Who Uses This Software?

Small businesses seeking accounting software suitable to their size.


Average Ratings

11943 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $5.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    Contact QuickBooks for pricing details.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Intuit
  • www.intuit.com

About QuickBooks

QuickBooks is the leading accounting software for small businesses. Manage all your finances with either our licensed or online version. Instant access to customer, vendor and employee information. Free support and upgrades with online version. Comes with a 30 day free trial.


QuickBooks 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 Workflow
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Document Management
  • Due Date Tracking
  • For CPA Firms
  • Project Management
  • Staff Management
  • Time Tracking
  • 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
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Donation Tracking
  • Fund Accounting
  • Grant Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Direct Deposit
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Tax Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2/1099 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment

QuickBooks Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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I've Been Using QuickBooks Since 1995

Nov 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how easy it is to keep track of my check register, vendors, customers, do my payroll every week, enter and pay bills and find things when necessary. It is a reliable accounting software that is used by millions of people, so it is pretty easy to take my reports in to my accountant each year and have her do my taxes. I own a small business with 4 or more employees and QuickBooks has made it possible for me to do my own books all these years and keep better track of what is going on with our finances.

Cons: I am not wild about the way that the payroll add on renews. You have to buy an additional module or what ever you want to call it to keep the payroll tables updated. For some reason the updating can be very iffy and I will go to do my payroll and suddenly can't do it. Of course, this only happens when there is a time crunch and I need to quickly whip out some paychecks. But, for the most part the software works so well that I forget about this problem fairly easily.

Overall: I've had a wonderful experience with QuickBooks over the years. I have to buy the updates, but I find somewhere online that I can get the latest for less than buying it direct and I am able to keep my version pretty up to date. Using a different and early DOS accounting software was so complex that I couldn't even figure out how to open up the software and get started! I cut my losses and purchased QuickBooks. I took a local course on how to use QuickBooks and was off to the races immediately. If you are not really terrific with software, it might be a good idea just to pay someone like an Enrolled Agent to come in and install the QuickBooks for you and get your accounting set up. Later on, when you've been working on the software for years, it is worth it to have started out correctly with some professional help.

I have my accountant come into my office every year or two and go over my books to make sure everything is looking good, entrances are correctly attributed and so on. That gives me a good feeling that I know I can rely on my information in QuickBooks. Anyway, I do recommend this software.

I am a computer professional, a web developer, but was a CPA secretary, went through a Word Processing course in the early 1980s, then became a Paralegal and continued my computer education at the University here, then went into business with my husband, so I'm quite familiar with QB.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on November 29, 2018

Thanks a ton for taking the time out to review, Sherry. Your 20+ year loyalty is valued, so thanks a ton for being the best part of QB for all these years. We're proud to be backing you and your husband's business.

Should you ever run into issues with updating tax tables, I encourage you to contact the Customer Care Team on Facebook (Intuit QuickBooks) and Twitter (QBCares). The agents monitoring these channels have the tools to help in a crunch and would be more than happy to lend a hand.

Here's to SkywayTools.com and your continued success!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

Works great for me and my company!

Nov 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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Pros: User friendly and very ease to use and navigate. It's especially great for beginner that don't got much accounting experience! Integrates with popular programs like PayPal,Square, Shopify, and thousands of others very well! It also has a cost effective so this is great for small business who need this type of program but don't want to spend tons of money!

Cons: Online version of quickbooks can lead to security risks considering they could get hacked at anytime! Has very man limitations and doesn't really offer all the benefits that other more premium and expensive account software offers! Also you may experience tons of instability and file crashes!

Overall: This software makes tracking my income and my expensive a breeze. I don't like doing accounting work, I feel like it takes away from my business but this software really helps minimize the time I spend doing it! I also love the fact I can use this software to accept online payments and only get a fee of 50 cents per transaction and it doesn't even take any percentage of the invoice! And finally it really makes doing payroll for my employees way easier! Thanks quickbooks for being there for me when I need you to be!

Vendor Response

by Intuit on November 21, 2018

Hi Brandon. First things first, your security is a top priority. I want you to be aware of this, so rest assured there's a wide variety of safety precautions in place. This Community database article discusses these in full: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Getting-Started/Is-my-QuickBooks-Online-data-secure/m-p/186166.

Additionally, please know any instability in the Online version has an easy fix. Because your data is safeguarded in the cloud, you also don't have to worry about file crashes/losing info. You can clear up any performance issues by clearing your browser cache. Another example of what the Community has to offer outlines the steps for doing so: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Getting-Started/How-do-I-clear-my-browser-cache-and-temporary-Internet-files/td-p/186420.

As for the feature set, I'll gladly discuss what cost-efficient options there are for getting the functionality you need (QBCares@Intuit.com). Email anytime.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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Quickbooks

Nov 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The interface is pretty intuitive and provides a logical business flow model that can be followed by beginners or business owners with limited accounting knowledge. It provides lots of options for customizing reports and exporting documents into excel and pdf format. They also partner with Rightnetworks for VPN hosting as an alternative to having a local server. This is useful for working with remote staff.

Cons: The biggest issue I have is that there isn't a real effective version of Quickbooks designed for non-profit accounting and grant tracking, so we have had to incorporate additional resources such as excel and Salesforce to properly track our grant funding.

Overall: Overall, been a mostly good experience although there are some areas around non-profit accounting and customer service in general that they could improve upon.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on November 15, 2018

Hi Michael. It's good to read QuickBooks is providing the intuitive insights and customization you need for Men as Peacemakers to flourish. With this said, rest assured there are a wealth of effective solutions for non-profit organizations.

I appreciate you letting me know that this is one way QuickBooks could improve, as I have the opportunity to help. The workarounds you've incorporated for grant funding are brilliant, but I encourage you to reach out to me directly. I can discuss the services developed for non-profit accounting further, and my inbox is open (QBCares@Intuit.com).

In the meantime, feel welcome to contact the product experts on Facebook (Intuit QuickBooks) and Twitter (QBCares). They'd be more than happy to answer any questions about you have about in-product alternatives. These chat based technicians are also a great customer service channel and have the tools/knowledge to help.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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Great software, even for beginners

Nov 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When learning the software, it is very easy to pick up. The map design on the home page is very easy on the eyes and more user friendly than using the toolbar at the top.

The snapshot at the right of the screen is a great way to see the balance of your accounts without having to log into every bank (if you have different ones). As long as you keep accurate records and reconcile each month, it's easy to see what you're working with throughout the month.

Cons: The online payments section, while convenient, does not always match up with customers you have in your system, especially if that customer name has any special characters in it such as a hyphen (-), slash (/), or apostrophe ('), etc. Even the help doc available in Quickbooks does not fix this issue and customer service is not always helpful either in this regard.

Overall: I really like this software and its ease of use, especially for beginners. The multiple features can seem daunting at first, but it's a breeze to pick up.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on November 13, 2018

Hi there, Savannah. I've got you covered when it comes to matching online payments. Since this is only occurring with customers who have special characters in their name, I encourage you to edit this data from the Merchant Service Deposit window. The formatting is widely known to cause issues with matching but removing these signs is one excellent fix.

Regardless, I'll ensure the support you receive is always helpful in this regard. As an alternative, the reps on Facebook (Intuit QuickBooks) and Twitter (QBCares) would be glad to lend a hand. They have the expertise to get you squared away and are available M-F from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. EST.

In the meantime, you can manually record deposits if you still notice errors with matching (https://community.intuit.com/articles/1769105). Before doing so, I suggest removing the online payments with the Dismiss button below the Record Deposit window.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

Great for bookkeepers

Nov 05, 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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Pros: Quickbooks is super easy to use. All of our banking and savings accounts are attached as well as our business credit cards. I love the app feature and use a couple of the apps to assist, especially during tax time. We use classes for everything and it's so great to get a snapshot of each events profits and losses.

Cons: I wish that I could have multiple companies on one account. I have a few different small businesses that we run and it's not cost effective to have a quickbooks account for really small companies. I have found other free software programs that mimic quickbooks to manage those accounts.

Overall: Overall our experience is great. I do think it's a little expensive for a small company. It has a lot of features that we spend the extra money for ease of use. I haven't had any issues calling tech support and we are very satisfied.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on November 13, 2018

Hi Autumn. Rest assured there are versions of QuickBooks that allow you to manage more than one company within the program. You can learn more about this software at https://community.intuit.com/quickbooks-desktop, but I want to ensure you're getting the value you deserve in what you're using now.

I can gladly forward your comments about multiple businesses per account to the Development Team. Customer ideas power the innovations regularly rolled out, so thanks a ton for sharing yours. The QB Blog is used to post about new and exciting changes, and many of the latest even got their start in the feedback channel (https://quickbooks.intuit.com/blog/whats-new/). Regardless, I encourage you to email me directly. It'd be my pleasure to discuss what your options are, as well as how you can save money using Online (QBCares@Intuit.com).

I'm thrilled to read QuickBooks has left you with a great impression overall, though. Talk soon!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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Comprehensive functionality, but obscures your books

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: QB is rock solid, never had an issue (defect). It is comprehensive and has functionality for every operation and looks after a lot of 'behind the scenes' stuff such as tax reporting (automatically capturing your tax credits and customer charges)

Cons: The overall feature set makes it hard to see a clear picture of your books. Everything is done through a series of modules (sales, purchases) and it automates from there. A normal sequence is; Sales, then deposits, then bank reconciliation - works fine. However, if you have a deposit that is not from a sale the dance to make the entries seem obscure. Or if you pay for a purchase directly, you still have to enter a payable, then pay it in a separate step. Not big issues, but I use other accounting software that gives me much more flexibility without the double steps. (Note: in the example of the payable, you can do a direct journal entry, but then it does not show up in the supplier history for some reason.)

Overall: QB is a solid accounting package used by many. My experience is that it is very stable and suitable for those at either end of the spectrum of needs and experience. Novices can just use each of the modules as is and ignore the extra functionality. The poweruser may need the many different features.

However, if you are in the middle ground with a good understanding of bookkeeping, and want some flexibility in your entries, I find there are two many icons, menu choices, and options for each task I want to do. Example, printing a standard financial statement means selecting from 3-4 menu options, following by a dialog of options. Really I just want a date range and get the statement.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on November 14, 2018

Hi Robert. I'm glad QuickBooks is providing a comprehensive tool to your consulting business. I'm here to ensure you can take advantage of the functionality while still getting a clear view of your books, however. I'll include a few excellent outlets below, which serve as central hubs of workflow tips.

