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Score 9 out of 10
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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is used by our finance department for our entire organization. It allows us to invoice and make payments to our vendors. It organizes our payroll system and our online donations. We are able to pull custom detailed reports for our finance staff and our auditors.
  • We use QuickBooks in our day to day activities. To manage income/ revenue, we needed a system that could be robust and accurate. QuickBooks does that for us.
  • Due to the nature of our business, we work with many vendors. The invoicing feature assists us in maintaining records and sending invoices/ purchase orders in a timely manner. We can also track when and to whom these are sent to all in one place.
  • We have many departments that we manage. The reporting feature allows us to see all transactions and it can be broken down by department so we can see where things are going well and not so well. Also, we use the reporting features to communicate with each department the results of deposits, budgets and any transactions.
  • We import from other programs that are compatible with QuickBooks. Sometimes this can be challenging because if we do not create the import properly, the data can be brought in incorrectly or distorted. We then have to go in and manually change the data or delete the import and begin over.
  • Before we provide reports, we have to create a query that includes what data we need and the fields to include in the report. This requires a great attention to detail. If the detail is not correct, then the report can be wrong. When working with accounting, this is not good. We need our numbers to be accurate. If the queries were easier to create our reports would be more accurate.
QuickBooks is appropriate to use for small to large businesses and organizations. We use QuickBooks to manage our day to day financial operations. You do not have to be an accountant to use it, but it does help.

If you are on a limited budget and are not sure about general accounting practices, I would suggest another method of keeping track of the day to day financials.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Quickbooks Enterprise as our go-to accounting software with approximately 7 users logged in simultaneously. It is being used in a server and workstation environment across the whole organization. Quickbooks addresses a solid, reliable, and dependable solution for our company and it's accounting department. We have been using Quickbooks Enterprise for over 5 years now and it hasn't disappointed us.
  • Month-end close.
  • Day to day accounting debits, credits, and withdrawals.
  • Reliable and software that you can count on that works.
  • Unlike the business and premier Quickbooks versions, Enterprise is more fluid and reliable.
  • Enterprise Version is a workhorse that allows your company to have the accounting software power that it needs with room to grow.
  • Scalable.
  • Large Company files can take a long time to load.
  • Needs a better archive feature which allows you to shrink the size of your company file so that it loads quickly but you can still have access to older data.
  • Loading speed - Even on an SSD environment, the software can load slowly.
  • I feel the software is a tad clunky in 2019.
  • Better remote access options that don't force you to goto Quickbooks Online environment.
If your company doesn't have a solid Accounting Software Solution already that is included in an ERP solution, etc. Then I would highly recommend Quickbooks Enterprise as it's industry proven, the majority of people in the Accounting industry know how to use it. Enterprise might have more bells and whistles than you need for the average business, but if you have many line items, or other highly populated fields and areas of the software (lots of customers, etc), then Enterprise is your go-to Quickbooks Version.

Intuit's support is no where near what they used to be, so it's hard to find reliable paid or unpaid support for the software, but due to Enterprise being a "set and go" version of Quickbooks, you normally don't have to worry about hitting unclear software errors, crashes, or bugs.
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It it used solely by the accounting department and select people in our customer support team. We use it to track and reimburse employee expenses, handle payroll, charge our customers, and produce reports for upper management to make more informed decisions.
  • Quickbook's user interface is incredibly user-friendly. Non-Accountants are able to pick up the system relatively easy . They should be able to enter transactions without fully understanding the accounting.
  • There is a lot of material on the internet if you need help how to use Quickbooks. They have various forums in which you can find the answers since there is bound to be another person that had already experienced your problem.
  • Quickbooks has developed a lot of integration with other 3rd party software. For example, we use Avalara to assess sales tax for our invoices. There are APIs built so Quickbooks can send the relevant invoice information to Avalara to produce sales tax.
  • It's not suitable for subscription management. As many business start changing it's business model to a subscription model, this may be a consideration
  • The canned reports do not contain enough information. When you began to add more fields to be displayed, Quickbooks can sometimes crash if you're trying to export the information excel.
