QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

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QuickBooks enterprise

8 out of 10
December 28, 2021
This is used and was supported for a pre-K to 8th-grade private school and church that we supported. This is a very good tool. I would …
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Bank reconciliation (121)

8.8
88%

Accounts payable (122)

8.8
88%

Accounts receivable (123)

8.8
88%

Standard reports (121)

8.6
86%

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Pricing

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Gold

1,261

On Premise
per year

Platinum

1,522

On Premise
per year

Gold with Remote Access

1,785.60

On Premise
per year

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Payroll Management

8.3
83%

Customization

7.6
76%

Security

9.0
90%

Reporting & Analytics

8.3
83%

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.0
80%

Inventory Management

7.4
74%

Order Management

8.4
84%

Product Details

What is QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise?

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a widely-used accounting and business management software designed for small to mid-sized companies. Enterprise is the most powerful of the QuickBooks solutions, with core accounting features plus customizable reporting, financial dashboards and advanced tools to manage employees, payments and different locations. Features include inventory management and order fulfillment from start to finish, job costing for end-to-end tracking of construction projects, and advanced pricing controls with integrated inventory.

Built to scale with companies, QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise enables up to 40 users, and has over 200 3rd party integrations including industry specific apps. Dedicated versions for construction, manufacturing and wholesale, retail, nonprofit, and professional services are available as is hosting for remote access. Dedicated account management, on-demand training, and 24/7 technical support comes automatically with the Priority Circle loyalty program. Pricing starts at $1,200 annually with multiple packaging options to fit business needs.

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Features

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting Features

  • Supported: Accounts payable
  • Supported: Accounts receivable
  • Supported: Cash management
  • Supported: Bank reconciliation
  • Supported: Expense management
  • Supported: Time tracking
  • Supported: Fixed asset management
  • Supported: Multi-currency support
  • Supported: Multi-division support
  • Supported: Regulations compliance
  • Supported: Electronic tax filing
  • Supported: Self-service portal
  • Supported: Global Financial Support
  • Supported: Primary and Secondary Ledgers
  • Supported: Intercompany Accounting
  • Supported: Localizations
  • Supported: Journals and Reconciliations
  • Supported: Enterprise Accounting
  • Supported: Configurable Accounting
  • Supported: Centralized Rules Framework
  • Supported: Standardized Processes

Inventory Management Features

  • Supported: Inventory tracking
  • Supported: Automatic reordering
  • Supported: Location management
  • Supported: Manufacturing module

Order Management Features

  • Supported: Pricing
  • Supported: Order entry
  • Supported: Credit card processing
  • Supported: Cost of goods sold
  • Supported: Order Orchestration
  • Supported: End-to-end order visibility
  • Supported: Order exception Resolution

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management

Reporting & Analytics Features

  • Supported: Dashboards
  • Supported: Standard reports
  • Supported: Custom reports

Customization Features

  • Supported: API for custom integration
  • Supported: Plug-ins

Security Features

  • Supported: Role-based user permissions
  • Supported: Single sign-on capability
  • Supported: User-level audit trail

Additional Features

  • Supported: Job Costing for end-to-end tracking of construction projects
  • Supported: Advanced pricing controls with integrated inventory
  • Supported: Custom reports including industry specific reports
  • Supported: Dedicated account management, on-demand training, and 24/7 technical support
  • Supported: Dedicated versions for construction, manufacturing and wholesale, retail, nonprofit, and professional services are available
  • Supported: Hosting is available for remote access

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Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise?

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a widely-used accounting package designed for small to mid-sized businesses. It is the top of the QuickBooks line. Pricing starts at $3,000 for five users, and goes up depending on the number of additional users. They also offer an Advanced Inventory module for $999 / year.

What is QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise's best feature?

Reviewers rate Single sign-on capability highest, with a score of 9.1.

Who uses QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise?

The most common users of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Accounting industry.

