"QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions review. Good for selling stock items...not so much for customized items."
- 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.
- 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.
QuickBooks Enterprise Review: "Excellent financial software to organize the accounting, sales and expenses of your company, recommended 100%"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
QuickBooks Enterprise Review: "Migration To Cloud Painful. Recent QBE Hosting Change Disables My Business For Three Weeks."
- 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.
- 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).
QuickBooks Enterprise Review: "QuickBooks Advanced Reporting - Forget Everything You Know About Creating Reports"
- Easy to use.
- Good Support.
- Easy to make mistakes, does not type check very well, but it is slowly getting better.
- Advanced Report is not intuitive, very hard to learn.
- QuickBooks files seem to corrupt more than it should.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
QuickBooks Enterprise Review: "Quick overview for those who have questions or concers if you should purchase Enterpirse Solutoins Edition"
- 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?
- 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.
- Making it easy to use for beginner accountants
- Items and processes appear to flow well between each other (cash data to journal entry processing)
- Reporting - it may be my limited experience but I found it difficult to run a few reports like advanced journal entry detail.
- Again this may be something that was limited in the QuickBooks file we received but it was difficult to navigate around the general ledger and see what was done during the year.
QuickBooks Enterprise Review: "CPA in public accounting, providing accounting software support to my clients"
- Ability to scan documents and attach for online viewing; this is helpful in analyzing expenses
- Ability to drill down from reporting to original documents/transaction
- Ability to make changes easily, but also see the changes with audit trails to assist in tracking those changes for purposed of fraud detection
- More flexibility in customized reporting
- A fixed asset/depreciation schedule that really interfaces seamlessly with the accounting
- Ability to customize reports for management
- Drilldown to detail of numbers for quick answers or corrections
- User friendly makes it easier train clients
- More options in customizing reports based upon customized fields
- Having an inter-company posting option that syncs to another QuckBooks data file
If using Inventory, make sure to test the ability to handle all needs. Some limitations in regards to building assemblies and BOM's.
How many users?
- QuickBooks provides a full service accounting software solution for business owners at a very competetive price, often at a fraction of the cost of its competitors.
- QuickBooks Enterprise offers advanced features, such as advanced pricing, advanced reporting, and advanced inventory as part of it subscription service so that businesses can have access to all the great tools they need in order to maintain a competitive edge.
- QuickBooks offers a software development kit to third party vendors that want to integrate with its software so that there really aren't any limitations on the software. With the right knowledge and need, almost any solution can be built right into the software to mold it to your company's needs.
- QuickBooks Enterprise is lacking in its ability to be anything but an accounting software. While many software development companies have developed products that fill in the gaps, QuickBooks no longer is trying to expand its horizons by branching outside of strictly accounting software.
- QuickBooks Enterprise is a very open accounting software. While that is great in many ways, it also leaves room for potential error and fraud. Without a true ability to close out an accounting period, users can return at any point to a prior period and make changes to what should be locked financials.
- QBES is easy to learn so training is simple. Extensive training options exist on the web and in your local area.
- QuickBooks ES leverages and integrates well with the QuickBooks eco-system of applications such as: merchant accounts, payroll, advanced time tracking, Service Dispatch, CRM, edi, ecommerce stores, and many industry specific applications, ie: medical, legal, complex manufacturing etc. Custom reporting is easy!
- QuickBooks ES is very affordable for the small and mid tier business. (Fraction of the cost of competitive offerings). Intuit and partners have created a true efficient and affordable solution for mid size complex processes and businesses.
- QuickBooks ES can be enabled to provide anytime, anywhere, anydevice access to your business information needs.
- QBES provides extensive capability out of the box. While QBES with advanced inventory permits tracking of serial numbers and lot numbers, it does not permit both. However, there are work arounds or apps to solve for this.
- QuickBooks makes paying vendors really easy.
- QuickBooks makes memorized transaction very easy to record every month.
- Pulling Daily sales numbers is really easy. You can customize the report according to your needs.
- If we could upload transactions to QuickBooks it would save a ton of time.
- Our QuickBooks freezes up at times and is slow at times.
- Also maybe a way to track inventory.
- Allows you to easily track all customers and vendors.
- Enhances data entry to be faster and easier.
- Allows for purchase and sales orders to be created quickly and easily.
- Accurate Reporting
- Integration support with 3rd party applications is not the best.
- Intuit has shifted more toward Quickbooks Online and has left some of the desktop components behind.
- For more complex system integration using development tools that allow for data manipulation without using the SDK support is lacking entirely.
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