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IntuitQuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM)
 
4.4

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (27)
  • Great features (21)
  • Fast and powerful (17)
  • Easy to install (9)
  • Makes collaboration easy (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Financial information (22)
  • Organizing data (18)
  • Improving efficiency (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (21), Budget shopper (13)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (32), Personal (6)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (37)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product

I use QB for my sole proprietorship consulting business. It has easy to use categories for everything I usually do on paper, and it encourages me to enter income and expenses in a more...Read complete review

I use QB for my sole proprietorship consulting business. It has easy to use categories for everything I usually do on paper, and it encourages me to enter income and expenses in a more timely way. The things it does not seem to easily allow are the habitual bad practices my shoe box approach promoted. I started using this product mid-year, so there was some catching up to do, but the program allowed me to record income, payments and expenses from past months relatively easily. On the negative side, the appearance of the many windows upon start up is a bit overwhelming but I expect these to decrease as I become more familiar with and customize the elements of the program.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

More functionally that I do not need

I tried this product and returned it; my comments.
QuickBooks was installed on the iMac 1/20/2012 and a lot of time was spent becoming familiar with the product; your excellent QuickBooks...Read complete review

I tried this product and returned it; my comments.
QuickBooks was installed on the iMac 1/20/2012 and a lot of time was spent becoming familiar with the product; your excellent QuickBooks manual was used to set up my company file including bank account, credit card, invoices, expense vouchers and sales receipts. During this exercise, I realized that QuickBooks has a lot more functionality than I need. After a while of use the company file could not be opened, even after quitting QuickBooks and rebooting the computer. So persistence prevailed and I again created a new company file and after a short time that file could no longer be opened either no matter what I tried.

Reviewed by 39 customers

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5.0

Good product to buy

By Chinh

from Portland Oregon

About Me Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast and Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Financial Information

    Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

    It helps my business.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC
     
    4.0

    Mostly okay, somewhat limited

    By Gymn

    from Ohio

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Navigate

    Cons

    • Not customizable
    • Not Powerful Enough

    Best Uses

    • Basic accounting
    • Financial Information

    Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

    I've been using QB for 7 years. It's pretty good for basic accounting but is not very customizable. It takes a long time to edit their templates so they don't look so hideous, and even when you're done they still put you in a box so you can't have everything you want. Intuit tries to nail you with extra costs for addons every way they can and their customer service isn't very good. Anyways...it's functional but leaves a lot to be desired.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC
     
    4.0

    Very useful

    By luigi

    from New Jersey

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Navigate
    • Great Features

    Cons

    • Can't delete opening bal

    Best Uses

    • Financial Information

    Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

    Use for personal finances

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC
     
    5.0

    Great price for the product.

    By Nail pounder

    from Kansas

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Navigate
    • Fast and Powerful
    • Great Features
    • Makes Collaboration Easy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Financial Information
      • Human Resources
      • Improving Efficiency
      • Organizing Data

      Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

      I've used Quickbooks for 13yrs and wouldn't use anything else. The new features of 2012 make it even more user friendly.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC
       
      5.0

      QuickBooks Pro 2012 Excellent

      By StageNinja

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Navigate
      • Fast and Powerful
      • Great Features
      • Makes Collaboration Easy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Financial Information
        • Improving Efficiency
        • Organizing Data

        Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

        Our account recommended we upgrade from Qbooks 07 to 2012. We were hesistant because the former was working fine for us. The online banking portion of Quickbooks Pro 2012 paid for itself already in time saved. Excellent program. Wish they'd just make all versions multi-users (from different machines) but other than that it's great.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
         
        5.0

        Excellent Easy to Use Business Software

        By SAM

        from Mission Viejo, CA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Navigate
        • Fast and Powerful
        • Great Features
        • Quick Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Financial Information
          • Improving Efficiency
          • Organizing Data

          Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

          For small business and personal service business this is a great package. Don't have to be an accountant to use, easy to set up and get started. Great for business owners who are keeping their own books. Invoices, Statements, history, reports all predone and can be eaily modified including adding your own logo.

          Great value and has things like supplies and payroll services that can be added with simplicity.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC
           
          5.0

          Why I upgraded my QB.

