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Pricing Grid – QBO, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier


Determine, Compare and Contrast YOUR Potential Annual Cost for QuickBooks Online (QBO), QuickBooks Pro or QuickBooks Premier

Hi, I’m Diane Gilson – CEO of Info Plus Accounting, and I created a simple spreadsheet that you can use right here – on this page – to help you determine your potential ongoing cost for:

  1. The three primary QuickBooks Online (QBO) software packages (Simple Start, Essentials, Plus)…

    Please remember that, if you are in construction, QuickBooks Online Plus would likely be the version you’d need, but you can review our features comparison article to help you determine which would be the best potential fit for your company.
  2. QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Premier…

    In the second and third segments of the grid, you can enter your desired number of users to determine the annual cost for the various desktop versions of QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Premier.

    NOTE: Because different companies use their in-house desktop software for varying lengths of time, I’ve included the annual cost based on the number of years you intend to use it.

Instructions:

  • Just enter your information in the yellow cells below to see, and compare, annual costs for each version.
  • For QuickBooks Online, you’ll see the annual subscription price. If you have more than one company, remember to modify the yellow box within the correct number of companies (each company requires a separate subscription).
  • For the QuickBooks Pro or Premier Desktop versions, when you fill in your desired number of users in the yellow cell, the related pricing rows are highlighted.

    You currently see only 1 user but change the number of users, and you’ll see the highlighed rows change.

    • “Single-user or In-house Server” versions, once purchased, can be used for more than one year, so I provided “per year” costs if used for 1, 2  or 3 years.
    • “Cloud-Hosted” versions are continually updated, so the prices shown are annual subscription prices.

The costs shown above reflect the pricing that, as Intuit Solution Providers, we can offer for QuickBooks Online (QBO), Pro and Premier. Contact us at 734-544-7620 for this special pricing.

NOTE: We may be able to offer additional discounts, so be sure to call!

Both QuickBooks Pro and Premier (even at 3 users) may cost less per year. As you can see, HOSTED desktop versions may initially appear to cost more, but that means that you don’t need to buy, obtain software for, protect, and maintain an in-house server.

As you likely know, in-house servers can become high-maintenance items!

So – it’s worth taking the time to understand exactly what each option looks like!

Although I’ve provided the spreadsheet above, so that you can compute your potential cost within various scenarios, cost should (understandably) be only ONE element to consider as you make your decision.

In Summary:  QuickBooks Online (QBO)?  Or QuickBooks Pro, Premier or Enterprise Desktop?

Desktop features for job costing are currently far superior to the online versions, but you should do the research in order to make the decision that’s right for YOUR company. Your final decision should not be based solely on an external plug-in’s features, cost, or perceptions of convenience.

If you’re in manufacturing, construction, or another industry with products or services that require job-costing information, it’s highly likely that you should get one of the desktop versions.

If you’re not in one of these industries, QuickBooks Online may be a good solution for you.

Of course, we’re here if you find that you need some assistance as you work your way through the maze.

Having the right information at hand when you need it can have a huge impact on your company’s success or failure! As a result, you’ll want to choose the option that provides the optimal decision-making information you need to meet your objectives…

Need more info? Here’s a more extensive article about which version would be the best fit for your company