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- Aging of outstanding bills & invoices
- Financial reporting by class
- Financial Reporting: We cannot produce one report that shows both monthly and year-to-date results
- Voiding of a check in a closed period
- The delayed charge feature make sure we never forget to send an invoice.
- Each invoice allows us to customize and choose which payment methods we'll accept.
- Some of the export options are not as advanced as I would like them to be.
- I wish it had the ability to show me when other users are logged into the QuickBooks account.
Because it has to be hosted, it was a little frustrating to rely on connectivity to a hosted site. It was also frustrating because our hosting service would not allow us to connect third party apps to QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise.
- Tracks sales.
- Tracks payables.
- As someone who struggles with accounting, it's difficult to understand some of the balancing features.
- Keystrokes are not standard to windows shortcut keystrokes and I have sometimes voided a transaction instead of pasting data.
- Ease of use for financial reporting.
- Understandable workflow.
- Lack of features for manufacturing and production needs.
- Lack of features for inventory management - One single on-hand inventory number.
- Robust options for reporting: if there's information I need, there's a good chance one of the built-in reports can provide it.
- Comparison of current year to previous years: Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise makes it easy to see prior years' information right next to the current year's data, and offers some basic analysis by default.
- Bank feeds can be somewhat clumsy.
- Updates sometimes drastically change the look of the Quickbooks interface, and that can be challenging.
- AR/AP is perfect for small to medium businesses.
- Payroll integration allows us to do our own payroll in house.
- Reporting is the best you can get without learning Crystal or SQL.
- Inventory can get tricky for manufacturing companies with complex assemblies or lots of single run products.
- Database errors have been common and integrated tools do not always fix the problem.
- User permissions are lacking compared to the competition.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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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