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QuickBooks Pro

One of my clients is a manufacturing company utilizing QuickBooks with 15 employees to manage all aspects of their business. Frequent tasks being performed are generating purchase orders for raw materials, invoicing customers for finished products, and payroll. As the primary person supporting this installation I've found it easy to manage, control permissions for users, and upgrade each workstation. I also provide basic training on the operation of QuickBooks and even the employees with no previous experience find it easy to use and learn.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Pay calculation
QuickBooks Pro
8.3
Benefit plan administration
QuickBooks Pro
5.7
Direct deposit files
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Reimbursement management
QuickBooks Pro
7.4

Customization

QuickBooks Pro
6.9
API for custom integration
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Plug-ins
QuickBooks Pro
6.7

Security

QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Single sign-on capability
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Role-based user permissions
QuickBooks Pro
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Dashboards
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Standard reports
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Custom reports
QuickBooks Pro
7.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Accounts payable
QuickBooks Pro
8.6
Accounts receivable
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Cash management
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Bank reconciliation
QuickBooks Pro
8.8
Expense management
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Time tracking
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Fixed asset management
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Multi-currency support
QuickBooks Pro
7.4
Multi-division support
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Regulations compliance
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Electronic tax filing
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Self-service portal
QuickBooks Pro
7.9
Global Financial Support
QuickBooks Pro
6.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Intercompany Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
Localizations
QuickBooks Pro
7.2
Journals and Reconciliations
QuickBooks Pro
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.5
Configurable Accounting
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
QuickBooks Pro
6.7
Standardized Processes
QuickBooks Pro
8.1

Inventory Management

QuickBooks Pro
6.1
Inventory tracking
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Automatic reordering
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Location management
QuickBooks Pro
5.8
Manufacturing module
QuickBooks Pro
5.7

Order Management

QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Pricing
QuickBooks Pro
7.0
Order entry
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Credit card processing
QuickBooks Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
QuickBooks Pro
8.2
Order Orchestration
QuickBooks Pro
7.1
End-to-end order visibility
QuickBooks Pro
7.3
Order exception Resolution
QuickBooks Pro
6.1

Accounting Firm BPO Features

QuickBooks Pro
6.6
Branded client dashboards
QuickBooks Pro
6.3
Client data roll-up capabilities
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Configurable alerts
QuickBooks Pro
7.6
Billing bypass
QuickBooks Pro
6.6
Client template cloning
QuickBooks Pro
6.5
Single sign-on
QuickBooks Pro
8.0
Configurable client onboarding questions
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Cross-client workflow management
QuickBooks Pro
6.0
Industry-specific versioning
QuickBooks Pro
6.4
Legacy system data migration
QuickBooks Pro
6.0

Pros

  • QuickBooks does a great job of easily creating invoices and bills and sending them out internally either by email or fax. It does provide the option to print as well for customers who cant be reached otherwise.
  • QuickBooks creates detailed charts that let you see your business from a distance. You are able to see a week, month or even a year at a time. charts include income, payments not received, and most frequent customers.
  • QuickBooks makes complex task easy by having built in formats for invoices, estimates, bills, payment receipts.
  • QuickBooks also has easy bank intergration.
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Cons

  • Preparing 1099s - It would be great if it were possible to exclude a particular expense from 1099 reporting. Sometimes a non-reportable expense (such as a reimbursement) is posted to a expense account that would normally be reportable. I would like not to have to create a sub-account, or manually exclude it at the end of the year. It would also be nice if there was a way to indicate the type of entity for a vendor. Sometimes, the name does not make it clear and I would like to be able to tell at a glance why it has been excluded.
  • Payroll - allow more than one salary item on a single payroll check. Occasionally, a pay rate will change mid-period and it is necessary to have two salary rates in one check. Right now, we have to fake it out using a calculated hourly rate.
  • Improve the downloaded transactions function. This is one of the only things that QuickBooks Online does better than the desktop version. Currently, the bank feeds function is awkward and unnecessarily complicated to use.
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Likelihood to Renew

QuickBooks Pro10.0
Based on 17 answers
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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Usability

QuickBooks Pro9.0
Based on 9 answers
QuickBooks is readily available and simple to learn to use. Many people can start using it with ease as it is very intuitive. The problem is that no accounting knowledge is required (or introduced) so if you have no idea what an expense is or what an asset is many items can be misposted in the wrong category causing your books to need a lot of work with an accountant.
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Reliability and Availability

QuickBooks Pro8.3
Based on 2 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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Support

QuickBooks Pro8.0
Based on 7 answers
The functionality of the program is such that I haven't had to use support overly often but they are available when I've needed them to reinstall the program in the event of a computer crash or answered questions that arise that Google hasn't been able to answer. Many times though I find the frequently asked questions section faster and easier than contacting support.
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In-Person Training

QuickBooks Pro10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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Implementation

QuickBooks Pro9.0
Based on 6 answers
In hindsight I would've gone back further and input another year back of historical data for 2 year comparison purposes in the account balances. It makes all the difference in our firm to compare the balances from year to year and would've helped to at least be able to see the historical data for comparison from our prior tax returns
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Alternatives Considered

I would recommend QuickBooks Pro over QuickBooks Online for almost everyone. It is easy to learn the basics, the payroll is so much easier to use, the reports are better and easier to use. The advantages of QBP far outweigh those of QBO. When asked, I recommend QBP almost every time.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

QuickBooks Pro8.5
Based on 22 answers
It helps us with providing a good basic level accounting package useful for small businesses. Ease of use and the ability to record transactions without much accounting knowledge is a benefit to my clients. It lets us easily download a file for our year end audit and tax work.
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Return on Investment

  • Standardization on one program overall has less training costs for our staff.
  • By offering QuickBooks support we almost always get the higher profit business such as tax returns and consulting.
  • Clients know we can train their bookkeepers if needed or be full service bookkeeping for them.
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Pricing Details

QuickBooks Pro

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details