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QuickBooks Desktop Software Detailed Comparison March 2017  - Click on Sage one images above  for online Accounting Solutions in the cloud from R205 per month

Quickbooks Version 2017 Click on version for more information

Pro

Features

Recommended Selling Prices (Single User)

Pastel Support

ZAR 3299

ZAR 5130

ZAR 5699

Multiple Companies

Multiple Users (Requires the purchase of additional licenses)

 

OS Client- Win 7, Win 8, Win10 (64 bit). Server- Windows Server 2008, & 2012

 

Easily Get Started

“Welcome to QuickBooks!” for first time users- featuring general tips & to-do’s

 

Quickly get started with common tasks using the Quick Start Centre

 

Easy Step® interview to get you up & running quicker when creating a new company

 

Help and Live Community

 

Quick navigation using the Shortcut bar, Icon bar and Menu bar

 

QuickBooks Coach and Video Tutorials

 

New Create a new company file by copying preferences and lists from existing company file

 

Chart of Accounts customised for your industry

 

Organise and complete everyday tasks

New Insights on Homepage- track your business health

 

New Favourites Menu- create your own menu with transactions you access regularly

 

Copy, scan or drag documents into the new Doc Centre

 

Attach multiple documents when emailing customers or suppliers

 

Customer Lead Center- Track leads and convert easily to a customer

 

Quickly locate an account, report, or invoice with QuickBooks F3 Search

 

Improved Stay on top of your receivables with the ‘Income Tracker’

 

Add or edit multiple lists by copying from MS Excel in spreadsheet view

 

Create customer letters in MS word

 

Send forms using a desktop email handler  Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 (32 /64 bit) & 2013 (32 /64 bit) Not compatible with Office Click-To-Run delivery formats.

 

New Send Company File to Accountant

 

Setup multiple email templates

 

Track emails sent to customers & suppliers from customer & supplier centres

 

Email customer payment receipts

 

New Email memorised report groups in batch

 

Track your Balance Sheet by Class/Cost Centre

 

See all your key customer information at a glance with the Customer Snapshot

 

Payment Snapshot: one place to view payment flows

 

Create an invoice for multiple customers in single window with batch invoicing

 

Easily manage reports with new Report Centre

 

Run reports and back up data while others work in the same company file

 

One click access to relevant reports

 

Duplicate sales and purchase transactions and list items

 

Track bills and set due-date reminders

 

Customer and Supplier Centres: contact and transaction history in one place

 

Progress Invoicing and automatic recharge of expenses

 

Integrate QuickBooks data with other business applications

 

Improved Customisable reports and graphs

 

(100+ Basic Reports)

(135+ Basic Reports)

(135+ Basic Reports)

New Insert Report comments

 

Report Center

 

Improved Alerts Menu – stay on top of important tasks

 

Short Term Cash Flow Projections

 

Create a Budget

 

Company Snapshot shows key performance indicators for your business

 

Set billing rates by employee, customer/client, position or service

 

Efficiently manage stock

Track Stock, set reorder points & create Purchase Orders

 

Stock Centre

 

Attach documents pertaining to stock using the Doc centre

 

Create sales orders

 

Manage back orders using the Sales Order fullfilment worksheet (not avail if multi currency enabled)

 

Generate Sales Orders from Estimates

 

Generate Purchase Orders from Estimates

 

Generate Purchase Orders from Sales Orders

 

Easily set prices and determine discounts by customer or job (Per Item or fixed %)

 

Build and Track Inventory Assemblies to Finished Goods

 

Units of Measure – buy, sell stock in different units

 

Set maximum order levels in addition to the existing minimum re order levels

 

Store Manufacturers Part Numbers on Items

 

Trade in multiple currencies

Download currency exchange rates

 

Support for over 140 currencies

 

Exchange rate history calendar

 

Create Summary Reports in Home and Foreign values

 

Set multiple foreign sales prices for items

 

Credit memo exhange rates automatically change to match Invoice exchange rates

 

Invoice templates show home and foreign currency totals

 

VAT Management Including Customs

South Africa VAT201

 

Report VAT liability on a Cash (payment) basis

 

Report VAT liability on a Accrual (invoice) basis

 

VAT Centre for easy access to common VAT tasks

 

VAT Setup Wizard to change / add new VAT rates

 

Access prior VAT returns once a period has been filed offline. (Online filing avail only in UK)

 

Accountant-specific tools

Audit Trail

 

Create Accountant Copy Changes (.QBY)

 

QuickBooks File Manager- managing multiple data files

 

Accountant Centre

 

Entering Cheques in a batch

 

Password Protected Closing Date

 

Auto Reverse of Journal entries

 

One Click Journal History

 

Adjusted TB, Adjusting Journal Entries Report

 

Financial Statement designer

 

Toggle between different editions of QuickBooks

 

Optimised for multiple users and locations

Track your Balance Sheet by Class

 

Open two different company files simultaneously on same machine

 

Set basic permissions levels to control user access

 

Multiple User Access (with purchase of additional licenses)

 

(Up to 5 users)

(Up to 5 users)

(Up to 30 users)

Multiuser tools (backup and file locking)

 

QuickBooks Instant Messenger

 

Desktop Sharing- access your computer from a remote location. Similar to Teamviewer- not meant for multiple branches/ users.)

 

(1 year free)

(1 year free)

Other Information:

  1. Requires the purchase of additional licenses. Pro/Premier 5 concurrent users, Accountant 30 concurrent users.
  2. QuickBooks Uk Desktop is not an online application. It can however be accessed on Cloud using Windows Remote Desktop Protocals (Terminal Services)
  3. QuickBooks Uk Desktop is Windows based- cannot be directly installed on Mac without paralell. For Terminal Server purposes we reccomend Windows Server 2008/ 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012/ 2012 R2 therefore making it ‘Cloud friendly’.
  4. Microsoft Office Compatibility: Email requires MS Office Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 or 2013 (Click-to-Run not supported). Letter Writing requires MS Word 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Excel integration requires MS Excel 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2017. Outlook synchronization requires QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook - requires MS Outlook 2007 & 2010 (2013 not supported). QuickBooks Statement Writer requires MS Excel 2007 and 2010 (2013 not supported).
  5. The ‘Send file to Accountant’ facility, assumes user already has a service such as dropbox in place and setup. It places accountants copy or Portable Company File in the specific folder configured for services such as dropbox and not used for direct connection. We recommend terminals services for VPN's for direct connections for branches

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