an easy to use, very practical and complete system, it has many features that you can take advantage of for different aspects of the organization. This tool is designed specifically for entrepreneurs, personal companies, small companies and medium-sized companies, in other words, it is designed for most of the market. For large corporations there are Quickbooks Enterprice.

Pros: It is an easy to use, very practical and complete system. It a helpfull software that allows you to keep track on the managment anywhere you go.

Cons: When you need to make some change or work more deeply with your system to suit your needs, there are very few tutorials about it. The customer service is a Russian roulette, you can be attend by the most charismatic, friendly and reliable person once and the next one can serve you someone who is not interested at all help you and leaves you messages without answering or understanding what he wants to understand without really help you

Quickbooks Online Takes the Cake!

Sep 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We struggled for some time with how to manage accounting between various users and at different locations. Not anymore with QBO! We can have multiple users, even our accountant, logged in and working together. There are also versions for all sizes of business and Intuit is constantly updating and adding functionality. Soon, there may only be the Online version of Quickbooks.

Cons: We don't care for the fact that our access to Quickbooks is dependent on our internet connection and our experience is determined by our Internet speed. So far, we haven't had issues; however, we are a little cautious and prefer locally installed software. I guess we embrace the cloud, but are still getting used to it.

Easy to use with all the features I need!

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use is key to me, and Quickbooks Online is very easy to use. As a former stay-at-home mom who then suddenly decided to start her own boutique, I have no complaints with Quickbooks online! Most features I have been able to figure out myself, with few exceptions, and those exceptions my accountant was able to overview quickly. I also love that I was able to invite my accountant and provide them direct access - makes tax season so smooth for my business!

Cons: QuickBooks Online has changed their pricing at least 3x in the past year, and I don't appreciate that. There are many similar services that are free (though they may not be quite as user-friendly), so it's a little disappointing that QuickBooks keeps increasing their prices. Not to mention all within a year? A little ridiculous...

Overall: Ease of use, fairly good customer service, amazing features and capabilities.

The online version of quickbooks is an awesome, easy to function program that, as a small business owner, has changed my life forever in the best way!

Oct 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Comments: I would recommend this program to any and all business owners just starting out or just anyone who is struggling to get a handle on all of the many things needed to start & run a business properly (tracking miles for taxes, taxes & organizing all of your expenses & income, quarterly & yearly taxes etc.)

Pros: The things that I like the most about quickbooks online is that they have made everything very easy to navigate & find my way around. Also, the fact that the program remembers what ive chosen for transactions (expense, income &/or what exact category for taxes) & sorts my bank statements out for me, I love this feature.

Cons: I honestly cant think of anything that is negative/bad about quickbooks online. Everything from the customer service, to the look & set up of the dashboard, to the individual perks of all of the different options; it all comes together to make a completely well rounded & very impressive program.

The book-keeping software for the self-employed

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'm a one-man-army business and QuickBooks has been an absolute lifesaver when it comes to staying on top of my bookeeping. It's incredibly easy to set-up and categorising transactions as they come in from my linked bank accounts takes a few minutes at a time. At the end of the year I simply pull my income report and file my taxes. Possibly the biggest pro of this software is how great the mobile app is.

Cons: The mobile app lacks some functionality (like searching for transactions) which the desktop version has. The support can take quite long to respond. The self employed version which I'm on doesn't integrate as nicely with other software (ie Studio Ninja, which I use for my business)

Does the job

Jun 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Doesn't require a host computer/system. Has an 'easy' user interface. Is hosted by a very responsive, low-latency server.

Cons: There are many things that I could mention in the cons, many of which don't seem major, but combine into a more disappointing experience than you get from the desktop version. For example, the '-' character is not interchangeable with the '/' when typing dates. Also, any sort of drop-down box that one might expect, such as a search of customers, vendors, payment types, accounts..., don't seem to do the search locally. So instead of having the options come up immediately, one has to wait for the server to give the appropriate options before selecting. Reporting is much more limited in this version compared to their other options and exporting data is not as simple for both the standard Excel export or if you have drifted into their QuickBooks odbc exporting.

