Intuit releases the QuickBooks 2014 version of the Pro, Premier and Accountant Editions for helping clients save time in the management of their crucial financial data and for securing more out of their hectic schedule. Unlike the introductions made in the 2013 version of QuickBooks, this new release has brought in a lot of options, especially in the Pro and Premier Versions.

Together with the effort to make accounting simple, this version also introduces smartness in operations with various quick access shortcuts, enhanced GUI for ease of use and multiple other features. What introductions have been included in the 2014 version?

Let’s find out what new features have been added to augment the functionality of this software…

QuickBooks Pro Features 2014* 2013* 2012*
Enhanced email capabilities with ease to attach multiple files, track previous email conversations and tailor the email templates to include client or work details
The advanced ‘Income Tracker’ System to display all transactions contributing to business income at one place. Reminders to customers can be directed from here
Transactions associated with multiple business accounts can be seen at one place for you to organize data in a structured way for the tax season
Single-click access to reports displaying transaction summary of bounced checks
Extended functionality of add-on integration services provided by QuickBooks
Uncomplicated Customer Forms for Quicker Task Completion
Managed Sections for Customers, Employees and Vendors
Streamlined navigation for accessing financial data and transaction details
Calendar to display all important financial tasks like billing and sending invoices
‘Lead Center’ for tracking and follow-up of sales activities

*Features depicted above are in addition to all features supported by the QuickBooks Pro Version 2011.

QuickBooks Premier Features 2014* 2013* 2012*
Enhanced email capabilities with ease to attach multiple files, track previous email conversations and tailor the email templates to include client or work details
The advanced ‘Income Tracker’ System to display all transactions contributing to business income at one place. Reminders to customers can be directed from here
Transactions associated with multiple business accounts can be seen at one place for you to organize data in a structured way for the tax season
Single-click access to reports displaying transaction summary of bounced checks
Extended functionality of add-on integration services provided by QuickBooks
Uncomplicated Customer Forms for Quicker Task Completion
Managed Sections for Customers, Employees and Vendors
Streamlined navigation for accessing financial data and transaction details
Calendar to display all important financial tasks like billing and sending invoices
‘Lead Center’ for tracking and follow-up of sales activities


*Features depicted above are in addition to all features supported by Hosted QuickBooks Premier Version 2011.

QuickBooks Accountant Features 2014 Plus* 2014* 2013*
Transmit files in a safe manner without any extra charges
Freedom to Choose the most suitable plan on a monthly or annual basis. Auto-renewal is optional
All updates will be integrated with the existing software as and when they are released by Intuit
Use ‘Client Collaborator’ to seek answers that you ask clients. There is no need to shut QuickBooks down for the process
Platform for usage includes MAC and PC
Maintain proper track of all the unpaid invoices and bounced checks through the advanced feature
Sort out the checks that have been prepared with the wrong account details and prepare new ones with correct details
Enter the data related to financial transactions directly from Excel sheet
Ease to create multiple transactions through display of various credit card payments or bank checks on a single screen

*Features depicted above are in addition to all features supported by the QuickBooks Accountant Version 2012.

A Quick View of the ‘4 New’ Features

Email Enhancements
  • Document attachment is possible from PC, scanner and Doc Centre. Also the documents can be dragged and dropped into the Attachment Pane of the software.
  • Various Email templates can be utilized along with the inclusion of ‘Rich Text’ format. The entire conversation history with a particular client can be viewed in a separate panel titled ‘Customer Center’
Income Tracker
  • All sales estimates and orders, due and unpaid invoices, payment statements and receipts of payments made can be managed through a single window.
  • A particular block appears colored along with every piece of information. This box depicts the amount that the transactions in that category account to.
Account Customization
  • On the home page, set up the desired color for depicting account related to a certain company. Various reminders and alerts for payment or collection or receipts can also be set.
  • Industry specific customization can be made with the options for advanced pricing, advanced job costing, payroll enhancement and assembly setup.
Bounced Checks
  • Earlier versions of QuickBooks were not structured to easily display the bounced checks. With the introduction of this new feature, it is easy to cancel the invoice with the bounced check and generate a new invoice for the customer.

QuickBooks Enterprise 14.0 Feature Enhancements over Previous Versions

The QuickBooks Enterprise Edition offers a combination of the enhancements offered in the Pro, Premier and Accountant Versions. These include:

  • Enhanced Job Costing feature for streamlining work-related data specifics
  • Purchase of entities is reduced to a two-click process with automated purchase orders
  • Liberty to include more classes, types of customers, types of vendors, memorized transactions and various other features
  • On-demand tailoring of purchase forms
  • New Pricing add-on for customizing monthly or annual installments in the desired manner
  • Enhanced email capabilities with ease to attach multiple files, track previous email conversations and tailor the email templates to include client or work details
  • The advanced income tracking system to display all transactions contributing to business income at one place
  • Ease to enter and manage all the transactions in a single place for quick access when desired
  • Use ‘Client Collaborator’ to seek answers that you ask clients. There is no need to shut QuickBooks down for the process

All 2014 releases have been structured based on feedback from thousands of clients. Whether these new releases will be successful in making their way to the CPAs and accounting individuals is still a question to be answered.

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