About 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?


"Quickbooks Desktop Pro is available to be installed both on-premise and in the cloud on Mac and Windows operating systems. Users can sync, link and import data from other integrated applications, such as PayPal, American Express and Square where all transactions are automatically categorized to record monthly expenses and earnings.


Who uses QuickBooks Desktop Pro?


Quickbooks Desktop Pro is used by small and mid-sized businesses interested in internal and client facing accounting.


How much does QuickBooks Desktop Pro cost?


Quickbooks Desktop Pro offers 3 pricing plans to cater to business needs. The plans are billed on a one time yearly rate per number of users with a maximum of 5 users.The lowest plan, Pro Plus 2021 is priced at $199.00 for one user with available options to purchase payroll add ons. The Pro Plus 2021 + Payroll is priced at $599.00 for one user that comes with enhanced payroll features such as direct deposit management, tax calculations, and live support.The Enterprise 21.0 plan is intended for larger businesses and is priced at $1,147.50 for one user.


Does QuickBooks Desktop Pro have an app?


Quickbooks Desktop Pro has an app available on both IOS and Android devices.


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QuickBooks Desktop Pro pricing

QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. QuickBooks Desktop Pro paid version starts at US$7.50.

Starting Price:
US$7.50
Pricing Details:
Various licenses are available depending on the needs of the company.
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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QuickBooks Desktop Pro Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4
Functionality
4
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4
5 reviews of 1,318 View all reviews
Martin luther king S. Martin luther king S.
  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 07/11/2021

Robust accounting software

Overall I have to say I'm satisfied with this product.

Pros

This is a powerful software, I like that I can get my work done on time and professionally. I very satisfied with this product.

Cons

There's some features I found is not good performing, suh as a lack of direct professional support and some limitations on file sizes.

Response from Intuit

Hi, Martin!

We're so glad to hear that QuickBooks Desktop Pro is working so well for you, and your needs.

Please keep in mind that you can get in touch with both chat and phone support for your product right from within your account using the (?) Help Icon!

Once you're inside your QuickBooks Desktop account, you can:

1. Click the '(?) Help' icon at the top right
2. Once the Help Panel displays you'll select 'Contact Us' at the bottom
3. Then it will ask 'What can we help you with?' which is where you can describe your issue in 170 characters or less
4. From there you'll click the green 'Let's Talk' button
5. The panel with then load a few Community Articles, and then you can scroll down and see the options to 'chat', 'get a call-back', or call in directly by getting the number sent to your email address

Thank you for your review!

-Faith, The QuickBooks Team

Replied 11/11/2021
Tara H. Tara H.
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
1

4
Reviewed on 15/11/2021

By far the superior bookkeeping software

Customer service is terrible, but that is the same for all of Intuit. It is a shame because 20 years ago they were #1 in customer service and now they're at the bottom. However, I will never use any bookkeeping product other than Quickbooks Desktop in my office. No other program can even come close in functionality. No other program has the same ease of use. That being said, I don't recommend it for just anyone. If you do not know how to do bookkeeping or don't have a propensity for it, don't buy Quickbooks desktop or Quickbooks online and assume you can do your business bookkeeping. Consult with a professional.

Pros

The general ledger is my favorite. I will not use software that I can not make general ledger journal entries in. I love the tax tracking. It has the best tracking of payroll and sales taxes if it is properly set up. And adjustments can be made if necessary - which in my state is every quarter.

Cons

I do not like that we now have to log-in with an "intuit ID." I bought desktop software because I want to use it on my desktop. I do not want all of my software connected to the internet all of the time. I do not want my client accounts connected to my intuit ID and I do not want them to have to have their own intuit ID accounts. They aren't using the software, I am. They aren't doing the bookkeeping and payroll, I am. And if Intuit's servers are down or if the internet is down and I can't log in, well then I can't work and that doesn't work for me.

Alternatives Considered

QuickBooks Online Accountant, Wave Accounting and Xero

Reasons for Switching to QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Quite simply, it is the best and it is designed for bookkeepers and accountants.
Chris D. Chris D.
  • Industry: Construction
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3.5
Features
3.5
Ease of Use
3.5
Customer Support
3

3.5
Reviewed on 21/07/2016

Great product from a satisfied user

Pros

Intuit is a proactive company and quickbooks desktop is a solid performer. Logic is fluid, able to customize fields for greater use in my industry, links to bank, professional documents for estimates, invoices, etc... Large selection of report templates and easy to customize.

