Freedom to run the day the way you want.

3 out of 4 customers get more work done with QuickBooks Online vs QuickBooks Pro2

Daily tasks made easier

Less work with QuickBooks Online

Capture receipts on your phone

Capture receipts on your phone

Snap a photo of your receipt and easily attach it to any transaction using the QuickBooks mobile app.

Less data entry

Less data entry1

QuickBooks online automatically downloads and categorizes bank and credit card transactions.

Work from anywhere

Work from anywhere4

Turn a spare moment into a productive minute. Send invoices, reconcile accounts, run payroll, and more on your phone.

Get answers anytime

Get answers anytime4

Keep tabs on your business from your pocket. Access customer info, late invoices, and more from your smart phone.

Share books with your accountant

Share books with your accountant9

Your account can access your books remotely to answer questions, fix problems, and do anything needed to get you ready for tax time.

Access on a PC and Mac

Access on a PC and Mac4

With QuickBooks Online, you and your team can access the books on either device. Finally, something Mac and PC people can agree on.

The QuickBooks Online Difference

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Desktop

Create professional invoices
Track sales and expenses
Manage accounts payable
One-click sales and tax reports
Automatically schedule and send invoices  
Work from PC, Mac, smartphones, or tabletsat any time4  
Instant file access for accountants9  
Connect to 300+ cloud-based apps3  
Automatically download bank transactions1 $10—$15 per month average
Phone support5 $89 for 90 days
Automatic data-encrypted back-ups6   $9.99 per month
Access to latest product and features updates   $299 annual upgrade
Cloud access (hosting)7
  $40—$200 monthly per user
Access for up to 5 users8   Requires 5-user license
Calculate and rebill job costs  
Calculate discounts by customer  

Everything you need to move online

Steps to follow

Steps to follow

Detailed info on how to create an account and import data.

Helpful videos

Helpful videos

Video tutorials show how to complete essential tasks.

Questions answered

Questions answered

Top questions from those who switch and the answers that help.

Learn more about moving online in the Resource Center.

Buy now and save, or try it free for 30 days

Essentials

$30 $21 /mo

Save 30% for 6 months*

  • Track income and expenses
  • Create estimates and invoices
  • Sync bank accounts1 and apps
  • Manage and pay bills
  • Instant sales and profit reports

Plus

MOST POPULAR
$40 $28 /mo

Save 30% for 6 months*

  • Track income and expenses
  • Create estimates and invoices
  • Sync bank accounts1 and apps
  • Manage and pay bills
  • Instant sales and profit reports
  • Track inventory
  • Prepare and print 1099s

Here's what customers who've made the switch have to say

Trash Amps loves the benefit of running online

"I'm a workaholic, but since we switched, I take Monday afternoons off to take my daughter to art class."

- Vivek C, Jiminy Stitch It

"Moving from my desktop version to QuickBooks online has helped me and my accountant work more efficiently."

- Melissa M, The Good Hop

"Since switching to QuickBooks Online version, I have been able to keep up with my accountant no matter where I am. I love how easy it is to use and the reports make tax filing easy."

- Tamra T, The Basket Tree

FAQs

What happens to my existing data in QuickBooks Desktop?

Nothing. We simply copy the data and add that copy online. Your original data remains untouched in its original form.

Does QuickBooks Online sync with my QuickBooks Desktop version?

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.

How do I know my data imported correctly?

We do everything we can to make sure things are accurate so you don't have to do anything. But it is always a good idea to double check by running a Profit & Loss report, and Balance Sheet report on Accrual method, for all dates. Do this for both programs and compare your balances to make sure things match.

Technical Specifications

  • Internet connection (high speed connection recommended)
  • Support browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 10, Safari 6.1
  • Also accessible via Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS 7
  • QuickBooks Online mobile app works with the iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets
  • Not all features are available on mobile devices
Important offers, pricing details, & disclaimers
 
† Pricing for QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop vary depending on version you select; see pricing page for current subscription and license fees. Features and functionality vary depending on version selected.  Add-on pricing for phone support is based on current list pricing direct from Intuit; online banking, automatic back up and cloud access is based on current average pricing by third parties and is subject to change or be discontinued at anytime.  QuickBooks Desktop Annual upgrade is optional and is available for an additional fee if you choose to have access to the latest product and feature updates. 
 
  1. Online services vary by participating financial institutions or other parties and may be subject to application approval, additional terms, conditions, and fees.
  2. Based on Intuit Survey, 2014
  3. Each application subject to additional terms, conditions and fees.
  4. QuickBooks Online requires a computer with a supported Internet browser (Chrome 41 or later, Firefox 36 or later, Internet Explorer 10 or later, Safari 6.2 or later) and an Internet connection (a high-speed connection is recommended). The QuickBooks Online mobile app works with iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. Devices sold separately; data plan required. Not all features are available on the mobile apps and mobile browser. QuickBooks Online mobile access is included with your QuickBooks Online subscription at no additional cost. Data access is subject to cellular/internet provider network availability and occasional downtime due to system and server maintenance and events beyond your control. Product registration required.
  5. Phone support is free during the 30-day trial and included with your paid subscription to QuickBooks Online. Phone support is available Monday through Friday between 6 am - 6 pm PST. Your subscription must be current. Intuit reserves the right to limit the length of the call.
  6. QuickBooks Online uses technical and administrative security measures such as, but not limited to, firewalls, encryption techniques, and authentication procedures, among others, to work to maintain the security of your online session and information.
  7. QuickBooks Online - Data access is subject to cellular/internet provider network availability and occasional downtime due to system and server maintenance and events beyond your control. Product registration required.  QuickBooks Desktop - QuickBooks Plus Solutions Hosting Service (powered by Right Networks) uses top-tier data centers and multiple layers of redundancy within its infrastructure to provide 24x7 availability. However, availability can vary, is subject to occasional downtime and may change without notice. Right Networks encrypts all backup files and backup tapes. Virtual desktop connections are protected via financial services industry-leading encryption and authentication. Each customer has a unique Right Networks virtual desktop. Access to each QuickBooks company file is controlled at multiple layers including file access permissions. Access is locked out after multiple failed login attempts for the same user. Security features, functionality and access are subject to change without notice as deemed necessary by Right Networks Test
  8. QuickBooks Online Essentials includes 3 user licenses. QuickBooks Online Plus includes 5 user licenses.
  9. Invite up to two accounting professionals, such as your accountant or bookkeeper, to access your data. Once they accept your invitation they will automatically get signed up for QuickBooks Online Accountant, allowing them to access your data.

Terms, conditions, pricing, features, service and support are subject to change without notice.