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Mylene Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have utilized QB Desktop Enterprise for many purposes. It is our main tool for posting and processing bills, for creating quotes and invoicing clients. We also use the payroll feature and process our bi-weekly payroll as well as monthly government remittances via this tool. We use it regularly for job costing, for reference to past projects, for bank reconciliations and for our year end.
  • Accounts payable.
  • Accounts receivable.
  • Payroll.
  • Reconciliations.
  • Quotes.
  • Job costing.
  • Creating Invoices as Progress Draws on total quote, not just a part of one or broken down.
Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise is well suited, based on its cost, for a medium business. Its focus and functionality is for those who are using it for bill processing, invoice payment, payroll (where needed), regular account reconciliations, regular government remittances, job type breakdowns, etc. It might be less appropriate for a small business, where few transactions are done or where regular postings aren't being used.
It has allowed us to report, review scopes and cost and utilize for future costing and quoting. It has also allowed us to attach back up so we can review quickly what impacted our costs, or where we could have profited. It has also allowed us to add additional users as we have grown, to utilize the functionality of the program. We do have some restrictions for estimators who should not have access to payroll info and financial info so have been careful to set them up accordingly.
The setup process for Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise was pretty simple. We have been using it now for a number of years so it is constantly a work in progress, adding new accounts, making accounts inactive, setting up and revising templates, using it's features to the full. The training process for new users usually requires a bit of patience. The functionality and ability to change everyone's records keeps us constantly reviewing tax postings, setup of new jobs, set up of new list items.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use it to manage the various development projects we have as well as manage the operations side of our Senior living facilities and our multifamily units. The business problem the product addresses is helping us manage our cash flow into the various projects and operatiuons.
  • Reports
  • payroll
  • detailed summaries of various reports
  • Being able to customize certain reports to tailor to our needs as a company
  • a search feature to search for a specific vendor or bill
  • different collapsible sections in the P & L or balance sheet
One specific scenario where QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is well suited for is managing our operations side of the real estate business. It allows us to set our budgets, follow those budgets and see in real time where our money is going. This has allowed us to manage the budgets at various facilities and allocate money appropriately to the areas where we are spending it the most or the areas where we need to spend more money on or allocate more money towards. It has helped us see where we have had some trouble spots so that we can address them.
It has allowed us to add additional properties with ease to track the various bank accounts and construction draws. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise has been able to fill in for payroll when our payroll system was not ready yet.QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise seems to have something for the company as a whole and is very easy to use and understand the basics for reporting and monitoring.
I was not with the company when quickbooks was brought in. My understanding was it has been at our company for a few years and my own personal experience has been very positive. With little to no training, I have been able to easily navigate the dashboard and find the various reports I have needed and been able to customize how I have needed them to be so that I can send reports to investors and lenders.
Score 7 out of 10
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Basic accounting system, Invoicing, Purchasing, Vendor Payment, Customer Contacts, Vendor Contacts, Corporate Asset Listings.
Basic financial reporting, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable management.
Sales commission tracking and reporting.
Specific reporting requests.
Check ledger, Deposit records, Wire transfer records, and associated reporting.
Monthly financial statements, annual financial statements.
Sales tax tracking and reporting with liability calculations. Custom purchasing reporting and control.
  • Invoice creation using COA defined elements.
  • Vendor payment utilizing purchase orders.
  • Basic financial reports with some requirement for filtering.
  • Purchase orders using COA defined elements.
  • Custom reporting, report writer
  • Asset tracking
  • Inventory
  • Batch reporting based on a standard time period,
  • more flexibility setting parameters for A/R
  • Better sales tax reporting
The limitations of the software in inventory make it undesirable for an inventory sensitive business. The basic package when offered on a perpetual on-site-based installation is the best way to go for most small businesses as the IT requirements for a hosted solution can be larger than the business itself!! The reporting is neanderthal, it just needs new product management to fix it - this has been a problem for us forever. The licensing offered recently is not favorable for many small businesses and has driven some of my counterparts at other companies to go to another software package. The Asset tracking (from listing to depreciation and reporting) is not as capable as other packages so we just use an external source and then directly enter the data into QB. This should be an easy fix but is persistent over several versions/years. In my experience, customer support is just actually abhorrent.
The scaling has been both growth and decline. The system has allowed us to change customers to inactive and reactivate, enter new customers, and the same for vendors. The use of external service providers to perform basic bookkeeping functions has been a help with capacity control for processing and the selection of QB providers with available time has grown substantially in the last two years. We have added to the COA and kept the same product category accounting which is important from year to year comparisons.
We switched from a previous version at the close of a month/year and were able to become operational in less than a week. This was a complete redefinition of the COA and new standard terms for every customer. The data was not transferred directly from the old system so we still access the old system for historical reporting. Setting up the invoice, purchase order and related forms were also done during the week. All configuration and installation of the QB Desktop Enterprise were done with staff and no IT professionals. We did need to access customer support for a patch to fix the installation.
Score 7 out of 10
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We use QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise for our invoicing and paying bills. It provides us with a versatile tool for handling our invoices, payments, and managing our payables. I use it for issuing invoices, tracking customer payments, aging reports, and tracking hours.
  • Ease of creating invoices
  • Ability to create reports
  • Ability to do online banking
  • Backup process, ability to set up automatic backups
  • Flexibility for use on mobile devices
  • Automatic upgrades
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a great tool, however, you really to evaluate your company's needs. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a powerful tool, but not every company needs everything Enterprise provides.
From the day of initial training, we were using QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise, that afternoon we were issuing invoices and recording receivables.
Mary Herrington | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Enterprise for manufacturing our products as well as all our financial reporting. It has allowed us to accurately track our raw materials, WIP, and Finished Goods as well as more efficiently purchase replenishment stock. Our users are able to quickly access inventory levels and create specific reports for easy access.
  • Financial Reporting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Payroll
  • Reporting
  • Super Easy Search function