It is a perfect if your a small to medium-sized company. As your company has more transactions, such as changing to a subscription model, Quickbooks does not scale quite as well. With the new revenue recognition GAAP rules, it would be difficult to properly record revenue if your product catalog is complex, such as selling bundles, warranties, discounts.
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QuickBooks is used by the accounting department. It is user-friendly and the audit feature is perfect for troubleshooting data entry issues.
  • Audit trail is a great tool to determine the root of data entry errors.
  • Memorizing Lists and Reports is easy to do and makes end of month tasks a simpler process.
  • The reminder to backup your data is a small thing that makes a big difference.
  • Reporting, although it's better than it used to be, can be cumbersome. There are times we need a grand total at the bottom of the report but the report isn't set up that way. We then need to export it to Excel to get those totals.
  • Entry for voiding a check from the previous period could be made simpler. Currently, we make a "deposit" to wash the check that needs to be voided in order to reconcile it on the statement.
QuickBooks is user-friendly for lower-level accounting clerks. It also allows me, as the manager, to limit access to certain areas/features of QuickBooks.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We are using QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise for all aspects of our business currently. We have our inventory stock in the system, we create orders and invoices, and we pull all of our financial reporting out of QuickBooks. It has helped us put everything in one place so that we can give accurate information at the touch of a button.
  • It is very user-friendly, which is great for small companies. The larger ERP software systems can be hard to maneuver.
  • The chart of accounts is great as it shows balances in a list so you can see at a quick glance what the bank balance is.
  • Reporting is lacking. It is hard to run varying sales reports. The standard reports do not always give what we need.
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a great program for small companies. I would consider it a great beginner ERP. It does a lot of what a smaller company needs it to do without being too clunky or hard to learn. Once the company grows and more in-depth reporting or analysis needs to be done, then QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is lacking.
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We used QuickBooks Enterprise to manage all our accounting operations for revenue recognition, cost of goods sold, operating expenses, inventory, and fixed asset management.
  • It's easy to edit mistakes.
  • It's easy to report at a detailed level.
  • Flexible charts of accounts.
  • E-commerce and API connections are lacking.
  • Relies too much on third-party apps.
  • The old database structure corrupts easily.
Good for small startups with simple accounting structure.
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Score 9 out of 10
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QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions is being used for both accounting functions and material management for our LED lighting manufacturing business. We use it to keep track of open and closed orders, as well as to invoice our customers for products shipped to them. It is also used to keep track of open and closed purchase orders to our suppliers, as well as inventory tracking and management.
  • Reports can be modified and filtered to provide specific information. They can also be exported into Excel for further formatting and filtering.
  • It is fairly user friendly, with a flowchart on the home page to show how estimates turn into orders and then invoices, among other business functions. It is quite forgiving with input errors, allowing one to access already saved data (orders, invoices, etc.) and change it without a lengthy process of backing out previous info and re-entering new info.
  • The toolbar at the top of the screen can be customized to include the functions that one uses most, avoiding the process of selecting a tab and scrolling down to the needed option. One can also personalize how the tab/enter buttons function, as well as date formatting, decimal points, and default scripts for invoices, statements, purchase orders, etc. One can also integrate their established email address to be used through QuickBooks.
  • QuickBooks was built to be an accounting program. It is clumsy with inventory. The reports for inventory management are limited.
  • The inventory management system functions better for a company that just buys items and then resells them. Purchasing multiple materials and then combining them to be a finished good is possible to do, but needs more hands-on involvement than should be necessary.
  • The minimum and maximum reorder points do not function properly. If one has both entered into an item, QuickBooks uses the maximum reorder point only, and ignores the minimum reorder point entirely. I have taken to using only the minimum reorder point and not even entering the maximum into the item.
QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions would be great for a company that is buying products and just reselling them as-is. It is great at keeping track of quantities remaining from previous purchases and time periods, adding new inventory purchased, and subtracting inventory sold. It would also work well for a company that purchased materials to manufacture items for stock, and then sold those stock items.

QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions does not work very well for manufacturing of one-off or custom products as each item has to be "built", whether it is 1 item or 100 items. It also does not have an easy way to account for scrap or materials damaged in the manufacturing process.
