QuickBooks 2021 Comparison: Pro, Premier, Enterprise, Accountant

Around 30 million small businesses in the United States use QuickBooks as their primary accounting software. As every business has its specific requirements, QuickBooks editions can be categorically put into four categories: QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Accountant.

Here’s the table of comparison of QuickBooks Pro vs Premier vs Enterprise vs Accountant:

Features QuickBooks Pro QuickBooks Premier QuickBooks Enterprise QuickBooks Accountant
Maximum users allowed 3 5 30 100
Sales tax management yes yes yes yes
Inventory management yes yes yes yes
Multiple currency support yes yes yes yes
Industry-specific versions yes yes yes
Sales orders yes yes yes
Bills of materials yes yes
Accountant toolbox yes yes
Switch to other editions yes
Delete transactions yes
Fixed assets management yes yes
Automated payment reminders yes yes yes yes
Receipt management yes yes yes yes
Customized payment receipts yes yes yes yes
Customer group creation yes yes yes yes
Barcode label prices yes
Landed costs yes
Detailed reports More than 100 reports More than 150 reports More than 150 reports More than 150 reports
Core features
Manage accounts receivables/payables yes yes yes yes
Create invoices/estimates/purchase orders yes yes yes yes
Record deposits and payments yes yes yes yes
Generating financial reports yes yes yes yes

What QuickBooks Desktop solution is best for you?

The final selection of the QuickBooks Desktop edition majorly depends on the size of your organization and the number of QuickBooks users. If you have a business turnover less than $1 million/year, opt for QuickBooks Pro or Premier. If you have turnover of more than $1 million/year, opt for QuickBooks Enterprise.

If you are a non-profit or individual contractor, QuickBooks Premier is the right choice for you. QuickBooks Accountant, as name suggests, is perfect for accountants/CPAs/bookkeepers.

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