Compare QuickBooks Desktop Pro vs QuickBooks Online
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comparison of QuickBooks Desktop Pro vs. QuickBooks Online
based on data from user reviews. QuickBooks Desktop Pro rates 4.3/5 stars with 1,134 reviews. QuickBooks Online rates 3.9/5 stars with 1,880 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
QuickBooks Mac Desktop
$299.95
Essentials
$30 per month
 
QuickBooks Enterprise
$84 per month
Plus
$40 per month
 
QuickBooks Pro
$299.95
Simple Start
$15 per month
 
QuickBooks Premier Plus 2017
$499.95 per year
 
QuickBooks Premier 2017
$499.95
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
QuickBooks Mac Desktop
$299.95
QuickBooks Enterprise
$84per month
QuickBooks Pro
$299.95
QuickBooks Premier Plus 2017
$499.95per year
QuickBooks Premier 2017
$499.95
Free Trial
QuickBooks Online
Essentials
$30per month
Plus
$40per month
Simple Start
$15per month
Free Trial

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.8
8.2
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.5
8.0
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.2
7.8
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.5
7.9
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
7.6
7.4
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.2
7.7
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
7.5
7.2
Meets Requirements
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Ease of Use
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Ease of Setup
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Ease of Admin
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Quality of Support
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Ease of Doing Business With
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Product Direction (% positive)
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
QuickBooks Online
7.2

Features

General Ledger
Journal Entries
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Tags / Dimensions
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Audit Trail
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Accounts Receivable
Invoice Customization
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
QuickBooks Online
8.0
AR Automation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Collections Automation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Accounts Payable
AP Automation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
QuickBooks Online
7.1
Payment Processing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Purchase Orders
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking / Ordering
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Inventory Pricing and Costing
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Inventory Reporting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Other Functionality
Multi-Entity / Consolidation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Recognition Rules
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Reconciliations
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Payroll
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Time and Expense
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Reporting & Analytics
Financial Statements
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Custom Reporting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Budgeting / Forecasting
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Dashboards
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Platform
Customization
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Workflow Capability
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
QuickBooks Online
7.5
User, Role, and Access Management
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Internationalization
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Performance and Reliability
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Output Document Generation
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Integration
Data Import and Export Tools
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Integration APIs
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
QuickBooks Online
6.5
Breadth of Partner Applications
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
QuickBooks Online
7.8

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
83.2%
85.5%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
13.7%
11.5%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
3.1%
3.0%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Small-Business
83.2%
Mid-Market
13.7%
Enterprise
3.1%
QuickBooks Online
Small-Business
85.5%
Mid-Market
11.5%
Enterprise
3.0%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Accounting
16.5%
Accounting
16.1%
 
Construction
6.2%
Marketing and Advertising
6.4%
 
Non-Profit Organization Management
4.6%
Information Technology and Services
4.5%
 
Marketing and Advertising
3.5%
Construction
4.0%
 
Real Estate
3.1%
Financial Services
3.9%
 
Other
66.1%
Other
65.2%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Accounting
16.5%
Construction
6.2%
Non-Profit Organization Management
4.6%
Marketing and Advertising
3.5%
Real Estate
3.1%
Other
66.1%
QuickBooks Online
Accounting
16.1%
Marketing and Advertising
6.4%
Information Technology and Services
4.5%
Construction
4.0%
Financial Services
3.9%
Other
65.2%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Taylor H.
Administrator in Primary/Secondary Education

Full-featured. We do all of our bookkeeping, invoicing, and even payroll through QB. For a very small business like ours, it is really handy, and makes doing our taxes, getting payments, and basically everything on the financial end simple and consolidated.

G2 Crowd User in Computer Software

The cloud deployment of QB online allowed me as a business user to start implementing on a weekend with no IT support required. I was able to load our chart of accounts and set up the integrations to our bank and credit card accounts immediately. In...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 Crowd User in Marketing and Advertising

I have the new user interface. It is not easy to use. They moved tabs that are often used to random places. For example, Reconcile used to be under the banking tab. Now it is in this random area on the upper right side by the name of our company with a gear...

Kim E.
Administrator in Internet

Everything else is a nightmare. The navigation is not intuitive at all especially if you are a seasoned Quickbooks user, a financial professional. Many of the short-cuts I used to use when doing my data entry now do not work since QB now creates a large...

 
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Taylor H.
Administrator in Primary/Secondary Education

Full-featured. We do all of our bookkeeping, invoicing, and even payroll through QB. For a very small business like ours, it is really handy, and makes doing our taxes, getting payments, and basically everything on the financial end simple and consolidated.

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 Crowd User in Marketing and Advertising

I have the new user interface. It is not easy to use. They moved tabs that are often used to random places. For example, Reconcile used to be under the banking tab. Now it is in this random area on the upper right side by the name of our company with a gear...

QuickBooks Online
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 Crowd User in Computer Software

The cloud deployment of QB online allowed me as a business user to start implementing on a weekend with no IT support required. I was able to load our chart of accounts and set up the integrations to our bank and credit card accounts immediately. In...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Kim E.
Administrator in Internet

Everything else is a nightmare. The navigation is not intuitive at all especially if you are a seasoned Quickbooks user, a financial professional. Many of the short-cuts I used to use when doing my data entry now do not work since QB now creates a large...

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