QB 2011 Review

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by tlc1994, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. tlc1994

    tlc1994 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know there are tons of posts on quickbooks but I wanted to know if anyone has quickbooks 2011 specifically. I plan to get it soon but I`ve heard some negatvie reviews on amazon.com, any comments? My uses for it will mainly just be emailing invoices and tracking schedule (I dont need to utilize the payroll as of now).
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  2. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you using QB for invoices and scheduling (really, ... no scheduler in QB?), what are you using for financial management software? What do you use to track expenses and incomes, manage your bank account and credit cards, create reports for tax purposes, etc? Why would you use multiple programs for these separate needs?

    I use QB 2009, and am not planning to move to 2011. Sorry, ... can't help you with review of QB 2011.
     
  3. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    why would spend that much money to just email invoices? It uses your email program on your computer anyway.
     
  4. ryanh11

    ryanh11 LawnSite Member
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    i hve QB pro 2010 and i love it.....i may go to 2011 for shits and giggles. not sure yet
     
  5. oldlawnguy

    oldlawnguy LawnSite Member
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    I upgraded about a month ago from QB 2008 and there is not much difference. I thought that they would have worked out some of the kinks with Windows 7 but they have not. Most of the features are the same although some of the functions are in different places. I don't use if for credit cards or payroll.

    Now I wish that I had invested the money on something else.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. ryanh11

    ryanh11 LawnSite Member
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    my QB 2010 is running on Windows 7 and it runs like a charm
     
  7. METRO FS

    METRO FS LawnSite Member
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    If all you need is the ability to enter customer data, track income and expenses, create and email invoices, keep track of past dues, create billing categories with various fee structures, track sales tax, etc., then Quicken Home & Business may be just right for you. Easy to set up and use. However no route planning or scheduling is included. QuickBooks is a true accounting software and is whole different animal....
     
  8. CSL&L

    CSL&L LawnSite Senior Member
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    We are still using the 2009 version and absolutely love it! Can't help on the 2011 version but I recommend QB to anyone. Very easy to use and learn and the reports saving a ton of time and give accurate figures daily.
     
  9. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Been using Quickbooks for 9 years now and love it. Just upgraded to 2011 pro, on windows 7 and no issues. I use it for credit cards invoicing all records etc., crap it even signs my checks to vendors.
     
  10. WheatBookkeeping

    WheatBookkeeping LawnSite Member
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    FYI, there are some add on scheduling applications you can get for Qbooks. So you’ll have to buy QB and the add-on scheduler.

    It would be less expensive if you could devise an excel spreadsheet that will track your schedules.

    My personal grapevine has told me that, yes, there are problems with QB 2011 - too numerous to go into here. I use QB 2009 originally installed on Windows Vista and now running on Windows 7. It runs perfectly and I have no plans to change anytime soon. I think after three years Intuit will stop supporting QB 2009, updates will cease, and it will become extremely stable.
     

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