Intuit

Pricing

£8/mo (Self Employed, 1 user)-£27/mo (5 users, multicurrency)

Functionality

App, Audit trail, Bank rec, Budget, Dashboard, Documents, Fixed assets, MTD for VAT, Payroll, Projects, Quote, SA return, Workflow

Integration

AutoEntry, Expensify, Fundbox, Google, Method:CRM, PayPal, Shopify, Square, TSheets

Firm size

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

Free trial

30 days

User reviews

4.5
(461 user ratings)
Our trusted reviews are independent, first hand opinions taken from the UK's largest survey of business software users. These ratings are used to decide the Software Excellence Awards from the Accounting Excellence 2018 programme

Key Features

  • Send customer payment enabled invoices with Review and Pay button via PayPal and GoCardless direct debit
  • Imports data automatically from most banks
  • Bank matching and reconciliation is supported by machine-learning transaction matching algorithms
  • Batch reclassification can match bank transactions in bulk. Accountant version can also reassign transactions
  • Estimate tools allows quotes to be sent to clients and converted to inovices
  • Progressive invoices can be set up for ongoing projects based on predefined rules
  • Business accounts KPI Dashboard gives business owners and accountants a quick overview of performance measures
  • Mobile app comes with QB Assistant that can interpret voice/text commands to get quick answers to income/expense questions
  • MTD for VAT built into the bookkeeping engine, so selected VAT codes will feed through to VAT return
  • Integration with HMRC APIs pulls in data from client online accounts. Bridging software option also available
  • Accountant edition (QBOA) is designed as a platform for practitioners to manage client workflows and grow their firms

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What Intuit QuickBooks says

QuickBooks is the world’s number one online accounting solution for accountants, small businesses and the self-employed.

Used by 300,000 accountants and 2.5m small businesses worldwide, QuickBooks and QuickBooks Accountant solve financial and compliance problems, help our clients make more money, and use new technology so they can do things faster, smarter and more efficiently than ever before.

We’re also proud to be the UK's leading partner to accountants. QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA) allows accounting professionals to manage all of their clients – even those that don’t use QuickBooks – within the product.

2018 roadmap

With QBOA, QuickBooks continues to evolve as the one place for our accounting and tax professionals to meet the needs of all their clients, no matter what accounting product or spreadsheet tool they use.

On the wider business front, QuickBooks is embracing artificial intelligence and bringing it to the fore in the QB Assistant smartphone app that offers interactive access to accounting functionality while users are on the move. Intuit is also working on fintech innovations designed to get capital into the hands of previously underserved businesses

What users say about QuickBooks Online

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    Pros

  • Auto-classification of bank transactions
  • Can be used on the go
  • Good reporting tools
  • Easy to use and teach to others
  • Excellent support
  • Inexpensive for multiple users

    Things you might change

  • Uses American terms
  • VAT detailed report doesn't look good
  • The API interface makes it difficult to link with some apps
  • Response time can be slow

Functionality

4.4

    Pros

  • Auto-classification of bank transactions
  • Can be used on the go
  • Direct bank feeds
  • Customisable reports
  • Good links with other apps

    Things you might change

  • Sometimes connections to bank accounts fail
  • The payroll module isn’t as flexible as the main accounting module
  • There are delays when connecting to QB servers
  • User privileges need refining

Support

4.4

    Pros

  • The support is good when you have a problem

    Things you might change

  • Response time can be slow

Ease of use

4.4

    Pros

  • Easy to use and teach to others
  • The software is intuitive
  • It's simple to use from a client perspective

    Things you might change

  • Needs more dedicated training to non-accountant end users

Value for money

4.6

    Pros

  • Inexpensive for multiple users
  • Good functionality to price ratio
  • Reasonable price and discounts for accountants

What AccountingWEB says

It has taken many years for Intuit to build acceptance for QuickBooks Online in the UK, but the pace of the company’s shift from desktop to cloud accounting is accelerating rapidly. The company is now breathing down Xero’s neck as the leading online supplier in the UK, particularly among practices that are taking up cloud tools to meet the challenges of Making Tax Digital.

Part of that success is down to aggressive pricing, but Intuit also has deep pockets. Over the past few years it has been ramping up its support for the profession with regular events and people in the field to educate accountants and help them bring clients on-board.

While the product’s functionality continues to improve rapidly, some users still bridle over Americanisms in the interface. Likewise, investments in AI and fintech tend to be implemented and tested in north America first before they become available to the rest of the world.

User reviews (187)

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3.8
Bookkeeper/Accounts assistant/Clerk/Administrator, Less than £250k
4 June, 2018

What do you like?

Ease of use and clarity.

What would you change?

Speed of processing.
4.8
Principal/Senior Partner, Less than £250k
1 June, 2018

What do you like?

Value for money.

What would you change?

Ease of use.
4
Partner, £250k-£499k
1 June, 2018

What do you like?

Easy to use, easy to teach clients how to get information out of the system.

What would you change?

User privileges need refining.
5
Partner, £5m-£9.9m
2 June, 2018

What do you like?

Ease of use and navigation and the ecosystem of apps.

What would you change?

Some slight functionality changes but overall base software is good.
4
Sole Practitioner, Less than £250k
31 May, 2018

What do you like?

Ease of amendments.

What would you change?

Help documents are largely American.

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