What "Quickbboks" is better?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by POWER STROKE, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. POWER STROKE

    POWER STROKE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 300

    I was wondering what quickbooks pro you guys think is better, or Another program you think is better?

    Quickbooks Pro 2010

    Quickbooks Pro 2011

    Quickbooks Pro 2012

    Thanks in advance for any help or input
     
  2. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 694

    Quickbooks online. Been using it for 3 yrs now. Always have the most up to date.

    James
     
  3. Andover Landscape Co.

    Andover Landscape Co. LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Lexington,KY
    Posts: 572

    Better get the newest version. After a few years they will shut down certain functions in the software and force you to pay for a upgrade to fix your problem. Unfortunately, they don't say that on the box.
     
  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    Get the online version! latest version and no worries about losing your info because your puter crashed.
     
  5. Wecutgrass

    Wecutgrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    i just got quickbooks for mac 2012 a month ago and its awesome, i would suggest the 2012, when you buy it you get 30 days free trail with a quickbooks help line and they can answer anything about the program literally anything. If you do not call back and cancel with in 30 days tho they charge your account 20 bucks. So what i did was use the program for a week or so and write down all the questions i had, called quickbooks and activated my free trail, asked them all the questions i had written down and then at the end of the call i told them i would like to cancel the service now. i did that just to make sure that i would not forgot about canceling and be charged the 20 dollars for something i didn't need
     
  6. Then you forget your password......oh wait i have it written down.......now my cleaning lady has one of your passwords.....

    Thats the reason I run on my own computer...

    Also another reason, I don't trust any info that is out in the open. Anything that is connected to a network is out in the open. My computer that I run my qb software is on a stand alone computer. No internet, workgroup ect... connection.

    Back up, that is simple enough since you can automatically set it to back up to a portable hard drive, thumb exct.... Then put in my underground safe. Water and fire proof.

    Go with the newest version possible.
     
  7. POWER STROKE

    POWER STROKE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 300

    Thanks every one for your help and input, I'm gonna have to look into the 2012 version now.
     
  8. Wecutgrass

    Wecutgrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    it is cheapest on ebay at 150 and in best buy its around 250 and its 230 at office depot.
     
  9. Stay the hell away from Quickbooks. I'd try the Peachtree Accounting software instead. I bought Quickbooks back in 2009 and in my humble opinion it is the least user friendly software I have ever used. I have heard good things about the Peachtree version and it has also recently been on sale for a lot less than Quickbooks. If you do insist on getting Quickbooks the latest year would be the best year to get since it's like buying a car. The older it is the less features and less value.
     

  10. amazing, I thought the same thing about peachtree.
     

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