Overall, it's a very complete package for small business accounting.

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's the industry standard - so people are familiar with it. Several platforms and banks will integrate it with it. The online version makes it easy for others in our organization to have access to the information they need. The reports are as detailed or simple as you want them. I like that you can import transactions (but see comments in the cons section on some of the issues that need to be resolved with import). The help, tutorials, and customer support have been good so far.

Cons: It seems cumbersome at times. One of our main payment platforms does not integrate into Quickbooks which mean a lot of manual entries. Also, with imports, you still have to enter sales receipts or invoices manually if you want to track entries by customer or venter - then you can match your entries with the downloads in your accounts. Very time consuming. No way, as of right now, to import transactions into sales receipts - that would save a lot of time and hassle - or if the deposits window gave you the feature to automatically create a sales receipt when posting deposits/downloaded transactions.

Also, would like if they had a way to archive past fiscal years. Our organization has been using Quickbooks since 2006 and our file is huge with a lot of information we don't need anymore.

Still a fairly new product for QB and they seem to try to be working out the kinks .

Great premise with some big issues

Dec 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that I don't have to worry about backing up our files--it's instantly uploaded to the cloud. I like that I can work on my accounting from anywhere, and I don't have to buy separate software licenses for each user. I appreciate that it interfaces well with email invoicing and Tsheets timekeeping app.

Cons: The reports are not up to par. Difficult to customize and not identical to the desktop Pro version. Why can't I just print a simple bill payment remittance stub???? Also need to work out the reporting needed for states like Washington's worker's compensation. I also dislike that two users cannot be in the same module at the same time. This is often a hinderance for our workplace.

Overall: If you have used QB desktop version, you'll be a quick study at the online version. But there are some minor but annoying limitations to the reporting and accessibility that I would like to see addressed.

Very good tool to track your everyday business activity

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Best of its kind on the market and powerful integration with tax filing software

Pros: Love the user friendly interface with rich reporting capabilities. It becomes a really powerful tool when you combine it with a mobile app that can automatically track all the mileage and catagorize everything with just one swipe. Quickbooks also makes it very easy for the tax season with a simple click reporting of all the metrics we need for tax deductions.

Cons: Been using it for a couple years now for tracking business expense and mileage and I cant think of any con especially with the online app (the mobile does have its quirks while tracking mileage where it occasionally splits up the journey if you make a quick gas stop).

Good accounting software for smaller modern companies.

Oct 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The biggest thing I like about QBO is its ability to integrate with other cloud based software. Our company uses a cloud based inventory and POS system, and it is great to have a lot of our transaction information automatically entered into our accounting software. It also has built-in payroll processing, which greatly simplifies the process of paying employees since all of the taxes and accounting transactions related to payroll are automatically processed. This software saves us a lot of time every week.

Cons: The software is not as fast as the desktop version since it is cloud based and runs in a browser, but it's not too slow as to make it unusable in most company settings.

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Great tool for accounting in the cloud

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It makes it easy for the business owner (me) and my accountant to collaborate. It has been a solid tool to manage my finances, send invoices, receive payment by check or credit card. It has been great.

Cons: I have had only one issue and it has never been resolved after multiple attempts with support. two years ago, I noticed that the balance sheet was off by $140. This is something that should never get out of balance if you use the online software for everything like we do. So now, I have given up and just live with the $140 unbalance in the balance sheet. Otherwise, the software has been great. PS: This is why I gave customer support a low score. They should have worked it until it was fixed!

Accounting, Invoicing, Payroll, and more

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I will probably cancel my subscription at the end of this billing cycle, due to the new price increase. It seems to make more sense to spend a little upfront money to buy the desktop version and be done with it. I do like the software, and have been using QuickBooks for several years. I like the idea of the online version which is accessible from anywhere, including a mobile app, though the app version is more restrictive.

Pros: I like that QuickBooks has all of the features I need , in one program. You can access your data from anywhere with the mobile app.

