QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Enterprise accounting, FSM and inventory management solution

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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Overview

What is QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise?

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is an end-to-end accounting solution designed to grow alongside small businesses. The software provides tools for managing inventory, tracking sales, generating reports, and running payroll. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise also provides industry-specific solutions for contractors, retail, manufacturing and wholesale, and nonprofit organizations.

With QuickBooks Enterprise, users can control each team member’s access to information with individual user roles and permissions, to ensure that all employees can access the data they need while sensitive information is kept private. The Advanced Inventory tools enable the management and tracking of inventory from within QuickBooks. Enhanced Pick, Pack, and Ship allows users to manage order fulfilment workflows from a single dashboard. Users can also scan barcodes when picking or receiving inventory, track product locations and movements, automatically upload inventory counts from multiple warehouses, and generate custom inventory reports.

QuickBooks Enterprise’s Advanced Pricing system lets users control, customize, and automate their pricing. Manufacturer markdowns, quantity discounts, price changes by class, and scheduled promotions are all supported, and users can create price rules with any combination of factors, including items, vendors, customers, classes, and custom fields. Advanced Reporting provides users with industry-specific template bundles, pre-filled with company data to reduce manual data input errors.

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$111.20/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Three hosted packages are available - Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
Pricing is based on the number of users required.
Starting price for one user:
Sliver: $111.20/month
Gold: $119/month
Platinum: $121/month


QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

QuickBooks Enterprise provides users with a company snapshot
With QuickBooks Enterprise, users can manage pick, pack and ship for all their sales orders
Cycle count allows users to scan and upload inventory counts for multiple warehouses
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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Reviews

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
10098

Very good
5649

Average
1031

Poor
161

Terrible
127

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.1
92% recommended this app
Andrew M.

Quickbooks is still the best for small business, despite its shortcomings

Overall, Quickbooks is great for small business, particularly those that have all employees on-site. If you have employees off-site or want a third-party (accountant, for example) to have access, you may want to plan ahead of time and determine if Quickbooks is a great fit. There are third-party apps (QBOX) that can help off-site employees access it, but there are limitations. Otherwise, you need IT to help you set up servers or pay higher prices to Intuit for their customized solutions. That issue aside, Quickbooks is a great product after you get past the learning curve.


Verified Reviewer

Backoffice and Front officework at ease

I am very happy to use this package for payroll mangement. Earlier I had to use multiple excel sheets for each functions.


Erik S.

QuickBooks Enterprise - not really suitable for multi-location businesses

QuickBooks Enterprise at first glance seemed like a good fit for my 5-location business. The feature set is rich, is a widely accepted accounting package and came with a nice support package. The fundamental features of the software are quite impressive and met the core needs of my business with range from retail sales to large projects. To handle the multiple locations, there is a "class" (location) construct that allows you to use a single chart of accounts and use class to designate where things apply. For standard income/expense accounts this works well and I can track sales and expenses easily. Where the implementation fall very short is with asset/liability accounts. For example, if you have 100 widgets in class A and 0 in class B (store A and store B) and you transfer 50 widgets to class B, the count of widgets is done correctly, but the inventory value of the transferred widgets still remains in the first class. It's made a mess of my inventory values and we've had to resort to processing manual GL entries anytime we transfer items from store to store. The same holds true with banking - the class structure is only partially implemented. There are work-arounds, but they're slow and cumbersome.

Reporting is another soft spot. There are plenty of pre-made reports that are decent and you can build custom reports. The issue is that custom reports are very unstable and more often than not, you'll find that reports lock up (or frozen as you'll read everywhere). This makes them pretty much worthless unless you enjoy creating a new custom report every time you want to use one.

Customer support is very energetic, but it's mainly people who have never used accounting software outside a PowerPoint driven training scenario. The usual answer is to either use Google or look on the Intuit community forums. Fairly disappointing. We've managed to figure most things out, but it's taken far longer than if we had access to people with real-world experience. There are a couple of great YouTube users (Hector) who were very helpful with their videos.


William A.

Fast, Simple to use, Easy to Integrate, Support is light, and price is a touch higher than...

Overall, I have no intention of leaving QuickBooks.


Andre C.

