Quickbooks Supporter for Small Business
Updated November 11, 2015

Quickbooks Supporter for Small Business

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

2015

Modules Used

  • ALL

Overall Satisfaction with QuickBooks Premier

We use QuickBooks for most of our offsite client accounting. When a client wants to process in house, we recommend the QuickBooks Premier program. In house, we use QuickBooks Premier for our own company data. Monthly accounting in house for clients are done on Intuit EasyAcct for multiple general ledger and payroll processing.

The ease of use and understanding by all firm personnel make QuickBooks a preferred choice for clients.

  • Ease of use and understanding. Drop down tabs for various functions. Reports tab, Employee tab for payroll processing, Banking tab for check writing or register, etc.
  • Ability to make changes on the go without much difficulty.
  • Can go back indefinitely for comparison reports, etc.
  • Check voiding from previous periods. Should be able to tell the system what period to void the check in. This is a function available in Peachtree.
  • When making changes to prior periods, a warning should popup to ask Are you sure? This could avoid random changes made by mistake.
  • More explanation to the user as to the cash vs accrual function of the program.
  • Mainly used for overall firm management and discussions between partners.
  • Program ease of use and ability for detail reports improve response time.

EasyAcct is a multiple general ledger system developed for accounting firms.

Peachtree by Sage (Quantum) is similar to QuickBooks but not as user friendly.

QuickBooks is a market leader for small business both used by accounting firms and their clients.

Ease of use and understanding, not only by firm personnel but the clients as well. See previous comments.
The use of the information and the cost of the program are the main factors for a small business client. I believe that QuickBooks can be used by a non-accounting person with basic understanding of financial statements and a check register. That is what makes it preferred by me for clients.

QuickBooks Desktop Premier Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
7
Accounts receivable
9
Cash management
10
Bank reconciliation
10
Expense management
8
Time tracking
8
Fixed asset management
6
Multi-currency support
4
Multi-division support
5
Regulations compliance
5
Electronic tax filing
7
Self-service portal
7
Inventory tracking
7
Automatic reordering
5
Location management
7
Manufacturing module
7
Pricing
5
Order entry
5
Credit card processing
8
Cost of goods sold
8
Pay calculation
10
Benefit plan administration
6
Direct deposit files
9
Salary revision and increment management
9
Reimbursement management
9
Dashboards
9
Standard reports
10
Custom reports
10
API for custom integration
6
Plug-ins
6
Role-based user permissions
8
Single sign-on capability
6

Using QuickBooks Premier

4 - Para Professional, Staff Accountant, and 2 Partners
3 - Accountants. Trained in general ledger work and financial statement preparation.
  • Payroll Processing
  • Tax basis accounting with monthly bank reconciliations to ensure accuracy of data by the client.
  • Regulatory filings such as payroll reports and sales tax
  • .
  • cash flow analysis for seasonal business
  • comparison reports of financial data for growth expectations
  • expanded client growth
  • in house payroll processing for small clients, etc.
Love it on a cost benefit schedule and the use of the program in the market.

Evaluating QuickBooks Premier and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Analyst Reports
  • Third-party Reviews
Price and usability are the main factors. It is a well known program and used by a large market.
would probably not change anything

QuickBooks Premier Implementation

QuickBooks Premier Support

not a problem getting help when needed
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
No - don't need it
I am a QuickBooks pro-advisor member so have a quicker access to help when needed

Using QuickBooks Premier

I like the program
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
  • check writing
  • payroll processing
  • report generation
  • bank reconciliations
  • advanced payroll setup - i.e.401k, sick days, vacation accrual, etc.

QuickBooks Premier Reliability