Use the chart below to compare prices and features for the newest versions of QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online. Save 20-60% off QuickBooks from select merchants (depending on version). Prices fluctuate between merchants, but the best prices will always be shown here.
QuickBooks 2018 desktop versions are fully compatible with Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 Update 1, Windows 10 (all 32-bit & 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012 R2, and 2016
This newly released version of QuickBooks features new features and updates, bug fixes, and even more functionality than previous versions. Use the comparison chart below to find the best price and best features for your needs. (Note: Some merchants may not yet carry QuickBooks 2018)
New features for 2018:
- Support for multiple monitors – Use up to 3 monitors to display your information.
- New search bar in Chart of Accounts to quickly find an account or sub-account.
- Single-click insights and performance comparison
- Automatic Past-Due stamp on outstanding invoices
- Reminders for important payroll dates like federal / state taxes and workers comp.
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Feature and Price Comparison Chart for QuickBooks
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The current best deals on QuickBooks 2018 are shown in the table below.
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|Desktop (PC only)||Online (PC or Mac)|
|QuickBooks Pro||QuickBooks Pro w/ Payroll||QuickBooks Premier||QuickBooks Online Simple Start||QuickBooks Online Essentials||QuickBooks Online Plus|
|Dell.com||$199.99||$299.99||$349.99||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
|$199.99||$349.99||$349.99||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
|Free one-year trial of QuickBooks Online Essentials included|
|Included subscription term||n/a||n/a||n/a||1 year||1 year||1 year|
|Import from previous versions of QuickBooks|
|Import from Excel|
|Import from Quicken and Outlook Contacts|
|# of accountants allowed to access data remotely||2||2||2|
|Automatic data backup||Starting at $9.95/mo|
|Access data from smartphone or tablet|
|Control what users can access|
|Manage Your Finances|
|Track income & expenses|
|Manage accounts payable|
|Download banking transactions|
|Create & send unlimited estimate and invoices|
|Track sales, taxes, and customer payments|
|Print checks and record transactions|
|Manage and pay bills from vendors|
|Enter bills and schedule payments for later|
|Automatic billing with invoices|
|Create and send purchase orders|
|Track billable hours by customer|
|Set inventory reorder points|
|Allow employees and contractors to enter time worked|
|Pay W-2 employees and file payroll taxes||Extra Fee||Included||Extra Fee||Starting at $31.20/month|
|Create budgets to forecast sales/expenses|
|Categorize income/expenses with class tracking|
|Track sales/profitability by location|
|Create sales orders and track backorders|
|Track costs for assembled products and inventory|
|Set product price by customer type|
|Create a business plan|
|Industry Specific Tools (Contractors, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, Retailers)|
|Do tasks unique to your industry|
|Industry specific reports||limited||limited|
|Compare performance with industry trends|
|# of users who can access QuickBooks||Up to 33||Up to 33||Up to 53||1||3||5|
|# of built-in reports||100+||100+||150+||20+||40+||65+|
|Accept online and mobile payments|
|60 day money-back guarantee|
|Free phone support|
|Works from any PC,Premier,smartphone,tablet with Internet connection|
|Connect to 300+ cloud-based apps|
1Based on regular monthly price for 12 months. 2Price for a 1 year subscription at a special rate of 50% off for the first six months, followed by the regular monthly price for the remaining 6 months. Payroll is an additional monthly fee. 3Desktop versions require an additional license and fee for each additional user.
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