QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Billing, Invoicing, and Work Order Management

About QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro automates billing and invoicing in addition to work orders. Users can link bank accounts, define workflows, and make automated payments. This platform allows users to manage employee payrolls via a single application. Other notable features include business expense tracking, report generation, and time tracking.

Pricing starting from:

US$7.50

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$7.50

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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Features

Total features of QuickBooks Desktop Pro: 15

  • Accounts Payable
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Collections Management
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financing Management
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Payroll Management
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Sales Management
  • Tax Management

Alternatives

Quickbooks Online

4.3
#1 Alternative to QuickBooks Desktop Pro
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Quicken

3.9
#2 Alternative to QuickBooks Desktop Pro
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Xero

4.3
#3 Alternative to QuickBooks Desktop Pro
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AccountEdge

4.4
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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(1,329)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
3.9/5

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Randy H.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

QuickBookds Desktop Pro is a winner

Reviewed on 17/12/2021

Have used and supported QB Desktop Pro and all its other flavors successfully for over 20 years

Have used and supported QB Desktop Pro and all its other flavors successfully for over 20 years

Pros

Industry standard for easy of use accounting software; easy to implement; many useful and essential features

Cons

Inexperienced users without proper training can Quick(ly screw up your)Books

Tara H.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

By far the superior bookkeeping software

Reviewed on 15/11/2021

Customer service is terrible, but that is the same for all of Intuit. It is a shame because 20...

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.
Nicholas N.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Quickbooks online is now so good I do not know why anyone would use Desktop Pro

Reviewed on 23/11/2021

Happy with Desktop Pro when it was the best option; today it is not.

Happy with Desktop Pro when it was the best option; today it is not.

Pros

The accounting and invoicing work fine; Online is just WAY better!

Cons

No cloud portal, being locked to a Windows laptop. The Quickbooks online is WAY better!

Response from Intuit

We definitely appreciate your business, and are glad you found a version that best fits your business needs! We do offer hosting through Right Networks. Giving you on the go access in the cloud. You can find more info here (https://quickbooks.intuit.com/desktop/enterprise/hosting/) Wishing you all the best. -Kristina, The QuickBooks Team

Brenton W.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 16/09/2021

The questions most people have is QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online. As a bookkeeper with...

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.
Keisha G.
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  • Industry: Mental Health Care
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Go online!

Reviewed on 17/11/2021

I switched to online and have had a better experience since then.

I switched to online and have had a better experience since then.

Pros

The feature is good for first time businesses who want to learn QuickBooks. But online is better.

Cons

You have to purchase it new every year and it is only good to use on the computer in which you install it on. If that computer goes down, you cannot recover your info.

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QuickBooks Desktop Pro FAQs

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QuickBooks Desktop Pro offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$7.50
  • Free Trial: Available

Various licenses are available depending on the needs of the company.

QuickBooks Desktop Pro has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

QuickBooks Desktop Pro supports the following languages:

English

QuickBooks Desktop Pro supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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