You can also print the Audit Trail Report, a Transaction Detail by Account report, and the Forecast Overview, which projects your company’s income and expense for each month. Company performance can be easily tracked by printing Income by Customer, YTD Comparisons, and a Net Worth Graph. All reports can be emailed as an Excel or PDF file. Reports can also be exported to Excel or as .CSV files.
IMPORT/EXPORT/INTEGRATION – 5 Stars
QuickBooks integrates with Microsoft Outlook for easy contact management. The Send Accountant’s Copy feature allows you to send a copy of your data directly to your accountant for review and corrections.
QuickBooks also works with a variety of add-ons and third-party applications. It also offers a Remote Access feature, starting at $3.95 per month. The QuickBooks Time Tracker allows timesheets to be submitted electronically.
HELP & SUPPORT OPTIONS – 5 Stars
QuickBooks remains an easy-to-install/easy-to-use product. A comprehensive Help file can be found throughout the product, and various Learning Center tutorials are available to view on-demand. The Online QuickBooks community was designed as a central location for QuickBooks users to meet and share tips and suggestions and has proved popular. Thirty days of free support is included for all new purchases, with various support packages available thereafter.
RELATIVE VALUE – 5 Stars
With its flexibility and popularity with both small business owners and accountants alike, QuickBooks continues to thrive in a very competitive market. Adding industry-specific products to its already strong accounting product has made it the staple in small businesses globally. With a price decrease from last year, there is no reason not to invest in this comprehensive accounting and financial product.
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