Given the alternatives, Ill stick with Quickbooks.
Updated February 03, 2016

Given the alternatives, Ill stick with Quickbooks.

Andrew Newman CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source

Software Version

accountant

Modules Used

  • all

Overall Satisfaction with QuickBooks Premier

We use it throughout the organization for time keeping billing and invoicing. We sync it with payroll (QuickBooks Mananged Payroll) and with Bill. com which is our portal for payment and client receipts and invoicing. All employees have different levels of access and keep track of their time in the program. We use the program in a shared file server environment.
  • Integrates well with the other software I use
  • Easy to navigate
  • Easy to set up
  • Good support network
  • Reporting is old and inflexible
  • Levels of security are not very flexible
  • Multiuser is cumbersome
  • Reliable
  • Appropriate for my size business

I could not get the line above to work.

The programs i reviewed and evaluated were Peachtree, QB online, Xero and Intacct.

The reason I continue to use QB is that i know the program and understand its strengths and weaknesses. Peachtree was much more cumbersome to implement and use, Intacct, while great, was to expensive and really much more than I needed. Qbonline did not offer some of the functionality that I need and Xero is new in the market, and does not seem to offer me anything the QB does not already have. Intuit is a well respected company. They put a lot of effort into the QB product and when I have issues, I can get them resolved.

It is easy to use and to clone from customer to customer, The biggest problem is version control, both from the perspective of which version of QuickBooks the client is using and also from the perspective of which is the latest version of QuickBooks data file for the client.
What are your needs? How will you be using the program? What is you business? What will your goal be for an accounting software? What kind of computer equipment and network do you have?

QuickBooks Desktop Premier Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
8
Accounts receivable
8
Cash management
3
Bank reconciliation
7
Expense management
7
Time tracking
8
Fixed asset management
2
Multi-currency support
Not Rated
Multi-division support
1
Regulations compliance
1
Electronic tax filing
1
Self-service portal
5
Inventory tracking
1
Automatic reordering
1
Location management
5
Manufacturing module
Not Rated
Pricing
5
Order entry
6
Credit card processing
2
Cost of goods sold
1
Pay calculation
1
Benefit plan administration
1
Direct deposit files
1
Salary revision and increment management
1
Reimbursement management
1
Dashboards
3
Standard reports
5
Custom reports
1
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Plug-ins
7
Role-based user permissions
6
Single sign-on capability
10

Using QuickBooks Premier

The program does what it does well and is fairly flawless. There are always things that can be improved but the program remains extreemly reliable and predictable

QuickBooks Premier Reliability

It has been a cery stable program