Intuit QuickBooks Premier 2009 keeps the program's well-designed, intuitive interface, while adding a few new features. It's a worthy upgrade for people serious about online banking, and it remains the best accounting program for small business owners. However, Intuit should be more generous with customer support, particularly for setup issues.
Online small business accounting app, as well as Intuit's credit-card processing service, knocked offline for about six hours on Monday.
A free and very pretty "heat map" can show you where your customers are--and aren't.
Intuit QuickBooks 2009 introduces global currency support and a free Web site for a year, expanding the application's scope beyond bookkeeping.
QuickBooks Premier 2008 remains the top small-business accounting program. Its guidance for novices is top-notch, and it comes in a variety of editions tailored for specific industries. Version 2008 isn't an essential upgrade for QuickBooks 2007 users, but it's a good buy for users of earlier versions, and for anyone new to accounting software.
Data loss security woes
You buy, they reimburse.
A stupefying screw-up.
Do not install a QuickBooks update seeded over the weekend if you're a Mac user, as multiple users are reporting that the update erases files from the Desktop folder.
Despite its lean list of improvements, QuickBooks 2007 remains a terrific small-business accounting package. Longtime QuickBooks users who haven't already upgraded to QuickBooks 2006 should leap to 2007 instead.