1. For a feature walk-through, check out the Community at https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Getting-started-with-QuickBooks/How-to-Use-Features-and-Functions-in-QuickBooks-Online/ta-p/170181. You'll find tips on the way QB sequences tasks and the workflow for your accounts.

2. This link is another excellent space, as the insights hosted in the YouTube provide visual references for the tools provided by the software. The following playlist covers reporting and statements, and I encourage you to explore the channel further when you get a chance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndR4lgu2nT8&list=PLVxBmyedTVhTWFPItuhzmbHRzZzCxmGFT.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

it's a love hate relationship

Nov 02, 2018
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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Pros: I like QB for it's completeness to operate a business. It integrates your banking, your customer base and sales and/or estimates seamlessly. You can use it to email customers or print out what you need. There are so many facets to this software it'll take you a while to get to know them. Once you do, you'll be forever beholden to use them. It's hard to go back to a simple spreadsheet again. All invoices/estimates are custom-izable. You can use your logos and iven if you're a small micro business, you present yourself as a competent, savvy businessperson.

Cons: You must purchase a new copy every 3 years. Some of the features you get used to using become un-usable if the newer version isn't purchased. QB doesn't support many of it's features after the program is 3 yrs old. You can still use the program, but some of the conveniences are gone, such as emailing invoices, or payroll. QB has a habit of having you get used to their newer features and then take them away once the program is more than three years old.

Overall: Setup isn't difficult, but it's very time consuming. It's difficult to use the update product once you lose the initial program. I've changed computers that originally had the program installed (when it was a CD). After changing the laptop, and losing some information, including the CD, I wasn't able to prove previous ownership and had to purchase the new complete program which is much more expensive. I hope that problem has been corrected since I would think the d/l'able programs can be tracked more easily.

I call this a love/hate relationship because QB gets you to love the program, then makes it difficult to continue with the same program once the 3 years are up. They know they "gotcha"! but, all in all, it's a program I wouldn't want to do without when having a business. I also use this program to keep track of not for profit organizations, too. It's a very versatile program for any type of business. I used the contractor program and have been able to customize it for the Nonprofit. I began using QB in 2003. It's certainly grown since then!

Vendor Response

by Intuit on November 08, 2018

Thanks for your honest review and loyalty. It'd be my pleasure to touch on why updates occur, as well as how you can move data between computers. I assure you there are steps in place should you no longer have the original CD, and this article covers the process: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1771783. Furthermore, the info in the following link walks through how to avoid losing data when moving: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1764250. The insights there will save you valuable time moving forward.

As for the 3-year lifetime, we work hard to deliver the most secure and state of the art software on the market. This means the back-end systems comprising sensitive connected features, like email and payroll, must be replaced within that time frame. Full upgrades are the best way to safeguard your data and customer info. Should you have further questions, I invite you to email me directly. I'll gladly answer them in full (QBCares@Intuit.com).

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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And standard software for accountant in the US

Nov 02, 2018
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: QuickBooks went to be a simple software to be the most powerful and almost "by default" software for accountant in the US. Anything you need you have it in there, or they have a module for it. What I love MOST of them is that despite that they added a lot of functions, they keep the data files simple. The backup process its easy, and restore too. I have some customers with problems on their server and was like Reinstall windows/ quickbooks/ restore. And it started with all the info like nothing happen. You can even install QB and just paste files from the older folder and will work. I love that.

Cons: I had some problems with the online version, and customer care take a while to resolve them. When an accountant give you access to his/her quickbook online, you enter info but if you change accountant the info its difficult to delete.

Overall: Like I said, its the choice by default on software for financial at your company in the US. Great and easy to maintain with a simple but perfectly working backup option.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on November 15, 2018

I'm delighted the powerful tools in QuickBooks have helped Infobyte Security Research, Javier. It's affirming to read the software has left a lovely impression on you, and that fixes for Desktop issues have been so easy to achieve. With this in mind, I'll ensure any problems with the Online service are corrected just as simply.

The info in this Community database article discusses adding/removing accountant access: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Account-management/Add-or-remove-an-accountant-user-in-QuickBooks-Online/td-p/186006. Regardless, you deserve customer care that provides quick resolutions. As an alternative to calling in, I invite you to find the product experts on Facebook (Intuit QuickBooks) and Twitter (QBCares). They can handle the technical stuff while you focus on maintaining other aspects of your business. Additionally, these reps can lend a hand with both versions of QuickBooks, as can the Community linked above.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

QuickBooks User

Oct 18, 2018
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: I've been a QB user for almost two decades. What I like about this software is that it's easy to learn and use, especially if you don't really have an accounting or bookkeeping background. Their support has always been excellent and very helpful when needed. While there are cheaper accounting software programs, QB has been around a very long time, has superior customer service, and caters to users who may not have much accounting experience as well as those who do. It's also easy to get started if you're new to the software. They also have other options to help small business owners, such as payroll. I've used their payroll service (both basic and advanced) and I have found it to be very useful, affordable, and easy to use.

Cons: I'm a Mac user and the QB software isn't as great on a Mac as it is on a PC.

Overall: Accounting, tracking expenses, handling taxes, doing payroll, creating invoices and tracking both customers and vendors.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on October 22, 2018

Thanks for your loyalty to QuickBooks these past two decades, as we're proud to have been by your side all this time. Your comments were a pleasure to come across, as we strive to provide the payroll tools and support you deserve. Because we also work hard to ensure our software is accessible to users of all backgrounds, we've created self-help spaces like our Community (https://intuit.me/2rJQ95o) in case you ever have workflow or accounting questions.

As for the differences you've noticed on a Mac, rest assured I'm here to ensure your software is working just as well on all operating systems. At your earliest convenience, feel more than welcome to send me a message directly at QBCares@Intuit.com. That's my inbox, and I have the knowledge and tools to get you squared away.

Talk soon!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

QB works for us

Oct 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Our NFP company switched over to QuickBooks Online about six months ago, and it was a bit of an adjustment after many years of the desktop version. However, now that we've ironed most of the glitches out, I've found that it's great software with new features I really like, such as knowing it's backed up online and that our treasurer and accountant are able to access the data. I like being able to upload statements and receipts to transactions for a more complete record.

Cons: With QB Desktop I was able to assign literally everything a class so I could call up a report of just about anything. With QB Online, things like payroll and tax payments are a bit immutable and you can't add a class or change it to fit the needs. For example, our office personnel is partially covered by grant funding rather than general operating for part of the year but the wages cannot be assigned as such and therefore cannot be called up for a report on the grant.

Overall: When we switched over from Desktop to Online, I made a couple of errors that had to be fixed. I called the Help desk and I was grateful they stayed with me until everything was resolved even though in one case it took a very long time. The software itself is excellent once you find everything and become accustomed to how it is configured. We're a small company so it has far more features than we really need but is still a great asset for us to keep track of our finances, and I recommend it to others.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on October 19, 2018

Thanks for reaching out with your review, Susan. While Online allows for some class and location tracking (https://community.intuit.com/articles/1146024), I'll gladly forward your comments about enhancing this functionality to the Engineering Team. Rest assured that when you speak, we listen. Your ideas power our innovations, as you know better than anyone what will benefit Children's Theatre of Elgin. In the meantime, the Community space above doubles as a Q&A forum monitored by more helpful product experts. I encourage you to explore it a bit when you get a chance, as there are tons of insights for handling your grant funding hosted there.

All the best!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

Great for small business, or even mid size business.

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I used this software for a number of years when I was working at a midsize family owned shipping/fulfillment center. It took me just a few hours to be able to understand how to navigate and properly use most of the features available software.

Features Include:

- Importing and Exporting of large data files containing costumer information

- Multiple account log-ins, being able to switch between two different users(companies) with each having their own unique list of products, and clients.

-Inventory, this was a very important feature for us, it notified us when we were running short on certain items for order fulfillment, it also kept an updated list of the amount of inventory in the warehouse in terms of dollar value

- Costumer look up, address, product ordered, past orders, balance paid and due. Orders would could be search by order number, name of costumer, or even the ability to search orders meeting certain criteria.

- Product information, the user had the ability to assign description and cost of their products.

- Data back ups; the user would had the ability to make multiple save files that contain all the information that was present at the time of the creation of save file, it was a useful feature since a lot of the computers at work ended up being wiped or malfunction at one time or another.

Cons: The one thing that I just really dislike about this software is updating, after an update you would load a backup save file per company in order to re-import all the information that had already been available before the update. This lead to multiple order being shipped, and problems with inventory. Could have just been us, I don't know if every one experience this issue.

Overall: Even with the one major flaw I experience, I would still recommend QuickBooks to small to midsize business that need an easy way to organize, categorize their costumer orders, inventory, and being able to keep track of company expenses.

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Perfect Accounting Solution in our Firms

Oct 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about QuickBooks is that it is an easy to use software, where any person with basic accounting/finance, and computer skills can comfortably use it. Again, it links banks transactions with the prepared customers' invoices, making the accounting work easy and quick. Besides, QuickBooks has numerous features such as general ledger, asset management, cash book, petty cashbook management, taxation guideline, among others, and this smooths the accounting operations of our firm.

Cons: What I disliked most about QuickBooks is its slow response, and errors when functioning. However, the continuous updates and upgrades have resulted in significant improvements on its functionality. Again, QuickBooks is more expensive, and this affects the number of the users, In fact, the acquiring/purchasing cost should be revised.

Overall: Nothing feels good like having a product that solves its intended purpose. This applies with QuickBooks as it perfectly aid in conducting the basic accounting task, yielding correct and accurate financial results. For the many years that our organization has used this item, things have significantly changed and we are happy to work with this vendor. These guys continually conducts a complete market analysis, as they come up with updates that solve bugs that were there before.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on October 16, 2018

I'm thrilled to read QuickBooks is delivering the accounting solution that fits the needs of your firm, John. Your loyalty is valued, and we're proud to have been by your side over the years. We're continually working to improve our software and ensure you have the fixes necessary. This includes crafting the info you need to tackle errors and slow responses as it occurs, and our Community has a ton of info to help in this respect (https://community.intuit.com/articles/1502333).

While I have you here, please know I'd be more than happy to discuss what cost-efficient options we've developed with you and user counts in mind. I'll see to it that you're getting the value you deserve, so feel free to reach out to me directly when you get a chance (QBCares@Intuit.com).

Until we chat again, take it easy!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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For the Beginner

Oct 10, 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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Pros: What I like most about this software is the ease of use. They make it very simple to enter customers and vendors along with invoices and/or bills. Then posting the payments and reconciling the accounts. You can use one piece or all the different capabilities, that is your choice as they do all work together.

