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.
|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|
|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|
|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.