Accounting software plays a critical role to support the functioning of businesses. In a market fleshed with a huge number of options, QuickBooks has several advantages over the others in assisting small businesses with the accounting needs. Most of the accounting professionals and businesses understand that QuickBooks accounting software makes a smart choice for them. However, the confusion with various versions leaves them without a real solution.

In the table below, we compare the various versions of QuickBooks desktop for Windows: Pro, Premier and Enterprise.

Features Pro Premier Enterprise
Max. Number of Users 3 5 30
Data File Size Upto 150-200 MB 150-200 MB 1 GB
Automate or Customize Prices within QuickBooks No No Available
Individual User Permission Yes Yes Yes, with more advanced options
Card Payment Accepted Yes Yes Preferred Rate
Anytime, Anywhere Acess With Hosting Service With Hosting Service With Hosting Service
Create Business Plan No Yes Yes
Create Reports with QuickBooks Statement Writer No Limited to Accountants Only Yes
Fixed Asset Tracking & Manager No Limited to Accountants Only Yes
Predefined User Roles (14 in number) No No Yes
Sales Forecast No Yes Yes
Work on Multiple Company Files Simutaneously No Limited to Accountants Only Yes
Create Purchase Orders Yes Yes Yes
Import Data from Third-party Apps such as Excel, Outlook, Quicken Yes Yes Yes
International Sales Tracking Yes Yes Yes
Multiple Currency Expense Tracking Yes Yes Yes
One-Click Reports Yes Yes Yes
Tracking Inventory Yes Yes Yes
Bin Location Tracking No No Yes
Bar Code Capabilities Without Add-on No No Yes

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Features of QuickBooks desktop vary with the different versions. On the core, it gives a feeling that QuickBooks is more of an individual-oriented accounting software and QuickBooks Enterprise means to serve the SMBs or accounting firms while QuickBooks Premier serves those lying in between them. But there are certain requirements that even the specific version that the user chooses. To help the users with such issues, the most recommended option is to find suitable add-ons for the accounting requirements. Additionally, hosting QuickBooks on the cloud can also help in freeing from certain restrictions, such as automated backups, anytime anywhere access, device independence, etc.

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