Cons: The functionality of the online version is not as comprehensive as the desktop version. Also the price has increased twice in the last year. Also the mobile app version has much less functionality than the online version for desktop.

Quickbooks for Small Business

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Quickbooks online is a great tool for anyone who is involved in small business. It makes accounting easy, payroll extremely simple, and overall book keeping a passing thought. This tool makes it so that I can send out over a hundred manually structured invoices out in just a couple of hours. Quickbooks does have a way to make regular monthly invoices generate automatically if you wish.

Cons: The only thing that does bother me with QBO is that they will occasionally rearrange their user interface to something different after I had gotten used to the previous update. While this change usually is for the better, there is a bit of a learning curve to get used to the new look.

Quickbooks online

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall I really like QB online!

Pros: The system is fairly straightforward. The online option allows access by my accountant and I so we can see discuss info in real time just by logging in. Customer support is usually very helpful and will do screen shares to help troubleshoot. Lots of report options to drill down into. I use a customized website for my business and can download a report from QB online and upload to my site, so customers can view their transactions there.

Cons: Disputed payments (electronic bank transfers) through the merchant center are challenging to unravel. Finding hands-on training courses that are reasonably priced and in close proximity is a challenge.

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QBO-Great Product

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This program interfaces with my client management program and makes keeping track of business accounts very easy. For an "accounting" challenged individual, QBO makes navigating the inner workings of my business financials fairly easy and straightforward.

Cons: There are some areas of the program could potentially be more streamlined and easier to navigate. While I'm not sure if it is on QBO's end or my practice management software's end, there are some inputs that seem to never transfer over into the proper categories and I have to re-enter them or adjust them in QBO. This is more of a minor inconvenience, and quite honestly, it could be user error.

Overall: QBO has been a great program that I use several times a month to track expenses and invoices. I have little trouble moving about in the program and it is rather user-friendly (unless you delete something, don't do that!). I would recommend QBO to any small business, whether they are working with an accounting team or not. It seems that most of the accountants and bookkeeper's I know are very familiar with the program and like the flexibility the QBO program provides.

I'#39;ve used Quickbooks online for several years and enjoyed the ease and simplicity of the product.

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It has reduced my accounting costs by allowing me, a small business owner, to manage most of my accounting needs internally. I simply do my accounting monthly and my accountant is able to log in and review and amend the monthly statements. It makes it really easy and affordable.

Cons: Recently, it has increased their monthly fee which I feel was an unreasonable increase. New users are able to get the online product much cheaper but they make it almost impossible to change over to another product to due restrictions on data downloads and conversion.

Overall: convenience, affordability, ease of use. complete control of our accounting needs that I can easily share with our accountant, bank, or any other vendor I choose.

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Quickbooks Online is a MUST for small business

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have used QBO for many years and have found it to be the easiest to operate in, even if you are a novice bookkeeper. Because it is online, you can access it from anywhere with only an internet connection. It is extremely easy for your accountant to go in and make any necessary changed/adjustments without you being down for any length of time. I have not found one client that I have worked with that has any issues using the software or having an issue that is not able to be covered by the software.

Cons: The only issue that I have with QBO is that it is only online and you can't work on it while on a plane as I have wanted to every once in a while.

Reluctantly Like It

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: In order to properly utilize the field service software I value, I need to use a cloud-based accounting program. I have been a QB Desktop user since 2002 and greatly prefer this version over the Online version. Having said that, what I like BEST about QBO is how much easier it seems to have our accountant involved in the year end adjustments, and how seamless the process is for them to review and check accounting issues I am not sure how to manage.

Cons: It's so expensive. We're a small business (less than 5 employees) but to use the features we need we have to subscribe to the most expensive version. Add payroll and the monthly cost is significant.

Easy to use, easy to keep up with finances

Jul 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's simple to view the invoices you have open, how long they've been open, and the total balance owed to you at any given time. Integrated email makes it simpler to get invoices sent out quickly.

