This Pro Couldn't Live Without QuickBooks Pro
July 27, 2014

This Pro Couldn't Live Without QuickBooks Pro

Janet Janowiak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Quickbooks Pro 2012

Overall Satisfaction with QuickBooks Pro

QuickBooks Pro is being used to track expenses, income and tax liabilities for my small business. I also use it to track time spent on jobs.
  • QuickBooks Pro makes payroll and tax liabilities payments painless. The key lies in proper set up. Once the software is set up according to your business needs and rules, payroll and tax payments are as simple as a few clicks.
  • Tracking and invoicing time and materials based jobs is completely painless with QuickBooks Pro. Associate purchases with jobs and pass the marked-up costs along to your customers. Record time spent on jobs and use the data for invoicing your customers as well as paying your employees.
  • QuickBooks Pro's ability to tie all transactions together makes a business owner's life easy. Create estimates, turn it into an invoice for the customer, track job costs and time and in the end, check if the job was profitable or not.
  • The only thing that could be improved is the version for Mac computers. I am a Windows based computer user but have clients who are on Macs, which I perform bookkeeping services for. I've noticed the functionality for the Mac version is lacking a little bit.
  • QuickBooks Pro has allowed me to expand my Virtual Assistance business by using it to set up customized procedures to streamline my client's businesses. An example of this is the process I created for a professional photographer who can now take a QuickBooks Pro estimate created for a potential client, turn it into a professional contract and then perform progress billing - all from one initial estimate!
Peachtree is not as user-friendly. The interface of QuickBooks Pro is comfortable and more personal - from the overall design to the error messages and tips.
There is no other business accounting software on the market that is this intuitive and complete. Ease of use is outstanding.
I cannot think of an industry or business size that will not benefit from purchasing QuickBooks Pro. By making a habit of using QuickBooks Pro on a daily basis and recording all business transactions, the end of year tax reporting is far less scary!