QuickBooks Premier software


53 reviews(4.5/5)
53 reviews(4.5/5)

QuickBooks Premier is an on-premise accounting solution that enables users to prints checks, pay bills and track expenses. The solution offers features to track sales, customer payments, manage payrolls and payroll taxes and create invoices and forms. To cater to industry specific needs, QuickBooks Premier has five editions: Contractor, Nonprofit, Retail, Manufacturing and Wholesale and Professional Services.

QuickBooks Premier 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 client, project, service and employee. Users can import contacts and other accounting data from Excel to QuickBooks.

Some of QuickBooks' Premier-only features include creating a forecast, creating a business plan, an analysis tool, remote access, tracking inventory assemblies and sales order reports. Services are offered on a one-time payment or annual subscription basis for the specific number of users. Support is available via online training classes and live chat.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Karla from Altitude Financial Services LLC

    Specialty: Accounting / CPA

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Depends on what you need

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    I have used this for many, many years and still like it a lot. But I don't know how long desktop solutions will be around given the stampede to cloud-based subscription software.

    Pros

    You are not dependent on internet to make use of it, and as it has developed over the years it has many easy to use features, and special accountant tools. I like the desktop data flow reminder for clients to help them understand how to use the product. Each year they release a new version with new or improved features, and there are regular maintenance releases. You can choose one of the industry specific versions of QB Premier that best meets the needs of your business. Setting up a company file can be very easy if you know what you are doing.

    Cons

    This is a desktop software that you have to replace with updated versions. After 3 years you no longer are able to get support or updates (each May a year gets "sunsetted") though it will still work. It is not easy to work with your accountant without sending files unless you pay for a hosting solution. Naturally, if you don't have it backed up frequently away from your local computer, you can lose your data in a crash and may not be able to recover it. Bank feeds for automated data entry usually incur bank charges, which is not true in QuickBooks Online.

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  • Rimi from Self employed

    Specialty: Architecture

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Very effective finance control tool, but cost is prohibitive at first

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Will aid in better and more concise bookkeeping and also better invoicing and records overall

    Pros

    Streamlining all of our sales and invoicing tool. Helps if achieve a good level of control with record keeping and also makes tracking sales much easier than our previous manual method of bookkeeping.

    Cons

    Prohibitive cost at first. We are a smaller business and it took quite some time to decide on acquiring the software. But the benefits after only a few months outweigh the initial upfront cost.

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  • Jennifer from ROK Builders

    Specialty: Accounting / CPA

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    July 2018

    Quickbooks Premier based of 2018 Edition

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Like all of QB's editions, it is very easy to use and navigate. If you're bank makes you pay to hook into it, you can easily imput data with a QBO file or use the batch entry function to get information in quickly. This has been a huge time savor me, especially when I have customers who haven't kept up with their books in some time.

    Cons

    My issue with all of QB is that reporting doesn't always give you what you're looking for, so you need to build something outside of QB. I'm sure there is a very good reason, but I also don't like having to switch to single user mode to make some settings/preference changes.

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  • Dennis from Innovative Green Builders, Inc.

    Specialty: Construction / Contracting

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2018

    Terrific Software to Tracking Business Health in Specific Industries

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    This software has been really great to use. It's very good in the construction industry but also works well in property management! It can do everything from estimates to billing to payroll.

    Pros

    This software is very easy to use ...even with payroll capability. It works using various registers for each account. It also comes with a variety of reports that are very helpful in evaluating business processes...like job profitability in the construction industry. It comes complete with online videos of "how to" perform various functions like setting up accounts and billing. You simply cannot go wrong with this software.

    Cons

    Sometimes the automatic backup fails to work, but they always manage to get it back up and running. The backup is off-sight in the cloud and occurs with whatever frequency you choose.

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  • Demarco from World Financial Group

    Specialty: Insurance

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    June 2018

    Quickbooks Premier- The Premier way to do accounting

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    This product does exactly what it says it does, and thats to make accounting easier and more engadging. All apsects of accounting including accounts payable and recievable, to bank reconciliation can be done here.

    Cons

    This product may be difficult to use initially, mainly because the program is so massive and precise. There are however classes at colleges as well as books that can bring you up to speed with the capabilities of this software.

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  • Michael from MC Tax Consulting

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    June 2018

    Same as QB Desktop but top-line version

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    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!

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  • Gari from One Stop Cooling and Heating

    Specialty: Construction / Contracting

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    May 2018

    Very Good Software For Most Companies

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    All in all definitely great software for small and medium size companies.

    Pros

    This was definitely great software years ago when our company was growing. Quickbooks was always the go to software for keeping all of our AP and AR in order.

    Cons

    Not the best software for larger companies. Once we reached a certain sales level we had to go to a server based software that could handle larger companies.

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  • Alejandra from Westport realty inc.

    Specialty: Property Management

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    One of the oldest programs but still one the best

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Pros

    Offers all of the basic accounting practices that are needed for a business, you can track your expenses, bills that you have paid, inventory, cash flow and even banking transactions and that is just a taste of what they can do.

    Cons

    Having the ability of login into a program like this when you are out of the office is greatly beneficial so having something to access on a mobile device would also be good for future use.

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  • Katy from Top Tier mechanical

    Specialty: Construction / Contracting

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Worth the switch from basic QB to using Premier

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    You can do dispatching, payroll, invoicing all with one synced process. The simplicity of categorizing for tax season is key as well.

    Cons

    The price is a bit extravagant and may be hard for smaller companies to commit to. We debated quite a bit over the price point.

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  • Jody from UPstream Iintl.

    Specialty: Non-Profit

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    Has basic functionality, not very intuitive and somewhat buggy.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    The software works okay, but I feel it is lacking in many respects. And the bugs and data errors are extremely frustrating.

    Pros

    Allows you to categorize sales and expenses by class.
    Can export data for manipulation and reporting in Excel.
    Does direct deposit payroll.

    Cons

    Bug: doesn't let user select "check" as payment type.
    Not very intuitive for a lot of it. For example, if you issue a credit to a customer, you can't apply it to any of their invoices unless the credit is issued through the same receivable account. It should at least recognize that there is a credit available for that customer.
    Lacking in reports. We use it for a non-profit and have the non-profit version - but there is no report, out of the box, that allows you to quickly see what is available to spend for each project (identified as a class). You can start with the balance sheet, but have to calculate what's available. And donor contribution reports are also not readily available in a format ready to send, or export.
    Frequently has data issues and needs to rebuild the data files.

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  • Danielle from hvdki and hvcontracting

    Specialty: Construction / Contracting

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    User friendly and have been using for years

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Contractor Premier edition tracks expiration dates on sub contractors general liability and work comp insurance

    Cons

    I switched back to premier from enterprise cannot open 2 companies at once. I forgot how inconvenient it is to not be able to have 2 companies opened at once.

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  • Sandra from Heart of Dixie

    Specialty: Non-Profit

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    Accounting software anyone can use!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Value for Money

    I love this product for all it allows a company to do.

    Pros

    Quickbooks can handle the accounting for any size company. It is easy to make an accountant's copy to send over for the CPA for year end activities.

    Cons

    Some of the functions are not set up where you would expect them to be so you have to hunt for them the first time you use them.

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  • Felizardo from Marketing

    Specialty: Accounting / CPA

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    Easy to use even for a non accountant

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    functionality and interface has been quite easy, basic understanding of business will get you thru the whole process. Basic and intermediate reports are already included for you to evaluate your biz

    Cons

    Since its a off the shelf software, it tends to be rigid on the customization. which doesnt mean that you need to customize all of your reports.

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  • Jenny from Shefchik Builders Inc

    Specialty: Retail

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    March 2018

    very user friendly

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Very easy to use for the not so experience accounting person. If mistakes are made they are easy to fix. It makes our small business run smoother!

    Cons

    I wish back up options were better for the small business. An easy automatic cloud option would be great!

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  • Alex from Prosoft Technology

    Specialty: Consulting

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    March 2018

    QuickBooks Premier Does It All!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    The program is easy to use, has incredible support, and really does it all. This program will work very well for individuals and small businesses alike. From one employee to 1000 employees, it will meet your needs across the board. Accounts Payable/Receivable, Payroll, Business Checking, various reports, and the list continues, everything you need in one neat package!

    Pros

    1 - Easy to use
    2 - Great support
    3 - Great for individuals/small business
    4 - Multi-features
    5 - Streamlined features
    6 - Several Reports

    Cons

    1 - Some sections might require more thinking
    2 - The immediate help bubbles could offer a little more explanation.
    3 - Make sure you balance in all areas...

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  • Jen from Quantum Business Solutions, LLC

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    February 2018

    Quickbooks Premier

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    It's a very easy to use software. You can easily customize reports, comment on reports, export reports in Excel format, customize all types of needs. It integrates with Outlook easily. I would highly recommend this software if you are an accountant or bookkeeper or in need of a specialized set up of a type of business. If you don't need these items, I would then go to Quickbooks Pro which will do everything you need and cost 1/3 of the money yearly for renewals.

    Pros

    Overall the product has more reports than Quickbooks Pro, but otherwise they are very similar. It allows for more specialized types of companies to set up such as Contractor version, Property Management version etc... If you set up as an accountant or bookkeeper with Intuit, they will refer business to you.

    Cons

    It's about 3 times the price of Quickbooks Pro costing per year to renew. There aren't really any downsides to the product otherwise.

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  • Danielle from Commodities Stores & Energy

    Specialty: Agriculture

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2018

    For small businesses, this makes it easy

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Very easy to use. The functionality is existent and reminds me why so many users are still on Quickbooks. You don't need that much accounting knowledge to work with double entry systems. It's a desktop software and not SaaS, so we can access it even when the internet is down.

    Cons

    Multicurrency support is still lacking. Can't do payroll when your main currency is not the currency your payroll is in...

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  • S Rene from KCJA

    Specialty: Non-Profit

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    February 2018

    QuickBooks Non Profit

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A

    Better setup support needed!!

    Pros

    I am thrilled to have software tailored specific to NPO”s. My options are geared more specific to NPO accounts.

    Cons

    Ease of setup is very poor. As imagined, there is no instruction for setup so I obtained a manual. It indicates there’s to be a q & a after entering company name and info, but that was not my experience.

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  • Judith from Stoneleaf Construction, LLC

    Specialty: Construction / Contracting

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2018

    The easiest way to do accounting for a small company

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    I recommend the use of this software for small size companies

    Pros

    QuickBooks is one of the easy software the online market can offer for accounting. The integral way to upload inventories and data. Creation of massive customers and an ultra easy way to created sales orders give this software a plus. You also con control purchase orders with just two clicks and have the very useful resource of ample reports for every almost data you can have inside the system.

    Cons

    The customer support is not good enough. Quality and quantity of this tool is poor. Sometimes is better to figure it out by yourself when you have troubles about the system than ask them.

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  • Heather from Denali Accountants

    Specialty: Accounting / CPA

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    February 2018

    Perfect for small business with in house accounting team

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    So many great tools that can be used. I really love the reports Premier gives. Can easily be customized.

    Pros

    Easy to use, easy to navigate. Great reporting tools. LOVE THE JOB COSTING for Contractors. Great "at a glance" feature.

    Cons

    Only available on-site. Not cloud based. There aren't a lot of cons to this product really. It is a desktop version and you will have to purchases licenses.

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