          By Marcus

          from Houston TX

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Navigate
          • Fast and Powerful
          • Great Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business planning

            Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

            I upgraded my QuickBooks Pro 2009 ONLY because my bank only supports the two previous builds. I've been using QB for years for each of my companies. When I worked IT I sold accounting and point of sale southwest
            Software. Preachtree WAS QB's only competition. Even then QB could be used by any body that could balance a checkbook. You had to be an accountant to use the competition. QB has only improved it's product. If you're debating if you should use QB online or out of a box, the box to me is always the best choice. Well worth it's one time payment.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC
             
            4.0

            A must have for small business owners

            By school nurse Janet

            from Oconomowoc, WI

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Navigate
            • Great Features

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Improving Efficiency
              • Organizing Data

              Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

              Easy to learn and use. Helps greatly in keeping records for our small business.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC
               
              4.0

              Good product

              By Tony

              from New Albany Indiana

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Navigate
              • Fast and Powerful
              • Great Features
              • Makes Collaboration Easy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Financial Information
                • Improving Efficiency
                • Organizing Data

                Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                upgraded from older version. Imported old files with on problems.Produce is easy to use and would buy again.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC
                 
                4.0

                good product

                By azamra

                from NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Navigate
                • Great Features

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                    great, i up grated to 2012 for the option to have files attached to QB also some new features i liked

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC
                     
                    5.0

                    Great buy!

                    By Key

                    from Lakewood, NJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                    Great buy- b and h does it again- great industry standard product for the best price!

                     
                    3.0

                    Paying for what we don't need

                    By scifiripley

                    from Alliance, Oh

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast and Powerful
                    • Great Features

                    Cons

                    • Hard To Navigate

                    Best Uses

                    • Financial Information

                    Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                    If you're looking to cover all aspects of your business, this product is fine. If all you need is a program to track finances and write checks you're buying the wrong product. Unfortunately 10 years ago Quick Books fit the bill with their "Basic" program. To get the product to work now it takes all the bells and whistles - like going from a motorcycle to a cadillac. No question it's a good program, just too much info for us.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC
                     
                    3.0

                    Many Changes w/ Quickbooks 2012

                    By Stephanie

                    from Sacramento, CA

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Navigate

                    Cons

                    • Monthly charges

                    Best Uses

                    • Organizing Data

                    Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                    I've been using Quickbooks for 9yrs for my small business. I have always loved the ease of invoicing and reports.I'm not happy with the [$] a month charge to email invoices. I don't like a few other little changes they made but I'm sure I will adjust.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC
                     
                    5.0

                    great

                    By Dave

                    from Louisiana

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Navigate
                    • Fast and Powerful
                    • Great Features

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Financial Information

                      Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                      Works well

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Best QuickBooks

                      By Kevans

                      from Diamond.OH

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast and Powerful
                      • Great Features

                      Cons

                      • Everything costs extra
                      • Hard To Navigate
                      • Redundent

                      Best Uses

                      • Small business

                      Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                      Had to update from QuickBooks 3.1 and 3.1 was stripped down and much easier to use. This product should have 2 levels of use, one basic and one advanced to be selected at startup. Most users will use the basic setup and advanced users will like the full version. Basic would suit my needs fully.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC
                       
                      5.0

                      Its Change My Business

                      By sam

                      from NewYork

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                      Best What Cote Be

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC
                       
                      4.0

                      Not that different than 2009

                      By no agenda reviews

                      from nashville, TN

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Navigate

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Install or Upgrade
                      • Not Powerful Enough

                      Best Uses

                      • Financial Information
                      • Organizing Data

                      Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                      I love quickbooks in general, but I was forced into buying 2012Pro in order to continue my merchant services processing with intuit. Otherwise, 2009 was just as good. I guess the newer version will make the program run more smoothly, without the glitches I encountered often in 2009 after 2012 was released.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC
                       
                      4.0

                      Excellent software

                      By Alta Dan

                      from Salt Lake City, UT

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Navigate
                      • Fast and Powerful
                      • Great Features

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Financial Information
                        • Improving Efficiency
                        • Organizing Data

                        Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                        Very user friendly

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC
                         
                        3.0

                        Forced to upgrade

                        By Small size consultant

                        from Boulder, CO

                        About Me Value Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                        I was using QuickBooks 2009 for my small 2 person consulting business. It worked fine and had everything I needed. I was recently forced to upgrade to 2012 as Intuit started eliminating basic online functionality with 2009 such as downloading bank statements.

                        As far as I can tell, the 2012 has some fancier graphics and some new looks. Reminds me of the Microsoft Office upgrade from 2003 to 2007 and then 2010. Not really any huge improvements unless you are a power.

                        I'm sure QuickBooks 2012 has some great enhancements, it's just wasted on my very small businees.

                        B&H had the best QuickBooks 2012 price of the reputable companies. It took about 8 days for delivery with normal shipping.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC
                         
                        4.0

                        QuickBooks Pro 2012

                        By Joan

                        from Orange, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Financial Information
                            • Organizing Data

                            Comments about Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 (CD-ROM):

                            Product is great, but you really need an experienced person to help navigate through. If you are offered 30 days of free technical support, take it!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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