QuickBooks Desktop Premier Software

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier is an on-premise accounting solution that enables users to prints checks, pay bills and track expenses. The solution offers features including sales tracking, customer payment processing, payroll management, payroll taxes, invoice creation, job costing, purchase order management, transaction monitoring, inventory tracking and more. To cater to industry specific needs, QuickBooks Desktop Premier has five editions: Contractor, Nonprofit, Retail, Manufacturing and Wholesale and Professional Services. QuickBooks Desktop Premier accounting software includes pre-built reports, customized terminology and navigators for each industry. Organizations can control access to information by implementing individual user permissions and track expenses by c...

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 82 reviews

Philip

Buffalo Wings & Rings

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Restaurants

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

5

Customer support

3

Functionality

5

Reviewed June 2021

Quickbooks Premier

Excellent overall for many and many years....................

Pros

This was actually my first Quickbooks software and I was able to run my entire accounting from it. .

Cons

No critic for me. As the company grew, we had challenges doing multi company reconcilaitions, so we stop using Quickbooks.

Chris

Burlington Merchandising and Fixtures

Verified reviewer

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Time used: More than 2 years

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

2.5

Functionality

2.5

Reviewed August 2016

Not for the long-haul (canadian version)

Pros

Ease of use, and very quick to learn. This version allows up to 5 concurrent users. The audit trail and stock reports are very user friendly with plenty of filters. Expect a very quick turnaround training new staff and getting them up to speed, as the interface and functionality is hard not to grasp. Since this is the premier version, I was not assigned an account rep. There is also a toll free line overseas for any technical/database bug issues. I did like the support for merchant services and the support given for if we were to upgrade. The only real (noticeable) difference between this and the enterprise version is slightly less options for role centre "customization" and being capped at 5 concurrent users. In the Canadian version, plugging in to SQL server is the way to go in order to obtain custom reports.

Cons

The role centers "handcuff" users to certain roles. When it comes to the general ledger, the "all-or-nothing" functionality doesn't allow the controller to shut off access to certain parts of the financials. Ideally, the controller should be able to define a role center to allow posting/viewing in certain account groups and not to others. Inability to approve and subsequently lock down POs and SOs. Once a PO/SO gets issued, a user with basic access can always change unit costs and quantities. This hinders the business' scaleability. The Canadian version no longer allows the user to compress the data file in previous periods. This may be frustrating for companies who rely on lengthy journal entries, as the database file size will exponentially grow. If you are a job shop (or project-based company), do not expect much in terms of job-cost reporting. The software is limited to populating a customer field when posting an expense. You will have to manually set up jobs as customers and instruct staff to classify expenses under the proper subgroup.

Eliel

Cabanas Law PA

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Legal Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed July 2021

Best bookkeeping software

I have used QBD Premier for over 6 years and still use it for some companies alongside with QBO for others. I love how fast and reliable this desktop version is. I feel like I can perform at my best.

Pros

QBD Premier is reliable, extremely fast and robust. The reports you need and the customization anyone would like

Cons

Cannot access remotely such as QBO and cannot have multiple companies opened as QBD Enterprise.

Michael

MC Tax Consulting

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

3

Value for money

1

Customer support

4

Functionality

3

Reviewed June 2018

Same as QB Desktop but top-line version

The premier versions are basically the SAME as the basic versions but adds industry specific features. The Accountant's version is the best, though priciest, version.

Pros

Same functionality/features as QB Desktop but adds some specific industry features. The best version is the Accountant's version which has many of the industry features (switch to different industries formats).

Cons

Same as the QB desktop version previously previewed. Intuit is making the software obsolete ~3 years as it's dropping support and updates. The price is MORE expensive than the basis versions. People STILL NEED to learn how to use QB Desktop regardless of the version to avoid many issues caused by the Users themselves. AVOID the payroll subscription and hire an external payroll company esp. if there's lots of benefits involved! Can NOT read QB files from the previous version and MUST upgrade them to the current version so be Careful If the client WANTS the accountant's copy back!

Janet

Deerin Companies

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Real Estate

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed May 2021

Easy to use for a non-accounting minded person

I find Quickbooks much more user friendly than our last accounting software program. Everything from reconciling bank statements to budgeting is more simplified process.

Pros

I find Quickbooks very easy to use and I am not an accounting-minded person. I handle both accounts payable and receivable and can figure everything out myself without resorting to Quickbooks support.

Cons

I find some of the reporting a little confusing, but my reporting needs aren't that great. Other than that, I can't think of anything I don't really care for.

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