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Anthony 1991
Level 1
Community Champion

Help in differentiating Quick books versions.

Wow, don't know if you left out a single tag!  So you may get free advice from every which way.


If you google QBO version comparison, you will see a side by side comparison of the online versions


As a comparison to functionality compared to Desktop, in my storied opinion based on over 20 years using desktop, the closest thing today to Desktop Pro (the least expensive desktop version) is now QBO Advanced, since they implemented user limits on certain functions in the other 3 full online versions. Cost of Advanced for the promo 3 months half price will actually exceed street price of Desktop Pro at Staples, Costco, Amazon. If you are only one user and do not need ability to have an app on your phone then desktop on a PC is your best bet.


As far as desktop versions, it depends on your needs. Pro and Premier are the same exact product but Premier adds a few bells and whistles. A Pro company can be opened by Premier and vice versa. Enterprise is more powerful but is a separate database underpinning it and it takes professional paid help to convert back


QBSE (self-employed) is the odd one, geared to sole workers, more for the gig economy but even then a professional musician or one with a musical side-hustle would find it constraining in that you cannot change the chart of accounts or track depreciable assets (a $3500 Gibson is a depreciable asset)

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Help in differentiating Quick books versions.

@Anthony 1991 

Tell your needs and problems. We may recommend some advices later for free 8)

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