Great program for small businesses
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 18, 2015

Great program for small businesses

Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

Accountant 2015 & prior

Modules Used

  • Banking, Payroll, Reporting, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable

Overall Satisfaction with QuickBooks Premier

The vast majority of our small business clients use QuickBooks. We helped clients set up QuickBooks and provided ongoing support. We used it in our CPA firm for our own bookkeeping as well as to facilitate bookkeeping for in house clients. We also used it to run payroll for a number of clients.
  • It's user friendly; can train non-accountants to use rather easily.
  • Good reporting built-in. Especially useful once there are multiple years for comparative analysis.
  • The accountant's copy feature is very useful so that the outside accountant can be making adjustments to be merged [record] later while the client still has full use of the program.
  • The file size gets large (and therefore slower to load and refresh) rather quickly. There are ways to archive old transactions, but then you don't have the history at your fingertips.
  • It has limited use for larger clients who want someone to review and approve transactions and another employee to actually post.
  • Some fields are not available for customizing reports. For example, the memo line of check coding is not available on all reports.
  • Definitely increased employee efficiency. Once a staff person has learned the basics they can apply that to multiple clients.
  • Making good use of the budgeting module is important to many people. Good reports to track budget vs. actual by period.
  • Easy to set up company files.
  • Easy to train (most) client employees.
  • Efficient for firm staff to support clients, help with questions, etc.when they use it on multiple clients.
  • Good reporting features which are standardized across the client base.
  • Works well for payroll processing, both in house and for clients who only need help with quarterly and annual tax reporting.
How many users need to access the file simultaneously? If more than a handful, then you need to consider QuickBooks Enterprise as well. How concerned are you over security and internal control processes?

QuickBooks Desktop Premier Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
8
Accounts receivable
8
Cash management
7
Bank reconciliation
9
Expense management
9
Time tracking
Not Rated
Fixed asset management
Not Rated
Multi-currency support
Not Rated
Multi-division support
8
Regulations compliance
Not Rated
Electronic tax filing
Not Rated
Self-service portal
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
Not Rated
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
Not Rated
Manufacturing module
Not Rated
Pricing
Not Rated
Order entry
Not Rated
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
Not Rated
Pay calculation
9
Benefit plan administration
8
Direct deposit files
9
Salary revision and increment management
9
Reimbursement management
8
Dashboards
9
Standard reports
9
Custom reports
8
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
8
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated