Quickbooks Online Software


 

QuickBooks Online is a Web-based accounting solution that caters to accountants and small businesses. It helps with bank reconciliation, tracking expenses, drafting invoices and monitoring financial reports.

The software enables users to download and reconcile credit card transactions. It also helps in organizing weekly timesheets and bank deposits, and enables users to take photos of bills and track expenses on a regular basis.

Invoices can be generated with custom templates, which can have company branded logos and desired fields. Since QuickBooks Online is Web-based, files can be shared with members across the team and also synced for simultaneous use.

Financial reports such as profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements can be monitored from anywhere. Security features can be implemented by setting permission levels for each individual.

QuickBooks Online also allows data to be imported from other applications such as Paypal, American Express and Square.

 

Quickbooks Online - Dashboard
 
  • Quickbooks Online - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Quickbooks Online - Accounting application
    Accounting application
  • Quickbooks Online - Create function
    Create function
  • Quickbooks Online - Money bar
    Money bar
  • Quickbooks Online - Payroll transaction
    Payroll transaction
  • Quickbooks Online - Mobile app
    Mobile app
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

421 Reviews of Quickbooks Online

 
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from BeaverFit USA
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Decent for the price

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QB Online is great when you need access anytime, anyplace. Easy and simple to use, but lacks more complex functions such as inventory and job costing. Would like to see updates on this in the future. It's great for multiple users without having to pay the exorbitant user license fees.

 
 

from Air Authority Heating and Cooling
Specialty: Maintenance / Field Service
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Quickbooks-The go-to accounting software

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My experience with Quickbooks online is good so far. It's pretty easy to use. I like the reports feature and the fact that it syncs with my bank.

Pros

Well known software that integrates with most applications. It's online so it's accessible from anywhere. My bank transactions and field service app accounts are automatically merged into Quickbooks online which saves a lot of time on adding these entries manually.

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Because it's online I sometimes worry about data breaches and backup reliability. Payroll services are at an additional cost.

Advice to Others

I would advice others to use Quickbooks Online due to the convenience factor. The software is reliable and the price is pretty affordable.

 
 

from Al's Guns
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

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Good software easy to use. I like the software and how intuit integrates their payment processing with the invoicing.

 
 

from Young Academy
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Great cloud-based accounting platform

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I move everything to the cloud, and it best fits my requirements since it has integrated with many applications, be it Timesheets, HR or CRM.

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Integrations with many cloud-based Apps.

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1. It does not have multi-hourly rates nor does it take hours for Independent Contracts (1099).
2. Nor robust with inventory.

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1. It does not have multi-hourly rates nor does it take hours for Independent Contracts (1099).
2. Nor robust with inventory.

 
 

from Grove Chiropractic
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Having used both online and desktop, I prefer online hands down.

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Having used desktop for the first month of business, I tried the 30 day free trial of Quickbooks online, and haven't turned back since. I found online easier to use, with ease I could run payroll, put in expenses and payments, and print off tax forms and reports.

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Profit and tax reports.
Payroll is easy to use.
Fairly easy to use.
Online, can do payroll and expenses from anywhere.

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Had to use customer support to answer some of my questions.

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Vastly superior to the desktop version, fairly easy to use from day 1, easy payroll and report generating for tax season.

 
 

from IAT
Specialty: Telecommunications

ok for small company

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easy to use easy to learn for a small basic company, mostly data entry

Likes Least

does not provide complete reports, does not track commissions

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use for small straight forward small company only very basic

 
 

from gpma
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services

treasurer for medical

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recurrent billing is very helpful . I also like email keep tracks

Likes Least

not able to send statement to allow member to pay with intuit merchant services. I help future upgrade would be easier to do this.

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it is a good book keeping software. very helpful to keep track payment

 
 

from Systems Evolution
Specialty: Consulting

Good software - needs more functionality.

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Speed is great - multiple users permitted. Able to have multiple companies which meets our needs.

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Cannot search while in a process like entering payments. Have to get out of the payment and go back in once information is obtained.

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Be sure and ask lots of questions about the functions you use most often. You are limited to certain views of information and the ability to change them is limited.

 
 

from Bement & Company
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

Excellent choice for many of our clients

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The best feature of Quickbooks Online is the accessibility by multiple people that don't work in the same office. It works well when my client wants to do most of their accounting and only needs some help from my office.

Likes Least

I don't like that entering transactions, journal entries, moving between screens and reports, etc is slower than the desktop version. We prefer using the desktop version in my office because of the speed but if accessibility is needed by our clients we will gladly use the online version. It also gets bogged down sometimes when downloading/syncing a lot of transactions. Usually in the thousands range. A lot of small businesses wouldn't be affected by this however.

Recommendations

If you need accessibility any time and any where the online version might be best for you. But if you regularly work in an office or use a remote desktop control software then the desktop version of quickbooks may be a better fit.

 
 

from Century HH
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services

Useful, but difficult to set up

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The program is very useful and has a ton of great features but it was very difficult to set up. We had to manually enter in all of our previous financial data even though we were transferring from QB Pro. That didn't really make a lot of sense. But after the difficult set up process, we really like the management of our financials.

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Lack of data transfer. Considering we were transferring from the same program (QB Pro), there should be an easy data transfer system. There definitely is not. It was quite an ordeal.

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Awesome software but the setup is really hard. Cool features.

 
 

from Matvey Home Care, Inc.
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services

Great upgrade to the program

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Automate most processes so not much upkeep like installed QB version. Really like all the graphs and tables. Give me immediate expense and income amounts. Set up auto-invoicing to manage payments.

