QuickBooks Hosting vs Online vs Desktop?

Discussion in 'Bookkeeping & Taxes' started by Vipul, Aug 23, 2016.


QuickBooks Hosting vs Online vs Desktop?

  1. QuickBooks Hosting

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  2. QuickBooks Online

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  3. QuickBooks Desktop

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  1. Vipul

    Vipul New Member

    QuickBooks is one of the most admired business accounting software over the world. Packed with a number of features and powerful performance, it can streamline even the most complex of accounting processes. What makes it even more special is that there are various versions of QuickBooks (Accountant, Pro, Premier, and Enterprise) to fit with the needs of customers more accurately. In the recent years, the application has felt the effect of cloud technology as well. So, apart from QuickBooks Desktop, you have two more options to choose from – QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Hosting.

    QuickBooks Desktop
    QuickBooks Desktop is the version that installs on the local machine to process the accounting actions. It is the classic version that attained popularity for the software for its unmatched features and ease-of-usage. Being an application running on the local machine, its processing speed is generally very fast.

    QuickBooks Online
    Citing the rise in cloud dependency among the businesses, Intuit (the maker’s of QuickBooks) developed their own cloud-based version of the application and named it QuickBooks Online. This application varies significantly from the desktop version in terms of UI and features. But it commands on the reliability and trust in market for being an Intuit’s very own product, but company’s command with the cloud capabilities of the company still remains a concern.

    QuickBooks Hosting
    This is somewhat a union of QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online. This version hosts QuickBooks Desktop on third-party cloud servers. So, it enables the benefits of cloud, such as – remote accessibility, multiple user collaboration, etc. while carrying all the advanced features of QuickBooks desktop. What rides in its advantage is that QuickBooks Hosting carries the reliability of the QuickBooks Desktop along with the option to pick a hosting cloud that has proven expertise.
  2. sophiajacob

    sophiajacob New Member

    The QuickBooks Desktop version helps the user to download the software and access it any time from systems within the premises. The user does not need any internet connection to work on the software since all the crucial data and files are stored on the hard drive of the computer.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2017
  3. Ady

    Ady New Member

    I would like to share a tabular comparison between these versions of QuickBooks Online vs. Desktop where the differentiation is done on the basis of features like Real-time tracking, Ease of add-ons, etc.

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  4. SamuelKennedy

    SamuelKennedy Member

    The QuickBooks Desktop edition allows users to download the program and access it from within the company at any time. Because all critical data and files are saved on the computer's hard drive, the user does not require an internet connection to utilize the software.
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