Single Source Full System Accounting System that is simple to use
Updated November 02, 2021

Single Source Full System Accounting System that is simple to use

Mariann Gerwig | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is the only finance program we use. Being able to create documents and templates allows us to bill directly within the program. Using Items we can do detail[ed] job costing. Being able to reconcile bank and credit cards by directly downloading the information from the financial institutions saves a lot of time.
  • Number of Vendors and Customers.
  • Ability to have several company files.
  • Batch Entry of bills.
  • being able to drill down from summary reports.
  • Being able to see the history of a transaction.
  • Warning you of double entry of invoice number, check numbers etc.
  • Would like the dollar amount to fill in when you are using items like it does when you are using expenses.
  • To be able to add items when using bank feed to jobs and items.
  • Be able to edit jobs as a sub account of a client after the job has been created.
  • Be able to import company letterhead as a template to be used for collections.
  • Work in Progress report.
  • You have to have a system that allows you to see detail and this does.
  • If you want a successful business you have to have a powerhouse.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is all inclusive, not like other programs that sell modules.
We have experience[d] a large growth in our business in a fairly short time. Quickbooks has been able to continue to meet our needs and it is seamless.
Since I have used the program for several years it was completed in less than one hour. However, it is easy to teach people that are doing simple AR and AP roles.
One of the many great things is that for people that have never set up a company financial software program are able to have a prefilled chart of accounts created automatically based on the business type.
Being able to transfer accountant versions, and also transferring to Turbo Tax.
In my opinion, there is no accounting program that stacks up against QuickBooks, [and] I have been in corporate finance for over 35 years.

Do you think QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise's feature set?

Yes

Did QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise again?

Yes

You are able to set it up for a specific industry and it will fill in the most common[ly] used accounts. But you can actually modify it very eas[ily] to use in any industry.

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
10
Accounts receivable
10
Cash management
10
Bank reconciliation
10
Expense management
10
Time tracking
10
Fixed asset management
10
Multi-currency support
10
Multi-division support
10
Regulations compliance
10
Electronic tax filing
8
Self-service portal
10
Global Financial Support
8
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
10
Intercompany Accounting
10
Localizations
10
Journals and Reconciliations
10
Enterprise Accounting
10
Configurable Accounting
10
Centralized Rules Framework
7
Standardized Processes
10
Inventory tracking
10
Automatic reordering
10
Location management
10
Manufacturing module
10
Pricing
10
Order entry
10
Credit card processing
10
Cost of goods sold
10
Order Orchestration
10
End-to-end order visibility
10
Order exception Resolution
10
Pay calculation
10
Benefit plan administration
10
Direct deposit files
10
Salary revision and increment management
10
Reimbursement management
10
Dashboards
10
Standard reports
10
Custom reports
10
API for custom integration
9
Plug-ins
9
Role-based user permissions
10
Single sign-on capability
10

Using QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

3 - Auditing
Project Management
AP/AR
3 - All employees that use QuickBooks are able to support others
  • Job Cost
  • REvenues
  • Payables
  • We use items as cost centers for construction projects
  • We are working towards entering proper information to be able to produce work in progress reports
Because they has not been a product that we have found that offers the services for the price. Also it is so easy to convert to cloud based if needed.

Evaluating QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise and Competitors

Yes - Many years ago we used Basic Builder. Which was not as effective and much more expensive
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Being backed my Intuit gives them a very high reputation
Not wasted time looking at other programs

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Implementation

Make sure that all existing data is backed up prior to implentation
Change management was minimal

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Training

This program is basically as easy as if you can write a check you can use it
If you have experience is accounting software programs you should be able to learn on your own, especially if you use QuickBooks tutorial

Configuring QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

It gives you the option of using items, jobs, accounts uniquely for your business
If you take the time to make sure your Chart of Accounts correctly it will save you a lot of time
Some - we have done small customizations to the interface - We use Items as cost centers for construction projects.
We make sure to add tax lines for chart of accounts
No - we have not done any custom code
Highly suggest that if there is some customization you would like to do and cannot find it, contact QuickBooks for their assistance

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
Premium support is part of the Enterprise package, but I very rarely have to use it.
A few years ago they were able to restore our database and all information after a major computer failure

Using QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • I feel that all functions are easy
  • very easy to train people to use it
I think all my prior answers shows why

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Reliability

The ability to create multiple company reports
We have never experienced down time
I find that the only thing that could affect performance is your hardware

Integrating QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

  • excel
  • email
very easy
  • File import/export
Always backup system prior to and integration

Relationship with Intuit

dealt directly with Intuit
Be honest with your needs and budget, especially with Intuit, they will guide you to the proper product for your needs

Upgrading QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Yes - very smooth
  • They upgrade often if they get suggestions. Even if you have not had issues
  • Always improving program based on customer suggestions
  • Hoping that they add the ability to code transactions by job and item when you import bank data