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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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What is QuickBooks Desktop Pro?

Quickbooks Desktop Pro is accounting software from Intuit, Inc. It includes core accounting features, plus analytics and exportable reports. It is offered in on-premise and SaaS forms.

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Popular Features

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  • Accounts payable (107)
    9.8
    98%
  • Bank reconciliation (108)
    9.7
    97%
  • Accounts receivable (109)
    7.3
    73%
  • Standard reports (108)
    7.2
    72%

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What is QuickBooks Desktop Pro?

Quickbooks Desktop Pro is accounting software from Intuit, Inc. It includes core accounting features, plus analytics and exportable reports. It is offered in on-premise and SaaS forms.

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  • No setup fee

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

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Features

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

9.3
Avg 7.2

Customization

This addresses a company’s ability to configure the software to fit its specific use case and workflow.

7.9
Avg 6.9

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

8.5
Avg 7.8

Reporting & Analytics

Users can report on and analyze usage, performance, ROI, and/or other metrics of success.

8.3
Avg 7.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Financial management solution, including capabilities for general ledger and configurable accounting

7.9
Avg 7.2

Inventory Management

The ability to track and manage the flow of goods or materials into and out of an inventory.

6.7
Avg 6.7

Order Management

The ability to process orders, and track them from quote to cash.

7.3
Avg 7.2
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Product Details

What is QuickBooks Desktop Pro?

Quickbooks Desktop Pro is accounting software from Intuit, Inc. It allows a user to create invoices and track sales, enter and pay bills from vendors, and download bank and credit card transactions directly into QuickBooks. It contains analytic features, and its reports can be exported into Excel. Its home page conveys an overview of business activity at a glance, providing insight into business processes. Quickbooks Desktop Pro for Windows Desktop can be obtained presently for a one-time purchase fee of $230, while Quickbooks Desktop Pro Plus is available for $200 annually as a cloud-based service with the support, data backup, and free updating typical of cloud-based services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Quickbooks Desktop Pro is accounting software from Intuit, Inc. It includes core accounting features, plus analytics and exportable reports. It is offered in on-premise and SaaS forms.

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Reviewers rate Pay calculation and Salary revision and increment management highest, with a score of 9.9.

The most common users of QuickBooks Desktop Pro are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Quickbooks Desktop is ideally suited for a small or medium business. It has many capabilities. We only use it for taxes, but it can be used for things like payroll. One big benefit is that bank and credit card transactions can be downloaded in Quickbook data format and imported into Quickbooks.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The software has hardly changed over the years, but in my opinion, they keep requireing upgrades to maintain features over time. Just from last year to this year, the cost of the Desktop software has doubled.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
QuickBooks Desktop Pro is best used by companies with 3 or less users. It is a full spectrum accounting system. Can handle A/R, A/P, billing, purchase orders, estimates, etc. If you have more than three users its best to use QuickBooks Enterprise as more than 3 users tends to slow the software down. Also it's not the best at tracking inventory.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Overall, if used properly and info is entered properly, QuickBooks is a great tool for any business. We benefit very well of tracking our sales with QuickBooks. It eliminates the hassle of manually writing invoices and other items. It is also a great accounting tools for financial statements. There are several options and ways to track the sales made and to get reports for sales people.
Terri Kilgore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a very good software for business management. I had never used the software prior to working at my current place of employment. It took me just a couple of months to become comfortable with the software. The reports are awesome. Printing checks for invoices are so easy. Licensing is purchased every three years and pricing is very reasonable. I would recommend QuickBooks Desktop Pro to anyone with a small to medium-sized business.
May 26, 2021

Quickbooks Pro

Alexandria Alvarez Gerbasi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized

QuickBooks Pro is well suited for setting up a new accounting system, maintaining accounting records, generating P&Ls, balance sheets, trial balances, etc. many important and crucial accounting documents. The system does a great job of creating an audit trail and housing all the details of a company's accounting system.


Dana Friedman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I am only going to recommend it because it is currently ubiquitous, and most accountants prefer it at the moment. I do not stand by the company, and will not use the product any longer than I have to. [I believe] the support is lousy, the product is overpriced, but it does the basics of what we need. I'm very happy for all those outside Intuit who make their living supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro; third-party support is desperately needed. They also doubled their prices for software upgrades this year, and require those who don't pay double what the last upgrade cost, to subscribe every year for $200. If one does not subscribe beyond the first year, one will not be able to use the software beyond the first year. They are moving to a rental model even for those who refuse to use the LOUSY QuickBooks online. They were good company once. Now they just turn out bloatware that everyone uses, so the rest of us have to. I look forward to the day that an honest, better-priced competitor wipes the floor with Intuit.
Miriam Lasar, MBA, CAE | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It really depends on the size and complexity of the organization in question. A budget conscious small business would probably be just fine with using QuickBooks Desktop Pro; however, a bigger place that has multiple entities and wants real time customer service is probably going to be happier using something more robust and something in the cloud.
Amy Love | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have never worked for a really large company. So I can not speak for how it would maintain a large volume of employees and/or customer base. I would imagine it would fair well just a larger volume is all. It is just so user-friendly and the support staff is so readily available to [assist] with any issues big or small. We maintain equipment and QuickBooks Desktop Pro can handle our inventory it does not have the ability [...] to use our GPS to track our equipment or to "shut it down" one day though...
Matt Wipf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I can't complain too much about it, but it is very easy to learn to use. You can keep easily keep track of inventory and [manage] it. It is very easy to make reports and customize them to your needs. Making assemblies is very easy too. You can keep the price updated automatically as long as you keep the part price adjusted.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
QuickBooks Desktop Pro is well suited for small businesses, especially if they are a cash-based business. We love being able to flip from cash-based to accrual-based view when we need certain reporting metrics, and most of the new finance software is geared towards accrual-based businesses (for obvious reasons). Unfortunately, as companies grow they inevitably outgrow QuickBooks and need to move onto a larger cloud-based software for accounting needs which is a major downside. It can be a bit slow [on] some screens just due to the nature of it being [...] physical software, but it is great for companies doing [simply] to mid-level complexity accounting and bookkeeping.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Job cost [accounting] feels like an add-on. It works once you have it set up, but it makes it is easy for staff to make mistakes. It handles accounts well, but assigning expenses to projects and departments is [cumbersome]. Integration with [third-party] payroll is similar. Breaking down payroll to department and job is complex and easy to mess up.
tony Lamm | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
QuickBooks Desktop Pro is very well suited to small and [medium-sized] businesses. These include many non-profits as well as for-profit companies. Most large companies may find that QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have drill-down type interfaces for reporting that may hinder the reporting necessary for larger organizations.
May 02, 2021

Piece of Mind

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
QuickBooks Desktop Pro is very robust and easy to use. It provides many [functionalities] a click of a button away. Our accounting department enjoys working with it as it makes their job easier mostly because all the info is stored in one place. No need to go to multiple software programs. The program would not be suitable for someone who is on a budget as it is a bit expensive.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
QuickBooks Desktop Pro works for just about any business imaginable. Currently using it in [an] NPO scenario but was using this in a previous job as well and the software just gets better. Accuracy is key and you want to ensure your users have the training and knowledge to keep it up to date.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For SMBEs i'ts a pretty good choice to keep your accounting current and reliable. The stability of the product and the company are solid. It has decent (and improving) integrations with other softwares. They seem to be pushing for more saas subscriptions so they (seem to ) have deprecated the priority of support without payment, which is annoying. Their FAQs and help have gotten better and are now (mostly) current. If you try to set it up yourself, double check with your CPA (who knows QB) that it's done correctly, else you can have items that don't make sense for your business, which then becomes a problem that you have to clean up later or pay someone else to clean up.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
QuickBooks Desktop Pro client is incredible for running multiple cost centers, companies, or projects. It can be as complex as your accounting needs to be. Where I saw its massive goodness was while auditing a development firm that builds apartments, homes, and commercial buildings. The company was able to track from land acquisition to end-buyer (individuals as well as corporate) with all the complex costs, fees, and reporting needed for construction and sales. It is a beast for this kind of use.
December 04, 2020

Quickbooks Pro <3

NAKIA EPLEY | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For all the small companies I have taken over books for, they all gravitate, and like the QB integration, I bring to them. We love that it keeps EVERYTHING all in one spot. They can scan or snap a pic of receipts and maintain a digital copy in their software, taking out all the paper clutter, which I am finding is becoming an increasing concern for people as they never know when the "appropriate" time is to throw these things away.
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