About QuickBooks Pro


QuickBooks Pro is a comprehensive accounting solution designed to cater small and midsize customers. The solution 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.

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.

QuickBooks Pro also helps to automate the billing and invoicing process and work order management from a single reconciliation window. Users can sync, link and import data from other integrated applications, such as PayPal, American Express and Square. All the transactions are automatically categorized to record monthly expenses and earnings.

Quickbooks Pro can be installed both on-premises and in the cloud. Users can also download QuickBooks mobile app available for iOS and Android devices to access information on the go.



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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

991 Reviews of QuickBooks Pro

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.22 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(394)

4 stars

(423)

3 stars

(137)

2 stars

(23)

1 stars

(14)

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March 2019

Michael from Magness Piano Service

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Good Value for Your Dollar

It was great while it lasted, being a one man service business it had a lot of features I just didn't need. I keep my inventory in my head, I don't have time to waste entering it into QB. No payroll, no need for a lot of the charts and graphs, if I want to know how my business is doing, I check my bank balance!

Pros

I found QuickBooks Pro to be a good choice. I had started with QB Simple Start which is OK for just accounting. My purpose in acquiring a bookkeeping program was to keep track of sales tax. In my state (Wisconsin) we have a state sales tax of 5% that is compounded with a county sales tax of . 5% for each county. For a service business like mine where I travel to the customer, I have sales tax liability for 6-7 counties and the state. QB Simple Start could not separate the taxes, I had to spend 2 days going back over my jobs for the year to separate them by hand. I purchased QuickBooks Pro the next year and at year end each county and the state were all totaled up. The numbers were all right in front of me to put on the state form! Great program

Cons

The QuickBooks Pro series has been published by Intuit on a yearly basis as a stand alone program that is installed on a computer. Usually there is support for 2-3 years mostly via community or local experts after the first 6 months. When the software gets too old(5 years or more) it may stop working or develop glitches. In my case it was QuickBooks Pro 2011 in 2016. My desktop was running Windows 7 Pro in late 2015 when Microsoft offered free upgrades to Windows 10. I foolishly upgraded, I say foolishly because I have a Laptop running Windows 7 Pro. Now 3 years later I have yet to see ANY benefit, any true difference! Except in September of 2016 there was a large Windows 10 update which made my QuickBooks 2011 obsolete along with many thousands of others. Intuit on their website gave us a 30 day use of QB 2015 while we shopped for a new version. After being burned by Windows 10 once I mistrusted it. I have a theory that Windows 10 was rushed into release before it was ready because of the ABYSMAL Windows 8!! Under that theory the "huge updates" make more sense, they are in fact additions to the build. Interesting things happen after these "updates" the sleep button disappears, twice, when you get it to sleep it won't stay in sleep. Black and Blue screens of death where you can't start your computer and when you finally do, all of your data is gone!
Anyway back QuickBooks, I chose to go with QB online to avoid problems with Windows 10.

June 2017

Mike from Silver Light Remodeling

Company Size: 2-10 employees


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2017

Quick Books Pro online is awesome, scalable for large and small organization

Great value, when possible still work with a book keeper and accountant.

Pros

My business is only 2.5 years old and I have used QuickBooks from the beginning. I did my own accounting up to a few months ago as my business has grown and I don't have time to do it anymore myself. My experience with the desk top version 2015 was ok, but I wanted didn't fit my needs well as I traveled 90% of the time. When I subscribed to Quick Books Pro Online, my experience has been nothing but positive. The interface is easy to use, and its rich feature set allowed me to activate job costing features as I needed them. Now that we are in the 2 to 3 million range my book keeper and Accountant log in and use my same subscription. I save on accounting costs as I can pull my own reports which are easy to find and customize and do not need the Part time CFO(except quarterly) feedback as I can get it on my own. We will probably double or triple are gross sales next year and have no plans to change our accounting platform. Support comes free with the online version.

