Welcome to Quickbooksfordummies.net. So, are you still using the old version of Quickbooks? Well, me either. I am the user of Quickbooks 2016 and so far I am pretty satisfied with it. But now is the year of 2018 and the new Quickbooks Pro 2018 Full Version is available since the last few months ago. Is this a good time to upgrade to Quickbooks 2018? Is it still worth the money if compared to the Quickbooks online?
For me personally, maybe I am going to migrate to the Quickbooks online. There are some features that I think I could get benefit from. The fact that I mostly work in any place, Quickbooks Online seems the best option. I don’t have to bring my laptop in which the Quickbooks pro is installed. Also, there are some other great features existed in Quickbooks Online. If you are new to Quickbooks, you may want to download the Quickbooks guide PDF, it is free.
Before you upgrade or purchase the QuickBooks Pro 2018 full version, you may want to consider the price of this software. Based on the official website, QuickBooks Pro 2018 Desktop has two variants: Pro 2018 and Pro Plus 2018.
Well, it is not too expensive I guess.
What’s new in QuickBooks Pro 2018?
- Multi-monitors support
- Past due stamp is now available
- A search of account feature is now available
- Payroll liability reminder
Before you decide, you may need to read some pros and cons of the new QuickBooks Pro.
- Bunch of features
- Professional accounting reports
- Double entry accounting system
- Good user interface
- Excellent Tax support
- Not considered as a cheap software while there are many open source accounting software out there available for free
- Only support PC. No Mac version
- The user is limited
QuickBooks Pro 2018 Pricing
As I mentioned above, QuickBooks Pro needs to be installed on a local computer. You can choose to make a one-time purchase or pay it yearly. Both have some pros and cons if you ask me. If you choose the one-time purchase, this means that you only pay once. You can get the update for the 3 upcoming years.
Currently, QuickBooks Pro is only available for the Windows system. It supports Windows 7, 8 and also Windows 10. You may also install QuickBooks on Windows Server edition. In order to run this software smoothly, make sure your computer meets the following requirements:
- Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, 2012
- 4 GB RAM
- Read the detailed system requirements