Cons: Integrated email is great, but there are drawbacks. It's a crapshoot on whether an email will actually get to the person to whom you've sent it. I'm not sure if this is a problem with emails going to junk filters or just not going out at all? Also, we enjoyed the feature that allowed you to see how many times an invoice had been viewed, but due to problems with emails being delivered without text, we had to switch to HTML, so we no longer know when an invoice has been viewed.

Quickbooks Online is a robust program

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Not having to do frequent backups

Data is saved in real-time

Easy to use

Accessibility from everywhere

This was a big upgrade from out previous version of Quickbooks Pro 2015, after experiencing some issues between multiple offices on a single server. We decided to move forward with Quickbooks Online which has been a huge life saver and it has also helped to save time, and improve workflow.

Cons: Unable to export data for backups

No Off-line mode

These are the only two cons I could really think of, everything else has been a big improvement from using the Non-Online versions.

Overall: Accessibility from anywhere provided I have excellent internet access and an app that can be used on the go for quick invoices. The biggest benefit is knowing our data is saved in real time and can be accessed from any location, without backing up or migrating anything.

Horrible Customer Service and Deflect Responsibility for their Products Functionality

Oct 15, 2018
1/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have to use quickbooks because it is what accountants and bookkeepers prefer but I hate giving money to a company that refuses to take any responsibility for the quality of their product.

Pros: Accountants and Bookkeepers prefer it so it is more widely accessible to use than freshbooks or other alternatives

Cons: Customer service is terrible. I have spent and least 10 hours on the phone with customer service and switching between your payment center and user interface center because of a minor issue that has still not been resolved in any way. One customer in our portal is flagged as not having paid even though he has paid. It took 10 hours and conversations with at least 10 employees to find out that this customer has indeed paid and the issue is an interface issue. I was told they would resolve the flagged customer in our system but he is STILL flagged as not having paid and there is nothing I can do about it. I asked for a refund or discount for the 10 hours I spent talking to their team so they could identify the issue and they provided a very minimal discount that did not cover a fraction of the hours. I can't afford to spend any more time with the team on this minor issue but my accounts continue to be inaccurate and the alert continues to be at the forefront of my homepage and it is infuriating. They do not stand behind the integrity of their product at all. There is a clear interface issue with their product that remains unresolved for 8 months. They refuse to do anything even though the issue was identified by their team and they refuse to offer any discount even though the issue is known. Everyone on their customer service teams is uncaring and incompetent. I spent over 10 hours being passed from department to department, everyone adamant to avoid taking responsibility to fix the issue. which remained unfixed. They continue to raise their prices every year even though the software does not improve at all and you have no control over it.

Fine except payroll and reports

Jun 26, 2017
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I feel that the support staff have been placed in a bad position because the software is still so buggy. They should not have released payroll until it was ready and the sales team needs to better set expectations. The support staff can only do so much with buggy software. In addition, the engineering team needs to be properly staffed to resolve critical bugs in a reasonable time frame. Over 1 month is unacceptable for a severe bug that is preventing use of the payroll module for more than one customer. I was torn between giving the software 2 or 3 stars because of the pros above but I think they should understand that they can't push out poor quality, incomplete modules to try to compete in the online market and not properly set expectations. There are good alternatives at this point.

Pros: Seamless integration with other software, electronic billing and payments, banking download and matching