Cons

Subscription charges double your second year of using the product. The first year you get a bundled deal to experience all of the different pay services offered by Intuit. The first year is great, but after that it can get pricey. We aren't going to change accounting platforms, but for smaller companies, you will want to scale down to the minimum subscription amount to fit your needs.
You also have to buy checks directly from Intuit as they don't support third party cheaper check services(There are services you can print your bank information on the cheaper checks, but all come with set up fees).
Online App for your phone still needs work. For me this is the weakest link in Intuits online platform. It is getting better, but still not where it needs to be. You can add expenses now and also send invoices which are improvements, but still lacking,

April 2017

Zandi from Cox Electric, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2017

Quickbooks....I Use It To Run My Company.

Overall the best small business accounting software I have found. I would recommend it over all other products. I have used it for the past seven years and I do not hesitate to dump software that does not perform. I own and operate a smallish construction company and will likely someday need to step up to one of the big boy software packages, but until then, it serves me well. You can get this accounting software to do just about anything you need it to with enough time and know how.

Pros

The software is stable with very few glitches and crashes. I have never lost any significant amount of data in 7 years. It produces reports and printed materials that are widely accepted and you can get checks and other forms compatible with ease. It networks well and with a fair amount of simplicity even with several users. The Contractor Premier does a decent job of job costing if you set it up properly. You can customize all reports, invoices, statement, etc. to meet your needs and promote the branding of your company. Payroll add on service is excellent and has kept us dead on with all payroll related responsibilities.

Cons

You get out what you put in. As with all software, you must know what you are doing to operate it successfully. I am very computer savvy and have a lot of experience with the proficient use of multiple advanced software programs so I thought I could just open a file and get going. Nope. Quickbooks does not work well out of the box, you will need to invest some time in getting it set up for you and your business. The cost of upgrades is unavoidable so be ready. You will need to upgrade every year to get the software support from Intuit and every time you add a seat on your license. There is no way around it that works and I have tried. There are a million secondary dealers of quickbooks, so called quickbook professionals and they have been certified by Quickbooks to use their branding and resell the software program and related support services which make purchase and support confusing and sometimes dangerous.

April 2017

Carolyn from Ajira Inc.

Company Size: 1 employee


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2017

QuickBooks Pro Review for Small Business Owner

I use QuickBooks Pro to manage my independent consulting company and selected the monthly subscription option. This has proven to be a very good decision for me, making what could be a very painful process much less onerous. When you initially log in, you are greeted with a home screen dashboard with the salient business points visually presented. The menu along the side is intuitive to use and most things are easy to find. Linking to my bank accounts was painless, and it's a one click update to get the latest transactions added for all of my accounts. My Accountant can log in with their own login (you can give up to 2 Accounting or Bookkeeping firms access) and work with my information in place. This makes my life easier so I don't have to export information and send it anywhere. I did have a struggle with the Taxes portion, I made an installment and when the transaction came in I was unable to figure out how to apply it to my Sales Tax report. Maybe I will figure it out, but it isn't a easy as other functionality has proven to be. Also, I have had issues getting cheques to print properly on my bank stock cheques, so I wish that was something that you could modify more (move fields around to actually match up with where they are on my cheque). Overall I am very happy with my choice, it is reasonably priced (about $ a month including all updates) and the functionality and ease of use have been great for someone who is not a financial expert (I'm an IT expert).

Pros

Easy to link to bank accounts
Invoicing is quick
Can allow access to your Accountant or Bookkeeper
Love the Home Dashboard!

Cons

Taxes are tricky.
You can't have a separate area for your home budgeting/expenses, would need to have a separate license and login. - this would be nice to have.
Cheque layout can't be modified so I cannot use with my bank cheques (i.e. If I want to move address info up or down to match where it should actually print on my cheque).

May 2016

Minh from California International Business University


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

5.0

May 2016

Accounting made easy with Quickbooks Pro

Pros

QuickBooks Online Plus is highly recommended as the best online accounting software for small business. Quickbooks Pro increase accuracy of accounting information, doing tax return with ease and grow your business. QuickBooks Online is very easy to start. With more than 150 third-party developers, QuickBooks can help small businesses improve in customer relationship management, time tracking, payroll payment, tax forms, e-commerce, email marketing and more apps are developing.

Cons

I like the ability of customizing some features from Quickbooks, however, more improvements are needed:
- If I can import data from excel into the budget and actual report, it will be better. More customizable features for the budget and actual report.
- The integration transactions from bank into Quickbooks are very useful, however it needs to be improved. It not really matches with customized chart of accounts.