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An Important Software to Own or to Know! QBP 12: A Critical Review
on December 23, 2012
*** A Look At Some of The Features/ Interface ***
I've worked in payroll as well as an acct. receivable and acct. payable rep for the past 15 years or so. Inasmuch as there are literally, dozens and dozens of accounting and payroll software to choose from your standard spreadsheets like Excel or Quattro Pro to Lotus 1-2-3 to JD Edwards to Kronos Timekeeper and Ultipro... here in Miami, there's always two pre-requisites for accounting job applicants: one they must have a working knowledge of Excel and must know/ be familiar with Quickbooks.
We got QB for Mac here on Amazon for our home-based business and the Pro (Windows version) for our day job.
What we've found is that Quickbooks and their online payment service and interconnection with the banking sector is extremely simple to navigate and to process payroll and it's unrivaled, even by ADP.
Quickbooks is both an integrated accounting, bookkeeping and payroll software that you can store and track inventory, input expenses and revenue, process payroll, taxes and deductions and end of the year statements.
The "Pro" version provides for extra currency options as well as more third-party (banking + investment firm).
In order use the software, you'll have to have all of business information including your federal tax id # ready.
*** Older issue ***
We bought QBP 12 about a month or so ago when it was on sale at Office Depot or Best Buy-- I have to look for the receipt-- and there was no new features to QBP 13 to justify not buying the older version at $75 less. (With QBP 12, you can't use it with Windows 8 or with IE 10 as of yet.)
As mentioned the biggest distinction between the Windows version and the Mac version is the ability (Pro Version) for international accounting, that's helpful for us being in an international city like Miami.
And, support for more than 10 employees, if a contractual commitment calls for part time or seasonal workers.
*** Consideration ***
We hadn't read one of the 1st reviews by an owner of this software-- Sir Coogs A Lot. The issues that he raised and the subsequent dialog that he's had over the past year with other long-time QuickBooks owners should NOT be ignored. We've seen this type of intrusion before where hidden items has caused us to lose quite a bit of money because we were unaware of their existence.
Sure, there should be a charge for online banking, if it requires a physical body on the other end to do the manual task of processing payroll, but much of that can be automated-- Ultipro is doing just that. And, his losing $325 is nothing to ignore.
So, even with QuickBooks Pro, we and my suggestion is that (as other customers have done) use yourself as both the business owner and client and run tests on how the software works on both ends and then integrate it or make some decisions on what services you'd like to have the software complete and those you'll find other means to.