QuickBooks Desktop Premier is an installed version of QuickBooks for general business, contractors, manufacturing and warehouse accounting, as well as nonprofits, professional services, and retail. the alternatives, Ill stick with Quickbooks.We use it throughout the organization for time keeping billing and invoicing. We sync it with payroll (QuickBooks Mananged Payroll) and with Bill. com which is our portal for payment and client receipts and invoicing. All employees have different levels of access and keep track of their time in the program. We use the program in a shared file server environment.,Integrates well with the other software I use Easy to navigate Easy to set up Good support network,Reporting is old and inflexible Levels of security are not very flexible Multiuser is cumbersome,8,Reliable Appropriate for my size business,,8,Fewer than 25% of my clients,9,9If you want the best for your BPO business, you need QuickBooks!This software is used by the entire organization and it helps us a lot in the overall bookkeeping process for our clients. It makes financial generation easy and quick which make work more efficient.,Remote Access Capability- This feature of QB is essential for us since we target the markets of Hawaii and Australia and our Operations Team is in the Philippines. Easier reconciliation of bank type accounts - The interface provides us, bookkeepers, with a list of transactions which we can modify (if recorded wrong) on the spot. It also makes it easier to track unrecorded bank transactions for the given period. Import of IIF and Excel files - It makes recording numerous transactions faster and more accurate than recording each entry one at a time. It improves our effectiveness and efficiency as bookkeepers.,Recognition of duplicate vendor and customer name.,10,Increased Employee Efficiency Better Client Service Increased Global Market Coverage and Competitiveness,Sage 50 Accounting,Xero,10,All my clients,45,,Internal accounting of the company. Accounting/Bookkeeping Service operations Help in management decisions,None so far,Liquidating expenses for political candidates during election. Given that we get hired by a political candidate.,10,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation,I might refer to third party reviews and analyst reports and select the accounting system with the most positive feedback.,Implemented in-house,Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled,User's lack of knowledge and experience of the accounting system.,9,8,Yes,None so far,Bank Reconiliation Creating Invoices and Applying Payments Generating Financial Reports,None,10Quickbooks Supporter for Small BusinessWe use QuickBooks for most of our offsite client accounting. When a client wants to process in house, we recommend the QuickBooks Premier program. In house, we use QuickBooks Premier for our own company data. Monthly accounting in house for clients are done on Intuit EasyAcct for multiple general ledger and payroll processing.The ease of use and understanding by all firm personnel make QuickBooks a preferred choice for clients.,Ease of use and understanding. Drop down tabs for various functions. Reports tab, Employee tab for payroll processing, Banking tab for check writing or register, etc. Ability to make changes on the go without much difficulty. Can go back indefinitely for comparison reports, etc.,Check voiding from previous periods. Should be able to tell the system what period to void the check in. This is a function available in Peachtree. When making changes to prior periods, a warning should popup to ask Are you sure? This could avoid random changes made by mistake. More explanation to the user as to the cash vs accrual function of the program.,10,Mainly used for overall firm management and discussions between partners. Program ease of use and ability for detail reports improve response time.,,10,25% to 50% of my clients,4,3,Payroll Processing Tax basis accounting with monthly bank reconciliations to ensure accuracy of data by the client. Regulatory filings such as payroll reports and sales tax .,cash flow analysis for seasonal business comparison reports of financial data for growth expectations,expanded client growth in house payroll processing for small clients, etc.,10,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product Vendor Reputation Analyst Reports Third-party Reviews,would probably not change anything,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,none really,10,No,9,No,I am a QuickBooks pro-advisor member so have a quicker access to help when needed,check writing payroll processing report generation bank reconciliations,advanced payroll setup - i.e.401k, sick days, vacation accrual, etc.,No,9,9,9AccountantQuickBooks is used across my organization and with my clients for their business financial software. It's a bit cost prohibitive but still competitive compared to other products, such as Sage 50.,Ease of use Easy reports Home page provides a roadmap for users Widely available,Cost is a bit high Inventory value has a tendency to change even after a closing date is entered Accountant version has some difficulty with applying customer credits and zeroing out balances (the apply credits),8,,8,Fewer than 25% of my clients,4,3,Implemented in-house,8QB can help you run your business from behind the scenesUsed as accounting software to generate account receivable, account payable reports, P&Ls, and documents needed to prepare tax returns. We use it to analyze the business on a monthly basis. Aids with budgeting and planning for the future. Provides and environment whereby we can contact clients and follow up on receivables, etc.,It's intuitive if you have an accounting background. The help section typically offers reliable information to answer questions I like the email functionality with sending invoices directly to clients.,Adjusting entries Self created communications for emailing clients Journal entry suggestions,8,Assisted with collections Managing cash flow,,2,1,No,Price Product Features Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product,I would like purchase QB again,Implemented in-house Professional services company,Yes,Change management was minimal,General lack of knowledge of all facets of the software lack of payroll entry needed to create our own journal entry to book payroll. Inconsistent use of the system,6,write a check deposits create an invoice,booking off line transactions - such as payroll making adjustments for certain prior items setting up the initial chart of accounts,8QuickBooks Premier used in CPA practiceQuickbooks is used by