QuickBooks Pro is a Good Choice When You Need Job Costing
January 05, 2015

QuickBooks Pro is a Good Choice When You Need Job Costing

Cindy Hovig | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with QuickBooks Pro

We use QuickBooks Pro with many of our clients. Our staff members are Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors. QuickBooks Pro is a great program to use when you need extensive job costing. We offer monthly bookkeeping services for clients on QuickBooks Pro, set clients books up on QuickBooks Pro, and troubleshoot when clients have problems with their accounting in QuickBooks Pro.
  • Job Costing - The job costing in QuickBooks Pro is robust. Especially if you use one of the QuickBooks payroll service offerings that work within the program.
  • Reports - You have the ability to customize reports in QuickBooks Pro. You can get a report for almost anything you may need.
  • Find - I tell clients that the Find Feature (Ctrl-F) can be their best friend in QuickBooks Pro. You can search with whatever criteria you choose.
  • User Roles - There are a handful of options when setting up a new user role. It would be nice if you could limit a user within an area in QuickBooks so that they could see specific bank accounts, for example.
  • Most of our QuickBooks Pro users are using the program on a hosted server. Oftentimes a client will be working in QuickBooks Pro in single-user mode and we cannot log in. It would be nice if we could have the ability to log them out.
  • It is a desktop software program. This ties the data to a specific computer or server.
  • We have been able to build a complete offering of services around QuickBooks Pro.
  • Our staff has been able to benefit from the training provided in the QuickBooks ProAdvisor program.
  • QuickBooks Online,Xero
We prefer QuickBooks Pro over QuickBooks Online. We feel like we can work more efficiently in QuickBooks Pro. We prefer Xero over QuickBooks Pro when the features in Xero fit the client's needs. We prefer using on online accounting solution over a desktop solution.
We have many clients using QuickBooks Pro and we plan to continue supporting the program.
Some questions we ask are: Do you need job costing? Do you have inventory? How many users need to access the data? Are you using a PC or a Mac? How will you process your payroll? We will recommend QuickBooks Pro when their is a need for job costing.