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Score 9 out of 10
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As an accounting/bookkeeping firm I support QuickBooks Enterprise as one of the products my clients use. Depending on the needs of the client I may recommend QB Enterprise when a desktop user is looking to upgrade. QB Enterprise is best suited for companies that have larger data files, need more robust inventory features, work on a network, and desire more specific customization, just to name a few of the key important aspects it can provide.
  • Robust Inventory features
  • Large data files
  • Combined consolidated reports
  • More detailed customization
  • Optimized to work on a network
  • Allows multiple users, up to 30
  • Importing and exporting large lists (chart of accounts, items, customers, vendors).
  • Bank reconciliations could be more intuitive.
  • Upgrade the interface to a more modern look/feel. Something inviting.
QB Enterprise is well suited for companies with large inventory lists. Not only to create necessary detail for inventory items but also for the capacity, number of inventory items. QB Enterprise is also best used by companies that have large data files, large name lists (customers, vendors, products & service items, classes).QB Enterprise is overkill for many small businesses that have little or no inventory, lower level of bank transactions, and no real need to customize reports, data, etc.
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Score 10 out of 10
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While in the legal field we need other supporting tools to address specific legal industry challenges, it is the primary accounting tool within the organization for a few reasons:
  • It is an industry standard when you are distributing financial information to others.
  • Outside accountants all know it and can easily be consulted when needed.
  • Finding new personnel who know the program is more cost affective than products with less market penetration.
  • It is supported both by Intuit and by a legion of professionals in every industry.
  • It has a clear system of integration for third party product developers who are in the market today creating products for the legal industry.
  • It has a very flexible reporting system for customizing what different levels of our organization need to see in their reports.
  • It has a great system for allowing offsite accountants to audit and make changes to the GL without disturbing the daily work.
  • The product update system needs some tweaks. If one user updates everyone has to update to read the books. But often the auto updates are too random and it disrupts work.
  • The install process can be confusing to users who don't do it frequently, not intuitive enough. (no pun intended)
  • The network program installed on the books server, when being updated, can often fail to properly scan and find current company files. It often takes several attempts. But due to that awesome support system, we always get it worked out.
If your accounting needs are industry standard and not creative or off the rails, QuickBooks provides the best and most reliable solution available. If your needs are too industry specific and you have too many requirements that are non-standard to accounting, it may be more difficult to use but not impossible. For the legal industry it can often boil down to billing requirements as it relates to trust funds and automatic transactions. For nonprofits, and it can be something as simple as reporting requirements to meet IRS regulations.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use Quickbooks Enterprise Solution for the entire organization. Having the fixed asset module work with the financial data is crucial to our business. We send financial reports for each department to our board each month.
  • Depreciation journal entry
  • Memorized reports
  • Ability to use multiple classes
  • The ability to work with Excel. It would be great if Excel could pull information from Quickbooks.
  • Using two companies at once without some activities being restricted.
Quickbooks Enterprise Solution is very well suited for an organization that needs to track fixed assets and depreciation since the module works with Quickbooks. Anyone not needing this feature could use a less expensive side of Quickbooks.
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Score 9 out of 10
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QuickBooks Enterprise is currently being used for accounting functions; to track Payables and Receivables, record profit and loss, and keep track of balance sheet items. Although not everyone in the company has a direct login, everyone utilizes the reporting and information that QuickBooks provides to show how our company is currently performing.
  • QuickBooks Enterprise syncs to our bank account for easy recording of electronic debits
  • QuickBooks Enterprise is great for creating customized reports for your company
  • QuickBooks Enterprise is great if you have multiple companies and need to switch back and forth quickly between the various companies
  • QuickBooks Enterprise is a desktop application and not web-based, so if multiple people need to use it, it will need to be utilized through a remote server (which could be an additional expense).
  • QuickBooks Enterprise usually charges per user, so if you have a company with multiple users, it could become costly.
QuickBooks Enterprise is great for larger companies that require robust reporting and complex COA. It syncs with many applications that provide even more streamline for fast-paced companies wanting to save time and money. For smaller businesses, it might be better to go with a smaller software program such as QBO.
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Score 7 out of 10
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I have used QuickBooks previously at many different companies. It is a quick, full service, easy to maneuver accounting software that helps organizations with simple accounting. The functionality is very user-friendly which is why so many small businesses across the world use it.
  • Easy to use with limited accounting knowledge.
  • Tracks payroll, vendors, customers, and accounting reporting all at your fingertips.
  • Priced well to other accounting software on the market
  • No month end close so you can never truly close out a month without going through some hacks to workaround it.
  • Not enough complex accounting functionality
  • Not a great product for larger companies or companies with subsidiaries.
  • Reporting features could be more editable and user friendly without the need to download to csv.
Well suited for small companies. Not well suited for larger organizations and companies with multiple subsidiaries.
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Score 8 out of 10
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QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions is an accounting software that has allowed us to invoice, quote our customers, track our sales and maintain the accounting record, cash flow and tracking reports of expenses. In addition, it allows us to make accounting, balance and profit and loss reports. It also allows us to have the information at hand from any device for eventual meetings outside the office.
  • You can track the expenses of the company to correct if necessary.
  • Is a useful tool to bill your customers.
  • It is multi-platform which is great to have the information always at hand.
  • You can schedule your accounts payable to cancel the providers when required.
  • The reports should not be editable for the purpose of being presented to the auditors.
  • Usability in the mobile version can improve in speed and design.
It is advisable to use it in companies that handle billing, it is also ideal for the accounting and financial area. I do not recommend it for very small companies since many resources of the platform would be wasted.
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Score 7 out of 10
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We use QuickBooks (QB) for all of our accounting and finance functions. I am personally involved with QB from a payroll, paid time off tracking and employee roster management standpoint. Our accounting/finance and HR teams are the only departments who are using it. QB addresses our ledger accounting, reporting, payroll, financial statements, etc.
  • Relatively easy to use and learn the basics.
  • Reliable. Can't recall the program ever being "down" for tech reasons.
  • Basic payroll processing for in-house payroll is not hard to learn.
  • Employee profiles could be more robust, like a true HRIS system.
  • Canned reports can be difficult to manipulate.
  • If you create different payroll modules they do not integrate with each other.
QuickBooks is probably the best situation for small to medium size companies who do not have an overly complicated payroll to process or financial situation. I can't imagine running payroll for more than 100 or so employees with this system, although it is possible. We process internally and do not use the Intuit payroll service.
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Score 10 out of 10
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It is used for in-house accounting on several businesses. It's easy to use, a standard in the industry and cost effective.
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to learn
  • Easy to adapt to different types of business
  • Industry standard
  • Good help and help with community
  • Better standard reporting
  • back up and restore issues
  • server applications
Great for a larger type business with operations, credit cards, etc but also great for organizations with many different businesses.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We are a marine hardware manufacturer that has been utilizing QuickBooks for over 18 years. We upgraded to QuickBooks Enterprise from QuickBooks Premier about 5 years ago to take advantage of their inventory functions. We use QuickBooks for all aspects of our business; accounting, sales, inventory, and assemblies/kitting. QuickBooks is a fantastic accounting system, but lacks in inventory functionality. There is no real 'barcoding" functionality, even though their brochures say "barcoding is now available in Enterprise 18". It is not a true WMS system that will improve functionality in warehouse and inventory control.
  • QuickBooks was developed as an accounting system and does a fantastic job.
  • Reports are very easy to pull and customize as you need them. You can also save customized reports in your own individual folder, however, these reports would be visible to all with report writing access. They also have "advanced reporting" which you need to understand programming to use.
  • Easy interface to learn and use.
  • Inventory control is difficult in QuickBooks. Transaction tractability is nonexistent unless you scroll through a year's worth of transactions.
  • Kitting and build assemblies are very basic and do not operate like a true ERP solution. The worst part of it is if a component is used in an assembly process, there is no usage reporting for that component. It is removed from inventory, but cannot be traced through any of the inventory reports.
  • Unstable database - I must continually run "rebuild" because of inventory mismatch errors and costing inbalance.
  • The inventory management system needs a lot of improvement.