Cons: The thing I like least about this software is the troubleshooting. You have to have the exact title or phrase of what you've done wrong to find solutions to help you. I typically only do internet searched for assistance and have not used the call in system. That might actually help me more but I'm impatient and typically don't want to wait

Overall: I would and have recommened this software to many different people for different situations as its user friendly, easy to navigate and has some great custom report features. I run a small local non profit and have been using QB for over 13 years with no intentions of changing to any other service.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on October 15, 2018

Thanks for reaching out with your comments, Lyn. I'm delighted to read we're doing our part to provide a wide variety of capabilities in an easy to use package. We're proud to be backing River Cities United Way, so rest assured we've got you covered when it comes to support.

As an alternative to calling in, I encourage you to reach out to the product experts who monitor our social media channels. You can find us on Facebook (Intuit QuickBooks) or Twitter (QBCares), and our chat reps would be more than happy to be of assistance. As an added benefit, you can expect quick responses anytime within their hours of availability (M-F from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. EST). We're just a message away when you have questions, and they can lend a hand with finding the solutions you need.

Thanks a ton for your 13-year loyalty to QuickBooks, by the way! I'm wishing you and your non-profit continued success, and a wonderful rest of your week ahead!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

QuickBooks is Useful for Small Businesses

Oct 10, 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: Once I got the hang of QuickBooks, it was very useful. In general I like it and it makes accounting relatively easy. One caveat is that I am an attorney and I have to do relatively complicated trust accounting in QuickBooks. I found it extremely difficult to figure out how to properly set things up initially to do all of this correctly in QuickBooks. I would say it was the single thing that caused me the most stress in the first two years of my law firm. However, with the help of a couple of third-party books, and some online guides from third parties, I finally was able to figure out how to set things up properly, and once I did that things ran pretty smoothly. I still have my own little "guides" that I have written for myself to remind me of all the steps to do different tasks - but even having to follow those guides, QuickBooks is reliable and quick. I really like how quick and easy reconciliation is. As an attorney I am retired to do reconciliation for the trust accounting - with QB it is so easy that I generally do reconciliation once a week as opposed to once a month, and this really gives me the peace of mind to know that everything lines up. I do like, in reconciliation, that QB is able to almost always accurately tag items to their appropriate transactions/accounts so that I just have to click that it is correct. I am able to set up QB to automatically download backups of my company file to cloud backups like OneDrive and DropBox, which is great.

Cons: QB occasionally tags things wrong in reconciliation - for example I have a trust account where client funds are held before they are earned and a separate business savings account, and they both earn interest. When I earn interest on both accounts, however, QB consistently tags them both as interest on my trust account, which is incorrect. Also, QB does not allow for more complicated splitting of transactions. I have a third party payment processor (LawPay) and on one occasion I received funds from a client and processed a partial refund to a client on the same day. In my trust account, however, this only processes as a net deposit. There is no way in QB to split this transaction into both a partial refund to one client and a payment from another client, so when I do reconciliation this transaction consistently pops up (it has been doing this for over a year), so in EVERY reconciliation I have to just ignore it. This is annoying. Also, QB online does not have all the functionality I need for law firm trust accounting, so I had no choice but to go with the desktop version. I would have liked to have had the option of using the cloud version so that I could more easily use the software on my desktop and also on my laptop while traveling. Instead, I can install the software on my desktop and my laptop, but I can't really use the software on my laptop and have it sync - rather my laptop is useful if I need to recover my file and then switch to using my laptop only.

Overall: Overall, my QB experience has been very positive.

Excellent accounting software but not cheap

Sep 20, 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: Quickbooks is relatively easy to use if you are even a little computer or finance literate. It makes bookkeeping very easy by pulling in your bank transactions and allowing you to match these to sales and purchase invoices that you have created. It allows you to create and send very professional looking sales invoices to customers. There are a whole heap of features that you may never use.

Cons: Maybe a little too many features for the average or more basic users. This can leave new users feeling a little overwhelmed. There are several banks that don't yet link in (Tide, Starling etc). It's not cheap and it's forever on promotion (like Stella), customers see through this.

Overall: I raise repeating sales invoices to my clients and when the payment comes in through the bank, I match the payments to the sales invoice making my bookkeeping logical and easy. When I spend money, I tell QB in plain English what it was for and QB posts it into my accounts. Easy and efficient.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on September 21, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write this thorough review. Managing a business can be quite busy, even without the accounting aspect involved. That's why our goal is to streamline invoicing, bookkeeping, and other daily tasks by means of our software. It's awesome to hear that QuickBooks has made these tasks easier and more efficient for you.

Another one of our top priorities is to provide you with various software options to choose from. That way, we can ensure that you're using a QuickBooks product that meets your business' needs feature-wise and price-wise. This guide, which compares the prices and features of each version of our software, will come in handy if you decide to switch to a lower-priced version in the future: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/products/

If you're currently using QB Online, there's also a process built into the program that makes downgrading fast and easy: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1609737

Cheers!
-Kristian, The QuickBooks Team

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QuickBooks - everyone can be a bookkeeper

Sep 19, 2018
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: First, I've been using QuickBooks for over 11 years. I have used both the desktop software and online. Right now, all of our companies use Quickbooks online. I'm a big fan. If you have ever taken an entry level accounting class, you have all the knowledge you need to run QuickBooks. The ease of use is the best I have found and I've used a few other accounting systems that I won't name :) But QuickBooks far exceeds those others. You can easily customize your chart of accounts, create invoices and sales receipts, run payroll, manage users, complete bank reconciliations and manage the chart of accounts. It doesn't take a professional to learn the software which is what I love.

I have to talk about their support. They are amazing! We had to switch over another one of our companies to QuickBooks and the process from the old software was a nightmare. I spoke to QuickBooks support and they stayed on the phone for over 4 hours with me getting it to transfer. The support was unprecedented and in the end, they really pulled through to get the old accounting software to transfer into Quickbooks. Never seen anything like it before. I was thoroughly impressed.

Cons: The software goes down quite often. Sometimes we get errors that we can't log into our account or even that our account is active, which I know isn't true. We wait a few minutes, refresh, and alas we are back in business. Even with this headache every once in a while, I would still choose this software.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on September 21, 2018

We really appreciate you taking the time to write this glowing testimony, Jessica. It's been great having you as a part of the Intuit Family during these past 11+ years. What you said in your review title is so true. Everyone can become a bookkeeper. Sometimes, they just need the right tools in order to do so. We're so glad you made QuickBooks your bookkeeping tool of choice. By the way, if you run into a future situation where the site appears to be down, this tool can come in handy and potentially get you logged in faster: https://fixit.intuit.com/

We look forward to backing your business for years to come!
-Kristian, The QuickBooks Team

Nothing beats QuickBooks for Accouting, as long as it's the desktop version...

Sep 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: QuickBooks is awesome. Simply put - the features and functions are extensive. From the reporting, to the invoicing and billing, to the payroll functions - it does everything your business needs to ensure it's financials are accurate and on time. I especially prefer Quickbooks Payroll to other payroll services, because the integration of data is automatic, and I don't have to manipulate files to import and export for Payroll. In addition, it tracks all the taxes, and if in numerous states, handles all of the state reporting necessary.

Cons: The cost is pricey. You will pay a lot for QuickBooks, but it is worth every penny if you have a business will a good volume of income, or with a payroll.

QuickBooks online is significantly lacking some of the functionality of the full version, so when working with clients, you need to ensure you are using the same versions so that the data doesn't get corrupted. Specifically the Sales Tax setup on QB online is more difficult to work with than the full desktop version.

Overall: I am a user of QuickBooks as an accounting assistant for my clients. I have used Quickbooks to conduct Payroll functions, for income and sales tax reporting, and for financial data exports for data creation. QuickBooks is a program for people familiar with accounting terminology. You need to know what assets and liabilities are, expenses and income, etc. before you can set it up properly. With some online training through their tools, or others available online, you can glean enough information to create your QuickBooks file and get going. In addition, it is an awesome tool for collaboration with an accountant. You can have accountant copies of your files, and sharing the files is straightforward and simple.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on September 17, 2018

Thanks for the review, Melissa. While we offer different versions of the same product to ensure businesses of every size will have their needs met, it'd be my pleasure to discuss the Cons you mentioned.

While you can find some tips for Sales Tax set-up in spaces like our Community forum (https://community.intuit.com/articles/1146054), this site also has a ton of insights so users of every background can feel confident working in QB. As a prime example, this article (https://community.intuit.com/articles/1164870) is a glossary of accounting terminology.

Regardless, feel free to email me in regards to pricing and the functionality suggestions you mentioned at QBCares@Intuit.com. I look forward to hearing from you and will keep an eye out for a message with your name on it.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks - Big bang for your buck

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is the most user friendly software on the market. It is simple to set up a company and basically "idiot proof" for anyone with the slightest of bookkeeping knowledge. Basic accounting entries can be made manually or automatically generated through a simplified user interface. I would encourage anyone with a small business and a limited accounting skill set to use this software.

Cons: This product is so easy to use and manipulate, that it is also very easy to make changes to past entries in error. Checks can easily be deleted or changed which can cause inaccurate books. There are ways to correct these errors if proper documentation is kept each month.

Overall: Great product! I would highly recommend using this product for a start up business, can also be used for more advanced accounting with proper training.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on September 19, 2018

Thanks for the excellent review, Lindsey! Comments like yours are affirming to come across, as we strive to deliver a feature-laden product that maintains the user-friendly interface you've come to enjoy. As you've noticed, we've crafted QuickBooks to be accessible to users of all backgrounds, accounting or not. For this reason, there are a ton of tips and to help you quickly correct any errors in QuickBooks, and even keep a log of documented changes in the system itself (https://community.intuit.com/articles/1145970).

Since our Community database hosts the linked article above, I encourage you to explore it more when you get a chance. It's a perfect example of a one-stop shop for input tips and workflow tricks. It also doubles as a Q&A forum monitored by our product experts, so jump into the advanced insights hosted there anytime.

Wishing continued success to Olympia Companies, by the way!

