About Quickbooks Online

QuickBooks Online is a cloud-based accounting solution that helps small businesses manage their accounting, income, expenses, payroll, and more. No additional software is required as all accounts are viewed via the online login portal, with custom feeds and charts, custom invoice creation, 'Pay Now' buttons, and mobile websites, and all with auto-synchronization. The native mobile apps for Android and iOS facilitate on-the-go sales receipt capture, expense tracking, cash flow management, account balance tracking, time tracking, transaction review, purchase order management, client communications, and more.

QuickBooks Online automatically syncs a complete business finance profile to one single dashboard where multiple users can view in-depth reports and accounts of company finances. The platform creates trade, profit, and loss sheets as well as billing and invoice solutions that are all mobile compatible and print friendly. Users can create their own custom reports and feeds from within the dashboard so businesses only see what matters the most to them.

By navigating through the QuickBooks Online dashboard users can track payments, sales history, and invoice details, add users, and edit permissions. QuickBooks Online is completely integrated with QuickBooks Online Payroll and Intuit GoPayment, as well as third party apps such as PayPal, Shopify, Xero, Salesforce, Square POS, and more.

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Quickbooks Online

  • Accounts management: QuickBooks Online allows users to access their complete accounting data as well as editing, creating, duplicating and sharing information with employees, consultants, associates and partners.

  • Interface and dashboard: users can login to their QuickBooks Online backend from anywhere with internet access, no downloadable software is required and users can create customizable feeds and charts.

  • Security and backups: All data inputted is securely backed-up to the cloud and data can be exported to Excel spreadsheets. QuickBooks Online will track customer payments and send notifications of any errors in processing.

  • Subscriptions and pricing details: All QuickBooks Online packages include support, from initial startup to ongoing support enquiries. Continuing updates and upgrades are all included in the pricing plan. Users can also avail of a 30 day trial before financial commitment is required.

  • Multi-platform transparency: QuickBooks Online will auto-sync with all connected devices and the multiple users connected to each package. Users can create restrictions for each user to enforce in-house hierarchy.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, zh-hant

    Pricing starting from:

    N/A

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Quickbooks Online Software - From the dashboard users can view reports on key metrics and carry out key tasks
    Quickbooks Online Software - Create invoices from pre-designed templates
    Quickbooks Online Software - Create customized reports or chose from recommended reports
    Quickbooks Online Software - Small businesses can track their banking and credit cards
    Quickbooks Online Software - Sales can be tracked including overdue payments, open invoices, unbilled activity, and more
    Quickbooks Online Software - Overdue and not-deposited invoices can be easily tracked
    Quickbooks Online Software - Quickbooks Online can be used to track expenses
    Quickbooks Online Software - The employee module can be used to manage payrolls
    Quickbooks Online Software - Reports can be viewed to gain insight into metrics within specified time periods
    Quickbooks Online Software - Calculate sales tax and record tax payments
    Quickbooks Online Software - The activity dashboard provides updates and alerts on invoices or estimates
    Quickbooks Online Software - Estimates can be converted into invoices
    Quickbooks Online Software - Invoices can be tracked from initial sending to payment
    Quickbooks Online Software - Customer files can be accessed to view pending payments
    Quickbooks Online Software - Payments can be accepted from the mobile app
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    Quickbooks Online Software - From the dashboard users can view reports on key metrics and carry out key tasks Quickbooks Online Software - Create invoices from pre-designed templates Quickbooks Online Software - Create customized reports or chose from recommended reports Quickbooks Online Software - Small businesses can track their banking and credit cards Quickbooks Online Software - Sales can be tracked including overdue payments, open invoices, unbilled activity, and more Quickbooks Online Software - Overdue and not-deposited invoices can be easily tracked Quickbooks Online Software - Quickbooks Online can be used to track expenses Quickbooks Online Software - The employee module can be used to manage payrolls Quickbooks Online Software - Reports can be viewed to gain insight into metrics within specified time periods Quickbooks Online Software - Calculate sales tax and record tax payments Quickbooks Online Software - The activity dashboard provides updates and alerts on invoices or estimates Quickbooks Online Software - Estimates can be converted into invoices Quickbooks Online Software - Invoices can be tracked from initial sending to payment Quickbooks Online Software - Customer files can be accessed to view pending payments Quickbooks Online Software - Payments can be accepted from the mobile app

