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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)
    9.7
    97%
  • Bank reconciliation (108)
    9.7
    97%
  • Accounts receivable (109)
    7.5
    75%
  • Standard reports (108)
    7.5
    75%

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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 7.5

Customization

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

7.9
Avg 7.1

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 7.9

Reporting & Analytics

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

8.4
Avg 7.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

8
Avg 7.4

Inventory Management

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

6.7
Avg 7.0

Order Management

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

7.3
Avg 7.4
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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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QuickBooks Desktop Pro Technical Details

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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
  • It identifies and recognizes the classification of payments made so most of the payments to vendors is automatically filled out by the software.
  • Quickbooks also corresponds between accounts so a payment made on a company credit card in the bank account is transferred to the credit card account
  • Quickbook allows a multiplicity of reports, such as last fiscal year, or last fiscal quarter etc. It is possible to see it as details or as broad catagories such as travel, or subscription and dues which allows at a glance where funds are being spent
  • On occassions when downloading a bank statement or a monthly credit card statement it does not recognize the OFX data, so a new account has to be created.
  • With the Desktop model there is no easy way to update after online support ends. For security reasons we do use the online Quickbooks system
  • Changing an expense to a vendor is not straightforward. What is needed is a list of expenditures that includes not just one off expenses but the list of vendors too, so that if a one time expense becomes a regular expense it should change to vendor with just a click.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • profit and loss reports
  • online transaction downloads
  • old dated interface
  • very minor changes over years
  • costs for the software have doubled since last year
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Accounts Receivable tracking
  • Easy to generate reports
  • Concise bank account registers
  • QuickBooks can be pricey if you are using the payroll
  • Multi user could be improved as only certain things can be done in single user mode
  • Low level Support is not the best. Operators are foreign based screen readers
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Accounting
  • Sales tracking
  • Bill payments and tracking
  • Document trail for purchases
  • Inventory tracking
  • Tracking jobs per customer without creating additional tabs
  • Search options for ship to or memos
  • Having a space for notes to add on invoices
May 26, 2021

Quickbooks Pro

Alexandria Alvarez Gerbasi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • QuickBooks generates a P&L easily. This can be done in many different ways; company -wide, per client, etc.
  • QuickBooks generates a Balance Sheet easily.
  • QuickBooks also tracks AR and AP very well.
  • QuickBooks has room to improve on their cashflow report. We do not use the report in QuickBooks.
  • QuickBooks has room to improve the credit card entries. In order to match the entries to the credit card statement, you have to go in to manually input the entries and vendors. For example, if I pay ATT one month and the vendor charges my credit card as "ATT Houston," and the next month, they charge under "ATT Sugar Land," I would have to either manually attached both of these entries to ATT the vendor, or set up 2 new vendors as "ATT Houston" and "ATT Sugar Land."
  • QuickBooks has room to improve the way it integrates with other accounting systems. For example, if a subsidiary does not have QuickBooks Pro, you have to create a separate excel model to run a consolidation model.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is user-friendly. It is easy to reverse the journey entry and fix the errors.
  • Accountants can fix errors without letting the manager review and approve. It will be better to have a function that the accountants have some restrictions for internal control purposes.
Dana Friedman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Generating templates, and formatting forms that need to be sent out
  • Reports
  • Imports and exports to/from various formats
  • SUPPORT
  • Pricing
  • Speed
  • The developer has gotten too greedy and forces upgrades on users when everyone knows they're not necessary, except as an income producer to the developer
Amy Love | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Accounting made [it] easy you enter in amounts due-amounts paid then done.
  • Collection letters [are] so easy. Made my life so much better.
  • My AR team rocks with QuickBooks Desktop Pro.
  • Oh goodness[,] I am sure there is something but seriously no complaints here - 8 years and nothing to complain about yet.
Matt Wipf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It is easy to manage and adjust inventory on hand.
  • It is easy to make reports and customize them to your needs.
  • We also use it to pay our employees directly.
  • It is easy to make year-to-year comparisons to see where we can make improvements and the current financial situation.
  • It would be nice if I could delete items from inventory that I no longer use instead of making them inactive. Stuff that is no longer manufactured as an example.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to update and understand.
  • Makes tax reports, other government report[s], insurance submissions[,] and compliance accurate and mostly automatic.
  • Can download bank transactions with some automatic accounting info.
  • [Sometimes] automatic rules miss posts and hard to determine why.
  • When typing [an] account it will after a while start to default to the first account starting with that letter.
  • Help can be improved often can't find answers to problems or questions.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accrual and Cash Based accounting modes
  • Integration with other softwares
  • With cloud-based software on the rise, QB Desktop Pro has become "clunky"
  • Some screens are slow to load (Customer Edit for example)
  • Small bugs in opening multiple company files
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to use and learn
  • Flexible
  • Efficient
  • Cost accounting is somewhat cumbersome
  • Integration with 3rd party payroll could be more efficient
  • This is the desktop version, and our version does not handle touch screens or two-fingered touchpad very well
tony Lamm | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is very good at providing an audit copy while allowing continued use[.]
  • Quickbooks Desktop Pro has very good customer service if there is ever an issue.
  • Quickbooks Desktop Pro is very easy to learn and is easy to support.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro has been around for a few years and after an update[,] they force you to look at the changes/updates before you can use [them] after updating.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have 2FA.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro should offer a way to store backups to a personal cloud without having to map a local network drive.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • reporting is robust
  • online version has made it even easier to invoice and manage AR
  • Still need someone with business /CPA acumen to set up properly or the functions /features don't match what your company does
  • not the easiest to integrate with enough third party solutions (but getting better with their APIs)
  • still don't fully trust Intuit after they - many years ago - intrusively intercepted completed invoices we mailed and turned them into client "accounts" for the clients to login and pay without our knowledge let alone our permission.
  • Doesn't scan receipts etc. easily in the app
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Managing complex project accounting
  • Grant accounting and reporting
  • Payroll--especially with multi-project accounting
  • The limited number of simultaneous users--licenses can be cost prohibitive
  • Was too firewalled, requiring a VPN to use (may have been our IT)
  • Cost. Cost. Cost.
  • While they say nonprofit, it isn't really well designed (just branded) for nonprofits
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