Skip to NavigationSkip to Content
For sales:
1-855-731-1063
50% off QuickBooks for 3 months*

Work smarter, not harder, move to QuickBooks Online

Automate and organize your business on any device, anywhere.1

Time-saving tools at your fingertips

Do less data entry

Sync your bank and credit cards so transactions are downloaded and organized for you.2

Organize receipts on your phone

Snap photos of your receipts and attach them to transactions so you have proof of your expenses.

Make it easy to get paid

Give customers the convenience of paying by credit card right from the invoice so you get paid quickly.3

Take control of your time and your business

Data that works for you

As you keep your expenses organized, QuickBooks helps by suggesting tax categories based on what you did last time. For added control, you can set up rules so similar items get categorized the same way.

Security is built into everything we do

We take your security and privacy seriously, and follow high encryption standards. You can rest easy knowing your data is backed up automatically as you work.

Business tools as mobile as you are1

Quickly see your financials wherever the workday takes you-from a PC, Mac, tablet, or phone. You can send invoices, track expenses, and much more using the mobile app for Android or iOS.4

Collaborate in real-time

With free access for up to 5 users and 2 accountants, collaboration is a few clicks away. You can easily work with your team on the go and maintain a proactive, year-round connection with your accountant.5

Add apps, subtract work

You can sync QuickBooks with the apps you already use to help prevent duplicate data and doubled efforts. Sync with Square, Expensify, and others to save time and get the full financial picture of your business.6

See all apps

Get free support and instant updates4,7

Get the help you need with complimentary phone support, webinars, tutorials, or check out the QuickBooks Community. Plus, you’ll get automatically updated to the latest version of QuickBooks.

QuickBooks Online vs QuickBooks Desktop



QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Desktop

Create professional invoices
checkmark
checkmark
Track sales and expenses
checkmark
checkmark
Create reports with 1 click
checkmark
checkmark
Schedule automatic invoices
checkmark
Work from any device1
checkmark
Connect to hundreds of online apps6
checkmark
Need help deciding if you should make the move to QuickBooks Online? Call 1-888-829-8589.

Choose the best QuickBooks Online plan for your business

Buy now for 50% off
Free trial for 30 days
EasyStart
$2000
$1000/mo
Save 50% for 3 months*
Includes:
Add-ons
Essentials
$4000
$2000/mo
Save 50% for 3 months*
Includes:
Add-ons
Plus
$6000
$3000/mo
Save 50% for 3 months*
Includes:
Add-ons

Choose the best QuickBooks Online plan for your business

Buy now
for 50% off
Free trial
for 30 days
EasyStart
$2000
$1000/mo
Save 50% for 3 months*
Includes:
Add-ons
Essentials
$4000
$2000/mo
Save 50% for 3 months*
Includes:
Add-ons
Plus
$6000
$3000/mo
Save 50% for 3 months*
Includes:
Add-ons
Need help choosing? Purchasing for multiple companies?** Contact our QuickBooks experts at 1–888–829–8589.

Try a demo of QuickBooks Online to see how it works

We’ve set up a sample company so you can give this feature a go, risk free.

Switch to QuickBooks Online in 3 steps

1. Get your start

Reconcile your bank and credit card statements in QuickBooks Desktop and create your QuickBooks Online account.

2. Make your move

When you’re ready, in QuickBooks Desktop, click Company > Export to QuickBooks Online.

3. Double-check your math

Run a Profit & Loss report and Balance Sheet on Accrual method, for all dates. Once you’ve done this on both programs, compare your balances to make sure they match.
Want more detail? Check out our helpful article about how to move your data to QuickBooks Online. Go to article.

Hear from QuickBooks customers who made the switch

It’s allowed me to reduce admin costs by 35% and spend more time with my family.
QuickBooks Online gives me the tools to run my business from my laptop at home or anywhere with the app.
Travis Williams, Legacy Stucco
It’s a great tool for anyone with little to no accounting experience.
QuickBooks Online makes managing my business better because its interface is extremely easy and self-explanatory.
Ramona McCoy, Upkeep Group Inc.

Support comes with QuickBooks Online

Learn

Video tutorials, webinars, and articles are all available to help you run your business with QuickBooks.

QuickBooks Online Resources

Find an accounting pro

Work with a QuickBooks certified accounting professional (ProAdvisor) to get expert help and grow your business.

Find a ProAdvisor

Support

Free phone & chat support from QuickBooks experts.

1-833-317-2226

Helpful online accounting resources

5 reasons your small business should consider using cloud computing

From lower upfront costs to no-hassle maintenance, discover all the ways cloud computing can give your business an advantage.

Read article

How to migrate to the cloud from Excel or traditional accounting software

Transitioning from your current desktop accounting software to cloud accounting software can be quick and seamless—see how to prepare.

Read article

How to keep your small business cloud accounting even more secure

Cloud accounting is one of the safest ways to store your small business’ financial information, but there are great ways to back it up even more.

Read article

Join thousands of customers making the move to QuickBooks Online

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes—there are few more advanced features that are only available in Desktop. You may want to stick with QuickBooks Desktop if you have complex inventory needs or require the multi-currency option for payments and purchases.

QuickBooks Online is suitable for most QuickBooks Desktop users. It has many unique features designed to support users who need anywhere, anytime access as well as multiple user access. However, in streamlining the feature set to make QuickBooks Online even faster and easier to use than QuickBooks Desktop, we limited some of the more advanced features.

QuickBooks Online is a great choice if you want:

  • Access to your data anytime, anywhere from your PC, Mac, or on your mobile device with our free mobile app
  • Ability to send estimates and invoices on the go
  • Access for up to 5 users and 2 Accountants—at no extra cost5
  • Automatic updates and upgrades that don’t require any action
  • Free support to help with setup or to answer “how-to” questions

QuickBooks Desktop may be more suitable if you need:

  • Robust inventory, payroll, job costing, or custom reporting capabilities
  • Detailed back orders, work orders, or sales orders
  • Progress invoicing or ability to receive partial POs

No, QuickBooks Online is a completely independent version of QuickBooks, so you will be able access QuickBooks entirely online from your browser or mobile device subscription at no additional cost.

We’ve created a step-by-step process so that you can upgrade to QuickBooks Online from either Pro or Premier. Click here to learn more.