If you need a good accounting system, QuickBooks is a great solution. If you need inventory control, this system works well for smaller companies that do not do any kitting or assemblies. If you are looking to barcode your warehouse, this is not the solution, unless you add a 3rd party WMS system.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Quickbooks Enterprise is used for 4 members of our accounting and finance team: Accountant/Payables, Receivables, Analyst/Reporting and Director of Accounting. We have used Quickbooks Enterprise for over 10 years knowing the limitations that come with it.
  • Quickbooks Enterprise is relatively easy to use for small organizations.
  • Most of the reports are easy to download straight from the system.
  • Our local bank offers to download the Quickbooks version of the monthly activity which helps to reconcile our bank accounts.
  • If the company has more than one Account Receivable General Ledger Account, the Merchant online process doesn't work properly. Invoices can be sent to clients to be paid either by credit card or bank accounts. The merchant account collects the funds and details the deposit by the client, but the activity is not downloaded to the GL due to the multiple AR accounts.
  • Some information on Quickbooks Enterprise cannot be downloaded.
  • Reports are rigid and not flexible to change.
  • Upload activity in Quickbooks Enterprise is not possible, a third-party software is needed.
  • Copy/Paste option is not possible in Quickbooks Enterprise. This would be very useful when entering Journal Entries.
  • Quickbooks Enterprise does not have account reconciliation option. This is done in Excel.
  • Quickbooks Enterprise offers the Fixed Assets functionality but is very limited and can only be used in "Single-User" mode.
Quickbooks Enterprise is suitable for small size organizations or companies that do not need much reporting or analysis. Quickbooks Enterprise is getting to a point that is starting to be a legacy system.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Quickbooks Enterprise is used for invoicing. Next year, we will also use it for payroll. It is used only by the accounting department, yet the president uses it to generate reports. I am really pleased to have switched to this system from Sage BusinessWorks; it is very intuitive and the help resources have proven to be valuable during my learning process.
  • Ability to download reports in Excel format. LOVE that feature.
  • When reviewing reports, the ability to zoom into particular transactions that seem questionable, especially tax reports. LOVE that feature too!
  • Ability to find certain invoices or sales orders by name, numbers or amount.
  • Duplicating certain invoices, vendor bills, etc.
  • I am not at that level of knowledge yet.
For invoicing and posting payables, this is excellent. For inventory, I am uncertain about it since it does not record costing for each purchase if each purchase is different for the same inventory item. I guess I will need to better educate myself on how the inventory system works to use it to the company's benefit.
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Score 2 out of 10
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We operate an e-commerce B2B company with 5 employees. We operate in two provinces and have staff in three locations (home based). QuickBooks Enterprise allows us to upgrade from our server based operation to the cloud last year. It's robust enough to handle all of our business needs such as payroll, accounting, job costing, budgeting, reporting and more.
  • Quoting and invoicing
  • Purchasing and bill payments
  • Coud based
  • They recently changed hosting providers without any notice. The previous host had excellent telephone support. New host (Summit Hosting) does not. Our books were offline for nearly three weeks. We posted dozens of tickets that never get answered. We had to create quotes in Excel and re-enter them later. Only one user was working so instead of that user doing their job (sales and prospecting) they had to do finance for three weeks. When confronted with the problem, QuickBooks offered no apology or free monthly subscription for the trouble. They suggested we post a comment in the suggestion box. And for this, we pay a few grand a year?
  • QuickBooks support has been historically poor in the 15 years I've been with them.
Three months ago, prior to host move, I would have given them a 9. You simply cannot disable a company's books with third party hosting issues and then leave your customers hanging. This incident has me looking for a new software package for my 2018 year. They just don't seem to care about our needs as a customer. I hope they saved enough money by choosing a low-quality host with terrible support to justify the hoards of customers that are leaving Enterprise right now.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Quickbooks Enterprise is used for all accounting (tracking receivables, payables, balances, customers, and more). The extensive reporting capability of Enterprise allows me to create many different reports which help me in tracking profitability and how the company is performing. I have used one form of QuickBooks or another over the last 30 years.
  • Report creation. Very flexible and can export data to Excel for further manipulation.
  • Accounts Receivable - self-explanatory.