Cons: Payroll is a disaster and payroll reports are really bad. I noticed that most reviews on here do not mention payroll and I'm sure that's because many don't have this functionality enabled. I feel that QBO is trying to push users toward their full service payroll service by not focusing their attention on this module. It is an absolute mess. First of all, there is no integration between QBDT and QBO payroll modules. The data does not transfer from one to the other well at all. What does transfer is very incomplete or incorrect data. The manual data entry required is tedious and very bug-filled so it doesn't work correctly and requires chat or call-ins to the support line to complete. The functionality does not allow for customization of the posting of deductions and causes a lot of manual follow-up work from payroll that is completely unnecessary and which didn't exist in QBDT. In addition, they have many more bugs once in "operation" and some are severe and some are minor but annoying. The severe make it so that I have not actually been able to run payroll in QBO yet though we switched on 5/19/17. I had to run two payrolls in QBDT so far and then manually reproduce them in QBO. That is pretty severe in my opinion but still no resolution from their team. I did get them to credit me the fees for the month. Others such as the Total Pay column being nonsensical and not matching the total of the Gross Wages plus other compensation are just really annoying. The fact that you can't customize payroll reports AT ALL is maddening. In addition to the above, there is an extremely annoying issue for nonprofits. If you select Nonprofit 501c3 as the type, you have to use "Pledges" as your terminology. You can't use "Invoices". I have worked around this by selecting Other/Not Sure as my type but it requires me to change it back whenever I set up a new employee in order to allow designating them as exempt from FUTA. So far, it seems to hold the exemption when switching it back to "Other". However, since I haven't been able to run a real payroll run yet, we will see. Many nonprofits don't utilize pledges and though you can customize the forms to read Invoice in the email, you can't change the language appearing on the Sales module and attached pdf invoices auto-name as Pledge #X when sending to customers.

Quickbooks and Intuit are no longer the company they used to be. BEWARE.

May 24, 2017
1/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Sad to see a company stop caring about their customers and look at how they can charge the customer more at every turn. Loyal customers like myself have helped support this company during its growth and we have stuck by Quickbooks during its growth and its challenges but now they are too big and they do not care about customers. We have to make a stand and support another company in hopes they will be better.

Cons: I have been using Quickbooks for over 10 years. I pay for a yearly subscription to update my software to the newest version, payroll software and pro-adviser support which Quickbooks themselves sold to me. Now when I have a problem, they tell me my files are corrupted. Also, they say I corrupted the files and it was not their system even though the files are on a secure server only running Quickbooks. Instead of fixing the problem their technical team wants to point fingers and is trying to charge me for more support. They do not care about the customer. They only want your money, and in today's world there are too many other options with companies who care about their bottom line AND THEIR CUSTOMERS. Also, I failed to mention their system did not update for the last few years since 2014 to the newer versions as it was supposed to and they tell me that is my fault as well but they gladly charged me every year for the new versions. I am a loyal quickbooks customer who uses both their online version and their desktop versions for over 20+ companies. This year I am transitioning every single company out of Quickbooks to a company that actually stands behind their product rather than points fingers and is always trying to get more money even after I purchased additional support which they advised me to buy.

Service and support have taken a huge turn for the worse

Apr 19, 2016
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Initially, before they took data away from the end user, I liked everything.

Cons: The customer service has become deplorable as of this writing. Never used to be that way. I have been without my payroll data since 1/16, and after 16 separate phone calls, each running through the same steps over and over, the same results. Nothing. Keep being informed that the "engineering team" is on it, but still no resolutions. They promise to call you back later that day, no call. So, I call back the next morning, and have to go through the entire scenario yet again. At this point in time, I'm researching other payroll companies. Intuit keeps sending me emails reminding me about payroll being due, tax forms being due... and I can't access any of the information to file it. Today, 4/19/16, I was told that there was a big software problem, that I wasn't the only one experiencing it... but, it literally took them 16 separate phone calls from me, no return phone calls from them AT ALL, and me finally getting angry and raising cain before they divulged that information. Not at all happy with Intuit right now. Several years ago, they surveyed users as to how to best run payroll. I was very VERY happy with having the data remain with me, backed up with them, and me filing electronically with the information in my computer. They decided to have everything "secured" in their hands. I stated my concern that the potential arrises to having our information trapped if they have any software or hardware issues... "Oh, no sir!! That would never happen!!" .... and now, I have zero access to my accounts and information. And the only response I got today after raising hell, is, "You have to wait and be patient, sir." ... I would have to say be cautious when deciding to use Intuit right now.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look elsewhere, check pricing. In just a few hours and a few phone calls, I've found some other companies that I have vetted lightly, and the pricing is roughly one quarter what Intuit is charging for what appears to be the same services. Check around first.

