Still a viable option for small business
Eric Karkovack | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 27, 2015

Still a viable option for small business

Score 7 out of 10
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Software Version

2011

Overall Satisfaction with QuickBooks Pro

I use QuickBooks Pro to keep track of my clients' invoices and payments. It helps me to stay organized and lets me know who has paid and who hasn't. At the start of each month, I generate both paper and PDF invoices to send out for remittance. Also, I tend to use it to view client payment history over a long period of time.
  • Generating Invoices - QuickBooks Pro makes this process very easy.
  • Client Contact Information - This allows you to have one place where you can access all of your clients' information.
  • Unpaid Invoices - Looking through the Customer Center listings, you can see which invoices haven't been paid yet and how many days late they are.
  • Vendors - You can easily keep track of your vendors and what you have paid them.
  • Company Snapshot - Provides useful revenue/expense numbers and a list of who owes you payments.
  • Ads - My goodness, they really want you to upgrade and aren't shy about showing ads. Gets annoying very quickly. Same for their payment processing solution.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts - I often find some standard keyboard shortcuts (like CTRL-A) behave differently in QuickBooks Pro and make certain tasks more of a pain.
  • Performance - Sometimes, even on a relatively fast computer, the software runs a bit on the slow side.
  • QuickBooks Pro has helped me stay much more organized when it comes to billing.
  • Generating invoices couldn't be much easier, and that has saved me a lot of time.
  • Ability to backup and restore data has saved me during a few computer crashes.
  • I don't believe there have really been any negative impacts from using QuickBooks Pro.
QuickBooks Pro is great for any small business who needs to keep track of payments, vendors, revenue, etc. Obviously, there are many online services these days that will do the same thing. But I still find QuickBooks Pro to be a viable option. This particular edition may be best suited to those who don't necessarily need to access their data via a mobile device. I work at home and rarely leave the office, so this suits me just fine.

QuickBooks Desktop Pro Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
8
Accounts receivable
8
Cash management
Not Rated
Bank reconciliation
Not Rated
Expense management
8
Time tracking
Not Rated
Fixed asset management
Not Rated
Multi-currency support
Not Rated
Multi-division support
Not Rated
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
8
Order entry
8
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
9
Standard reports
9
Custom reports
9
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Not Rated
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated