Pros Sometimes it works
Cons Sometimes it doesn't work and is time consuming
Summary My biggest complaint about this product is the pop-up ads. It's such a wonderful experience to be posting checks and have a pop-up blast up to tell you about all the wonderful services available from Intuit! Most unintuitive, disruptive, and unprofessional software I have ever used.
Just to clarify... I have been developing software for almost 20 years. Intuit used to release some very nice, easy to use, and stable products. That is no longer the case.
Now it's not about producing a good product, it's all about Marketing and Money. The "Marketing Weenies" have taken over what once was a fine company.
Intuit's new slogan should be: "This would be a great business if it weren't for customers."
"Intuit Nightmare"on by smythe_911
Pros Easy to use at first, many features
Cons It will cost you and cost you in the long run
Summary I am a long-time Quickbooks user.
This company is an absolute nightmare.
I have been using the 2001 Pro version for a few years.
I faithfully updated.
Then they "retired" the 2001 version. However, the program doesn't know that and continues to try to update.
Fatal error, since the attempt at update requires that you either fork over $199 or the program becomes disabled.
If you don't buy the update, the message upon trying to re-start Quickbooks then tells you to "re-install" the original version.
However, since with each update your data files are changed to match the updates, the original data files no longer work with the original version.
And unless you purchase the $199 update package, the updates are no longer available to you either by automatic update or online.
So if I ever want to see my company's data again, I must pay them $199 every three years. They quite candidly say on the phone that this is their business plan and if you don't want to pay "there is nothing we can do" about the inaccessibility of your data files due to their direct actions.
Except a lawsuit, of course.
Anyone want to join a class-action lawsuit?
If you are smart, you would switch to the cheaper, almost equally useful accounting programs. Avoid Intuit.
Pros It can add and subtract
Cons Pay for it once...and keep paying, and paying and paying..until you feel as if you've been raped
Summary I have been using Quickbooks for 11 years for my small business (with 1.5 employees) . In order to process payroll, this year they require a $199/year "payroll subscription"...yet now that's not good enough, now they want another $99 to upgrade the whole program....yet again. I don't think it is possible for a software company to be more of a *****. How much money do they need for a an accounting program that basically adds and subtracts.
I have never felt so abused and ripped off by a software company. I highly recommend not getting yourself started with this program. You will get stuck...paying more and more each year, for less and less. Their support is marginal (yet fun if you want to discuss the weather in Bangalore).
Intuit is a company that has abused their customers year in and year out (just Google "Intuit Sucks" and see what pops up).
Find another program - Quickbooks by Intuit truly is the Anti-Christ!
"14500 dead end wall"on by brutec
Pros 14500 dead end wall
Cons 14500 dead end wall
Summary We trusted quick books to handle our business accounting but they failed miserably, We paid through the nose and used quick books faithfully for 4 years with the help of a QuickBooks pro advisor (recommended) but the program self destructed after we enter 14,500 names into the data base. This is not hard to do if you do 5-10 jobs day for clients it will occur after 3-4 years. This is a pretty common occurrence for small business. When you hit the 14500 limit the program STOPS WORKING we were dead in our tracks 3 people in our office could not work all day, we had to call in our qb pro advisor and even she was stumped, we had customers and job piling up, when we asked QuickBooks people what to do they had no options available, nothing that we were able to purchase to go the next level up. QuickBooks enterprise is not available in Canada (where our company operates) If you plan to use quick books regularly in a business that is actually growing (this is what most businesses tend to do) get ready for the dead end wall it will stop you dead in your tracks and cause a great deal of havoc and expense for you. Look for the 14500 limit by hitting f2 on your keyboard if you are close start thinking of a solution because QuickBooks does not have one. Quick books will tell you that you have outgrown QuickBooks and now need another solution, huh? new system? training expence? new program expence? then you will be stuck figuring out what this all means because the people you trusted and paid a great deal of money over the years to just kicked you out into the street after you hit 14500 names in their database, with no solution in mind.
"Use GnuCash"on by dtcs
Pros none that i could find
Cons This software is advertising supported software
Summary For a Free alternative solution to this program you can find gnuCash the better choice for accounting sofware. www.gnucash.org