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QuickBooks 2014 – Detailed Software Comparison

 
Simple Start 2014
SimpleStart
Pro 2014
Pro
Premier 2014
Premier
Accountant
Accountant
Enterprise
Enterprise
Features
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Runs on Vista, Win 7 (32/64 bit)
& Win 8 (32/64 bit)
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Compatible with other products in the QuickBooks range3 X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Inventory capacity threshold X 14 500 14 500 14 500 1 million
Classes capacity threshold X 10 000 10 000 10 000 100 0000
Names (Customers, suppliers, other names and employees) capacity threshold 14 500 14 500 14 500 14 500 1 million
Pricelist (Detailed and fixed %) threshold X 100 100 100 750
Easily
Get Started
“Welcome to QuickBooks!” for first time users- featuring general tips & to-do’s X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Quickly get started with common tasks using the Quick Start Centre X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Easy Step® interview to get you up & running quicker when creating a new company X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Help and Live Community bullet bullet bullet bullet bullet
Quick navigation using the Shortcut bar, Icon bar and Menu bar X bullet bullet bullet bullet
QuickBooks Coach and Video Tutorials bullet bullet bullet bullet bullet
Chart of Accounts customised for your industry X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Organise and complete everyday tasks
New! Copy, scan or drag documents into the new Doc Centre X bullet bullet bullet bullet
New! Attach multiple documents when emailing customers or suppliers X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Improved Lead Center – copy and paste leads from MS Excel4 X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Quickly locate an account, report, or invoice with QuickBooks F3 Search X bullet bullet bullet bullet
New! Stay on top of your receivables with the ‘Income Tracker’ X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Add or edit multiple lists by copying from MS Excel in spreadsheet view4 X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Create customer letters in MS word. Synch contacts with Outlook4 X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Send forms using ‘non desktop’ email handlers- such as Hotmail/Live, Gmail and Yahoo webmail X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Send forms using a desktop email handler- MS Outlook 2003, 2007 & 2010 (32 or 64 bit) bullet bullet bullet bullet bullet
New! Setup multiple email templates X bullet bullet bullet bullet
New! Track emails sent to customers & suppliers from customer & supplier centres X bullet bullet bullet bullet
New! Email payment receipts, bill payment stub/ remittance advice X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Track your Balance Sheet by Class/Cost Centre X X bullet bullet bullet
See all your key customer information at a glance with the Customer Snapshot X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Payment Snapshot: one place to view payment flows X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Create an invoice for multiple customers in single window with batch invoicing X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Easily manage reports with new Report Centre X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Run reports and back up data while others work in the same company file X bullet bullet bullet bullet
One click access to relevant reports X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Sort by data type on bank reconciliation window X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Duplicate sales and purchase transactions and list items X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Track bills and set due-date reminders X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Customer and Supplier Centres: contact and transaction history in one place X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Progress Invoicing and automatic recharge of expenses X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Integrate QuickBooks data with other business applications6 X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Customisable reports and graphs bullet(14 Basic Reports) bullet(100+ Basic Reports) bullet(135+ Basic Reports) bullet(135+ Basic Reports) bullet(135+ Basic Reports)
Report Center X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Improved Alerts Menu – stay on top of important tasks X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Short Term Cash Flow Projections X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Create a Budget X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Company Snapshot shows key performance indicators for your business X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Set billing rates by employee, customer/client, position or service X X bullet bullet bullet
Efficiently manage stock
Track Stock, set reorder points & create Purchase Orders X bullet bullet bullet bullet
New! Stock Centre X X bullet bullet bullet
New! Attach documents pertaining to stock using the Doc centre X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Create sales orders X X bullet bullet bullet
Manage back orders using the Sales Order fullfilment worksheet (not avail if multi currency enabled) X X X bullet bullet
Generate Sales Orders from Estimates X X bullet bullet bullet
Generate Purchase Orders from Estimates X X bullet bullet bullet
Generate Purchase Orders from Sales Orders X X bullet bullet bullet
Easily set prices and determine discounts by customer or job (Per Item or fixed %) X X bullet bullet bullet
Build and Track Inventory Assemblies to Finished Goods X X bullet bullet bullet
Units of Measure – buy, sell stock in different units X X bullet bullet bullet
New! Set maximum order levels in addition to the existing minimum re order levels X X bullet bullet bullet
Store Manufacturers Part Numbers on Items X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Trade in multiple currencies
Download currency exchange rates X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Support for over 140 currencies X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Exchange rate history calendar X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Create Summary Reports in Home and Foreign values X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Set multiple foreign sales prices for items X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Credit memo exhange rates automatically change to match Invoice exchange rates X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Invoice templates show home and foreign currency totals X bullet bullet bullet bullet
VAT Management
VAT201 report for South Africa bullet bullet bullet bullet bullet
Report VAT liability on a Cash (payment) basis bullet bullet bullet bullet bullet
Report VAT liability on a Accrual (invoice) basis X bullet bullet bullet bullet
VAT Centre for easy access to common VAT tasks X bullet bullet bullet bullet
VAT Setup Wizard to change / add new VAT rates X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Access prior VAT returns once a period has been filed offline. (Online filing avail only in UK) X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Accountant-specific tools
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Create Accountant Copy Changes (.QBY) X X X bullet X
QuickBooks File Manager- managing multiple data files X X X bullet X
Accountant Centre X X X bullet X
Entering Cheques in a batch X X X bullet X
Password Protected Closing Date X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Auto Reverse of Journal entries X X bullet bullet bullet
One Click Journal History X X X bullet bullet
Adjusted TB, Adjusting Journal Entries Report X X bullet bullet bullet
Financial Statement designer X X X bullet X
Toggle between different editions of QuickBooks X X X X X
Enterprise-specific features
New! Automatically build sub-assemblies when building a final assembly X X X X bullet
New! Automatically increase cost of assemblies when component costs increase X X X X bullet
New! ‘Where-used’ report for any components spread over multiple assemblies X X X X bullet
New! Track multiple reps per customer X X X X bullet
New! Filter reports by job status – ‘completed’ or ‘in progress’ X X X X bullet
New! WIP report showing up to the minute info on expected and actual reenue for jobs in progress X X X X bullet
New! Committed costs report X X X X bullet
Consolidation of multiple reports using MS Excel4 X X X X bullet
Create & Assign your own custom roles (permissioning) to suit your businesses needs X X X X bullet
ODBC Compatibility (Read-only QuickBooks Open Database Connector) X X X X bullet
New! Advance Pricing. Configure price rules & setup automatic Quantity discounts2 X X X X bullet
Advanced Stock (Multiple sites, Serial/batch no tracking & hand held bar code setup)2 X X X X bullet
Optimised for multiple users and locations
Open two different company files simultaneously on same machine X X X bullet bullet
Set basic permissions levels to control user access X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Configure detailed permission levels to control user access X X X X bullet
Multiple User Access (with purchase of additional copies)1 X (Up to 5 users1) (Up to 5 users1) (Up to 30 users1) (Up to 30 users1)
Multiuser tools (backup and file locking) X bullet bullet bullet bullet
QuickBooks Instant Messenger X bullet bullet bullet bullet
Access your computer from a remote location 6 Not meant for multiple branches/users X X bullet(1 year free) bullet(1 year free) bullet(1 year free)

Foot notes:

1. Requires the purchase of additional licenses. Pro/ Premier 5 concurrent users & Accountant/ Enterprise 30 concurrent users.
2. Additional fees may apply.
3. Add Ons for SA ONLY.
4. Requires Microsoft Word 2003, 2007 & 2010 (not compatible with 2013 yet). Excel integration requires Excel 2003, 2007 & 2010. Outlook synchronization requires QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook tool, available for free at www.quickbooks.com/contact_sync/, and Outlook 2003, 2007 & 2010. For more information visit www.quickbooks.co.uk. Business software applications sold separately.
5. Internet access required. Additional fees apply for WebEx remote access service. One single-user subscription (12 months of service) included at no charge. Remote Access subscription begins at the time of installation.
6. QuickBooks Compatible Software available from http://marketplace.intuit.com