QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a "cloud based service". The user pays a monthly subscription fee rather than an upfront fee and accesses the software exclusively through a secure logon via a Web browser. You can sign up for QBO directly, or if you prefer a more personalized service, you can sign up for QBO through us.
Intuit provides patches, and regularly upgrades the software automatically. QBO is a distinct product from the desktop version of QuickBooks, and has many features that work differently than they do in desktop versions.
QBO allows you access to your accounting data from anywhere you have Internet access. QBO works on your PC, Mac, tablets, and phones. QBO is supported on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 10, Safari 6.1, and also accessible via Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS 7. One may also access QuickBooks Online via an iPhone, a BlackBerry, and an Android web app.
QBO is fairly easy to use and online access is a plus. It's intuitive to use, competitively priced, connects to your business bank accounts, and is packed with features.
Deciding which version of QuickBooks is right for you can be confusing. If you’re a product based business, you may be best served with QuickBooks Desktop. However, if you’re a service based business, then QBO may be your best choice.
In terms of functionality, QBO has less features than does the desktop version. However, new features are constantly being added to the online version. For a lot of small businesses, the online option is more convenient and allows you to get more done in less time. To use the online version, all you need is an Internet connection.
A survey of small business owners asked what the "perfect" accounting software should do, there was one resounding requirement across the board: save time. QuickBooks Online easily lives up to this expectation.
QBO includes many features that are available in desktop editions of QuickBooks. It even includes some unique features, such as invoice automation and mobile device connections. It also includes some features that are only available on the desktop editions for an additional fee, like phone support, additional backup security, and cloud access.
QBO is an ideal solution if you are a service-based business that does not need inventory tracking options, has simple invoicing requirements.
Some of the benefits of QBO are:
1. Ability to give others access to your QBO. This is especially beneficial if you are our client because we can assist you with recording transactions which you are not sure of and for us to have full access to your data which we need to prepare your tax returns.
2. We can be your technical support for many issues you may have with QBO. We do charge for our time to perform these services.