  • Needs the ability to share customized reports to specific people and not just all users
I have used every version of QuickBooks and Enterprise is by far, my favorite. You have the ability to add in modules and it does so much more than what we are using it for right now. I am excited to implement additional features as we grow. I will say that you do need at least one person who understands inventory flow well if you plan on using the manufacturing module. This is especially important at implementation. But once it's set up correctly and people are trained, it's very user-friendly, saves time & money, and is efficient.
Because we were converting from QuickBooks Online and did a full general ledger transfer, the implementation took me longer than we expected. From start to finish it was about 4 months, with the last month being on a dual system. The largest time commitment was setting up the items for Raw Materials and Finished goods with BOMs. But to be clear, I wasn't dedicating 8 hours a day for 4 months. I was running our accounting department during this time and dedicated at least 1-2 hours a day M-F on implementation. We were happy that we took the time needed to have a clean conversion.
Score 9 out of 10
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Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise has been our go-to accounting solution for 15+ years. Originally used for invoicing, quoting, and basic reporting we now use it for Job cost tracking, Time & Material billing, payroll, and financials. We have approx 6 daily users and share the file without issues. The reports we generate include payroll, job costing, Balance sheet checking, and government remittances.
  • Invocing
  • Payroll
  • Customer Reporting
  • Vendor Reporting
  • Bill payments
  • Progress Billing without all the details from the original quote.
  • Adding verbiage to quotes/invoices that does not occupy a line in the quote/invoice.
  • Costing setup.
Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise is well suited for a business that has multiple daily entries, many bank accounts, and multi-users that require varying levels of access. It is also suited for those who process employee payroll, remit government remittances and utilize its full reporting capabilities. It is less appropriate for those who have basic daily transactions, a few accounts (bank & cc), and who do not use payroll features where a basic version of Desktop would suffice.
NA
The setup and training for Quickbooks has been relatively seamless. With multiple users, change in users, and for different applications; the ability to explain, show to use and correct errors for new users has been well received. Enterprise, once basic info is set up, is easy to use in about an hour.
Score 8 out of 10
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Enter new customers, invoices, and payments. Enter Subcontractor invoices. Pull Job Costing reports. The function of the program itself is user-friendly and works well for our needs. Keeping track of invoices, customer balances and customer contact information is made much easier by QB Enterprise. The notes tab within the customer window is also very handy for special circumstances regarding a specific customer. It allows us to read whatever circumstance we need to know about a customer before they are contacted (customer lies about sending payments, customer had problems with our work, customer's car was damaged during our work at their home, don't talk to the husband - only talk to the wife, etc.).
  • Allows for extra notes on customers.
  • Tracking customer invoices and due dates is easy.
  • Simple to pull Job Costing reports.
  • Invoice numbers are automatically generated and when an error happens, it's difficult to back track and get the invoice numbers populating correctly.
  • Updates are a HUGE problem - they are forced on users at different times and cause every user to stop using QB while the problem is being fixed.
  • It has taken about 2 hours on the phone with customer service every time we have an issue with just ONE user's update. This has happened twice in the last 17 days.
The biggest problems we've had so far are regarding updates. The updates don't always go through properly. And if one person's computer has a different version of the update (which happens often because QB forces you to update after a certain point) then it will sometimes lock another user out and give an error message saying someone needs to switch to multi-user mode. However, everyone is already in multi-user mode. So it's a problem within the program updates itself. Each time this happens we usually spend around 2 hours on the phone with customer service going back and forth between each computer system/QB user, running updates, checking the version of the update, restarting computers and QB over and over until the updates finally take. It is infuriating because our entire office cannot use QB during the time things are being fixed. So if your business could not function without QB for an hour or two during a work day to fix issues with updates, this version is going to cause you some serious problems.
Our company has stayed approximately the same size for the last 7 or so years. However, if our company was to grow exponentially, I have no doubt QB would still be just as functionable and useful as it has been for the last 7 years.
The setup was a hassle. Installing the new program (and removing the old program) took a very long time and we had some issues with firewalls and our server that had to be resolved before we could get back to using QB. It took a combination of our tech support and QB customer service working together to get Enterprise up and working properly. (Over 2 days of work.) Thankfully, there was little to no training needed. The operation of the program is very similar to the previous version. A few buttons were in different spots, there were more options for certain functions but the design is such that most of the new functions were intuitive.
Score 10 out of 10
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Following up on past-due accounts receivable balances for your sales orders is a task that no one appreciates. Thanks to automated payment reminders, which helps us to do the business follow-up at ease. And not only detecting clients with past-due account balances but also sends late-paying consumers an email notice that their payment is past due. You may also specify your own settings for emailing out reminders, building a list of chronically late-paying clients, or letting the Quickbooks send out notifications to everyone who is past due using the payment reminders tool. It's all up to our operations and understanding between the from and clients. You also don't have to wait until a payment is past due to take action.
  • Advanced reporting.
  • Order management.
  • Improved inventory management.
  • Pricing features.
  • We still depend upon third party services for uploading bank feeds.
  • Few banks do not provide bank feeds, converting PDF's to bank feeds is challenge.
  • If Quick Enterprise can build its own utility where we can convert PDFs to bank feeds. That would be great.
Year on year Quickbooks Enterprise edition is improving its performance when it comes to network editions where multi-use mode operations over a cloud server. Previous comparing from 2018 enterprise to 2022 enterprise. The optimization and file loading time has been much better, moreover with new features like advance reporting. This is really helping us to focus on essential indicators for our organization, we can modify any of the 200+ built-in reports by applying filters, adding or deleting data points, or adding custom fields. Save customized reports as templates so we can run or use them whenever we want.
The processing is very easy and hassle-free as long as have the right data received from our clients' end. But Every problem requires assistance from time to time, but it hasn't always been easy to locate the appropriate support options in QuickBooks enterprise applications. However, the Smart Assist tool can help to minimize some of that uncertainty by pointing you in the appropriate direction immediately. Now they have a call-back option as well. You will no longer have to waste time.
On the Network edition, it's a very simple process. We use the Microsoft Azure platform. We have an application server and a domain controller. The database manager and apps are very easy to deploy and we need to make sure our remote file paths and a quick scan. We are good to go from thereon. The services load upon startup, the web connector works smoothly. Generally, on a single Desktop, it should not be taking more than 20mins to get started.
February 18, 2022

Rich Feature Suite

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise as our primary accounting program. All AR/AP, budgeting transactions happen in Quickbooks. We also manage inventory. The reports available are rich and the program has some pretty advanced functionality. It has allowed us to keep track of spending in the different departments and focus on areas where we were overspending.
  • Reporting.
  • Budgeting.
  • Ease of Use.
  • Only one ship to address per invoice (can't do drop ships).
  • Uses its own language so sometimes hard for integration.
  • Still not able to pull some specific report analytics.
Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise has a pretty rich inventory portal so we use this version over the online version. I believe the online version allows for easier integration with other programs though. I also think the reporting capabilities are richer in the desktop version versus the online version. It has helped us to stay focused on areas where we were overspending.
We have over 10 years of data and we've doubled in size in that time. The program has been able to handle that growth without issue. We have talked about potentially splitting out our data file at some point so it doesn't get too big but we are keeping tabs on the data file fragments to make sure we are maintaining a healthy data file.
We had system overlap for about 3 months but we worked with a Quickbooks advisor who helped us set up our chart of accounts and transition our data over to the new platform. I highly recommend using an advisor so you get things right the first time and not have to go back and change things later on.
January 06, 2022

QuickBooks works for us.

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise every day for our accounting general ledger and payroll. We keep fund balances, non-profit reports as well as profit and loss statements, and many other reports. Account and project balances. Pay liability payroll taxes. Budgeting. Invoices and account payroll, write both electronic and hard copy checks.
  • General Ledger accounting.
  • Payroll.
  • Reports that can be filtered and exported to Excel.
  • When exporting to Excel it adds extra columns that are not needed.
QuickBooks has specific reports for non-profits. Payroll works well. The tax reporting is updated regularly. Reporting is very good and can be defined and modified as needed. Some of the memorized transactions are hard to edit. Exporting to Excel works well except for the added columns that must be deleted.
InterAct has about the same revenue as before but it was other factors. We are now starting to grow with some recruitment and mobilization efforts.
I did not set it up for InterAct. I have been with the ministry for 2.5 years and we have used Quickbooks for more than 10 years.
December 28, 2021

