Compare QuickBooks Desktop Plus Products (Updated for 2017): 

Use the comparison chart below and read the reviews from our own tests to determine which version of QuickBooks Plus is the best fit for you and your business.

QuickBooks 2016-17

Desktop Pro Plus

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Desktop Premier Plus

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Desktop Pro

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Desktop Premier

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Online Plus

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Xero Standard

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Software Type Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop Online Online
Price $299.95$199.95/year $499.95 $299.95/year $299.95 $199.95 $499.95 $349.95 $40 $28/month $30 $21/month
Best For Desktop software power w/ 24/7 support and annual upgrades. Desktop software power w/ 24/7 support and annual upgrades. Local Access with no Advanced Features like Forecasting & Planning Local Access with Advanced Features like Forecasting & Planning Remote Access with Inventory Remote Access with Inventory & Payroll
Number of User Accounts 1 1 1 1 5 9999
Free Trial
Unlimited Customer Support Free Free $299.95 $299.95 Free Free
Ease of Use
Managerial Features Extensive Complete Extensive Complete Advanced Advanced+Payroll
Number of Reports 100+ 150+ 100+ 150+ 65+ 40+
Online Access N/A N/A N/A N/A
Prints Checks
Creates Invoices
Uploads Bank Files
Tracks Inventory
Helps Create Tax Forms
Industry-Specific Reports    

 

QuickBooks 2017 Desktop "Plus"

QuickBooks "Plus" is simply QuickBooks Desktop software that is paid for through an annual subscription rather than a one time fee, but also includes 24/7 customer support, automatic software upgrades to the latest QuickBooks version and a cloud backup service. Click here to compare all other QuickBooks products.

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This version is great for:

  • All small business owners who want a complete bookkeeping software and don't have the need for sales and expense forecasting, grouped tracking by class, or the ability to create a business plan within their bookkeeping software
  • Businesses that need inventory tracking and want to be able to set levels of inventory that will alert you to order more of that product
  • Companies that need to track international sales in various currencies
  • Business owners who want 24/7 customer support, and a secure backup of their files every day on QuickBooks’ remote servers
  • (Online access is not available for and Desktop or Desktop Plus Software. If mobility is important, try one of the QuickBooks Online products)

Conclusion:

QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus version is the Desktop Pro software that you pay for annually and includes ongoing upgrades, daily backups, and 24/7 customer support. Unlike the Desktop versions, there are unlimited upgrades as the new versions of QuickBooks Desktop are released. However, because you pay a recurring fee for this version, once you stop paying for the software you are no longer able to access your books.

New QuickBooks Features: QuickBooks Desktop software now lets you see invoices, billing dates, and other scheduled tasks in an integrated calendar view. They have also added the Document Center which will let you scan and attach receipts, estimates, and other documents to invoices and customer files. Another addition is the Lead Center that allows you to manage valuable business leads and, once they become a customer, transfer them easily into the Customer Center with a single click. Also with this new release, all Desktop software comes with Industry-specific report templates created by other QuickBooks users that you can populate with your own financial data in one click of the mouse. Keeping your exported reports in Excel up-to-date has been made easier as well. By connecting these files with your QuickBooks software, all you have to do is refresh the Excel file and your reports are automatically updated every time you need it. A few more additions to the QuickBooks software are covered in our detailed review.

Desktop Pro Plus Features

Price

$299.95$199.95/year

Number of User Accounts

1

Free Trial

No, but

Unlimited Customer Support

Free

Ease of Use

Managerial Features

Extensive

Number of Reports

100

Online Access

N/A

Prints Checks

Creates Invoices

Uploads Bank Files

Tracks Inventory

Helps Create Tax Forms

Industry-Specific Reports



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This version is great for:

  • Small businesses that need a way to do just about anything with their bookkeeping software
  • Anyone who wants all of the bookkeeping features of QuickBooks Pro, plus the ability to forecast sales and expenses, create a business plan, and use industry-specific features such as reports, accounts, menus, and charts
  • Business owners who want 24/7 customer support and a secure backup of their files every day on QuickBooks’ remote servers 
  • (Online access is not available for and Desktop or Desktop Plus Software. If mobility is important, try one of the QuickBooks Online products)

Conclusion:

The QuickBooks Desktop Premier Plus version is the Desktop Premier software, one of the most comprehensive bookkeeping software solutions Intuit offers, with additional usability features included with the monthly fee. These additional features include free software upgrades, daily backups, and 24/7 customer support. In addition, the software offers more than 150 detailed reports along with industry-specific files, menus, and accounts. You can also create sales and expense forecasts and business plans with this QuickBooks software.

New QuickBooks Features: QuickBooks Desktop software now lets you see invoices, billing dates, and other scheduled tasks in an integrated calendar view. They have also added the Document Center which will let you scan and attach receipts, estimates, and other documents to invoices and customer files. Another addition is the Lead Center that allows you to manage valuable business leads and, once they become a customer, transfer them easily into the Customer Center with a single click. Also with this new release, all Desktop software comes with Industry-specific report templates created by other QuickBooks users that you can populate with your own financial data in one click of the mouse. Keeping your exported reports in Excel up-to-date has been made easier as well. By connecting these files with your QuickBooks software, all you have to do is refresh the Excel file and your reports are automatically updated every time you need it. A few more additions to the QuickBooks software are covered in our detailed review.

 

Desktop Premier Plus Features

Price

$499.95 $299.95/year

Number of User Accounts

1

Free Trial

No, but

Unlimited Customer Support

Free

Ease of Use

Managerial Features

Complete

Number of Reports

150

Online Access

N/A

Prints Checks

Creates Invoices

Uploads Bank Files

Tracks Inventory

Helps Create Tax Forms

Industry-Specific Reports