The go-to solution for all things accounting
December 04, 2019

The go-to solution for all things accounting

John La Belle | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks is the software we've used to handle our business accounting ever since version 2.0 We use it for all of our company accounting needs; payables, receivables, bank account reconciliation, invoicing, statements, account aging, and file export for our accountant to file our corporate taxes.

Pros

  • Honestly, it's pretty much the go to solution when it comes to accounting software.
  • It can be used for any size business, from a single self employed person to large companies with multiple departments.
  • Intuit is constantly updating the software, keeping it up to date, and has multiple optional features that can be added, such as multi-user support, online invoicing, payroll, credit card processing, and more.

Cons

  • The only downside it the Intuit knowledge base for support is rather lacking, and if you run into a problem, it can be hard to find the solution. However, there is excellent Peer support from other users on the Intuit forums.
  • Considering how low the cost of the software is, it pays for itself in a single tax year by allowing you to send a tax preparer file to your accountant, saving tons of time printing out reports manually, or trying to keep track of accounting by hand.
  • There are no negative impacts. When we first started using it, we kept a manual set of books as well as using QuickBooks, and when there was ever an accounting discrepancy between the two, it was always an error in the manual books, not in the software books.
Peachtree was a nightmare: We had tried using it in the late '80s but it was just too difficult to use. BizWiz was a customized accounting and quoting package, but back then it didn't have enough features to track accounts payable and receivables properly in anything but a retail or a contractor environment. Quicken Home & Business is where we initially were introduced to Intuit software, and we used it for a few years before upgrading to the more powerful QuickBooks, and we've been happy with it ever since.
It's difficult to think of a situation where QuickBooks is not a good solution for accounting software needs. It comes in many different flavors and can be used for practically any size or type of business.

QuickBooks Desktop Pro Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
10
Accounts receivable
10
Cash management
10
Bank reconciliation
10
Expense management
10
Time tracking
Not Rated
Fixed asset management
10
Multi-currency support
Not Rated
Multi-division support
Not Rated
Regulations compliance
Not Rated
Electronic tax filing
10
Self-service portal
Not Rated
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Not Rated
Intercompany Accounting
Not Rated
Localizations
Not Rated
Journals and Reconciliations
10
Enterprise Accounting
Not Rated
Configurable Accounting
Not Rated
Centralized Rules Framework
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
Not Rated
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
Not Rated
Manufacturing module
Not Rated
Pricing
Not Rated
Order entry
10
Credit card processing
10
Cost of goods sold
10
Order Orchestration
Not Rated
End-to-end order visibility
Not Rated
Order exception Resolution
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
10
Custom reports
10
Not Rated
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Not Rated
Single sign-on capability
10

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