Perfect for Small to Medium Business

As an accounting firm we use Quickbooks on a daily basis. We operate in a cloud environment which does pose a challenge as accountant runs on a Mac with Parallels. We are able to work around this issue. We find that the audit trail is great as well as the adjusting journal entries. The footprint (memory useage) of Quickbooks Desktop is not the smallest it is not the largest and does immediately adjust when windows are closed.


Andrew M.
Industry: Accounting
Company size: Self Employed

Quickbooks is still the best for small business, despite its shortcomings

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 11/02/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Quickbooks is great for small business, particularly those that have all employees on-site. If you have employees off-site or want a third-party (accountant, for example) to have access, you may want to plan ahead of time and determine if Quickbooks is a great fit. There are third-party apps (QBOX) that can help off-site employees access it, but there are limitations. Otherwise, you need IT to help you set up servers or pay higher prices to Intuit for their customized solutions. That issue aside, Quickbooks is a great product after you get past the learning curve.

Pros

Quickbooks is universally known, compatible with many banks and third-party apps, and can be quite helpful for small businesses. You can customize reports, memorize transactions, and make use of many other time-saving features. Once you get comfortable, you can very quickly manage your accounting and see where your business stands. Also, since it is so popular, there are numerous websites that share helpful tips and tricks.

Cons

There is a steep learning curve for most users. You will not feel comfortable with it for the first few months. Since it is so popular, however, you can search for nearly any task and find several websites that explain how to perform a task. As a CPA, sometimes I just wanted to see the transaction behind the curtain and it can be difficult to see that. Also, remote access for an external accountant or off-site employees is cumbersome and can require paid assistance.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Backoffice and Front officework at ease

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 30/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I am very happy to use this package for payroll mangement. Earlier I had to use multiple excel sheets for each functions.

Pros

I worked on payroll management package of Quickbooks. I saved so much time in tracking expense and accounts receivable data at the same time removing human errors in payroll processing. It has very easy to understand features for state wise payroll processing based on very flexible job conditions.
It tax payment system is reliable and you can have peace on these legal matters.

Cons

too many customizations lead to duplicate effort.

Response from Intuit

Hey there!
We're delighted to read that QuickBooks was able to save you so much time. Providing you the best tools and backing you is our goal. We recommend visiting our blog to keep up to date with what's new in QuickBooks: (https://quickbooks.intuit.com/blog/). You can also visit our community page for tips with QuickBooks, answers to commonly asked questions and more: (community.intuit.com).
Wishing you continued success.
-Jay, The QuickBooks Team.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Erik S.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 11-50 Employees

QuickBooks Enterprise - not really suitable for multi-location businesses

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 16/11/2018
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

QuickBooks Enterprise at first glance seemed like a good fit for my 5-location business. The feature set is rich, is a widely accepted accounting package and came with a nice support package. The fundamental features of the software are quite impressive and met the core needs of my business with range from retail sales to large projects. To handle the multiple locations, there is a "class" (location) construct that allows you to use a single chart of accounts and use class to designate where things apply. For standard income/expense accounts this works well and I can track sales and expenses easily. Where the implementation fall very short is with asset/liability accounts. For example, if you have 100 widgets in class A and 0 in class B (store A and store B) and you transfer 50 widgets to class B, the count of widgets is done correctly, but the inventory value of the transferred widgets still remains in the first class. It's made a mess of my inventory values and we've had to resort to processing manual GL entries anytime we transfer items from store to store. The same holds true with banking - the class structure is only partially implemented. There are work-arounds, but they're slow and cumbersome.

Reporting is another soft spot. There are plenty of pre-made reports that are decent and you can build custom reports. The issue is that custom reports are very unstable and more often than not, you'll find that reports lock up (or frozen as you'll read everywhere). This makes them pretty much worthless unless you enjoy creating a new custom report every time you want to use one.

Customer support is very energetic, but it's mainly people who have never used accounting software outside a PowerPoint driven training scenario. The usual answer is to either use Google or look on the Intuit community forums. Fairly disappointing. We've managed to figure most things out, but it's taken far longer than if we had access to people with real-world experience. There are a couple of great YouTube users (Hector) who were very helpful with their videos.