QuickBooks enterprise

Score 8 out of 10
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This is used and was supported for a pre-K to 8th-grade private school and church that we supported. This is a very good tool. I would have liked to see this get moved to the cloud with all the features but it served the needs at the time. Its good for your small to medium-size business.
  • Accounts payable
  • accounts receivable
  • Get me to the cloud
  • easier exported data
It worked well for collecting tuition and managing the chart of accounts. This operation had many different pieces to it and this software allows for accurate and well-organized reports to the key stakeholders. For medium-size businesses and smaller this is a tool that will get you where you need to go.
This is designed to work for your business and not the other way around. This software will grow with you and allow you to have critical information at your fingertips. I would like to see this become more cloud-based with all the critical features that the desktop version has.
This was already in place when I got there. However from what I learned it not hard to get it up and running.
Score 7 out of 10
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Use QuickBooks to record monthly journal entries, create invoices, bank account activity, a/p invoices, and payments. Problems would be the fact that we are reorganizing our company structure and I can not have multiple companies within one profile.
  • create ap invoices and apply payments
  • create ar invoices
  • ability to apply credit memos
  • ability to have a more robust trial balance
The basic company structure and bank reconciliation function are easy to understand.
Was not part of the implementation.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use QB's enterprise for our larger business clients that have more than 10 employees, inventory, and several users needing access to the file.
  • Inventory
  • Track order fulfillment
  • Payroll processing
  • Pricing - (it can get expensive).
  • Not as user friendly as other intuit products.
  • Setting u a remote work environment can be challenging.
Enterprise is well suited for companies that need to have multiple people logged into the file at once. It is also well-suited for companies that require maintenance of inventory. We also use it for clients with large payrolls (typically over 20 employees). It's not appropriate for small-service-based clients, it's too clunky and tricky to navigate.
QB's enterprise allows up to 30 users to be in the software simultaneously. For growing businesses, it may be necessary to have an accountant for each division or role within the company. We use it for clients we see great growth potential in. We also use it for individuals that have multiple companies that need multiple-company reporting. You can easily go to the reports menu and select combine reports from multiple companies and [selects] the reports you want to combine.
I have been using intuit products for over 30 years, for me, the set-up was easy as with most intuit products. I do recommend having a professional set up your accounting software. I have seen many business owners try to save money by setting their own accounting software up and doing it incorrectly. Accountants prefer to set the files up on their own correctly rather than having to fix mistakes. This is even more true of QB's enterprise, [hiring] a professional it will end up saving you money and time in the long run.
Score 1 out of 10
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QBDE is the accounting backbone of our company. It addresses the core issue of keeping track of finances, expenses, COGS, profitability. We use it for payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, job costing, and reporting for various business units within our company. Our bookkeeper uses it for day-to-day transactional level bookkeeping and bank reconciliation as well.
  • adding bills
  • subtracting expenses
  • P&L
  • 3rd party integrations
  • open API support
  • better customer service
  • faster product
  • better multi-user support
Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise is what you would use if you do not know any better. If you have limited use for accounting products and do not rely on using accounting software on a day-to-day basis I could see it better suited for that use case. If you rely heavily on the quick and proper operation this is not the product for you.
It hasn't.
The setup and training process was nonexistent. We didn't have anybody help us from Quickbooks or any other 3rd party organization. We had to reach to one of our trade association groups for best practices. If we didn't have that support outside of Quickbooks, the process wouldn't have happened.
There is just so much bad and wrong with the software. Support is a nightmare. They try and point you to their FAQ's and forums for support. Most issues the response you get is a non-answer as they don't truly understand what those needs are. Then when they realize the software isn't working as expected they pass it on to their "Engineering Team". You get different support depending if you're on Quickbooks Desktop support, Enterprise Support or Payments support or Merchant services support or banking support.... each one has their own support numbers and it's a game of wack-a-mole to figure out which one you need to talk to. If there's an issue across disciplines, then you're totally out of luck because none of the departments can collaborate. We use QBDE on RightNetworks. Because our version of QB and the files are remotely hosted, there's even more finger pointing when there is unexpected errors with the process.

Support aside, the software is super clunky... especially for something labeled "Enterprise". We don't have that large of a file and it'll take forever to load. This isn't built for speed. The product vision isn't built for innovation. Intuit as a brand plays it too safe making a product that is just "good enough" to not enrage their customer base.