Cons

I have been a loyal desktop user for years and in the past I was able to use my license on my tablet and smartphone which allowed me greater use while in front of prospects and customers. Inuit/Quickbooks then went to stand alone one time purchase desktop fee or monthly online/cloud based subscription. They are trying to force desktop users to monthly subscription since they limit functionality to force upgrade. Cost per year for desktop is starting to climb higher than monthly cloud based version.

I also had used intuits credit card processing in the past but switched to square due to costs, intuit will break out net cost and credit card discount fee for bookkeeping on their product and not on other credit card transactions for processing. There are third party apps for that but with a monthly cost.

Brenton W. Brenton W.
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 16/09/2021

QuickBooks Desktop is Fast, Customizable and Easy. Best of the Best.

The questions most people have is QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online. As a bookkeeper with multiple clients, it's a no brainer for me, QuickBooks Desktop!!! I refuse to work with QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Desktop is lightning fast. There are numerous shortcuts with the keyboard that help process the daily routines. With being online, those keyboard shortcuts go away and now you have no move your hand from the keyboard to the mouse. It may not seem like much, but it's huge. The reporting features in QuickBooks Desktop are superior too. Yeah, your customer may not be able to have 24/7 access to their books, but if you're doing your job properly and getting them timely reports, most shouldn't need that.

Pros

Accounts payable is amazing. From tracking bills to writing checks to entering vendors. So easy. It also helps to make sure your 1099's are correct and in place for year end. Printing checks is a piece of cake and consistently easy!
Accounts receivable is awesome. Whether you are tracking tenants or customers, they can be easily set up.
Weekly, Monthly and Year End reporting can be done in a click of a 3 buttons, seriously. 3 Buttons pulls up your common report batches. Then you can print, save and email them.

Cons

When sending reports by pdf, I'd like to preview them first and adjust how they appear. Sometimes they can appear all wonky and not clean. The work around is to print to pdf. Then you can do it, just one extra step though.

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to QuickBooks Desktop Pro

I'll attach what I posted above... The questions most people have is QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online. As a bookkeeper with multiple clients, it's a no brainer for me, QuickBooks Desktop!!! I refuse to work with QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Desktop is lightning fast. There are numerous shortcuts with the keyboard that help process the daily routines. With being online, those keyboard shortcuts go away and now you have no move your hand from the keyboard to the mouse. It may not seem like much, but it's huge. The reporting features in QuickBooks Desktop are superior too. Yeah, your customer may not be able to have 24/7 access to their books, but if you're doing your job properly and getting them timely reports, most shouldn't need that.
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 20/06/2021

Quickbooks Desktop Pro- A Powerful Accounting Software

It provides the ability to easily customize customers' data, invoices, and reports. It integrates well with third-party applications. Exporting transactions from the bank and importing them into the software makes monthly reconciliation easy. Auditing the books is easy as there is a chronological tracking of transactions affecting each item. Whereas Quickbooks Desktop Pro is a powerful, affordable software with great features and is less costly to run, we had to switch to Quickbooks online which is cloud-based, has more automation and integrations with third-party applications. Quickbooks Online is also more user-friendly.
In my experience, choosing between Quickbooks Desktop Pro and Quickbooks Online is more about the organization's preferences and needs, and less about which one is better than the other.

Pros

It is powerful accounting software that is ideal for well-established organizations that have been in business for a while. It is great for bookkeeping and very helpful when it comes to filing taxes at the end of the financial year. It does not require frequent upgrades unless there are changes that affect a specific feature. It is great for generating various reports, setting up recurring invoices, and processing payroll.

Cons

It has a steep learning curve in the initial stages and requires some accounting knowledge. It is locally installed, therefore, inaccessible while on the move, and if you choose to have it hosted virtually, that comes at an additional cost.
Customer support isn't as great as we expected and issues take very long to resolve.

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to QuickBooks Desktop Pro

A number of accountants highly recommended it.

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