I have been using Intuit products for over 20 years to manage my own accounting records. QuickBooks is easy for new users to learn and it will grow with you as your company grows. But which version should you be using? Here is a brief look at the different versions available.
Entry level for companies with 3 or fewer people using the program. Has basic inventory control and reports
The next level up, you can have up to 5 users. Contains everything that Pro has plus create sales orders, track backorders, run reports by class (division).
Top level with up to 30 users, this is the program for mid-level companies. You can get industry specific versions. Additional features includes consolidated reports.
This is the easy way to get started without having to make an investment in desktop software or if you will be out of the office quite a bit. Designed for a single user plus your accountant.
With this version, you can have up to 3 users plus your accountant. Includes Company Snapshot (provides an overview of how you are doing) and online banking.
Have up to 5 users plus your accountant. This is the version to use if you have inventory to track (uses FIFO). Also lets you create purchase orders and track your business by classes (divisions).
Since 2009, Mac users can have QuickBooks as well. Intuit has been adding features every year to make this look more like the Windows version of QuickBooks.
Point of Sale (POS)
This version works with your cash register to provide a complete package for retail. Track inventory, manage your web store, stay in contact with customers with email integration.
You are not limited to buying accounting software and loading it on your computer as you can see above. Prefer the desktop versions but like the freedom of the online version? Consider cloud accounting. You can upload your software, rent the software or let your accountant manage your books while you have access to view what is going on. This is another option for those who are on the road.
Call me for more information about Cloud accounting.
Xero is an online alternative for your accounting needs. The program comes from New Zealand and is only available online. The advantage to the user is access to your account from any computer or smart phone plus constant updating to the program without cost to you.
This program uploads information from your bank, credit card and PayPal making reconciliation much easier.
No vacation or sick pay, payroll taxes, benefits
No cost for training
No water cooler talks about our personal problems
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