QuickBooks Online is a cloud-based accounting software for small businesses. It offers solutions for managing sales, expenses, cash flow, and more. We compiled QuickBooks Online reviews from our website and available reviews from around the web and found that it has generally positive ratings. We also compared the most popular pricing options for small business owners.
Summary of QuickBooks Online Reviews
What QuickBooks Online does well:
Users who gave QuickBooks Online a positive review like that it’s easy to set up and that the app is easily accessible anywhere from any device.
What QuickBooks Online does not do well:
Users who gave QuickBooks Online a negative review said that the online version isn’t as powerful or as reliable as the desktop version. Some users also said that coming from the desktop version, it wasn’t easy to transition into QuickBooks Online.
Most Helpful Positive User Review
“It’s easy to set up new clients, new invoices, and manage accounts. It helps us keep all our financial information in the same place, and consolidate our financials into one program that does it all.”
Most Helpful Negative User Review
“I encounter a lot more glitches and errors with this software than I did with the Desktop version. While most are fixed by clearing the cache and refreshing the page, it’s still annoying and disruptive to my workflow. This product is NOT like QuickBooks Desktop. While there are many similarities, they decided to build something new from the ground up. So even though the product has been out for years, it’s still a work in progress and sometimes it feels like features are released before they are ready.”
QuickBooks Online Pricing
QuickBooks Online has four subscription options: Simple Start ($15/month), Essentials ($35/month), Plus ($50/month), and Self-Employed ($10 or $17/month). The main differences between the plans include multi-user capabilities, inventory tracking, and TurboTax.
Users can also add payroll services for either $39/month (enhanced) or $99/month (full service), plus $2/employee/month.
QuickBooks Online Features
- Track sales, expenses, and profits
- Create & send unlimited invoices
- Track and manage sales tax
- Works on PC, Mac, and mobile
- Manage and pay bills
- Transact in multiple currencies
- Generate sales quotes
- Track inventory
- Create purchase orders
- And more
Useful QuickBooks Online Resources
Best Accounting Software for Small Business – Read our buyer’s guide for a comparison of the top three accounting software for small businesses. We compare QuickBooks Online vs. Wave vs. Freshbooks to give you an idea of which accounting software will work best for your business needs.
QuickBooks Online Comparison: Simple Start vs Essentials vs Plus – Get a closer look into the payments plans available to you.
QuickBooks Online Training – Online, Free and Paid Options – There are different ways to learn all you need to know about QuickBooks Online. Read our guide to find out what’s best for you.
All Accounting and Bookkeeping Articles – Check out the accounting section of our website to read all of our accounting and bookkeeping guides.
QuickBooks Online FAQ
Based on what you have shared, it sounds like QuickBooks Online will work for you. However, I do recommend that you have the errors fixed before you convert to QuickBooks Online. You should hire a QuickBooks ProAdvisor to come in and fix the issues with your desktop file. For tips on how to find & locate a good ProAdvisor in your area, check out this article.
Is there any limitation as to the number of companies that can be managed in both the online or desktop version?
With QuickBooks Online you are limited to one company file per subscription. For example, if you have two businesses that you want to set up on QBO then you would have to sign up for two QuickBooks Online accounts and pay the monthly fee for each. This is one of the advantages that Desktop has over QBO. As you mentioned, you can set up an unlimited number of companies without having to purchase an additional license.
Yes you can definitely pay bills directly from your QBO account. There is a company called bill.com that integrates with QuickBooks Online so that you can make payments via ACH or check.
Overview of QuickBooks Online Video
The video below is an overview on how you can get started with QuickBooks Online.
When choosing an accounting software, it’s important that the software integrates with other applications your business is currently using. Here is a list of some of QuickBooks Online’s popular integrations.