Did the Multi-User Capability of QuickBooks Pro Change For 2011?

Yes, it did. For QuickBooks Pro versions prior to QuickBooks Pro 2011, a multi-user configuration could consist of up to 5 users. For QuickBooks 2011, that has been reduced from 5 users to 3. The maximum number of users allowed under QuickBooks Premier 2011 remains unchanged at 5. However, because QuickBooks Pro and Premier share […]

How Does Quickbooks Online Edition Compare To the Desktop Versions of QuickBooks?

Online Edition (OE) is available in 2 versions: Basic and Plus.  It offers 3 powerful features: lower up-front software costs resulting from less expensive, on-demand pricing reduced burden for installation, maintenance, and support rapidly scalable access to your accounting data when and where you need it Generally speaking, OE does not offer the full feature […]

How Do I Enable Sales Orders?

In QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise Solutions, in order to use Sales Orders, you first have to enable them in Preferences. To do that, choose Preferences from the Edit menu.  Next, choose Sales & Customers from the Preferences menu and check Enable Sales Orders.  Once this preference is selected, you can configure how QuickBooks handles sales […]

What Are the Feature Differences Between QuickBooks Pro and Premier?

While the basic data file format is the same for both QuickBooks Pro and Premier, there are a number of features included with Premier that are missing from the less-expensive Pro. The introduction of QuickBooks 2011 further changed the list of differences between Pro and Premier. For new features introduced with the 2011 version, QuickBooks […]

How Do I Compare QuickBooks Various Payroll Services?

Intuit offers 3 payroll services for companies: Basic Payroll, Enhanced Payroll, and Assisted Payroll.  There’s also a 4th payroll service, Enhanced Payroll for Accountants, targeted to accounting professionals providing services to clients.  Intuit provides an online PDF to compare its various payroll services. We prepared our own feature and cost comparison of QuickBooks payroll services […]

How Do I Compare QuickBooks Point of Sale Pro To Earlier Versions?

Intuit provides a table to compare the versions of Point of Sale (POS) Pro from 6.0 to 8.0.

What’s the Difference Between Security In QuickBooks Versus Enterprise Solutions?

The differences in security features between QuickBooks and Enterprise Solutions, its more powerful relative, are significant.  Those are apparent from the opening window to manage users, which in QuickBooks is the User List, and in Enterprise Solutions is the Users and Roles window. For this comparison, we’ll compare QuickBooks 2009 to Enterprise Solutions 9.0. QuickBooks 2010 […]

Does QuickBooks Support True Fund Accounting?

Out of the box, QuickBooks doesn’t completely support true fund accounting, but there are several simple, low cost ways to provide fund accounting in QuickBooks. Fund accounting is a method of accounting used by public sector (e. g., cities and towns) and non-profit organizations because these entities have a need to track balances and expenditures […]

What Is the Unit of Measure Preference and How Does It Work?

The Unit of Measure preference is a way to specify the basis for quantities, prices or rates, and costs for an Item.  It’s only available in Premier and Enterprise Solutions, and support for it varies by product and edition. QuickBooks supports 2 modes for assigning a unit of measure: Single (Single U/M Per Item) and […]

What Are the System Requirements To Operate QuickBooks?

System requirements for QuickBooks products vary by version. The minimum system requirements can be found in various Intuit knowledgebase articles based on the product version: QuickBooks 2010 and Enterprise Solutions 10.0 QuickBooks 2009 and Enterprise Solutions 9.0 QuickBooks 2008 and Enterprise Solutions 8.0 System requirements include: operating systems supported processor, RAM, display, and free disk […]