QuickBooks™‎ 2018 Comparison Chart – Compare Deals to Get Best Discount


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 Desktop Pro 2018 Small Business Accounting Software [PC Download]
QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018 with Payroll Enhanced Small Business Accounting Software [PC Download]
Intuit QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2018 with Industry Editions Small Business Accounting Software [PC Disc]
QuickBooks Online Simple Start 2018 - Small Business Accounting [PC/Mac Online Code]
QuickBooks Online Essentials 2018 - Small Business Accounting [PC/Mac Online Code]
QuickBooks Online Plus 2018 - Small Business Accounting [PC/Mac Online Code]
  QuickBooks Pro QuickBooks Pro w/ Payroll QuickBooks Premier QuickBooks Online Simple Start QuickBooks Online Essentials QuickBooks Online Plus
List Price $299.99 $499.99 $499.99 $180/year1 $420/year1 $600/year1
QuickBooks 2018 Deals Buy Now
$199.00
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$299.99
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$339.99
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$139.99
/year
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$239.99
/year
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$329.99
/year
Quickbooks.com QuickBooks Deals QuickBooks.com $219.95 $492.95 $379.95 $150/year2 $354/year2 $510/year2
Dell QuickBooks Deals Dell.com $199.99 $299.99 $349.99 Not Available Not Available Not Available
Staples QuickBooks Deals Staples.com $199.99 $299.99 $349.99 $139.99/year $239.99/year $329.99/year
WalMart QuickBooks Deals $199.99 $349.99 $349.99 Not Available Not Available Not Available
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Basic Features
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    
Manage Inventory    
Track inventory    
Set inventory reorder points      
Pay Employees
Allow employees and contractors to enter time worked          
Prepare 1099s    
Pay W-2 employees and file payroll taxes Extra Fee Included Extra Fee Starting at $31.20/month
Premium Features        
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      
Other Features
# 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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