QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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Billing, Invoicing, and Work Order Management

About QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro automates billing and invoicing in addition to work orders. Users can link bank accounts, define workflows, and make automated payments. This platform allows users to manage employee payrolls via a single application. Other notable features include business expense tracking, report generation, and time tracking.


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Overall rating

4.4 /5
(1,978)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
3.9/5

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Randy
Randy
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

QuickBookds Desktop Pro is a winner

Reviewed on 17/12/2021

Have used and supported QB Desktop Pro and all its other flavors successfully for over 20 years

Have used and supported QB Desktop Pro and all its other flavors successfully for over 20 years

Pros

Industry standard for easy of use accounting software; easy to implement; many useful and essential features

Cons

Inexperienced users without proper training can Quick(ly screw up your)Books

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Quickbooks Desktop Pro- A Powerful Accounting Software

Reviewed on 20/06/2021

It provides the ability to easily customize customers' data, invoices, and reports. It integrates...

It provides the ability to easily customize customers' data, invoices, and reports. It integrates well with third-party applications. Exporting transactions from the bank and importing them into the software makes monthly reconciliation easy. Auditing the books is easy as there is a chronological tracking of transactions affecting each item. Whereas Quickbooks Desktop Pro is a powerful, affordable software with great features and is less costly to run, we had to switch to Quickbooks online which is cloud-based, has more automation and integrations with third-party applications. Quickbooks Online is also more user-friendly.
In my experience, choosing between Quickbooks Desktop Pro and Quickbooks Online is more about the organization's preferences and needs, and less about which one is better than the other.

Pros

It is powerful accounting software that is ideal for well-established organizations that have been in business for a while. It is great for bookkeeping and very helpful when it comes to filing taxes at the end of the financial year. It does not require frequent upgrades unless there are changes that affect a specific feature. It is great for generating various reports, setting up recurring invoices, and processing payroll.

Cons

It has a steep learning curve in the initial stages and requires some accounting knowledge. It is locally installed, therefore, inaccessible while on the move, and if you choose to have it hosted virtually, that comes at an additional cost.
Customer support isn't as great as we expected and issues take very long to resolve.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Online

Reasons for Switching to QuickBooks Desktop Pro

A number of accountants highly recommended it.
Michael
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  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Dinosaur on its Way to Fossil

Reviewed on 04/12/2018

Pros

I am hard-pressed to find an enthusiastic pro that I can add here. After years of all the limitations, and looking at other products, can't really praise the beast.

Cons

This software is bloated and uses out of date technology. It's entire substructure is based on Internet Explorer technology. That's right...Internet Explorer. The only real "cloud" solution they offer is to pay (a lot of money) to a third party service to host a remote desktop solution. Companies have been limping along this way for years. Imagine being a Quickbooks consultant to many different clients, all with different databases. Management becomes untenable. Intuit, a giant company with boundless capital continues to build on this ancient technology. It should have started from the ground up to plan for concurrent technologies, but it opted not to do so. Here is an example that happened with our organization. We wanted to move from a local hosted sever instance to a cloud-based version. Quickbooks recommended that we go with Right Networks. Right Networks, but there are major limitations and it adds $4000 a year to the cost of using quickbooks as a solution. But when your controller travels to Equador or Peru, and they need to be able to work, it was our only option. Because Quickbooks has chosen to stick to relic technology, we have this unnecessary added expense. When we moved to the hosted solution, our Enterprise license should have given us Online Backup functionality. However, the hosted instance of Quickbooks kept prompting us to activate online backups. Over and over again. Because, it uses Internet Explorer skinned prompts, it would not allow us to move forward. Quickbooks was not able to assist because it was a hosted solution. At the time of this review, Right Networks was still publishing remote desktop sessions on Windows Server 2008 R2. It is almost 2019. They are using technology that is at least ten years old. Another limitation with Quick Books and Windows Remote Desktop hosted solutions is Microsoft does not allow competing remote disk technology to run on their servers. Some time ago, our company got rid of our file servers and we moved everything to Google Drive (the corporate version). It allows end users to have access to TERABYTES of shared team data without it taking up space on their local workstation. It has turned out to be a beautifully elegant solution. As an event management and production company, our end users are constantly managing receipts. Quickbooks has no way of "browsing" to Google Drive to attach a receipt to a Quickbooks transaction or invoice. And because there is not a true enterprise-class, truly cloud-based offering from Quickbooks, we are not allowed by Microsoft to integrate Google Team Drive into our Quickbooks solution. Effectively, Quickbooks is a true dinosaur well on its way to fossildom. Even outside of our specific "power-user" needs, I have other complaints. The invoice template design functionality is quite literally out of 1992. It is truly an inelegant solution that looks ancient from the moment you open it. Let's say you have 4 accounting assistants producing invoices. If user A created an invoice based on template number 2, then when users C, D and E go to create an invoice, then their template is defaulted to template number 2. This a user-experience headache. Quite often, invoices get generated with the wrong template because of this "feature". If you want to design branded email templates that get generated when sending an invoice, there is no way to customize the email unless you design the email template using Microsoft Outlook. So you are either bound to Microsoft Technologies, with its attendant costs from CALs, Service Licenses etc. Suddenly, owning Quickbooks becomes even more expensive. Because Inuit wants you to use their payment platform (for accepting cards), they do not allow many (if any) 3rd party payment processing platforms such as Authorize.net. Our company has negotiated an aggressive 10 cent per transaction fee with Authorize.net, and Quickbooks can't compete with that, so we cannot even accept payments directly through Quickbooks. If I were a new business looking for an accounting solution, I would tell them to run far away from Quickbooks. It is terribly outdated for a twenty-second century organization.

Marni
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Long time user and still loving it

Reviewed on 20/01/2024

Pros

Biggest pro is that it is NOT QuickBooks online. I am still amazed that Intuit put out a product called "accounting software"... but dumbed it down so that it is barely that. I try to keep all my clients on a desktop version, as it is so preferable to me, especially when t comes to reporting, credit memos and vendor credits.

Cons

The only con is that it has now gone to an annual subscription fee - and a high one at that! And the threats it will be sunsetted keep coming. I sure hope not. The day Intuit discontinues their desktop products is the day I move my clients to Sage and NetSuite. I will NOT be moving them to that piece of crap "accounting" software QBO. No "accounting software" uses terms like "who owes you" for AR and "what you owe" for AP! If you don't know those 2 terms - don't use an "accounting" software!

Daniel
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

One of the best desktop software solutions

Reviewed on 08/09/2023

It is a great piece of software, although online software is slowly but surely taking over the...

It is a great piece of software, although online software is slowly but surely taking over the industry

Pros

Great reporting features, allowing for customised reports on various multi-levels of reporting with different classes, tags etc.

Cons

Need to do regular backups of the data, updates of the software and data from later versions not compatible with earlier versions of the software

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Choosing QuickBooks Desktop Pro

To have better reports for a construction company

Reasons for Switching to QuickBooks Desktop Pro

It was a great product with all the needed features
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro FAQs

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QuickBooks Desktop Pro offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 7.50
  • Free Trial: Available

Various licenses are available depending on the needs of the company.

QuickBooks Desktop Pro has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

QuickBooks Desktop Pro supports the following languages:

English

QuickBooks Desktop Pro supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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