Jess, The Quickbooks Team

Quickbooks Online Review

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We have been using this web based software for around 5 years having used the desktop version for 10 years prior to that. The main advantage is easy access anywhere with no concerns on backing up your data. These alone are worth the very reasonable monthly costs. I chose QB online as its market share attracts a lot of 3rd party integration App developers which help me streamline our processes and save a stack of cash on administration costs

Cons: Some years ago the UK based support was non existent, over the last 3-5 years this has been massively improved with a UK based support team. Can be a bit laggy when the USA wake up, this can be overcome by using the desktop application that somehow sync's with the Web based platform. I've never tried this, but can see how others might

Overall: Overall QB Online helps me run my two business from anywhere, I can process any amount of suppliers bills, make payments, run reports etc etc ... from my armchair if I wanted to. The 3rd party apps that sync up are great , you need to be prepared to put in some leg work to understand how this all hooks up but once you have it all set up it works a dream. I reckon I save 1.5 admin salaries per year using QB Online and all the other apps

Overall...its worth 10 times the cost

Vendor Response

by Intuit on September 07, 2018

Hi David,

Thanks for taking the time to write this glowing testimony. It's been great having you as a part of the Intuit Family during these past 15 years. Your review perfectly captures what QB Online is all about, which is helping business owners save time, save money, and manage their business from any location.

By the way, if you're interested in giving our desktop app a try, you can download it from this page: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/apps/

The app generally runs faster than the browser version of QB Online, so it'd be worth checking out. We look forward to backing your business for years to come!

-Kristian, The QuickBooks Team

Using QUICKBOOKS since 2014

Aug 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: QB has excellent customer support. Even tho the support is base in India about 99% of the tech's are understandable and should you have trouble they allow you to ask for another tech without being offended. We use the P/R and A/R modules and they are easy to follow and understand if you have basic computer knowledge and finance knowledge help as well. But tech support is always their to help you with any issue.

Cons: They give you the ability to create far too many reports.

Overall: Overall, the software works very well, the tech support is excellent and the pricing is fair and reasonable. They offer credit card proceasing and employee direct deposit. We don't write checks any longer and that is a great savings in itself. Purchase it, take a few classes to learn the software program flow (it makes it easier to understand) and you won't be sorry. An excellent product for any business that has accounts receivable's and employee payroll. You can even do you monthly and quarterly taxes too!

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 28, 2018

Hi there, Gary. Thank you for your review, and your long-time loyalty to QuickBooks. I'm delighted to read our software is helping you manage the finances for Nancy Kissick's Professional Nursing Serbs. While we have customer assistance all over the world and U.S, just like our customer base, I'm here to ensure you know about all the support channels available to you.

As an alternative to calling in, feel free to send us a message on Facebook (Intuit QuickBooks) and Twitter (QBCares). We have dedicated product experts at the ready to lend a hand, and they have the tools and expertise to help you with any issues you come across.

Further, these agents likewise monitor our multi-function Community forum space at https://intuit.me/2rJQ95o. This Q&A site doubles as a database of workflow tips and troubleshooting guides, so you'll find a ton of insights on creating reports.

Keep up the fantastic work, and take care!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

The Desktop version is better than the online

Aug 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Desktop - it's easier to have multiple screens open, but can only do one company at a time (online, you can use different browsers to open multiple companies). Has a lot of functionality. The only other thing that is better about the online version (imho) is being able to easily log in remotely - BUT, if you don't do it frequently enough (and randomly) you'll need a verification code.

Cons: Does have an intercompany feature. The online version doesn't allow multiple screens open at once. If you decide you want to cancel your online membership, getting your historical transactions off of it is a challenge. I wish that they still allowed recon of sales tax. Online doesn't give a "fee" and "Interest income" fill in for recon'ing each bank account. There is no listing for any asset/liability accounts that haven't been recon'd or a report showing the last date it was recon'd.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 27, 2018

Thanks for this review. Your loyalty to QuickBooks is valued, so please know we're proud to be backing your business.

While I have your attention, it'd be my pleasure to address the Cons you mentioned. As a start, you can open multiple windows/tabs of the Online software. This Community-hosted article outlines the details (community.intuit.com/articles/1456006), and I encourage you to explore the space more when you can. Our multi-function Community database also doubles as a Q&A forum, so jump into the convo anytime you have questions.

Further, you can download your historical data and save it in spreadsheets if you decide to cancel. The info at community.intuit.com/articles/1254966 explains the process, but I'd be happy to pass your suggestions about interest income, flexible sales tax, and alerts about reconciled accounts to the engineers for review. We use your ideas as inspiration and default to it when developing new tools.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

The Software that any accountant could not live without

Aug 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: QuickBook is the one of the top accounting software. It greatly deals in assisting with fixed asset

management, billing and invoicing of income, payroll management, bank reconciliation and others. As

an accountant, I have used this software since I can remember. Not only that it is capable of more than

enough tasks than any other software I have personally tried, but is very user-friendly as well. The

monthly starting price was easy to keep up with and not financially draining at all when I used it before I

started working at an institution. The current institution and team I am in highly suggested QuickBook.

The availability of tech support 24/7 is a plus for our trainees. QuickBook can also be great for any

starting businesses; it tracks invoices, payments, expenses, amongst others.

Cons: A limitation with the number of characters in names, titles, or products is one of the problems I have

faced upon using this software. Being unable to name two projects similarly is also a difficulty at times,

since most clients and products have same names. Although these cons may seem fairly important, it is acceptable. The pros, and the usage of this software is far more superior than its cons.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 24, 2018

Thanks for taking the time out to leave this review. I'm delighted to know we're doing our part to keep you on your business on track, as we're proud to be backing you.

As you mentioned, you're a seasoned QuickBooks user, and I appreciate your loyalty to us. It'd be my pleasure to pass your expert feedback along to the Engineering Team, as they use your suggestions as inspiration. Increasing the characters and providing more flexibility in naming projects are brilliant ideas, so I'll forward your comments to the developers directly.

Before you go, I encourage you to bookmark our Blog (https://intuit.me/2L2zqTv). We use this space to post about new and coming product enhancements. Many of them got their start in the feedback channel because when you speak, we listen.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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Good Product - Terrible Support!

Aug 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: QuickBooks does everything I need it to do, simple input (after my accountant set it up), some nice reports, easy to read screens, and easy for me to produce P&L for myself and taxes.

Cons: Terrible support. I had issues with some items and waited for hours on hold, spoke to people with such strong accents I could not understand them. I was actually stuck and could not work and asked to be escalated to North American support- - they said they could not do that. The offered me a manager and hung up on me. I called the corporate office and even sent letters, and never got any responses. Very frustrating when you spend this kind of money and the support is not there.

Overall: I actually stopped using it and moved over to Sage software. When the program would not open to wait for 90 minutes on hold for support is not business functional. The product is good when it works, but if you have any issues, be prepared to stop your business.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 23, 2018

Hi there, Perry. I appreciate you taking the time to leave this honest review, as I'll exhaust my resources to turn this impression around. At your earliest convenience, can you reach out to me directly? My inbox at QBCares@Intuit.com is open, and I have the expertise, visibility, and tools to get you squared away. I'll dig into what happened when you reached out, and look forward to receiving your email.

In the meantime, please know we have a wealth of support options available to you. As an alternative to calling in, we have product experts monitoring our official Facebook (Intuit QuickBooks) and Twitter (QBCares) feeds. Even though we have call centers all over North America and the world, just like our customer base, the upside to messaging us is everything is easy to follow and accessible on screen.

Rest assured, the interaction you had with support is far from typical, but I intend to rectify this as soon as we get in contact again.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

Great for a novice but pricey

Aug 21, 2018
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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Pros: Love that you get the upgrades and you can update your system. Love that it is user friendly - I was able to figure it out with basic (very basic) accounting knowledge. It's also pretty forgiving in that if you do a transaction the wrong way, you can delete and redo it.

Cons: Two things: 1 it doesn't have an easy way to migrate from POS to Quickbooks for inventory. I am hesitant to change over as there doesn't seem to be an easy transition plan for a small business owner and 2 EVERY TIME there is an upgrade - there is an issue with our bank downloads. It's as if it takes a few days or a few weeks for either Quickbooks to notify the banks to update their code or whether it takes awhile for the adjustments to be made. This can be anything from not being able to download or import AT ALL or whether or not your mouse will even click when selecting a bank transaction. As a result, we wait a few weeks before downloading and upgrading to reduce the impact to our bank transactions. We have too many to hand key.

Overall: Overall, it's pretty good. If they could make their upgrades an easier transition and come up with a simple inventory conversion plan - I would be a happy client.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 24, 2018

Hi there, Stephanie. First things first, I'll exhaust my resources to ensure the mentioned Cons are addressed. While you can synchronize POS and Desktop items and accounts (community.intuit.com/articles/1588763), I appreciate you broaching your issues with transitioning. Rest assured, we have a wealth of insights to help along the way.

As a prime example, the article above is hosted by our Community space. Should you run into bank downloads again, I encourage you to check this other overview at community.intuit.com/articles/1501199. You deserve to upgrade your software as seamlessly as it's designed to be, and there's a step-by-step guide here: community.intuit.com/articles/1501544. As an added benefit, this article has handy links that cover what to do in the vent of an issue.

As for pricing, feel free to reach out to me directly (QBCares@Intuit.com). I have the visibility to help, and can gladly discuss what cost-efficient options you have.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

QuickBooks Review

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I really like the easy user experience. It's really easy to navigate through QuickBooks.

Cons: What I like least about QuickBooks is that at one point there was a change in the invoice layout. It wasn't a change that we made on our own. It was automatically implemented. That was an awkward stage where we started sending out the new invoices with the new layout. Client had to make an adjustment in terms of how they view our invoices. It would've been nice if we could've gotten an email about it or some sort of heads up.

Overall: Overall, I really like QuickBooks. It's customizable for the most part. However, there are still some functionality that I would hope they would look into. Like a new line item to show the balance paid, the next installment due, and the overall due of the invoice. Partial payment and partial due line on the invoice ...something along that line.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 20, 2018

I appreciate this review, as we love hearing from you guys about how we can improve. I want to ensure you're always in the loop when it comes to any enhancements coming down the pipeline, and encourage you to bookmark our Blog at https://intuit.me/2L2zqTv. We post about new features and changes here, so you'll get the heads up you need moving forward.

While I have your attention, please know I'd be more than happy to pass along your suggestions for transaction payments to appear as line items. While you can already apply partial payments that will track to the invoice (community.intuit.com/articles/1146138), as well as apply things like discounts as a line item (community.intuit.com/articles/1145773), you know better than anyone what tools will benefit your business. I'll forward your comments to the Engineering Team now, as we use your ideas as inspiration. Keep in mind many of the updates you may see in the Blog got their start in customer feedback!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

There is a reason it is the #1 small business accounting softare

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: QuickBooks is your best friend if you are an office worker or new to accounting as it is extremely simple to use. If you are a developer working to interface with it from outside systems you will learn to both love and HATE it. All in all I certainly recommend it to all my clients as the benefits most surely outweigh the problems.

Pros: - Easy to use, intuitive interface. Even non accountants will be able to dive in and use the software. - Powerful features and reporting allows you to really see where your P&Ls are sitting. - Tons of training and support available from a wide variety of sources. - Import and Export ability allows you to interface with other software or pull data into other programs for custom reporting. - Ability to interface with outside programs to sync data automatically. - Allows for tracking of inventory and placing/receiving purchase orders from vendors. - Gives a decent audit trail on item/customer activity so you can see what happened with your financials.

Cons: - QuickBooks is truly incredible, but their database architecture and some of their restrictions are incredibly dated. For example, they limit customer names, product names and several other fields to 31 characters. In today's more complex market it is extremely easy to have product names that are longer than 31 characters and QuickBooks will not let you enter them. They will tell you to either cut the product off at 31 (which can create duplicate names which is not allowed) or they will tell you to rename the product. Neither is good option for most companies. This becomes very apparent when you have customers with the same name, for example John Smith. QuickBooks will only let you create one of them and prevent the other from getting added. Their solution again is to rename the customer by giving it extra characters like a space at the end, or adding a 1 or a 2. But when you are limited to 31 total characters and your office staff then has to make sure that they select the right customer when working with a record, well you can see where these solutions are not really workable either. The pros of the software certainly outweigh this issue and it is possible to come up with internal naming conventions to fix these issues, still with a company the size of Intuit and software as popular as QuickBooks these issues should have been addressed years ago.

It Does Everything and GREAT Customer Service Representatives

Aug 10, 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: Quickbooks can integrate with numerous platforms and since it's a market leader, there are lots of forums and helpful resources. It can due so much and is our "one stop shop" for bookkeeping needs. I have had WONDERFUL experience with their customer service representatives... I hang up the phone with a smile and have always felt like I got the resolution I was seeking. Their representatives have been so patient, always taking as much time as needed to help resolve any and all issues I have, and they communicate in a way that seems to say that they enjoy their job and are pleased to be of assistance.

Cons: It takes a while to get oriented in Quickbooks and familiar with all that it can do -- which can be a bit overwhelming, as it is not a very clean or user friendly platform -- but after getting more familiar, its "vastness" has become more of an asset. We used Quickbooks' additional payroll service for a year before realizing that it was not the most cost effective way to go (at least it was starting to feel quite steep!). Our first payment was much lower than the rest. Perhaps we landed on a good deal, but it felt a bit more like a bait and switch scheme.

Overall: We have benefitted greatly from using Quickbooks. We are able to manage the majority of our bookkeeping details and reports internally because of it. We use Quickbooks to track every expense, invoice clients, create quotes, see profit and loss reports, manage our accounts and see where our money is going.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 13, 2018

Thank you for your honest review, Lindsay. I'm glad QuickBooks vast feature set has become an asset to you, but we realize learning anything new can be a bit overwhelming at times. With this said, you mentioned you've had a chance to check out some of our forums and resources, like those hosted on the Community at https://intuit.me/2rJQ95o. I'm delighted you've explored these, as they were made with you in mind. These spaces are meant to help you get oriented to the product faster, and another awesome one-stop shop for support is our Resource Center (https://intuit.me/2rI3OKd).

As for Payroll pricing, please know we have cost-efficient options so you always get the value you deserve. I'd be happy to dig into this with you further and invite you to message me directly (QBCares@Intuit.com). This way, I can dig into your details and go from there.

Thrilled you enjoy the software as much as we like having you as part of the QuickBooks family!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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Overall great for Invoicing

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The invoicing system is really great and simple to use if you want to keep track of accounts receivable. You can customize everything easily or just use the generic options. There are a ton of apps you can use but i have not checked them out much besides the basic ones. I mostly use for keeping track of payments due and for quick and easy invoicing of customers or clients

Cons: The customer service is awful. There is no way to reach them by email and they encourage you to speak to the community. I have only called up once and it took 45 minutes to reach a human. With Quickbooks you will not need customer service often but when you do its a big hassle. This is the biggest downside to the product and if they had normal customer service I would give them a 10 out of 10. If you never need to get support the product is excellent, otherwise its "just" very good.

Overall: For manual payments like our membership if people do not want to pay with credit card or paypal or they have trouble we can quickly send them an invoice and they can pay securely through Quickbooks. ACH receival is free also so thats a big plus compared to rates of sometimes 4%+ on intl payments on paypal. It also is useful to keep track of payments due and send reminders for late payments etc.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 13, 2018

Hi Jacob. Thank a ton for leaving your honest review, because you've given me the chance to help. I have awesome news, so your excellent impression of QuickBooks will continue across the board.

As an alternative to calling in, we have chat-based support on Facebook 9Intuit QuickBooks) and Twitter (QBCares). Rest assured, the help you deserve is only ever a message away, and their hours of availability are M-F from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. EST. As an added benefit, you can expect close to immediate responses from our agents within that time-frame. Product experts with the tools to help monitor these spaces, and they'd be more than happy to lend a hand.

Keep up the great work, by the way. We're proud to be backing VALUEWALK and to call you members of the QuickBooks family.

Jess, The Quickbooks Team

QuickBooks Review

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: The first thing I look for in any product is functionality. Is it user friendly? Can it be taught easily? I like how easily you can flow from one task to the next and how easily it is to keep track of each category. Whether it is working with payroll or keeping track of inventory functionality is key and flawless.

Cons: It used to be that you didn't have to pay for renewals but with the increased pricing plan and now having to pay for renewals it makes this product less attractive to those looking to purchase the software.

Overall: Like mentioned in my pros portion of the review I have cut down on time! That's the main problem that has been cut out of the equation. Everything is well organized within the program and I don't have much to worry about when it comes to knowing that everything is in the right place and ready to be printed onto a report!

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 13, 2018

Hi there, Christina. While I'm delighted the functionality has provided you with a seamless and easy to learn workflow, I want to ensure your needs are still being met when it comes to value. Our products have a three-year lifetime, after which the back-end systems comprising it are replaced with the most state-of-the-art and secure connections available. There's more about why upgrades occur in this Community-hosted FAQ, and it uses the most recent renewal (2015) as context: community.intuit.com/articles/1501193.

With this in mind, I'd be glad to chat with you more one-on-one in reference to your pricing plan and details. Feel more than free to send me an email (QBCares@Intuit.com), where I'll be on the lookout for your message. In the meantime, I encourage you to explore the Community a bit more. The article above is hosted in the troubleshooting library portion of the space, and it doubles as a Q&A forum monitored by QuickBooks reps.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

Intuit the company I love to hate

Aug 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: it works well, integrates with my bank accounts, credit card accounts, generates plenty of reports that allow me to keep a handle on my business. Its is very logical and when you use the memorize function repetitious work gets simple. There simply is no other software that works as well as QB. Oh yes did i tell you i use the payroll feature with direct deposit and you cant pay someone and get it done as well or as easy.

Cons: When you need tech support which thank God thats not very often it can get frustrating. I am a slow speaking southern man an alot of the accents of the folks they employ i cant understand. So i usually google my issues and find the fix myself.

Overall: I have been using Quickbooks for more years than I can rember, it integrates with my business software. I import data from it daily and it has given me freedom to live my life.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 10, 2018

Hi there, Larry. While I'm glad the software has helped simplify and automate your accounting tasks, I want to ensure the help you need when it matters most is just a click away. I'm a slow speaking southerner myself, so I know just where you can go the next time you need to reach out to support. We have product experts on standby to lend a hand on Facebook (Intuit QuickBooks) and Twitter (QBCares). They have the tools to chat through any product issues you come up against and would be more than happy to help.

I'm delighted you've had a chance to explore some of our self-help resources, by the way. As another option, I encourage you to bookmark our Resource Center (https://intuit.me/2rI3OKd), which is the main hub of guided tutorials, workflow tips, and articles on the small business fundamentals.

Keep up the awesome work, by the way. Cavalier Automotive is lucky to have a president like you!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

Bookkeeping software for dummies like me

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I was able to get up and running with bookkeeping quite quickly; I expected it to be difficult since I had no knowledge of bookkeeping, but it wasn't. I have used it to run payroll, send invoices, manage expenses, receive payment, etc and find it all to be very intuitive.

Cons: For my web design business, Quickbooks is all I need as a bookkeeping software. But for my husband's trucking business, it just lacks some necessary functionality and we found a more elaborate tool was needed ... which was too difficult for me to figure out, so for his business we had to outsource the bookkeeping. But I still use Quickbooks Online for my own more basic business.

I find the desktop app that you can install (to connect to the online version) is often unstable and becomes unresponsive. I also find that there is confusion between my Quickbooks Online account and my TurboTax account (both are made by Intuit), when I change my password for one, it changes my password at the other site as well .... weird and took me a number of lockouts to figure out what was happening. Best to use separate email addresses for each of the tools I think.

Overall: do it myself bookkeeping

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 06, 2018

Hi Teara. Thanks a ton for your expert insights, and your review. You're correct that changing your password for one product will affect it across others. If your user ID is the same for each log-in, this feature is designed to help streamline logging in. As an added layer of security, we offer multi-factor authentication so your info is safeguarded.

As for instability in the desktop app, you can easily solve these issues by clearing the cache. After logging in, select Help > Reset App Data and you'll be good to go.

Should you guys have any questions about the functionality missing for your husband's trucking company, feel more than welcome to email me directly (QBCares@Intuit.com). I'd be glad to discuss your options in that respect and look forward to hearing from you both. In the meantime, I encourage you to swing by our Resource Center (https://intuit.me/2rI3OKd), where you'll find walk-through guides and tutorials for working in QuickBooks.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

I have been using Quick Books at least 10 years and love the Ease of Use!

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to make corrections, delete and void transactions.

The forums are helpful to gain knowledge of the product from the website.

Bank Reconciliations are made easy for the user.

I use the create a copy function within the check writing screen on a daily basis.

The reports provided in colorful graphs help a person see the overall big picture of the business operations.

Cons: In order to use email through Quick Books you have to keep the software updated.

The hardest function for me was using the Customize Data Layout when changing format of invoices.

I have worked with finance charges and would like to be able to assign on a monthly basis, however the setup is either to turn it on or turn it off.

the continuous fees to keep the functionality of the software up to date.

Overall: Accounting Made Easy.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 02, 2018

Thank you for your continued loyalty to QuickBooks, Karen. Since you're here, I'd like to take the time to address the Cons you mentioned.

