QuickBooks 2018 vs 2017 vs 2016: What’s The Difference?

Supporting multiple monitors to improve your productivity is just the beginning. QuickBooks 2018 includes many new and improved features such as security improvements, past due stamp for invoices and better inventory reporting that will help you lower your cost of operations and complete your accounting work in less time and efforts. Whether you are going to upgrade from your older version to QuickBooks 2018 or you are just wondering what is new in 2018 version, this handy comparison will cover everything. Let’s find out what is new in QuickBooks 2018 by comparing it with previous versions such as QuickBooks 2017 and 2016 with the help of this comparison chart.
Key Features 2018 2017 2016
New! Multiple Monitor Support – upto 3 monitors supported
New! Search in the Chart of Accounts to find an account or sub account faster
New! Past Due Stamp for invoices to get customer pay you faster
New! Copy and Paste keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting lines in invoices
New! Cash/Accrual toggle on reports to analyze business reports from different angels
Improved! Inventory Reports with additional fields and customized reports
Improved! Webmail enhancements with multi-factor authentication
Smart Search locate accounts, clients and items faster
Report Filters easy and fast filters to customize reports
Bill Tracker to see and print bills
Bulk clear send forms, to remove multiple transactions flagged as “Email Later”
Advanced reporting features include a “this year to last month” filter
Label Printer Support to print labels on single roll continuous labels
Import data from Excel, Quicken and Prior QuickBooks versions
Allow up to 3 users to work simultenously
Send invoices etc. from your Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! Account
Attach and store documents in Documents Center
Get full picture of your business accounting performace with Homepage Insights
Access industry-specific report templates created by other QuickBooks users.
Set up Memorized Transactions for recurring billing, invoices, and estimates.
Key Features 2018 2017 2016
New! Merge Vendors to merge upto four vendors at one time
New! Multiple Monitor Support – upto 3 monitors supported
New! Search in the Chart of Accounts to find an account or sub account faster
New! Past Due Stamp for invoices to get customer pay you faster
New! Copy and Paste keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting lines in invoices
New! Cash/Accrual toggle on reports to analyze business reports from different angels
Improved! Inventory Reports with additional fields and customized reports
Improved! Webmail enhancements with multi-factor authentication
Smart Search locate accounts, clients and items faster
Report Filters easy and fast filters to customize reports
Bill clients progressively by job phase
Create a copy of your company file for your accountant
Document and track change orders
Bill Tracker to see and print bills
Bulk clear send forms, to remove multiple transactions flagged as “Email Later”
Advanced reporting features include a “this year to last month” filter
Label Printer Support to print labels on single roll continuous labels
Import data from Excel, Quicken and Prior QuickBooks versions
Run ‘Cost to Complete Job’ report
Allow up to 5 users to work simultenously
Send invoices etc. from your Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! Account
Attach and store documents in Documents Center
Get full picture of your business accounting performace with Homepage Insights
Access industry-specific report templates created by other QuickBooks users.
Set up Memorized Transactions for recurring billing, invoices, and estimates.
Key Features 2018 2017 2016
New! Merge Vendors to merge upto four vendors at one time
New! Sales Order Fulfillment Workflow – access and work on real-time order data and status
New! Mobile Inventory Barcode Scanning to send orders, scan orders, inventory by remote devices
New! Multiple Monitor Support – upto 3 monitors supported
New! Search in the Chart of Accounts to find an account or sub account faster
New! Past Due Stamp for invoices to get customer pay you faster
New! Copy and Paste keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting lines in invoices
New! Cash/Accrual toggle on reports to analyze business reports from different angels
Improved! Inventory Reports with additional fields and customized reports
Improved! Webmail enhancements with multi-factor authentication
Smart Search locate accounts, clients and items faster
Report Filters – easy and fast filters to customize reports
Bill clients progressively by job phase
Create a copy of your company file for your accountant
Document and track change orders
Full access to advanced and customized reporting
See and compare costs on sales forms
Bulk delete and void of select transactions
Bill Tracker to see and print bills
Bulk clear send forms, to remove multiple transactions flagged as “Email Later”
Advanced reporting features include a “this year to last month” filter
Label Printer Support to print labels on single roll continuous labels
Import data from Excel, Quicken and Prior QuickBooks versions
Run ‘Cost to Complete Job’ report
Allow up to 30 users to work simultenously
Send invoices etc. from your Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! Account
Attach and store documents in Documents Center
Get full picture of your business accounting performace with Homepage Insights
Access industry-specific report templates created by other QuickBooks users.
Barcode scanning, FIFO costing, bin location tracking
Set up Memorized Transactions for recurring billing, invoices, and estimates.
Recommended Reading: Data servers of Ace Cloud Hosting have been updated successfully to host the latest version of QuickBooks and are available for free trial as well. If you want to try out the functionality of QuickBooks 2018 on the cloud, feel free to talk to our QuickBooks hosting experts. I hope this comparison will give you a quick look at new, enhanced and improved features in QuickBooks Desktop Pro, Premier and Enterprise 2018 for Windows Desktop. What do you think about these new changes released by Intuit? Looking forward to hearing from you in comments.

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Comments (1)

  • Jack says:

    Does ACH provide support with version upgrade? How to upgrade QuickBooks? What is the process?

    • Deepanshu Gahlaut says:

      Firstly, yes we provide the support for the version upgrade. And for upgrading, the user just have to share his license details with us, and the version will be updated soon.

  • Halen says:

    Comparision sheet provides a clearer view of new features. I was looking for a post like this since long. Thanks for sharing.

  • Katelyn says:

    Upgraded features like multiple monitor support and copy and shortcuts are small yet effective features, that can save some bits of total processing time during busy hours.

  • Brandson says:

    I have heard that hosting license holders can avail the upgraded version for free. Is that true, and How does it work?

    • Deepanshu Gahlaut says:

      Yes, if a client has taken the QuickBooks license on lease from us, then the version upgrade will be free of cost for him/her.
      For availing this service, the client has to send a mail requesting for the same, and it will be done.

  • Darien says:

    Is there a cloud limit in Quickbooks 2016?

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