many of our clients to do their bookkeeping. We also use it for our bookkeeping clients.,Ease of operation - clients with minimal accounting skills can get data entered in system with limited training. File is portable and can be exchanged easily. Payroll processing is easy.,Processing payroll tax payments seems to be difficult for clients - they tend to write checks to pay for payroll liabilities and we have to adjust. Sales tax processing is a weakness of the system. Inventory processing is a weakness of the system.,7,QuickBooks allows us to serve our customers well in bookkeeping - and in acquiring those skills on customers we do onsite - that helps us coach our clients on how to best operate their system.,,8,Fewer than 25% of my clients,Recording transactions,Payroll tax payments Sales tax processing Multi state,8Quickbooks 2015QuickBooks is being used for all accounting functions.,Keeping receipts and disbursement a organized Accounts payable Tracking receivables,Better handling of nsf checks Inventory,9,Better service,,8,76% to 99% of clients,1,1,Tracking receivables Tracking expenses,It is also used as a customer contact data base.,Quickbooks can also be used to track employee time. You can then bill the time without leaving the program,10,No,Price Product Features Product Usability,I would not change anything.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,We needed to conform our receivables management to Quickbooks flow. Vendor information needed to entered customer information needed to entered,8,Self-taught,Accounting professionals should have no trouble using and understanding the software. There are many courses and books out there for those who do have problems with the software.,9,The configuration is a key element of the software. I would recommend customizing the report basis, year end closing date, accounting preference prior to using the program. The chart of accounts can be easily edited along with the item list. This also should be done prior to using the program and continuously monitored after you begin use age.,No - we have not done any customization to the interface,No - we have not done any custom code,The configuration is a key element of the software. I would recommend customizing the report basis, year end closing date, accounting preference prior to using the program. The chart of accounts can be easily edited along with the item list. This also should be done prior to using the program and continuously monitored after you begin use age.,Yes,8,No,My installation was corrupted the agent stayed on the phone with me for 4 hours to fix it.,Recording checks and deposits are simple and can be used by someone without an accounting background. Accountant's copy makes data integration between practitioners and clients easy. Printing checks easier than ever Comprehensive reports are great management tools,Inventory functions are not the best. It is very difficult to trace errors or to correct them once found in the reports. Many reports are not flexible. Too many steps to customize a report.,Yes, but I don't use it,8,8,9,8,File import/export,7,7,Yes,Better handling of nsf checks,No,NoQuickBooks does not do monthly closingsI use the Accountants edition to work with QuickBooks files sent to me by my clients.,Mostly easy for non accountants to enter the raw data,Printing of reports can become confusing for non accountants. I prefer a monthly closing. Frequently a client will enter something for a previous month, a closed month, or sometimes the date is just entered incorrectly and the item goes to that date and is difficult to find.,5,Necessary expense,,1,Don't do it at all,1,1,To review and process client files sent to me by the client.,na,na,9,No,Product Usability,Implemented in-house,No,Lack of monthly closings,2,No,2,No,no,Entering checks,Lack of monthly closings,3Simlpest way to get a new business up and running.Quickbooks is the easiest and most simple way to get a new business up and running. We have grown the company to 50+ employees and approximately 200 active contractors a year and have found the package to grow nicely with us.,Eventually, Quickbooks won't scale, but we will likely reach at least 100 employees and multiple business locations in different countries before we switch to a more enterprise wide system.,Compared to managed services, which can often run $100K+ per year, we are receiving exceptional value for less than $5K a year in managing and administering Quickbooks,10,10,2,1,All accounting and finance functions, including payroll, fixed assets, and other accounting areas.,No,Implemented in-house,10,Self-taught,It was a snap to learn - extremely intuitive.,Yes,8,10,Quickbase (also from Intuit),No,,No special termsUnspecified
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pay calculation (40)
Benefit plan administration (20)
Direct deposit files (31)
Salary revision and increment management (27)
Reimbursement management (25)
API for custom integration (14)
Plug-ins (19)
Single sign-on capability (38)
Role-based user permissions (38)
Dashboards (41)
Standard reports (48)
Custom reports (47)
Accounts payable (50)
Accounts receivable (51)
Cash management (48)
Bank reconciliation (51)
Expense management (49)
Time tracking (25)
Fixed asset management (34)
Multi-currency support (17)
Multi-division support (30)
Regulations compliance (16)
Electronic tax filing (24)
Self-service portal (14)
Global Financial Support (2)
Primary and Secondary Ledgers (4)
Intercompany Accounting (6)
Localizations (1)
Journals and Reconciliations (10)
Enterprise Accounting (4)
Configurable Accounting (6)
Centralized Rules Framework (3)
Standardized Processes (4)
Inventory tracking (31)
Automatic reordering (13)
Location management (19)
Manufacturing module (15)
Pricing (27)
Order entry (28)
Credit card processing (25)
Cost of goods sold (30)
Order Orchestration (1)
End-to-end order visibility (2)

About QuickBooks Desktop Premier

Quickbooks Desktop Premier is the on-premise version of Quickbooks designed for various industries. It features core accounting capabilities, including general ledger, double-bookkeeping, and reporting. It also includes invoice status tracking, contractor management, and time and inventory tracking. Premier in particular is designed to enable industry-specific tasks for general contractors and organizations in manufacturing and wholesale, nonprofits, service, and retail sectors, as well as servicing general business needs.

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier Technical Details

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Mobile Application:No