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Which one is better Quickbooks Desktop or Online?

by emilymichael1 / November 14, 2017 1:44 AM PST

Let’s start with a simple comparison between QuickBooks Desktop vs online. Usually, they are totally different products and they are fit for the different requirements too.

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That's easy. Example view of the Cloud where
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2017 7:41 AM PST

Your data is not yours. This means the Online version is for folk that want ease of use above all.

But it's not secure against your government and ISP meddling. Here's a fellow you may know on this subject:

So while it has it's proponents, if you care about your data, you don't have it only in the cloud.

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Which one is better Quickbooks Desktop or Online?
by golbaster90 / November 22, 2017 5:09 AM PST

The cloud has deep issues.

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Quickbooks Desktop or Online
by WilliamTRobinson / December 20, 2017 4:15 AM PST

Choosing the Quickbooks software (Online and Desktop) is purely based on your business type.

If your business is product based then QuickBooks Desktop is an appropriate choice. However, if your business is service based, then QuickBooks Online is the best choice. Quickbooks desktop has lots of features and in Quickbooks Online version new features are constantly being added.

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Re: quickbooks
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 20, 2017 4:52 AM PST

Can you explain why product based business need more features than service based features and service based businesses need more new features than product based businesses?

Post was last edited on December 20, 2017 5:10 AM PST

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Quickbooks Online - Ideal Choice
by amywilliams12 / January 12, 2018 1:03 AM PST

Hi William,
I totally agree with you, Quickbooks online is an ideal choice for you, if you have a service based business. It does not require software installation.You can just open up a web browser from your mobile device, PC or Mac and log right into your account to quickly access your data.

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