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Purchasing one of the Quick books but not sure which to go with

I would like to purchase a QuickBooks program which I could install on 2 computers but one would only be a visual and not have the ability to make changes.  Is this possible?  I am the bookkeeper for a company living at a different address, and I do all the entries etc, but the owner of the company would like to open his computer and be able to see the business activity.  However, I don't want to add it to his computer if it would then allow him to make changes because I think that could be disaster.  Thanks for your help/advice.

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Purchasing one of the Quick books but not sure which to go with

hi Glendy ,

Yes you can. But you have to decide first, do you want your client access the file anytime he/she wants to on the latest data or not? I may share you with a solution according to your needs

QuickBooks Team

Purchasing one of the Quick books but not sure which to go with

Hi Glendy,


Thanks for your interest in QuickBooks Desktop! I appreciate the details of what you're looking for in the program in terms of user access for the company owner. I know how important it is to make sure the information doesn't get accidentally changed.


QuickBooks Enterprise offers the ability to create certain user roles, which would allow you to set up a "View Only" user type to suit your needs. One of the great things about this version of the program is you can really get into the finer details of what the users can and cannot see as well as what they can and cannot do. Learn more about user roles here: Create and modify roles in QuickBooks Enterprise


QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier do give you the option to assign different user permissions, but they aren't as detailed in the accesses as the Enterprise version of the program. Read the following article for more details: QuickBooks Desktop Users and Restrictions


QuickBooks Desktop can be installed on multiple computers and with certain configurations, users can access the file at the same time and without having to move the file from one computer to the other.


Take a look at the following page to get a glimpse at all QuickBooks products to find the right fit for your business: All QuickBooks products. You can also touch base with our sales team to learn which version of QuickBooks would be best for you in terms of user accessibility and overall set up. They can be reached at 1-888-829-8589 from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET.


I hope that helps!

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