QuickBooks was introduced as a full desktop version into the UK around the year 2000. It was developed by US-based Intuit as a more versatile variant of an earlier product called Quicken.
Getting to its current position in the UK market has been something of a struggle, and many businesses may have been deterred from using QuickBooks. However, its user-friendliness, simple reporting options, and enhanced abilities to export to Microsoft Excel make for a system that should not be ignored. Reports include “drill-down” facilities, simplifying traceability of individual transactions making up an amount. The main UK competitor of QuickBooks, Sage, also includes this facility, but only in a few reports.
One of the downsides with QuickBooks in the UK is that it has a limited number of third party add-ins, but this is largely made up for by the increased flexibility of the Desktop package.
As with other accounting software providers, including Sage, QuickBooks now has a cloud-based (or online) version. Early versions of the cloud software have less flexibility than the desktop version, but will be adequate for most smaller businesses.
If you feel that we can help you with QuickBooks, whether in setting-up, re-organising it, or in any other way, please contact us by e-mail or by phone.