Lisa Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use Quickbooks Desktop to keep track of all revenue and expenses for our company. I also pay invoices through this program.
  • The system has always been reliable.
  • The customer support online is very helpful.
  • The report selections fit the needs of our company.
  • I would like to see more integration with some of our other programs.
Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise allows me to track my company expenses and income which suits my needs. Some of the less appropriate features for me are payroll and invoicing. I have other systems that I use for those services that are discounted by our corporate fellowship with Ortho Florida of which we are members. Otherwise, I am sure these 2 programs would be an option for us.
Our company has grown exponentially and QuickBooks has grown with us over the past 5 years. QuickBooks has been innovative by adding new tools and tracking measures so we can pinpoint where we are growing. The dashboard and graphs have been updated numerous times and the improvements are always a help to us as the client.
The setup, training, and ease of use of the program was a breeze. The only difficulties we have had were internal and when we realized that we were not using all of the system capabilities we learned more about the tools and new programs. Once we added them we were able to streamline for more efficiency in our reports.
Score 9 out of 10
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Great product. With its little brother, QuickBooks Desktop scales from 1 user to 30 users. Handles small through medium-sized companies plus some very large organizations. Easier to implement than, say Dynamics GP. The ongoing cost of ownership is reasonable. Provides most organizations with needed functionality. Has useful add-ins for specific needs. Overall, very competitive in a tough market.
  • Easy to format and modify account numbers.
  • Customer billing and collections are easy to customize for user needs.
  • Inventory offers both standard and advanced capabilities.
  • Payroll can be done in house or using 3rd party vendors.
  • Enterprise had excellent user support in a universe dominated by QuickBooks users.
  • Despite a more advanced database used in Enterprise, large transaction counts may slow processing.
  • Advanced financial statement presentation may require either their Financial Statement Writer module, advanced Excel spreadsheets, or other 3rd party products.
  • Unique inventory builds may require third party products such as FishBowl.
A client has 40+ entities it owns. Easy to set up multiple companies with standard account charts, financial statements, etc. Enterprise has a consolidation feature that is very useful. User counts can be added as needed. User functionality is easily managed at a very granular level. Complex inventory issues such as intricate assemblies can be offloaded to products such as FishBowl.
In my practice, QBDE has provided my practice with all the functionality needed for a successful and growing practice. As I have implemented QBDE in a wide variety of industries, the product offerings have sped past nearly all customers growing needs.
QBDE can be used within days of installation. The users' needs for the chart of accounts, customer and vendor data must be carefully planned and tested in practice companies prior to the final conversion. If historical data from GL, AR, AP, PR, and inventory must be transitioned, then complexity rises significantly. Customers must be involved during this implementation process to ensure that their processes are preserved or improved.
Score 8 out of 10
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My experience with QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is very good. It solves most of the financial problems. It is very easy to use, and customer support is very good. If you have an issue, you can simply reach out to customer support and they will help you solve your problem. It is a great accounting Software with Great functionality.
  • Very easy to set up. Also, they give first-time users a 30-day trial that is very beneficial
  • Everything is Customizable. Very easy to generate invoices and report
  • It is very user-friendly. Create invoices and also shows which bill is not paid
  • This software is good for small businesses.
  • Little time-consuming for creating multiple data.
  • Also, there is more possibility in improving in creating reports.
This one is Very good for small businesses or small family-oriented businesses. You don't need to hire someone to do a finance job for you. You can do it by yourself, and it is very easy to use. Definitely not good for a big size enterprise as it takes little time for creating multiple data.
Yes, it does improve our business growth. I don't have to run here and there to collect the data. Everything is there. You just need to run the reports, and it will tell you what is due and when is due. This one is very good for small businesses or small family-oriented businesses. It is very user-friendly. Anybody can work on that.
Very easy to set up and the training process was very easy. Any age group can learn this software. Very user-friendly. Very good Customer support. If you have any issue with any report creating they will help you right away. It does a great job of creating and paying the bills. Receiving and reconciling the deposits are very easy to manage.
December 18, 2021