Updates help ensure your product is fully supported and as secure as possible (more about that at https://community.intuit.com/announcements/1730425). Features that use an internet connection must maintain the highest standards of safety, which is why upgrading is a necessity. This includes the email system, and you can check out this FAQ on the upgrade process should you have any questions: community.intuit.com/articles/1501193.

Before I forget, this Community article will help provide insight into the layout customization function: community.intuit.com/articles/1501535.

Also, please know I forwarded your comments on finance charges to the engineers directly. We love hearing from you guys when it comes to how we can improve, as your suggestions are often the inspiration behind our innovations.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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Workable solution for a solo freelance accountant up to small businesses

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This accounting solution is Web-based. It makes life easy for a mobile accountant (or executive) as one can readily access the ledgers from anywhere, anytime, using any/multiple devices.

The reporting capabilities for me is another most important item to watch. Quickbooks is flexible, customizable, and easy to create reports either via templates or custom to the business scenario. It works well for both.

The interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. We have not yet experienced any lag/downtime (at least whenever we are actively using the service).

Lastly, the terror "Tax Season" is really made a lot more manageable and pleasant due to the powerful reporting tool and easy integration with our third-party tax system.

Cons: Limited integrations to third party apps. Actually, for the most basic part, we wanted to hook it up with our timekeeping app, but is currently not covered. Back to the manual solution of inputting hours brute force.

It may be a little tricky (esp at first) when using with multiple accounts. There need to manually change accounts can mess things up esp for pay/payroll.

Overall: A go-to software for accounting personal to small business projects. Very intuitive and comes with mobile access from multiple devices. Reporting is at the heart of any accounting person (esp Tax and Audit season), Quickbooks will make life a little bit pleasanter during those torture months in the fiscal year. :)

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 01, 2018

Hi Alvaro. I'm delighted QuickBooks alleviates some of the pain of tax season, and am glad you enjoy the flexibility of our web-based product. With this said, I want to ensure any third party apps you're using are integrating as well as possible.

If you haven't yet, I encourage you to check out our App Center at https://apps.intuit.com. You mentioned your timekeeping app wasn't covered, but we have hundreds of ready-made add-ons hosted here. Additionally, you can find helpful insights on linking apps on our Community Q&A forum at https://intuit.me/2rJQ95o. It doubles as a troubleshooting/how-to library, as well. This means when you're not working with QuickBooks reps, you can search the digital database of syncing fixes and workflow insights. There are similar self-help tools in our Resource Center, as well. A prime example is this tutorial on how to manage multiple accounts: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/tutorials/lessons/edit-chart-of-accounts/.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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Quickbooks is very easy to use Accounting Software with GST Ready Invoices. It helps us to save Time

Jul 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Quickbooks offers everything at a single platform. For a business it has everything such as business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions etc. The accounting feature is the best which we liked because we can manage income, expense and many more very easily. It really help us to note all transactions electronically. Another feature we liked is the Payment which help us to collect payments seamlessly. It help us to organize the finance. The online payment system help us to track payments. Next i would like to highlight the interface , it has a very beautiful design and simple interface. Without much training anyone can use it for their business. Quickbooks help us to reduce the time taken for our financial department. The team at Quickbooks are also very helpful and are ready to help us always. It is very useful for creating invoices and then collecting payments from the customers which track on a real time basis which reflects in our dashboard. Sometime we may miss to note expenses but with Quickbooks it's easy to keep track about our purchases , bills and expenses. I strongly recommend Quickbooks to smoothen your business operations.

Cons: Web connectivity is a must for using Quickbooks which is a drawback. The UI needs few more improvements. Some interfaces are easy to use while some areas need further improvements which will help to smoothen the workflow. Some modifications are needed for creating invoices especially when we create GST Invoices. If Quickbooks do some more modification it will be really helpful to beginners

Overall: Quickbooks offers wide range of features. It help us to record all our expenses and income and keep track of the same. Creatinf invoices were never made so easy and also it offers to collect payments.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on July 30, 2018

We love hearing from our customers, and your thorough review was a pleasure to come across, Harikumar. I'm delighted you've gained so much accounting insight from the program, and that you're saving time with our Payments, Payroll, and tracking features.

With this said, I'd be more than happy to discuss the Cons you mentioned. When you get a chance, could you send me more details about your vision for QuickBooks (QBCares@Intuit.com)? You've got brilliant ideas, and I'll forward your suggestions about an offline option, streamlined interface, and more customization for sales forms. I can send them to the engineers directly, as they default to customer input when deciding what enhancements will come down the pipeline next.

Looking forward to hearing from you, by the way. In the meantime, I encourage you to explore our Community Q&A forum, where we host a ton of troubleshooting/how-to articles. Jump into the convo anytime at https://intuit.me/2rJQ95o.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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Dynamic reporting and comprehensive insights into business productivity

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've been an avid quickbooks user for years. They ease of use, dynamic reporting and ability to customize reports are awesome. I also really like the ability to download data directly from my bank to the software and clear checks. The desktop version is still a great value when compared to the online version and offers far more functionality, but buyer beware-- many functions will time out if you don't continuously upgrade to newer versions.

Cons: Nickel and Dime functionality-- Software has a number of "optional" features which require additional fees. It continuously nags the user in an attempt to upsell these items. My prior bank charged an additional fee for online data downloads, but my current bank (Capital One) does not. I think that this is bank to bank specific, but would greatly enhance the user experience if it was offered at no additional charge. QB Payroll is just OK for very small businesses, but doesn't have the same functionality as other systems offered by ADP/Paychex-- it does handle very basic reporting and deposits to third party payroll, and for state and local tax payments.

Customer support can be hit or miss, with QB attempting to charge for support for software specific reinstalls, or errors, outside of the user setup.

Overall: Ease of use and great insights into my business.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on July 31, 2018

Thanks for leaving a review, Jeffrey. We love hearing about how we can improve, and I'll ensure each of the issues you mentioned are addressed.

We offer add-on features optionally so you have more control over your billing details. Added functionalities may cost extra, but you can opt in or out at any time. Payroll and Online Banking are prime examples. Since you mentioned pricing for the latter, I encourage you to check out community.intuit.com/articles/1501482. There's a blurb about connection charges under the "Applicable Fees".

We also offer a wealth of free support. The link above is hosted on our Community forum, which is a 24/7 help space. There's chat-based assistance on Twitter and Facebook, as well (Intuit QuickBooks and QBCares, respectively.)

As for Payroll, feel welcome to email me (QBCares@Intuit.com). I'll forward your suggestions to the developers, as we default to customer feedback when developing new features. Thanks in advance!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

For lack of better works, I was extremely in to it. It was an engaging atmosphere and interactive.

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: My biggest pro with this program is its functionality and how easy it is to handle your finances without too much confusion. Accessing the data you would like to see if within reach of just a few clicks of the mouse. A lot of other ERP systems are aesthetically dull and not pleasing to wade through where as quick books engages the user in an easy to use system allowing them to feel confident when navigating the book.

Cons: I wouldn't go as far to say this is a con but I do feel the tutorials do not meet the same level of user friendliness that the system itself has. I found it easier to play around in quickbooks and learn that way then following the tutorials which seemed a bit over detailed.

Overall: I benefited from this product by being able to picture and visualize the way accounting works systematically rather than just seeing numbers on a balance sheet. I have a much better understanding of the nuances of finance than I did before using quickbooks.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on August 15, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review. While I'm delighted you've had a chance to explore some of the resources available to you, I want to make sure they're as helpful as designed.

When you get a chance, feel more than free to email me (QBCares@Intuit.com). I'd love to hear more about what tutorial space you've used, as I can guide you toward some alternatives.

Further, the Engineering Team loves hearing how we can improve. I can forward your specific comments to them directly, as your suggestions are our inspiration. Also, bookmark the Blog when you get a chance (https://intuit.me/2L2zqTv). We use this space to post about what features will be coming down the pipeline next, and many of them got their start in the feedback channel.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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Works well for payroll and quarterly reports. Reports are GREAT!

Jul 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use most of the time. Keeps records well and you have many options in "reports". Payroll is relatively easy to use and if something goes amiss the "help" line can help you get it straightened out pretty quickly once you get to the correct person.

Cons: Customer service wait time. Also, if you have a problem, say, with payroll, you go to the payroll department and they know their stuff and correct errors, etc. However, in a few instances, the actions they did or led me to do affected the other side of the page, i.e., the profit and loss and they seem oblivious when they make the change. Later when you go to to the staff with knowledge of the P&L, they don't seem to realize the affects on the payroll. It is hard to explain here, but this is what happens. It would be better if all staff knew both P&L and payroll and you got one person who knew what and how to fix. Also, always getting "foreign" speaking people with accents that are difficult to understand in English makes is very frustrating.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on July 24, 2018

Hi there, Glenda. Thank you for taking the time to reach out with your honest comments. I want to ensure you always get the help you need when it matters most, and know just where you should go next time you reach out.

If you haven't yet, I encourage you to find us on Facebook (Intuit QuickBooks) and Twitter (QBCares). We have reps monitoring these spaces, and they're expertly trained across all product lines. Within their hours of availability (M-F from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. EST), you can expect low wait times and quick responses. An added benefit is this support channel is chat-based, so you can reply at whatever time works best for you. Because we're just a message away, everything is right in front of you and easy to comprehend.

Likewise, these reps can be found in the Community Q&A forum (https://intuit.me/2rJQ95o). This is a 24/7 self-help option, which doubles as a digital troubleshooting/how-to library. Jump into the convo anytime!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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My experience with Quickbooks Online has been nothing but positive.

Jul 14, 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 am the Co-Owner of a local marketing agency in Brooklyn. We use Quickbooks online for all of our accounting and bookkeeping needs. The software is updated often and gets better with each improvement. One of the most important reasons we stay with QB online is the customer service. On most occasions they will assist you with even the most complicated issues you may have - and they'll stay on the phone till it's fixed. Very happy with that especially when something isn't working and is hampering your workflow.

Cons: On some occasions you will run into service representatives that are less than likely to help you. I simply call back until someone good and decent answers the phone. Some features are complicated to use and require professional assistance. The UI can also be improved.

Overall: Apart from accurately doing my bookkeeping and various other tasks, this software allows me to create invoices, pay employees, and see my business finances - all in one easy snapshot. I find that the UI of QB is the best on the market, and it is also fully connectable to other services such as your bank account. Personally I have some automations setup with my bank account, Quickbooks, and Google Drive. I've made it such that my accountant can view all of my books and finances with ease. Quickbooks has been an important part of that. Love it!