    Features

    Total features of Quickbooks Online: 163

    • "What If" Scenarios
    • 1099 Preparation
    • 401(k) Tracking
    • ACH Payment Processing
    • API
    • Account Reconciliation
    • Accounting
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Accrual Accounting
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Address Validation
    • Aging Tracking
    • Approval Process Control
    • Asset Accounting
    • Asset Lifecycle Management
    • Asset Tracking
    • Attendance Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Backup
    • Automatic Billing
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • Benefits Management
    • Billable Items Tracking
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Billing Portal
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Cash Flow Management
    • Cash Management
    • Categorisation/Grouping
    • Chart of accounts
    • Charting
    • Check Printing
    • Check Processing
    • Check Writing
    • Class Loading
    • Collections Management
    • Compliance Management
    • Consolidation/Roll-Up
    • Consumer Use Tax
    • Contact Database
    • Contingency Billing
    • Core Accounting
    • Cost Estimating
    • Credit Card Management
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Cross Ledger Posting
    • Customer Statements
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Forms
    • Customisable Invoices
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Extraction
    • Data Import/Export
    • Deadline Management
    • Direct Deposit
    • Discount Management
    • Document Templates
    • Donation Management
    • Donation Tracking
    • Donor Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Dunning Management
    • Duplicate Payment Alert
    • Electronic Funds Transfer
    • Electronic Payments
    • Electronic Signature
    • Email Management
    • Estimating
    • Exemption Management
    • Expense Claims
    • Expense Management
    • Expense Tracking
    • Fee Calculation & Posting
    • Financial Aid Management
    • Financial Reporting
    • Fixed Asset Management
    • For Private Schools
    • For Special Education
    • Forecasting
    • Fraud Detection
    • Fund Accounting
    • General Ledger
    • Grade Management
    • Grant Management
    • Higher Education
    • Hourly Billing
    • Income & Balance Sheet
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Invoice Creation
    • Invoice History
    • Invoice Management
    • Invoice Processing
    • Job Costing
    • K-12
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile App
    • Mobile Payments
    • Mobile Receipt Upload
    • Multi-Company
    • Multi-Country
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Department/Project
    • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
    • Multi-State
    • Nonprofits
    • Online Invoicing
    • Online Payments
    • Overpayment Processing
    • PCI Compliance
    • PO Reconciliation
    • Partial Payments
    • Partnership Accounting
    • Payment Processing
    • Payroll Management
    • Payroll Outsourcing
    • Payroll Reporting
    • Profit/Loss Statement
    • Progress Reports
    • Project Accounting
    • Project Billing
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Receipt Management
    • Receivables Ledger
    • Recurring Invoicing
    • Recurring Payments
    • Recurring/Subscription Billing
    • Reimbursement Management
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Revenue Recognition
    • SSL Security
    • Sales Tax Management
    • Self Service Portal
    • Self-Service Reporting
    • Spend Management
    • Strategic Planning
    • Tax Calculation
    • Tax Compliance
    • Tax Filing
    • Tax Management
    • Taxability Verification
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Time Tracking
    • Transaction Tracking
    • User Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Value Added Tax (VAT)
    • Vendor Management
    • Version Control
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment
    • eCommerce Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5
    (4,587)
    Value for Money
    4.1/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.1/5
    Customer Support
    3.9/5

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    Kurt H. Kurt H.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    I Love the Access I have with Quickbooks Online

    Reviewed on 14/03/2021

    As I already said, I love the direct access to my numbers and the added reporting that has allowed...

    As I already said, I love the direct access to my numbers and the added reporting that has allowed me to better run my company by quickly getting insights I need. It's a lot easier for customers to pay online and I'm finding more and more of the moving that direction vs. sending in checks, so it's good that we are set up in this way now.

    Pros

    I started using desktop Quickbooks back in 2000 right after I first started the company. As a single-person company at first, I got used to being in the books almost every day. As we grew we added an in-house Bookkeeper. A few years ago I relocated the company to a different area and we kept our Bookkeeper who stayed in the original area. I really missed having direct access to the numbers so last year I switch to Quickbooks Online and I love it. In addition to having direct access to the numbers I need, it has a lot of other functionality and reporting that I really like. It's also great for clients to easily pay the invoices online. It's making a night and day difference. Support has been great as well.

    Cons

    It's definitely very expensive to be paying a pretty high fee every month - especially compared to the desktop version where we bought it and were good for years to come. It's definitely worth it but I'd be more of an evangelist if the pricing was a little easier on the pocket book.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Upgraded from Tally to QBO for simple and ease of use software

    Reviewed on 10/10/2021

    My overall experience with QuickBooks online has been amazing. I have used to desktop version...

    My overall experience with QuickBooks online has been amazing. I have used to desktop version before and found the online version more easy and simple to use. It has served my purpose in a great way over these years. The readily available reports helps my decision making for business. As compared to other options I found QuickBooks Online to be cheaper. We are trying to incorporate a construction company in quickbooks now. We hope it serves our purpose for this company as well now.

    Pros

    It is very simple to use overall. I like that i can check and work from any computer or cell phone as well. I love direct access to the numbers, easily available reports. It is great for auto billing direct from the software itself. The best part is integration with the bank account. I do not have to manually review expenses and add it.

    Cons

    The QBO is slow to load pages and that can be irritating at times. I initially thought that it was my internet connection but no that is not the case. While you are allowed to do a journal entry with a supplier name you cannot enter a negative invoice. There can be a greater variety in invoice format selection. A tad bit expensive.

    Alternatives Considered

    FreshBooks and Focus X

    Reasons for Choosing Quickbooks Online

    We wanted to increase automation and reduce manual tasks.

    Switched From

    TallyPrime

    Reasons for Switching to Quickbooks Online

    Pricing and Automation
    Richard T. Richard T.
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    Look very hard at an alternative.

    Reviewed on 14/06/2021

    I pay for Full Service Payroll. Quickbooks puts the tax rate into the program - I do not have any...

    I pay for Full Service Payroll. Quickbooks puts the tax rate into the program - I do not have any access. I emailed a copy late in 2019 stating the tax rate as 0.8%. The staff at Quickbooks entered the rate as 0.08% which is incorrect so only 10% of the tax was paid. I have been begging them to fix this issue. I cannot fix it because they control what is entered. I have letters on my desk threatening to intercept my tax returns because my Unemployment Tax is not paid in full plus I have interest/penalties pending . I get no resolution and have been calling for over a month now dealing with this. VERY POOR SERVICE!!!!!

    Pros

    I like the fact that I can track financial records from past years and do comparisons.

    Cons

    The software has glitches. If you need help, there is very little hope of ever getting your issues resolved. You will be told to email the technical people and they will respond or fix the issue. I have never had any resolution to this day and I have used Quickbooks since the 1990's. If I could switch to another program without losing all my history, I would do it in a heartbeat. I have learned to deal with the problems but am very frustrated. I have threatening letters from the IRS to intercept my returns because the full service Payroll entered a tax rate incorrectly and I have been waiting for them to resolve the issue for over a month now.

    Response from Intuit

    It's hard to hear that you haven't been able to receive the support you need, Richard. We'd be glad to take a look at this for you and work towards a resolution. Whenever you have the chance, please email ([email protected]) us with the email and business name associated with your account so we can look into this further. We'll keep an eye out for your message.

    -Kristina, The QuickBooks Team

    Chris M. Chris M.
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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Upgraded from Quickbooks Desktop to Save Time Every Month

    Reviewed on 27/09/2021

    It's been very simple to use overall. I enjoy being able to work on or books from any computer or...

    It's been very simple to use overall. I enjoy being able to work on or books from any computer or even a cell phone. Previously I could only access our bookkeeping records by physically going into our office.

    Pros

    The best part of Quickbooks Online is its integration with our business bank account. Prior to QB Online we used QB desktop. We would have to manually review expenses and bank accounts to make sure everything was entered into Quickbooks correctly and would constantly come across discrepancies due to data entry errors. Now that we use Quickbooks online, we have it integrated with our business account and simply identify what category each expense belongs to. It's also easy to set a "rule" for certain expenses (for example recurring monthly charges) to automatically categorize these every month. This has saved us many hours of data entry every month which is very valuable for a small business.

    Cons

    It takes a little time to get used to some of the changes from Quickbooks Desktop to Quickbooks online. For instance, I have a hard time figuring out where to make manual journal entries and have to use Google to figure it out. Also, the price can be significantly higher than the desktop version depending on how you use it. Currently a desktop version for my needs without a subscription can be bought for $399. In the past I have been able to use a desktop version for several years. For example, when I switched from Desktop to QB online in early 2021, I was still succesfully using a 2018 vesrion of QB Desktop. Currently I am paying $300 every year for the online version.

    Terry R. Terry R.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Accounting at your fingertips anywere

    Reviewed on 06/11/2021

    My experience with Quickbooks online has been mostly positive. I find the best thing is that I can...

    My experience with Quickbooks online has been mostly positive. I find the best thing is that I can just pull up the software on the web, or in the app on my phone and take care of business while I am out on the road doing service calls.

    Pros

    I like that I can access my information while I am out on the road. It's also a bonus that it integrates with my ticking software so that I can just export the information from that and it syncs right into Quickbooks online. I also depend on the ability to input and scan expense receipts so that I don't have to do it when I get home.

    Cons

    The price is a little hard to swallow when coming from the desktop version of Quickbooks for so many years. Also there are some features that is in the Desktop version that hasn't been implemented yet.

    Alternatives Considered

    FreshBooks and Xero

    Reasons for Choosing Quickbooks Online

    I made the switch to Quickbooks online to help with not having to come back to the office after a long day and still have to input stuff into the desktop software. Now I can just go home with peace that the information is already there.

    Reasons for Switching to Quickbooks Online

    I chose Quickbooks Online over the alternatives because it was supported by my other software as well as I was familiar with Quickbooks desktop already.

    Response from Intuit

    Hey there, Terry!

    We deeply appreciate you taking the time to write your review, and we're so glad to hear that transitioning to QuickBooks Online has helped simplify your daily work-flow!

    If you need anything or have questions in the future, feel free to get in touch through the Help (?) icon in-account. You can also reach out through our QB Community: (quickbooks.intuit.com/community) Or on our Social Media pages for support as well!

    All the best!

    -Faith, The QuickBooks Team

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    Quickbooks Online FAQs

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    Quickbooks Online offers the following pricing plans:

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    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    30-day free trial, no credit card required. Independent contractors: Self-Employed: $10/month Small businesses: Simple Start: $20/month Essentials: $40/month Plus: $60/month

    Quickbooks Online has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Quickbooks Online supports the following languages:

    English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, zh-hant

    Quickbooks Online supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Quickbooks Online integrates with the following applications:

    Accelo, Acuity Scheduling, ApprovalMax, Apptivo Expense Reports, AutoEntry, Autofy, Avalara, BQE Core Suite, Batchbook, BeanworksAP, BigCommerce, BigTime, Bill.com, Birdeye, BlueFolder, Bolt, Boxstorm, Buddy Punch, BuilderTREND, Celoxis, ChargeOver, Checkfront, Chrometa, Cin7, ClockShark, Constant Contact, ConvergeHub, Corecon, DEAR Systems, Datamolino, Debtor Daddy, Deputy, Dext Prepare, Dryrun, EZRentOut, Emburse Abacus, Emburse Nexonia Expenses, Emburse Nexonia Timesheets, Emburse Tallie, Entryless, Expensify, Fathom, Field Promax, Field Service Management, Float Cash Flow, Freckle, Freshdesk, Function Point, Fundbox, Gusto, HandiFox, Handshake, Harvest, Hike, Housecall Pro, Hubdoc, Insightly, Insightly Marketing, InvoiceSherpa, Jobber, Justworks Hours, Karbon, Kickserv, Kindful, Knowify, LeanLaw, Lightspeed POS, LivePlan, Lockstep, MRPeasy, Mavenlink, Method CRM, MicroBiz Cloud POS, Microsoft Power BI, MinuteDock, NeatBooks, Neon CRM, NimbleSchedule, Now Commerce, OfficeBooks, OnContact CRM 7, OnTheClock.com, Panalitix, PayPal, Pepperi, Pinnacle Cart, Pipeline, Pipemonk, Planyo, Plooto, Practice Ignition, Projector PSA, QR Inventory, QuickBooks Commerce, QuickBooks Time, Quickbase, Quotient, Qvinci, RazorSync, Repsly, Rerun, Rokits, Rydoo, SAP Concur, Salesforce for Quickbooks, SellerActive, ServiceM8, ServiceTitan, ServiceTrade, Share a Refund, SherpaDesk, ShipRush, Shoeboxed, ShopKeep, Shopify, Skyvia, Spotlight Reporting, Square Point of Sale, Stitch Labs, Sumac, SurePayroll, Time Tracker, Timely, Timesheet Mobile, TriNet Expense, Unleashed, Vend, VeriClock, WORKetc, Wagepoint, Webgility, When I Work, Workiz, YayPay, Zapier, Zed Timesheet, Zoho Analytics, Zoho Creator, Zoho Expense, erplain, iBE.net, mHelpDesk, noCRM.io, simPRO, vcita

    Quickbooks Online offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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