Quickbooks is a small business accounting software platform that can perform payroll operations, send invoices, manage billing, and more. There are both on-premise and cloud-based versions of Quickbooks that businesses can use to keep track of all of their accounting activities.
*Discount only applies to the first 3 months of service. After 3 months, customers must pay full price (2x what is listed in the table).
Quickbooks offers both accounting software and payroll services for businesses of any size. Its services are tailored to small businesses, self-employed individuals, or accountants, for a more appropriate range of services for these entities.
All Quickbooks Online products are 50% off for the first three months of service, and a 30-day free trial is available on their website. Their Simple Start package - the most basic service - costs $12.00 per month and excludes features like invoice scheduling, project profitability tracking, and inventory tracking. The tool for running reports is also described as 'basic', meaning that users can only monitor cash flow.
The Plus package is the most popular, offering a full range of services for $35.00 per month. All packages have the option of including payroll services with a 50% discount. While the Desktop Pro package offers a few more perks than Plus, as well as several discounts, the range of features is limited.
Quickbooks offers a variety of services tailored to various business needs and provides these at a reasonable price. Clients can benefit from the ease of a single source for payroll and accounting services, making any upgrades to services more streamlined and ensuring that your data is preserved.
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Quickbooks remains a pretty crappy program, and an example of the Peter Principal applied to software development. As long as Intuit remained in the very small biz space, they were ok. They have no business attempting to portray any of their products as "enterprise" anything. You still can't run QB across even a 25mbps symmetrical link. Data corruption caused by Intuit remains a major issue. V12 has a couple of releases which are known to cause data corruption.
Intuit is just a bad, bad company that I recommend replacing at every opportunity. Illegal sales tactics, no support. Now I'm just filling words for a silly minimum requirement. Really, 5 more yet, arg. What are the pros? None. What are the cons? Once purchased, you'll get the scam center when trying to register. By scam center I mean you can not register the software without calling someone that will try to sell you things that cost more than the software you paid for, and WILL NOT help you get your software registered.
I've have excellent experiences with Quickbooks. As a small business, it has become vital to our day to day operations to be able to accurately track our income and expenses, and properly invoice our customers. We have no issue running across an 802.11b wireless network, and the database has had no issues with corruption as other users have reported. We do have an occasional issue with the QB user on the server that manages the company files. This tends to "forget" the user password after a server restart. As this is the standard for online transaction downloads, this is a must have at the business level. The payroll system is very easy to setup, and very easy to work with. Adding the Intuit Payment Network as our payment processor has cut our invoice payment time in half. Our clients are much more apt to pay online with a credit card then they are to cut a check and wait for it to clear.
As much as I may want to hate on QB, in reality it's not too bad. We use Enterprise, and our biggest issues actually come from the server side; I've had the database manager stop working for no reason a few times. On the client side, it seems to work well enough, at least in that accounting is able to get their work done.
Is there a monthly fee for Quickbooks?
Quickbooks monthly plans range in price from $5.00 to $60.00 per month.
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What is unique about the Quickbooks self-employed version?
The self-employed plan costs only $5.00 per month. This version of Quickbooks is designed for use by sole proprietors who have simple accounting tasks to manage. Business owners can use this software to track mileage, organize receipts, generate invoices, and more.
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How do I download Quickbooks for Mac?
Select the Quickbooks product that you would like to purchase and proceed to the checkout. You will be able to select which version you would like before you finalize your purchase.
Is there any Quickbooks training available?
Quickbooks has a complete online training center for new users. Just go to quickbooks.intuit.com/tutorials/ to watch tutorials and learn more about the aspects of the software.
How do I contact Quickbooks support?
You can visit the Quickbooks online support center at community.intuit.com/products/quickbooks-help-en-us, or you can call the Quickbooks technical support phone number at 1 (800) 488-7330. When you call the Quickbooks support number, an official Quickbooks customer service agent will help you with your issue.
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What is the Quickbooks file doctor?
The Quickbooks file doctor is a tool that you can use within Quickbooks if you can't open certain file types. The file doctor can also help if you have incomplete or missing customer data lists.
Does Quickbooks sell point of sale software?
Quickbooks POS solutions include hardware and software. With a Quickbooks POS system, you can fully integrate your Quickbooks accounting system with your POS system to automate transactions.
What are Quickbooks Pro and Quickbooks Enterprise for?
Quickbooks Pro is the Quickbooks on-premise accounting solution. This version is optimal for mid-sized businesses with a more complex accounting structure than small businesses. Enterprise is an enterprise-level solution that has six times the capacity of other Quickbooks products.
How does the Quickbooks Payments solution work?
With Quickbooks Payments, your customers can pay you online through a secure payment gateway. This means you can get paid faster, and every payment that comes in is automatically uploaded to your accounting records.
What is field service management in QuickBooks?
QuickBooks integrates with Intuit Field Service Management, a field service management tool that is a web-based work order scheduling and dispatching system designed for service, installation, and repair businesses. It offers efficient job scheduling, immediate invoicing and payment capturing, as well as real-time field updates.