Running a Business Isn't Easy. At Least QuickBooks Is.
QuickBooks Pro is easy to set up, learn and use - because you probably have enough on your plate as it is. There's plenty of help available too, like the Support Centre and Live Community.
The interactive interview gets you set up and ready to go quickly
Use the Live Community to speak directly to other experts and entrepreneurs
Access the QuickBooks Coach and video demos for guides to common tasks
We know you probably didn't start a business because you care about accounting, so our business accounting software is designed for people who aren't accountants.
Looking for help from someone who's been there and done it?
The QuickBooks Live Community is an online network of QuickBooks users, entrepreneurs, accountants and other experts. They'll do their best to answer your questions and provide support and advice.
Whether you are trying to do something new with QuickBooks, or need more general business advice, consult the Live Community. You'll get answers fast, from entrepreneurs who've been in similar situations - all without leaving QuickBooks Pro.
Your VAT Return Done Fast and Right, Every Quarter
VAT. A headache, right? Calculating what you owe and what you can claim can be a real a hassle - especially if you do it manually. QuickBooks Pro uses financial information you've already entered to generate your VAT returns.
Freedom from VAT! Create your VAT return in minutes and file it online
eFile from within QuickBooks - it's fully tested with HMRC systems
The latest VAT rules are incorporated to ensure accurate returns
VAT is rarely pleasurable, unless you're owed a refund. But with QuickBooks accounting software, at least it's easy - so you get more time to focus on running your company.
Ever had trouble getting your VAT return in on time?
Those quarterly VAT deadlines seem to come round awfully fast. And it's easy to miss that 30 day window, especially with a bunch of demanding customers.
With QuickBooks Pro, you can generate your VAT returns when you like. For most businesses it only takes a few minutes. And now HMRC requires you to file your return online (this is called eFiling), you can do it from within QuickBooks itself. There's no need to allow for postal delays or worry about the paperwork getting lost in the mail.
Easy Estimates. Easy Invoicing. Actually, It's Just Easy.
Lots of customers, lots of tasks - it's no wonder producing estimates, invoices and chasing payments seems to take as long as the work itself. QuickBooks Pro cuts these overheads:
Generate invoices and estimates using details you've already entered - in seconds
See the status of orders at a glance: are they invoiced, paid, or overdue?
Send out invoices, estimates and reminders by email, in batches - saving time
With QuickBooks business accounting software you never have to enter information more than once. For instance, you can generate an invoice from an original estimate in one click.
Do you produce estimates and invoices manually?
Manually generating estimates for new business takes time. That's fine if you get the job, but if not then you could be looking at significant wasted effort.
QuickBooks Pro lets you store templates for different kinds of job, so you can compile estimates quickly and easily. Just fill in the specifics. Then when the job's done, you can turn your estimates into an accurate invoice with just one mouse click.
Track, View and Control Your Cash Flow
Cash flow is king. But that doesn't mean it should boss you around. Use QuickBooks Pro business accounting software to get to grips with how money flows through your business:
Save time by generating invoices and cash sale receipts in seconds
Check when bills are due and ensure you can pay them - before you send payment
Track your stock, set reorder points and issue purchase orders
Customisable reports and dynamically generated balance sheets make it easy to keep an eye on exactly where your money is going. You'll never be unexpectedly tight for cash again.
Have you ever forgotten to pay a bill?
When you're running a busy business it's all too easy to miss a due date and become one of those annoying late payers. Not with QuickBooks Pro: just enter the details of a bill as soon as you receive it and the accounting software will remind you when it's due. Pay on time, every time.
One Screen With All the Information You Need
See the state of your business, at a glance, with the easy-to-understand Company Snapshot. It puts customer information at your fingertips.
The Company Snapshot gives you a clear overview of your business
See who owes you money - and what bills you need to pay
Reminders show what you need to do by the end of the day
In addition to the Company Snapshot, you can access the Customer and Supplier Centres to see full information about everyone you do business with.
Struggling to see your business's health in Excel?
It's hard to use Excel to build a consolidated view showing the state of your business. You need to juggle formulas and enter data manually - and even then, just one slip of the keyboard could result in inaccurate results. Besides, Excel doesn't have reminder functions built in.
Reports About Your Business That Actually Make Sense
Base your business decisions on facts. QuickBooks Pro has a comprehensive reporting system that lets you analyse your business data in as much detail as you need:
Browse the library of key reports, including profit and loss and balance sheet
Get an overall picture or a granular view: click reports to drill down into figures
Analyse unpaid bills, payment histories, cash on hand, inventory, waste and more
QuickBooks Pro has over 100 built-in reports - and you can use the advanced interface to build your own too. With all your important business information in one place, it's easier to sift, analyse and interpret it - with no need for any time-consuming manual analysis.
Are you losing out by overrunning on work?
It can be hard to keep track of hours worked and then bill clients accurately. And if you work to a fixed price, you can end up working longer than you budgeted for.
QuickBooks lets you track the time worked on a project, so you can analyse how long projects took and how many hours you billed. Use this information to determine whether you're accurately accounting for your time in estimates and invoices.
Use the Currency - Even if You Don't Speak the Language
Trade internationally with QuickBooks Pro. Use multiple currencies and make international business a breeze. Work with suppliers and customers in their own currencies - or convert back to pounds to see where you stand.
Download the latest exchange rates and use them automatically
QuickBooks Pro keeps a historical record of exchange rate fluctuations
Deal in as many currencies as you like - and switch between them easily
Multicurrency support is built into QuickBooks Pro. Unlike in other accounting software, you don't need to rely on workarounds or guess the exchange rate.
Do you know where you stand with international customers?
Time differences, language and cultural issues ... sometimes it's hard to know exactly what international customers and suppliers are thinking.
QuickBooks Pro can't help you with that. But it does incorporate international transactions seamlessly into reports, and lets you switch between currencies so you can see the impact of exchange rate changes, new work or other factors.
Get Paid for the Hours You Work. It's Only Fair.
Built in project management in QuickBooks Pro helps you stay organised and makes sure you invoice for the work you've actually done
Keep track of exactly what work you've done for each client
Make your estimates more accurate by creating standard task lists for routine jobs
Run real-time reports to see what you have and haven't billed
By tracking time and expenses for every job and using that information to generate estimates and invoices, you'll charge every customer fairly.
Still using pen and paper to track hours worked?
Old-fashioned timesheets or simple pen and paper still work - as long as you remember to fill forms in and don't mislay them.
But why rely on paper when QuickBooks Pro can log how long you or your employees spend on each project? It never loses any information and you can transfer the work log directly to an invoice, without entering anything again.