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Cannot do payroll for independent contractors through QB online. Needs a solution immediately.

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This is great financial management software. Need to spend time to set up but definitely worth the time.

 
 

from Burlington Merchandising and Fixtures
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

Good for some, not for others

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The quick turnaround of setting up an online account and being able to use on the tablet or smartphone is the big advantage this version has over its desktop counterparts. From my experience, small startups benefit greatly from this quick turnaround.

Likes Least

This is really a one-person gig meant for mom-and-pop shops. It is not the most ideal solution for accountants who work remotely and want to manage clients books. From an external accountant's POV, The GL is not as "clean" as the desktop versions and it is very hard to police. The inability to set up posting rules and workflows will cause major inefficiencies.

The stock reports also are nowhere near as deep as its desktop counterparts.

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Highly recommended for mom and pops, not so much for external accountants. If Quickbooks is what is preferred by your clients, opt for a desktop version and VPN in. I've had a hard time making lot of adjusting entries and work extensively with the GL. From my experience, the desktop version is quicker and "snappier" and much easier to clean up data made by bookkeeper.

 
 

from Cafe Regis Inc.
Specialty: Food / Beverage

Frustrating at best. Poorly designed product.

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I like that this is not computer specific and owners, bookkeepers and manager can view anytime.

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Not well thought out. Confusing, inaccurate and way too much time spent with tech support.

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Don't assume that because you like the desktop software that you will like the cloud-based product. It's a whole new ballgame.

 
 

from Nobel Construction
Specialty: Construction / Contracting

QBS Pro OnLine

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Mostly I like the estimate to invoice conversion and the customized reports.
I also like the customized reports

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The QBS Pro Online software is much more difficult to use than the desktop software. I used to have the construction version of qbs in desktop and absolutely loved it, but I can't say the same for the online version.

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Make features more easily noticeable on the online system. For example, the item list is difficult to find. Also, the customization on the online version is not very user friendly.

 
 

from High End Vape LLC
Specialty: Distribution

Wonderfully Orchestrated

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I like the Cloud based part of the software. You can use it on the go or if a computer crashes you don't lose all of your Company File.

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There App for the Mac users was horrible. It would never let me get logged in to my account without an error.

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Obviously Quickbooks is one of the best Accounting software for small to medium size business. It's just seeing which type of software best suites your needs and if it's reliable.

 
 

from Tax Force
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

In the Cloud

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It goes without saying that having access to one's clients' books online is most convenient and it seems that the industry trend is to make accounting and bookkeeping services cloud based. This saves a lot of space on the computer and everything is always backed up and up to date. The customer services is very convenient being available 24/7 and the agents are fairly knowledgeable about the product and how to resolve problems that arise during the course of cleaning up and reconciling. One important tool is the option to attach documents and exchange them with your clients directly withing Quick Books keeping them safe and secure.

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Compared to other versions of Quick Books, there are certain limitations in that transactions can become easily duplicated while classifying transactions and reconciling bank accounts therefore that would be one of the first things to examine when the books don't balance. There are certain business types such as home health care businesses that often need to track clients' bank accounts in addition to the company books. Quick Books treats all of them as company bank accounts and is unable to track them separately.

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If you have a relatively uncommon business type such as the one I mentioned above, then a careful scrutiny of the limitations of Quick Books is needed to evaluate its suitability for the business.

 
 

from Insulsteel Constructors, LLC
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

Quick Books Online

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It is easy to access and update transactions from anywhere.

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I don't like the reports menu and options. The desktop version is much better and clearer in its options.

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Evaluate whether you need to be able to access from anywhere or any computer or mobile device.

 
 

from D&J Quality Plumbing
Specialty: Construction / Contracting

Office Manager

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I like keeping the customer's information and the employee's information all on the same software. I like how easy it is to access the software and program from all computers. We use the online version, and this helps with the nature of our business.

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I do not like that the invoice and estimate template can not be edited. I also do not like that there is not a mass-delete button. I also do not like how you can not easily delete employees and all transactions tied to them.

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Good for small businesses. Good to invoice and collect payments on the go.

 
 

from CMC Tire Inc.
Specialty: Distribution

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I have used the Intuit family of products for many years, both personally and professionally, and was a QB ProAdvisor at one time. The Intuit software has always been much more user-friendly, and from a financial end user perspective, superior to that of the competitors. The interface and reports are modern, and not old DOS based looking, like many custom software can be. I like that errors can be easily fixed, and the audit trail in the online version is very useful from a management and internal security perspective. I do like that we can log in from anywhere, at anytime and have the information readily available, without having to use a third party software.

Likes Least

The QB Online version is a completely different interface, and has a long way to go to reach the quality and end-user ease of use, that Pro and Enterprise has long offered to customers. I have found QB Online to be riddled with issues, which has been extremely frustrating at times. I have called support many times, only to be told that this is still in a BETA version, and that there were no current solutions to the problems I was having. The interface is quite often slow and unstable, dropping changes and causing information entered to disappear. We are continually having it freeze up on us, where we have to shut it down, which does not save our work, and then re-enter the information.

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Be honest and specific. Let the Vendor know why it is, or is not, working for your industry.

 
 

from Webber+Studio Architects
Specialty: Architecture

Managing my time the easiest way possible

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how user friendly it is, im new to it so as a first time user it really made it easy for me to learn it

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at first it was the time that threw me off. for instance "4.30" became "4.17" so eventually we were told that it was all in 15 minute increments. it was confusing but once we had it down it became simple

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not only is it user friendly but also it is time efficient. i plug in my weekly timesheet within 10 minutes. its a great way to keep track of what im working on without it being difficult

 
 
 
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