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What is QuickBooks Desktop Pro?

QuickBooks Pro helps to automate the billing and invoicing process and work order management from a single reconciliation window. With 'Bank Account Reconciliation' feature, users can link their bank accounts and define workflows for the accounting activities. This allows users to make automated payments and deposits from their linked bank account and also manage the employee payrolls via a single application. What is QuickBooks Desktop Pro? QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a comprehensive accounting solution that offers robust functionalities of a core accounting software application, including account payable & receivable, project accounting, expense management and payroll management, all within a single integrated suite. How do you use QuickBooks Desktop Pro? "Quickbo... read more

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User Review Highlights

4.31

1,376 Reviews

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  • icon"I like how its simple to use and set up. I Also like how it integrates simple with other software we use."
  • icon"I love that I don’t have to outsource simple things like payroll, expense reporting, preparation for tax time, and more. I have always found the customer service to be very helpful and understanding."
  • icon"I love how easy it is to use and I also love that it's an all in one software. I can manage my payroll, pay suppliers and send my invoices and receive payments too."
  • icon"We continue to have issues, they want you to call them every time you get locked out or theirs an issue with this crappy software. Terrible terrible company at this point."
  • icon"The support team used to be decent but last year I found it to be awful."
  • icon"No dislikes as yet and don't think there will be any."

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How much does QuickBooks Desktop Pro cost?

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

Starting price

$7.50 

Free trial

Available

Free version

Not Available

Which features does QuickBooks Desktop Pro offer?

Core features:

Accounts PayableApproval Process ControlBilling & InvoicingCollections ManagementExpense ManagementExpense TrackingFinancing ManagementGeneral LedgerIncome & Balance SheetInventory ManagementShow more features +

People who reviewed this software give it a 4 star rating for functionality.

How easy is QuickBooks Desktop Pro to use and deploy?

QuickBooks Desktop Pro supports all deployment options, including: Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, iPhone, iPad, Windows, Linux, Windows, Mac.

People who reviewed this software give it a 4.5 star rating for ease-of-use.

What do verified users say about QuickBooks Desktop Pro

4.31/5 out of 1376 Reviews

Showing 1 - 5 of 1,375 reviews

Heidi

Company size: 2 - 10 employees

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

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

January 2022

Good more large companies

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Joe

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

March 2022

QuickBooks Pro Review

It works great for me to manage my business financials.

Pros

I like how easy it is to enter in entries and pull the reports that I need for not only business taxes, but also for keeping up with aging invoices and other critical financial information.

Cons

The cost of the software is something that needs to be re-evaluated.

Reasons for choosing QuickBooks Desktop Pro

I am more familiar with QuickBooks.

Reasons for switching to QuickBooks Desktop Pro

I needed more functionality and reporting, which QuickBooks gives me.

Kala

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
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Value for money

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Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

March 2022

General Contractor's review of QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Overall we are very pleased with this program. We use it for tracking our accounts receivable, our expenses and payroll. We will be longtime customers!

Pros

This software is so easy to use! We are able to invoice our customers and keep a running balance of our A/P and A/R so we can track our monthly income. Easy referencing for customers by their name, account number, address and any other identifying information to easily access the account you are looking for. We have also linked QB to our CRM and each invoice created and payment links to both programs so the sales team can track their accounts, without needing access to QB. We love this program!

Cons

The only issue I have had, is when we do link payments to our CRM program, sometimes there is 5-10 minute delay before it registers. I can't say if this is an issue on AL or QB, either way, if we need access to the updated invoice immediately, it is available in QB.

Reasons for choosing QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks has the best reviews and ratings overall. We needed a program that we could rely on to track our business's progress. QuickBooks has done that!

Amanda

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

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

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Customer support

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Functionality

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May 2022

Learning Curve - Not easy to use for Non-Profits working internationally.

Pros

I love the in depth reports, the ease of tracking, and the simplification of our annual tax process.

Cons

I don't like the learning curve for the software, the variation between desktop and online versions, or the incompatibility with non-profit organizations, especially those working internationally.

Bill

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

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.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

May 2022

A solid solution for small business accounting, if you can get past some of the issues

We are a small business that has had 3-4 users with QuickBooks Pro since 1997, adding Payroll in the early 2000s. Several years back, they changed licensing and started preventing us from getting the 4 users that we needed. In order to get past this, I had to jump through hoops via an annual phone marathon, speaking to multiple (usually 4-5 tech reps) to get the licenses updated and sorted out. This year, they forced us to move to the next level up, which they promised would eliminate this -- but now they charge us $2.20 monthly per employee for Payroll, which we had already paid for in the previous package. It just seems that they want to nickle and die you to death, and their support people are not always that helpful when problems arise. So why do I stay? Simply put, the software works, and it works quite well. Our 4-node network has had no problems keeping up with the size of the data, and our system still contains all of the data since 1997 -- and it performs perfectly. (Some reports can be slow from time to time, but only if you are running "All-time sales" reports or similar that have to look at lots of data. Otherwise, the system simply screams and does exactly what it needs to do. Our automation interfaces (using QODBC and simple VBScript scripts) reduce the workload for invoicing considerably, eliminating the need to hire another full-time position -- so it is still a worthwhile aggravation.

Pros

We have been using QuickBooks since 1997, and the product has certainly changed over the years, but it has remained very intuitive to learn and use over all of this time. More importantly, we have been able to automate large portions of our business using scripting and QODBC (which is a separate add-on that REALLY should be included) to streamline order processing and fulfillment.

Cons

The biggest downsides are stupid things within the user interface. Intuit likes to add advertising for upgrades right into the main menu bar. This breaks automation scripts relying on mouse clicks. Even if you remove the button again manually, it re-appears with the next system update, breaking your automation again. The other thing they do is present pop-ups on our database server via modal dialog boxes, further breaking the automation until someone actually logs onto the server and clicks OK to close the dialog box.

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