Good except mileage tracker

Dec 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use. Provides most everything business owners need to keep track of financial records. Easy access to bank accounts for quick reviews of transactions.

Cons: The mileage tracking feature is quite useless because if you stop at a traffic light it stops tracking as if that light was your destination. So you may have several pieces of your actual destination that you will have to combine in order to track your complete trip. There should be a setting to allow users to set the stop time before it breaks down your stops. In other words, let users set your stop time to 5 minutes which will ignore traffic lights. The

Overall: We rent out our home on Airbnb and VRBO as a way for us to retire early and take trips in our motorhome while we are hosting guests. Mobility of the app is critical for us because we never know where we may be located.

Quickbooks online allows me to keep my business finances in order with ease.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The system is easy to use especially when you connect it to your business bank account. The original set up process guided me with the creation of my chart of accounts which is really important and made it so that I could easily keep track of all of our expenses and income. Our business is small yet mighty, its always great looking back and seeing how much you have grown over the year, the report makes this easy. Plus taxes are easily calculated.

Cons: Reports are easy but you are limited. I am used to having greater control over the information I am reporting on. To be able to pay our independent contractors we had to pay for a much more expensive version. We still have to pay for each 1099 processed, I wish this functionality was included in the basic package.

Overall: The greatest benefit for our small business is that it is easy to use and our tax liabilites are automatically calculated for us. I am not an accountant or finance professional so having a system that is reliable is really important, Quickbooks Online is just that.

They've come a long way...

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I've been teaching people how to use the desktop and online versions of Quickbooks for a while now, and am slowly starting to appreciate QBO. However, they still need to add some features (ie. inventory, multicurrency). And, regardless of the Quickbooks version being used, I hardly ever suggest that anyone uses the automatic bank connection feature - it creates more issues than it solves in my opinion.

Pros: There were definitely some glitches when Intuit first launched QBO, however they've fixed those and are continually adding more features such as editable invoice templates.

Cons: It is not as easy to switch between screens on QBO as it is with the desktop versions (ie. invoicing to entering bills to writing "cheques"/expenses).

User friendly program with great features and accessibility

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Highly recommend all new businesses to consider QBO. There are 'add on' programs or apps that QuickBooks endorses that makes administrative duties more manageable.

Pros: Accessibly from any location where internet is available User friendly GREAT customer support Accounting workflow is easy and manageable with the online version from desktop, laptop, Ipad or any smart devise

Cons: It's not designed for businesses that need detailed reporting Not designed for construction businesses - the desktop version is a better application from QuickBooks QBO online payroll isn't friendly, doesn't have great reports and isn't easily modified (from an accountant's perspective)

Business Finances Made Simple

Oct 05, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and automatic updates

Cons: Monthly fees

Overall: I began using Quickbooks when I opened a private mental health practice and Quickbooks has made tracking and reporting the financials for my business extremely simple and effective. At setup I was quickly able to import all of the relevant information and begin using the product immediately. The reports are clean and easy as is the ability to add/import/search/edit new information. I do not like paying a monthly fee for software nor do I like having to use it online, however, as I adjust to this new way of using and paying for software, I can't deny that I love the simplicity and the automatic updates.

Recommendations to other buyers: Due to the nature of my business, I do not include personal information of clients (name or otherwise) to avoid any potential compromise of health information privacy.

I love the QBO. I use it more than the other QB software (QBDT).

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: If you are accustomed to QB desktop, the online software will be extremely confusing. Its actually a simplified version of the desktop. It does operate a bit differently, reports are different, and for some tasks, (expenses, for example), you can enter them using a different method than desktop. I really enjoy the fact that I can work from any location remotely.

Cons: finding the function (task) you want can be a bit more difficult than the QB desktop until you have used the software for awhile.

Overall: I can work remotely for two of my clients. Don't need to go into the office. Its quick to use as its a bit simplified from the desktop software