  • Inventory tracking and assembly creations. Works great and is easy to set up and use.
  • I would like to see even more flexibility in reports creation.
  • Being able to downgrade data to a smaller platform (i.e. QuickBooks Pro. etc).
Larger companies or if specific solutions are needed (i.e. assemblies from inventory).
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Score 8 out of 10
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QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions is being used as an enterprise ERP solution for some of my clients. Due to its more substantial and richer functionality than the lower end ERP products (QuickBooks Desktop as well as similar competing products from other software companies), it is able to handle more complex and larger businesses such as those engaged in manufacturing products and needing distribution/inventory tracking capabilities.
  • Inventory tracking: Lower end accounting products are much weaker in this regard and QuickBooks Enterprise is built with this functionality.
  • Reports: Much more robust reporting functionality than lower end accounting systems. Ability to mine data for better business decision making.
  • Number of users: QuickBooks Enterprise is designed for more concurrent users in an accounting department with simultaneous processes going on.
  • Not Cloud Based: In order to use QuickBooks Enterprise as a cloud based type product one needs to pay for hosting and have the product/data hosted which will run into extra expense. Additionally, this workaround is not a true cloud solution.
  • Operating System Compatibility: When upgrading operating systems on user workstations, more problems are prone to occur. There is sometimes a disconnect between Microsoft and Intuit in compatibility.
  • Expensive Upgrades: This is not the type of accounting product that you can easily use for years without upgrading. Thus, one needs to build this into their operating budget.
You'll want to go with this type of ERP solution if you're running a business with some level of complexity. For example, a manufacturing company with more than 50 employees and significant inventory tracking needs would be a good candidate for QuickBooks Enterprise. Additionally, a scenario where there are going to be a lot of accounting users would necessitate a product such as QuickBooks Enterprise rather than the basic QuickBooks desktop products. If you're starting out, or your business is in an earlier stage of development, you won't necessarily want to start out with Enterprise initially. If you use more of a "beginner" type accounting product (such as one of the other QuickBooks desktop products), you can always upgrade your data file later should you eventually use Enterprise.
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We use Quickbooks Enterprise for a couple of lines of our business. We discontinued using QB Enterprise about a year ago in our main line of business because of major issues with data base corruption and Balance Sheet being constantly out of balance
  • Easy to learn
  • User friendly
  • More work needs to be done to allow it to function in a multi user environment. We constantly had users locked out and required to restart the software.
  • Improve database - corruption caused our Balance Sheet to constantly be out of balance
  • Improve customer support when an issue arises to find and implement a fix
Because of previous issues mentioned, I would not recommend for multi-user environment
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We have a few organizations we have worked with that have chosen QuickBooks Enterprise as their accounting software. Our role is to assist with the implementation and/or provide accounting support to these clients.
  • Very scalable - both in data file size and user access
  • Better user controls
  • Enterprise is just a bigger QuickBooks Pro. It is no match for more sophisticated programs like Intacct or other accounting systems aimed at the mid-market.
  • The user security is sorely lacking. Not enough customization of controls. For example, in order for a person to have access to bank feeds, they have to be given access to the entire administrative side of the program.
For most of my clients I have not found the cost of QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions to weigh with its benefits.
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I have been using QuickBooks for over 10 years and currently using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Manufacturing and Wholesale 15.0 for our financial and accounting software within our business. We are a information technology and service company with nearly 1,000 active customers. We have over six active users in QuickBooks starting with our officers, billing department, and the procurement and financial department. As the financial coordinator I am a certified ProAdvisor as well. Enterprise Solutions has the highest number of users allowed with many other multiple features including advanced inventory and handles over $1 million per year in sales. What I like about the Enterprise Solutions Edition is the class tracking which allows you to produce a more detailed Profit & Loss, FIFO Inventory method, Inventory Assembly and Find and Select Items within Advanced Inventory. You can also create Debit and Credit Journal Entries for your accounting purposes. You can manage fixed assets, create purchase orders and sales orders and use the Sales Order Fulfillment Worksheet and track serial numbers or lot tracking for inventory parts. On a day to day basis I am constantly running financial reports, adjusting invoices and entering parts purchases. Many reports are created from Open Purchase Orders and Sales Orders to a Collection Report. This edition is very user friendly but does have a few things that would make my world easier if these features were added e.g., making changes in the Chart of Accounts/Item List without having to go into Single User Mode. This step requires all users to be logged out. There are just a few small issues that eventually Intuit will more than likely fix as they hear more concerns.