Vendor Response

by Intuit on July 18, 2018

Hi Richard. You deserve top-of-the-line support every time you reach out. Next time you need assistance, I encourage you to find us on Facebook (Intuit QuickBooks) and Twitter (QBCares). We have a dedicated team of chat reps on standby to lend a hand, and they likewise monitor our Community forum space at https://intuit.me/2rJQ95o. When customers post there, they can expect crafted responses from members of our support team. When you're not working side by side to resolve issues, you can explore this site to find a library of how-to and troubleshooting articles. The Community is a great place to start when you need insight, or simplification, into how certain features work.

As for improvements to the interface, could you send those details to me at QBCares@Intuit.com? I'll forward your suggestions to the Development Team on your behalf because when you speak, we listen.

Looking forward to hearing from you again, and thanks for the review!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

Excellent platform for my company.

Jul 02, 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 allows me to manage my company remotely without any inconvenience, it is super effective, since I can organize everything with just a connection to the internet from any desktop or mobile device.

-One of its great virtues is to allow me the creation of forms, modification of invoices for, receipts, budgets and give them a personalized touch without any inconvenience.

-I love how the report panel is designed, it is very complete, it allows me to evaluate the growth or the losses of my sales units, purchases or to be able to create new projections from previous reports.

-Excellent module for cash flow, programming of units of payments which allows to optimize the time in which transactions are made or avoid maturities.

-The support staff is quite attentive additionally to be free only with the purchase of the product, which in turn has an excellent price for everything you can do, when with other services everything is separate or you must go to other applications.

Cons: In particular, the software meets all my expectations, it is very well prepared, I have no negative aspects to highlight, its price is excellent, it helps me grow and improve every day, it has been a great help.

I would like to see improvements in the language support since in the Latin countries it is also possible to

Overall: Rapids, streamlines payment units, optimizes business growth.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on July 03, 2018

Hi there, Francis. I would be delighted to pass your feedback about language options along to the proper channels and thank you for leaving such an awesome review. When you get the chance, please feel more than welcome to send your suggestions to me directly at QBCares@Intuit.com. I'll be on standby for your message.

In the meantime, I have some self-help resources that will be a great help as La Mar Motors continues to expand. If you haven't yet, I encourage you to swing by our YouTube channel at https://intuit.me/2rJQ81k. There you'll find a hub of tutorials and workflow tips.

Additionally, we have a Community where users and QuickBooks reps engage in a forum-style Q&A. This space also has a library of troubleshooting and how-to articles. Jump into the conversation at https://intuit.me/2rJQ95o.

Until we get a chance to chat again, I'm wishing you and the rest of your team a wonderful Tuesday. Have a good one!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks has been a lifesaver. Everything is at my fingertips and easily accessable!

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I really like the quick upload times for documents associated with any transaction. It really helps my employees be able to save time, while increasing accuracy and accountability. I am blown away by the reports and how it's really easy to see where I am from a cash flow perspective at any second. Quickbooks also makes tax time so simple, by allowing for seamless reporting. I really like that as employees, contractors and freelancers are added to the payroll I can upload every form I need, keep track of payroll and then have the necessary forms generated right through Quickbooks. My life is much easier having such an intuitive platform with which my accountant and I can work.

Cons: I have to say that the thing I like least about Quickbooks is setting up for the printing of checks. Getting everything lined up was a hassle. I've also noticed that if I switch browsers, I have to go through the whole process again. This is truly frustrating but definitely wouldn't keep me from purchasing the platform. Just annoying at the beginning. For someone with no accounting background, getting set up is not the easiest, but once I got the hang of it, and figured out the categorization for each payment etc.,, it was better and became easier.

Overall: Piece of mind that all of my finance items are in one place with an easy access point. There aren't many things that make a businessperson's life easier and more organized in such a profound way. Quickbooks has made it easy to know where I am from a cashflow perspective at every moment. I can create budgets and spending plans and do forecasting like never before. There are many suites of software out there that can be helpful to businesses and individuals alike, but I'd recommend Quickbooks.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on June 29, 2018

Hi Jennifer. I know just where to start for printing alignment, and appreciate your review and awesome recommendation.

As a first step, there are directions for setting-up check printing at community.intuit.com/articles/1242582. Although I'm confident you have it covered, it's always nice to have a visual. Further, every browser is different. This means the program reading PDF previews interacts with each in a separate way. For this reason, it's a good idea to double check these settings across browsers.

The best part about QuickBooks is it's meant for users of all mastery levels. With this said, we've got self-help resources available should you ever need a hand. I'm confident you've got the hang of things, but I encourage you to further explore the Community should you ever have questions. It hosts a ton of troubleshooting articles and workflow guides, like the articles above. For the homepage, please visit https://intuit.me/2rJQ95o.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

There is nothing that can replace QB. Believe me, I tried them all.

Jun 24, 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: Everyone will tell you it takes a while to get used to, but once you do nothing can compare. The amount of data available to you from this program is just incredible. A basic understanding of bookkeeping is a must but a few online courses and some guidance from a decent accountant will have you on your way to a complete picture of how your business is running, good or bad. We use QB online and thought it doesn't have all the features of the desktop software, we prefer to not have all our data store on one computer in one location since we often travel for work for a month at a time. Also the customer service is by far some of the best i have ever experienced of a modern company. Everytime we did have a problem we would call they took our questions seriously with sincerity and personal responsibility to find the answers as if this were their personal problem. One time we were on the phone for 2 hours and not once did the person seem like he wanted to dismiss us and felt honestly puzzeled about the software glitch.

Cons: There are still a few programing glitches, a few more than I would like there to be. The bank account connections often go down but I have a feeling that has more to do with the banks than the software.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on June 26, 2018

First things first, thank you so much for this incredible review! I'm overjoyed QB has done so much for you and your business. All this said, I want to ensure the software is working optimally, and have some info in mind that is widely known to clear up glitches.

To start, try clearing your browser cache. Temporary data, which typically helps pictures and text on frequented web-pages load faster, can cause performance issues in QuickBooks. To remove this info, please follow the directions at community.intuit.com/articles/1145697.

As for the bank connections, this article tackles fixes, as well as how to search for steps to resolve the most common error codes: community.intuit.com/articles/1145508.

This will have you squared away, and I'm wishing you continued success moving forward!

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

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Great overall, but a bit much for beginners and those without accounting experience

Jun 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Everything you need comes right out of the box. QuickBooks holds your hand as best it can when setting up a company from scratch. Most novice users with a little bit of accounting experience will appreciate the ease of setup when starting from scratch.

The ability to customize your company is nearly endless. QuickBooks has every feature and function you could ever want in accounting software for a small to medium sized company. The reports are great, the way it can autofill for you almost everywhere, and the home screen is very easy and makes total sense.

I like that QuickBooks is industry standard, so you can find helpful videos, tips, and tricks, all over the internet.

Cons: If you have no accounting experience, you can very easily get lost with QuickBooks. Yes, it does a fairly good job of holding your hand, but many times you have no idea what the next step needs to be and sometimes you just have to guess. Those times are few, but can sometimes be critical (like getting a deposit to show up on your account register after getting paid.)

QuickBooks is not very fast to start and the auto backup on exit function is not intuitive to setup. If you backing up to a drive across your network, count on your exits sometimes taking minutes at a time. QuickBooks does not handle file open, close, and backup requests very quickly. I don't know why it is so slow at those actions, especially across a Gigabit network, but know going in that file operations are slow.

QuickBooks will absolutely HOUND you about buying additional services. I haven't found a way to get rid of those permanently.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on June 26, 2018

Hi Joel. For system latency, give the steps at community.intuit.com/articles/1502333 a go. This link is hosted by our Community (https://intuit.me/2rJQ95o), where you can ask questions in a forum and receive answers from QuickBooks reps. Like the article above, you'll also find a wealth of troubleshooting/self-help aids across topics. This is handy when you need to know next steps or have limited accounting knowledge. As another example, this URL tackles adding deposits to the register: community.intuit.com/articles/1583105.

I also encourage you to reach out to chat support on the official Facebook (Intuit QuickBooks) and Twitter (QBCares) the next time you run into a critical issue. I'm optimistic with the provided info, you'll never get lost in QuickBooks again.

Before I forget, I'll dig into removal from the promotional list. When you get a chance, please send me an email at qbcares@intuit.com with more background on the nature of these ads.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

Quick Books Premier Edition 2016 Desktop -Good Except Multicurrency is Terrible

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This has a great user interface, as a qualified accountant, I can say it's definitely not traditional however it is functional and it has quite a lot of functionality for this price point.

For non-accountants this is a good system in so far as it is user friendly.

An amazing feature is that transactions can be edited or even deleted at least from the users perspective - that alone is one of the major reasons that I recommend this software ( the audit log maintains a complete record of the entries)

Other good points, cost centres, document storage, easy account management, multi company capable, lots of configuration options.

Cons: However this system has some flaws, and one very serious one which i will mention first.

Multicurrency capability is a joke, I would say no it's not because its so labor intensive to use it you might as well convert all your currency outside the system and just post in your home currency - that itself is a nightmare and you can expect your auditor to hate on you with a bigger bill and whining but the option of using the currency features is not great either.

I am in recovery from this right now so happily have forgotten some of the pain points, here are a few:

Entering exchange rates - tedious and labor intensive

audit trail for currency transactions - as above

Propensity to make recording errors due to the systems short comings pretty high

Quality of reporting for multicurrency - terrible, really terrible! ( the nominal ledger is available in the home currency only - if you have a lot of transactions and some reconciliations to do that is bad news.

Some smaller issues, reporting is functional /ugly although it's robust its nott very customizable either expect to do formatting in excel .

It has some really weird idiosyncrasies, for example under some circumstances to get the right fx rate on a transaction automatically i need to put the wrong date and then change it to the right date.

However you have a perpetual licence for pretty powerful and user friendly software.

Recommended except for those that do a lot of currency transactions

Vendor Response

by Intuit on June 25, 2018

Hi there, Ben. Thank you so much for the honest and thorough review, as well as your recommendations. I'm here to help, and will do everything I can to simplify multi-currency and the reporting interface. To start, could you send me your suggestions for improvement to qbcares@intuit.com? I'm thrilled that you're still getting so much from the system, and am excited to get the chance to further enhance your usage of the product.

Jess, The QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks works well on its browser and desktop app, but loses functionality on mobile app

Jun 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have used this software using both Windows and iOS. The functionality is similar on both operating systems, but the ease of use and accessibility to features varies more with how you access it.