QuickBooks Enterprise

Score 9 out of 10
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We use quick books on a day to day basis for all our accounting needs
  • Invoice Creation
  • Payment Application
  • Bills Payment
  • When you are in the Payment application and you change an invoice it should not auto-select the invoices again
  • Backup in variably gives us rebuild errors
  • We should not have to go in to single user to change the income account for an item
Quick books are very scalable - they can be used by one-person corps as well as mega conglomerates. It is not suitable for PO based work/tracking PO amounts and usage
We were at 20 employees when we started using QB we are now at over 300 employees and have continued to use QB
The install and set up was done within an hour - it is very simple and QB has an amazing support staff to assist with any QB related questions or issues
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Score 6 out of 10
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We currently have 3 offices in which all are using QuickBooks. QuickBooks allows our entire payroll team to input employee times and pay rates. QuickBooks has saved our company an enormous amount of time and allows us to be efficient in paying our employees. I would definitely recommend QuickBooks to anyone in payroll.
  • Allows our payroll team to be very efficient.
  • Allows us to be accurate when entering employee hours.
  • Helps in keeping our books in order.
  • Could be a little more user-friendly.
QuickBooks has been a very good tool for our company. Making sure that employees are paid on time and also paid correctly is a crucial part of keeping employees working for us. QuickBooks allows us to keep track of each of our employees and also our clients.
Score 10 out of 10
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Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise was our primary financial software for many years, and before that, we used Quickbooks Premier. After continued business growth, we made the decision to switch to another software. This was supposed to help us with our growth, but after two years, we could not overcome the shortcomings of the new software. We then switched to a third software, and after another year, we are not much happier with this one. If Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise had but a smidge more product features, mainly relating to multi-entity companies, we would probably never leave. We still maintain our historical data which I reference occasionally throughout the year. I would recommend this product over any other products at the moment and would not advise any customers to switch to a different product. This product combines the best ease-of-use software with advanced functionality that makes it the best choice for most organizations.
  • Bank accounts and Bank Reconciliations.
  • Credit Card accounts and reconciliations.
  • The ability to fix incorrect data in a sensible way.
  • Custom reporting features.
  • Multi-Entity companies.
  • Inventory.
It is well-suited to almost all organizations that don't require heavy inventory use or have multi-entities that they would like to see rolled up. For the more basic companies, I would recommend a Quickbooks Pro product, but Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise is great for medium and up companies that don't require the above-mentioned items.
It was ok to a point, but then we needed to move to a different software. After 10 years with the product, our company file began degrading more routinely and our balance sheet would not balance. We had tried condensing our company file a few times to fix the errors as well as multiple rebuilds.
Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise was extremely easy to set up and implement. You can start using it almost immediately. By comparison, our two following software products took months to set up and weren't that great even after that.
Score 9 out of 10
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Although I was hired on as the Graphic Designer, this is such a small company we all do our part to keep the business running flawlessly. One major part that we all share is the use of Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise for the processing of orders and inventory control. I honestly don't know what we would do without it! Not only does it make the ordering process simple, but it also keeps very accurate data of what is coming in and going out on a daily basis. Especially since I was put in charge of inventory control! I am constantly having to use Quickbooks to make sure our inventory numbers are on track and if they aren't, I will turn to our Quickbooks Purchase & Sales Orders to try and figure out where we went wrong. Needless to say, without Quickbooks, my job would be next to impossible to perform!
  • Point of Sale.
  • Inventory control.
  • Accounting.
  • The home page could be a little easier to navigate.
  • Bringing the scanner option from Advanced Inventory over to the Desktop would be very helpful.
We were trying to implement the use of a scanner for inventory control and we were surprised to learn that Quickbooks only allowed this option if we were to subscribe to their Advanced Inventory program. We still utilize Quickbooks for 99% of our business functions/transactions but this setback forced us to find a third-party company to provide a scanning program that is compatible with our Quickbooks program.
We are still very small when compared to many of the other companies that may use Quickbooks Desktop, so as we grow, we are able to rely on many of the other functions it has to offer such as product assemblies and snapshots!
Our Quickbooks was already well established when I started my job, but the learning curve wasn't long at all. I was taking phone orders by the end of my first day!
Score 6 out of 10
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We used Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise to take care of all of the Company's accounting records, track invoices, track outstanding accounts payable and receivable, etc. We found that Quickbooks Desktop is very powerful, but it is not very user-friendly. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we started the switch to QuickBooks Online and have found that QuickBooks Online has provided what we needed with more ease of use and better fits some of our employees working remotely. QuickBooks Online is missing a few features that Quickbooks Desktop has had, but overall, we found QuickBooks Online to have all of the good of Quickbooks Desktop, with a better user interface.
  • Sending invoices.
  • General Ledger Accounting.
  • Detailed Reports.
  • Clunky User Interface.
  • Not as user friendly as QuickBooks Online.
  • Difficulty with remote work.
Quickbooks Desktop is well suited for instances where there is just one person who needs to access the accounting data; however, when there are multiple people in Quickbooks, it would be better to have the QuickBooks Online version (as the access is easier and the learning curve for QuickBooks Online is much less steep than that of Quickbooks Desktop).
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Our Company used an outside accounting firm to help us implement Quickbooks Desktop. The implementation wasn't the issue, but ensuring that all the correct accounts, customer balances, etc. were transferred over necessitated us using an outside accounting firm.
Score 10 out of 10
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I have all of my accounting in one place. It is great to have a single place where we enter invoices, write reports, reconcile bank statements, etc. I personally add and maintain customer contacts, create invoices and read and create reports. My bookkeeper can access the same system and does the banking work and also the preparations for my account. My CPA uses my QB systems to prepare our annual reports for tax filing. All seamless and in one place.
  • integration with MS Outlook for sending invoices.
  • Ease of creating and editing reports.
  • Allowing multiple users to work in the system.
  • Sometimes when there are new updates to Outlook or to QB they suddenly stop working well together.
  • More competitive rates for the merchant services feature.
It works great for domestic businesses that don't have complicated inventory issues. The only areas where I have seen people struggle are where the business gets very large, or there are mostly international transactions and lots of inventory items needed for production. This causes them to switch to other software solutions.
We have not outgrown its capabilities at all.
Very easy to implement. Downloaded the software and followed the tutorials. There are also ample help resources. My other users are all very familiar with it so they train me when I need help.
Score 9 out of 10
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As we add additional concepts with accounts of all sizes and factors to our hospitality group, it becomes paramount to have something that is simple to navigate and code effectively. QuickBooks continues to make drastic improvements based on our feedback, which is immensely valuable to me as I prioritize my time going through transactions and reporting to find exactly what we need.
  • Coding.
  • Splitting Transactions Into Multiple Accounts.
  • Creating Easy To Read P+L.
  • Would like to see more suggestions from the software on creating rules for repeat codes.
As our hospitality group continues to grow, it becomes a vital part of the operation to have QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise on our side. I can see a single business environment not being the best fit, but anyone suited for potential growth should consider utilizing this in advance of acquisitions or anticipated growth.
It has allowed us to separate and group everything accordingly, simplifying the growing pains immensely. We hope to add two more concepts in the next calendar year and feel equipped as ever thanks to the design of this product.
Transitioning over from another software can often be a pain, but our accountant was thrilled to utilize QB moving forward.
Score 9 out of 10
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I use QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise for two businesses. The first uses it exclusively for client management, book-keeping, and to sync up with TurboTax. It does what we need it to do for this in-person, geographically-centered business.