  • Class Tracking - allows you to produce a more detailed Profit & Loss Report
  • Advanced Inventory - keeps track of your inventory along with Fixed Assets
  • Sales Tax - Paying sales tax with the Sales Tax Liability Report gives you the breakdown of the different fields the State Tax Department requires
  • Chart of Accounts - When updated or changing an account code, it automatically changes the history of all the entries made in lieu of manually changing all entries
  • Home screen - It is mapped out for you to enter your business entries clearly
  • Reconcile - Reconciling the bank statements is very eary
  • Making changes in the Chart of Accounts or Items Lists sometimes require you to be in Single User Mode. Also, merging a contact name (customer or vendor) requires this as well. If QuickBooks fixed it where you do not have to go into Single User Mode I could get more thing accomplished at one time
  • Running reports - Custom Report field needs more detailed or user friendly fields to create reports that are not generally created along with color coded charts per customer etc
  • Entering credit card payments that are tagged to a Purchase Order; the steps are confusing. Had to watch a video to figure out how to tie the two steps together.

Depending on how many customers, vendors, other names, QuickBooks has list limits. Enterprise Solutions has the highest limits of 1,000,000.


Some key questions to ask are:


  • How many users will be in QuickBooks at the same time?
  • Do you have inventory and are you running payroll?
  • Do you have multiple locations?
  • Do you run financial reports?
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March 08, 2016

Good sidekick

Score 7 out of 10
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Financial statement preparation, accounting record keeping.
  • drill down to the transaction level
  • easy to learn very intuitive
  • solid reporting capabilities
  • consolidations. We have 10 companies but need to consolidate in excel.
  • I was not able to open more than 2 companies at the time.
  • expense allocation module (dimensions) would be great.
If you have a multiple company with different currency setup, QB might not be the right choice.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pay calculation (33)
8.0
Benefit plan administration (20)
7.4
Direct deposit files (32)
7.6
Salary revision and increment management (27)
7.4
Reimbursement management (27)
7.6
API for custom integration (13)
6.6
Plug-ins (19)
7.4
Single sign-on capability (36)
8.6
Role-based user permissions (39)
8.7
Dashboards (40)
7.8
Standard reports (46)
8.4
Custom reports (44)
8.1
Accounts payable (46)
8.5
Accounts receivable (46)
8.5
Cash management (40)
8.2
Bank reconciliation (46)
8.7
Expense management (40)
7.9
Time tracking (23)
5.8
Fixed asset management (34)
7.1
Multi-currency support (19)
5.3
Multi-division support (33)
6.2
Regulations compliance (21)
5.3
Electronic tax filing (22)
8.0
Self-service portal (15)
7.7
Global Financial Support (4)
5.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers (7)
7.8
Intercompany Accounting (8)
7.1
Localizations (5)
6.1
Journals and Reconciliations (19)
8.1
Enterprise Accounting (12)
7.7
Configurable Accounting (11)
8.2
Centralized Rules Framework (7)
7.8
Standardized Processes (13)
8.4
Inventory tracking (30)
7.5
Automatic reordering (17)
5.1
Location management (19)
6.3
Manufacturing module (16)
5.8
Pricing (31)
7.3
Order entry (30)
8.0
Credit card processing (25)
7.4
Cost of goods sold (29)
7.6
Order Orchestration (7)
7.2
End-to-end order visibility (7)
7.6
Order exception Resolution (7)
6.9

About QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a widely-used accounting package designed for smaller organizations. It is the top of the QuickBooks line, with the highest scaling the vendor offers. Enterprise enables up to 30 users and greater capacity than other Quickbooks products. In includes dedicated versions for contracting, manufacturing and wholesale, nonprofit, retail, and professional services.


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 that includes greater inventory management and shipping functionality.

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