Web Browser:

-All features are available

-Ease of data entry

Desktop App:

-Most, if not all of the features easily accessible via web browser are readily available

-Ease of data entry and in my opinion, it is superior to using the software via web browser

-Faster login than using a web browser or the app

Mobile App:

-Ease of on-the-go access to the software

Cons: The biggest issues with this product are with the mobile app, in terms of functionality and accessibility to needed features. In general, the common issue across all platforms is the ability to edit vendor names/customer IDs. This is a huge problem for when you realize you have accidentally created multiple spellings of the same vendor. There is no option to merge the data together under a single, correct identifier.

Web Browser:

-Website often freezes

-Logging in can be a hassle sometimes, especially with two-factor authentication enabled

Desktop App:

-Susceptible to crashing if you are entering data too quickly

Mobile App:

-Extremely limited functionality compared to the web browser and desktop app

-The mobile app, in particular, forces you to fill in certain fields not required when accessing the software via web browser or desktop app, which can make for a frustrating and time-consuming data entry process

Overall: Helps with data entry for businesses using it for tax purposes.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on June 13, 2018

Thanks for the thorough review, and I'm happy to address each of the accessibility issues you mentioned. You can merge duplicate customer/vendor profiles in the browser or desktop app, and an overview of how is found at https://community.intuit.com/articles/1145424. Additionally, you can disable 2-factor authentication (https://community.intuit.com/articles/1338460), cutting down on browser login hassles. If the website is crashing or slow to load, I encourage you to clear cache with these steps: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1145697. Cache is widely known to cause performance problems, but clearing that data is an easy fix. The same issue occurs in the Desktop App, which may explain the crashing. To clear app cache, select Help > Reset App Data. The functionality of the mobile app is constantly being improved upon, and you can check for product updates at the QuickBooks Blog: https://intuit.me/2L2zqTv. Should you have questions, please let me know.

Capterra loader

QuickBooks is one of the best software products I have ever used for my business.

Jun 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product that I have used of Quickbooks is Quickbooks Self Employed. I really like the different options it gives you to keep track of all your transactions throughout the year. You can link your bank account that you use for your business and choose whether the transactions are business or personal. You can either do this from the desktop version or from the app that you can install on either your Android or iPhone. One of the things I love most is the mileage tracker. It keeps me from having to keep track in a mileage log. It provides a map that shows where the start and stop of the trip was and you can choose Personal or Business and categorize them with what the trip was for also! The software is really easy to use and I would recommend it to anyone.

Cons: The one thing that I have disliked about the Quickbooks Self Employed is the fact that I have not been able to find an option to add a second business. I have various businesses and I would like to be able to separate my purchases by each business, but as I cannot find a way to do so, I am only able to use the app for one of my business and its expenses.

Overall: It saves me time and money during tax time. It helps me to be more organized and I don't have to sit and stress out as much when it comes to taxes. It has saved me a lot of money from forgotten transactions, mileage, among other things. I use it daily and use every feature constantly. It has a way to show you how much money you will wind up owing quarterly, how much you will get credited for mileage, how much expenses and income you have had, etc. It has been very beneficial to my business and I will continue using it for the foreseeable future!

I've been using various QuickBooks versions for around 6 years now. Overall, the software is solid.

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: While I prefer the Desktop Pro version for Mac and Windows, the Online version has been getting better with more recent updates. Regarding Online, I enjoy being able to access my account on the go, via the mobile Android app. I also like that, no matter the version of this software I use, Intuit's customer service is always quick to respond to any questions or comments that I may have. Their online help forums are full of great information from actual users, as well.

Cons: Due to needing to use QuickBooks in conjunction with a compatible online project management system (Accelo), my current business must use the Online version of this software every day. I dislike the fact that Accelo and QuickBooks often fall out of sync with each other. I recognize that the blame may be more on Accelo, but you'd think that Intuit would stick to working with online apps that are more on their level, in terms of usability and productivity.

The Online version also tends to timeout a lot and is generally very slow. Intuit server issue? And I hate that Online just kicks you out of the system, and prompts you to log-in again, mid-task. I can't tell you how many times I've been working on a lengthy, incredibly detailed invoice with dozens of line items, and get kicked out, sometimes, losing my work. There should be a notification that alerts the user when the system is about to automatically log out. I understand that this happens for security reasons, but I don't think it should always be on the user to periodically save their work. I mean, Microsoft Word, online banking websites, and a whole host of other programs have this capability. Why hasn't QuickBooks online adapted yet?

Effective for the cost.

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's effective for the cost. I use Desktop version. It's less expensive than paying an accountant. You can simply save to a flash drive using Desktop. Actually, my accountant for tax purposes primarily recommended this product to me. The product itself works. I use it primarily for sales invoicing, reconciling with the bank balance and financial reporting for our small digital marketing firm. I also used a Quickbooks third-party vendor for income tax filing 1099 purposes, and it was a good referral from Quickbooks. It's a universally accepted accounting program, and it gets the basic job done.

Cons: The user interface is a bit un-user friendly. Some of the menu items are too many layers down and oddly arranged. You have to go looking for some of the menu items. There's no option to show just inactive accounts, only active or both. What if I just want to see previous clients only? That's just one example of how it's not user friendly or well designed enough. More investment on the part of the company is needed to fine tune the program. Also, the integrated program option for cloud storage of your Desktop data is not user friendly enough either, at best. That's why I just save to a flash drive. I'm researching getting an on-site physical cloud for backup data storage. If you have a billing or technical issue, it may take literal work hours or days to solve it (sometimes tech issues go unsolved by the telephone customer service reps). My billing issue was solved but it took multiple days of calling and very lengthy conversations over the same billing error which occurred more than once. The tech issue involved Desktop integrating with the cloud. It's not always smooth.

Excellent accounting software that is intuitive and has great customer support.

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's approachable. If you understand basic accounting concepts you can run QuickBooks. The platform is industry neutral, and if you know what you are doing you can use the features within QuickbBooks (customer types, classes, etc.) to set the company's QuickBooks file up to store key information to their specific business or industry. The support is excellent... if you are patient enough to wait on a hold line. Finally, there is a lot of information out there about this product. If you don't know how to perform a specific function it is likely that you can find a YouTube video giving you two or three different ways to perform something. The App Store for supporting apps has a large selection of apps that are designed for industry-specific needs. You really need to read reviews on these as some of them are not so hot, but overall there are a lot of useful tools that sync with QuickBooks. Yes, you will run into some dead ends with very specific uses, but if you are creative and understand how a transaction is going to affect the ledger when you set it up there are very few types of businesses that you can run on QuickBooks.

Cons: It is a very open format, which means that in the hands of an unsupervised novice you can really mess up a set of books. The Sales Tax center is okay, but not as intuitive as the rest of the program; but then again, neither is sales tax in general.

Overall: QuickBooks is like the hub on a wheel for my business. Everything that I build on is a spoke coming off of it, but QuickBooks is at the center.

Rescued us from spreadsheet accounting, automated subscription invoicing, improved revenue.

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: QB Online has a lot of bang for buck - it's constantly being improved and we've found it competes very well for functionality with some of the more celebrated accounting software names, at a much better cost, with graduated pricing depending on what you need.

It's becoming more and more integrated with other software (with connect to it with ActiveCollab for project management to import tracked time as invoices) and right from the start the bank transaction feed integration has been a life saver. It was buggy very early on but has been excellent for years.

Recurring invoices (subscriptions) are excellent when combined with delayed charges that can be collated into one invoice at the end of the month, for example. Flexible invoice templates and options for mini-statements etc have allowed us to keep our accounting workflow as simple as we prefer, while guiding clients to pay early without needing to be chased (too much...).

Cons: The iOS apps lack management of features that we need to use regularly, specifically delayed charges and recurring charges.

Logging in and out of the mobile app is a pain, as is the web app, actually, because it has a configurable logout time but the maximum is three hours and I would use it a few times a day - often just after the three hour mark!

Customer support is actually very responsive, although earlier on we bumped into a lot of 'that is as much as I can help you with' and some frustratingly low English skills, it's vastly improved and in the last six to twelve months, support has been quite good.

Overall: QB Online automated subscription invoicing for us, and we discovered unbilled charges and thereby improved our revenue, while allowing staff to work on accounts simultaneously and remotely.

That also means our sales team can generate an invoice quickly while the lead is still hot, and get the instalment invoice to the client to lock their place in our queue.

We save more time by connecting to other apps and by using the mobile version of the apps on the go.

Vendor Response

by Intuit on February 14, 2018

Thank you for sticking with QuickBooks Online through its continuous growth and improvement! It's great to hear that not only has QuickBooks saved your business time and money, it has helped your sales team's productivity. We appreciate your detailed feedback as well and it has been sent to our feedback team. Thanks for the thoughtful review!

Aaron, The QuickBooks Team

Feel Trapped With No Options

Dec 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I am a sole Proprietor of a one man service business, I really only need this for keeping track Wisconsin sales tax, state and county. I work in 8 Counties & the sales tax has to be kept track of for each. .5% per county 5% for the state and there are customers who have tax free numbers that aren't taxed. Schools, churches, etc. When I file/pay the sales tax (quarterly) I have to show how much income I have taken in minus the non-taxable income. My old desktop version showed this all on one page. In QuickBooks online it is like pulling teeth to obtain that information, I usually have to call support and sometimes they can do it sometimes not. I just bought an obsolete Dell laptop with Windows 7 Pro installed on it, my plan is to install a desktop version of QB software on it and it will be safe to use until 2020 when Windows 7 Pro support ends. Then I may disable the wifi connection and just use it for the QB!

Pros: When it is working it is OK, not as easy to use as the desktop version but at least it gets the job done. I had a desktop version that Windows 10 rendered obsolete. My choice was to buy QuickBooks 2017 and hope Windows 10 wouldn't do the same thing to it or go with the online version, I went with the online version. In November there have been 2 updates that didn't update correctly & caused my desktop icon to disappear.

Cons: When I need to go to a customer whose name begins with R I can't just scroll to the R's! I have to page through, scrolling to the bottom of each page to get to the right area or go to the last page and page backwards. Why do they not put a next page icon on the TOP of each page also? The point of using software online is to save time and money, my time is worth money! Recently there were updates that didn't work correctly and left me with no icon on my desktop. I didn't want to call support because it always takes an hour or more. I tried the help forum and got 2 answers neither of which worked. Finally, there was a 3rd update and I got it straightened out.