For the other business, we use QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise only to create invoices for clients who prefer to pay by check rather than using online payments. This is because we do not prefer the QuickBooks interface for online payments since most clients who want to do online payments do not want to use the QuickBooks option. It is good for what we need it to do to for creating invoices in this business.

The key problems that it addresses are how to create professional, branded invoices for clients that aren't co-branded with the processor's details (like PayPal). It allows both businesses to do this and track payments for clients we issue invoices to.

For the in-person business, we sync our bank accounts with the software to allow for up-to-date information transfer. This is helpful to be sure that everything is tracked as it should be.
  • Creating simple, professional, branded invoices.
  • Saving secure files.
  • Syncing with bank accounts.
  • Exporting invoices to end to clients.
  • Online payments! Most of my clients who want to do online payments do not want to use their online payment system, and QuickBooks Desktop does not have an intuitive option to allow for the processing fees that go along with using other vendors for this. It is a BIG downside for my business that's mostly online where most clients do not want to use QuickBooks for payment.
  • A simpler way to sync account information from my small banking institution. The files come over but they're cumbersome to translate to QuickBooks Desktop. I tried QuickBooks Online and that's worse.
  • There are too many accounting-centered options for my businesses. Both are small but need more options than what is offered in QuickBooks Online, yet the additional features of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is just too much for our needs. We need a middle of the road option that is efficient for small businesses.
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise allows for most of the features that small businesses need, so I would recommend this to many small businesses owners who have some experience running a business. If they're just starting out and haven't run a business/department/or done budgeting at the corporate level, then I would not recommend this option. It will be too overwhelming. 9/10 for having what is needed. I only deducted one star for the clunky-ness that can be cumbersome since it seems that this is the best option when compared with others in the market that only cover book-keeping and accounting options. There is software that includes billing/invoicing/account keeping with other features like contracts/scheduling/email marketing but that can be too much for many small businesses OR it can be more systems than are needed. QuickBooks does what it needs to do for businesses without having to set up your entire business within one system.
Both of my businesses have experienced growth over the last seven years although I doubt that QuickBooks has directly impacted that. As far as supporting our growth, it works as well now as it did when we started seven years ago. There are not any features that we're utilizing now that we weren't when we first started, so although this works it hasn't been a major player in supporting our business growth.
It was quite simple to install and get started with using. It took me a while to get used to how to create an invoice or how to account and then how to input items that we'd purchased online which went into repairs AND that same item needed to be included on an invoice for clients. Although that process took some time, I've tried other systems and the learning curve is similar. I don't believe QuickBooks Desktop is better as far as simplicity of how the system is constructed/how easy it is to learn. It seems on par with others in the field.