Pros

Simple interface
Widely used by the industry
30 user capability
Mid-rage price tag on a subscription basis

Cons

The class implementation is only partially implemented and causes great pain when using this to run multiple locations
The performance is marginal
Required a lot of extra plug-ins to accomplish things
Custom reports are reasonably flexible, but are very, very unstable and aren't very usable.
Customer support is lackluster with the common answer being, "have you looked on Google?"
Credit card processing through Intuit is not competitively priced

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

William A.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Fast, Simple to use, Easy to Integrate, Support is light, and price is a touch higher than others

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 26/07/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I have no intention of leaving QuickBooks.

Pros

QuickBooks is easy to import into, export out of and directly integrate with certain platforms. The software was built with the user experience in mind.

Cons

The price is a bit higher than the competition, so technically its a con. However, I don't consider this a negative because sometimes you get what you pay for and I found QBO to have better features and a better reputation as a whole.

The support is not as easy to work with as I would like. But compared to some of the competiton, its better than not having any.

Response from Intuit

Hey, William. Thanks for being such a loyal member of the QuickBooks family. We appreciate all the kind words you have to say about our product. Aside from phone and chat support, you can also go to the Community for assistance (https://community.intuit.com/). Once there, you can communicate with other users as well as our experts. All the best in your business endeavors.
Caitlyn, The QuickBooks Team

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Andre C.
Industry: Accounting
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Perfect for Small to Medium Business

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 9/10/2020
Review Source: Capterra

As an accounting firm we use Quickbooks on a daily basis. We operate in a cloud environment which does pose a challenge as accountant runs on a Mac with Parallels. We are able to work around this issue. We find that the audit trail is great as well as the adjusting journal entries. The footprint (memory useage) of Quickbooks Desktop is not the smallest it is not the largest and does immediately adjust when windows are closed.

Pros

Ability to have more than one company open at a time. Ability to search on almost every possible field. Fast report generation. Ability to update reports either automatically or by clicking update. Good user and password management. Audit trail awesome.

Cons

No Quickbooks Desktop for Mac, Ability to run with files on server without Quickbooks server installed. More indepth file rebuild options. Ability to integrate without third party to website. Window management can result in inexperianced users having multiple windows open causing effect on performance.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.5/10
Based on 17,066 user ratings
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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Pricing

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Pricing

Starting from
US$111.20/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Three hosted packages are available - Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
Pricing is based on the number of users required.
Starting price for one user:
Sliver: $111.20/month
Gold: $119/month
Platinum: $121/month

Three hosted packages are available - Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
Pricing is based on the number of users required.
Starting price for one user:
Sliver: $111.20/month
Gold: $119/month
Platinum: $121/month

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 17,066 user ratings
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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Features

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Features

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.4/5
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Categories

Additional information for QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Additional information for QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Key features of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Custom Labels
  • Dispatching
  • GPS Tracking
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Overrun Projections
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Purchasing
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • RFID
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Time Tracking

Benefits

• Enterprise offers a range of industry-specific solutions for contracting, manufacturing & wholesale, retail, professional services, and non-profit organizations, which are loaded with special features and reports.

• Individual user roles and permissions can be set for over 115 different activities, ensuring that all team members are given access to the information they require while the rest is kept private.

• QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise’s Advanced Inventory allows users to track inventory across multiple locations, from bin to sale, with mobile barcode scanning.

• The central dashboard enables the management of picking, packing, and shipping workflows from within a single dashboard.

• Advanced Reporting allows users to create customizable reports using industry-specific template bundles, which are automatically filled with company data to reduce manual data entry errors.

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise FAQs

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise.

Q. What type of pricing plans does QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise offer?

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$111.20/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Three hosted packages are available - Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Pricing is based on the number of users required. Starting price for one user: Sliver: $111.20/month Gold: $119/month Platinum: $121/month

Q. What are the main features of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise?

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise offers the following features:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Custom Labels
  • Dispatching
  • GPS Tracking
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Overrun Projections
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Purchasing
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • RFID
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Time Tracking

Q. Who are the typical users of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise?

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise support?

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise offer?

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise support mobile devices?

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise integrate with?

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise integrates with the following applications:

Commercial Moving System, Content Central, CrunchTime, DataTrans WebEDI, Followup CRM, Hybrent, Intuit Field Service Management ES, MARINAGO, Salesboom CRM, X-Cart

Q. What level of support does QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise offer?

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials