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QuickBooks Premier Industry Editions 2013 [Download] [OLD VERSION]

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  • Easy to set up, learn and use
  • Organize everything in one place and save time on everyday tasks
  • Track how your business is doing with one-click financial, tax and sales reports
  • Drill down into the data you need with industry-specific reports and tools
  • Get complete and reliable records at tax time
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  • ASIN: B008S0J03W
  • Release Date: September 30, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,195 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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QuickBooks Premier is tailored to your business to help you get organized and stay on top of your business finances.

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QuickBooks Premier 2013

Product Features
  • Stay on top of your business finances with tools and reports designed for your industry
  • Easily create invoices and track sales and expenses
  • Get reliable records for tax time

Easy to Set Up, Learn, and Use

  • No accounting knowledge necessary
  • Quickly import your data from a spreadsheet1
  • Step-by-step industry-specific tutorials and coaching tips show you how to create invoices, record expenses, and more
  • Try out sample files for your business type

Organize Everything in One Place and Save Time on Everyday Tasks

  • Manage vendors and expenses easily - enter, track, and pay bills; create purchase orders
  • Easily create and customize estimates, invoices, and statements
  • Get complete and reliable records at tax time
  • Download your online banking transactions directly into QuickBooks2
  • Document and track change orders
  • Manage inventory
  • Track time and expenses

Track How Your Business is Doing and Get Financial, Tax, and Sales Reports in One Click

  • Get the information you need with easy-to-use reports tailored to your industry
  • View income and expense trends by category
  • Get a real-time snapshot of your business with Company Snapshot
  • See at a glance customer’s purchase history and payment status

What's New in 2013?

QuickBooks 2013 is the easiest, most efficient QuickBooks ever.

  • Streamlined navigation provides easier access to data and transactions, with no relearning required. New, customizable left toolbar holds your shortcuts so it's faster and easier to get around in QuickBooks.
  • Simplified customer forms mean you can spend more time on your business and less time on your books. Forms have a new ribbon toolbar that groups similar actions to help you accomplish everyday tasks faster.
  • Customizable Customer, Vendor and Employee Centers allow you to quickly input, store and access key information that your business needs. New tab functionality for transactions, contacts, to dos and notes allows easy reference from one place.
  • Easy access to the App Center can extend the power of your QuickBooks. Free test drives let you try before you buy. *
  • Additional customer requested improvements that make QuickBooks even easier include the ability to add favorite reports to the left toolbar, a new print bills button and the option to bill automatically or not for time and expenses, with separate controls for each.

*Additional purchase may be required.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP1 inc 64-bit), 7 (inc 64-bit), 8 (inc 64-bit)
  • At least 2.0 GHz processor, 2.4 GHz recommended
  • Minimum 1 GB of RAM for single user, 2 GB of RAM recommended for multiple users
  • Minimum 2.5 GB of available disk space (additional space required for data files)
  • 60 MB for Microsoft .NET 4.0 Runtime (provided on the QuickBooks CD)
  • Minimum 1024x768 screen resolution, 16-bit or higher color
  • Minimum 4x CD-ROM drive
  • All online features/services require Internet access
  • Product registration required

Integration with Other Software

  • Microsoft Word and Excel integration requires Word and Excel 2003, 2007 or 2010 (inc 64-bit)
  • Synchronization with Outlook requires QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 (inc 64-bit)
  • E-mail estimates, invoices and other forms with Windows Outlook, Outlook Express and Mozilla Thunderbird, as well as web mail services such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail
  • Compatible with QuickBooks Point of Sale version 8.0 and later


  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP1 with UAC on), 7 (with UAC on), 8 (with UAC on), Windows Server 2003 (SP2), Windows Server 2008, Small Business Server 2008
  • Product Support

Which QuickBooks Product is Right for You?

Pro 2013

Premier 2013

Easy to Get Started
Get started fast with guided setup x x
Import data from Excel, Quicken, Outlook Contacts, and more1 x x
Save Time on Everyday Tasks
Stay on top of invoices, billing, and scheduled tasks with Calendar View x x
Track sales, sales taxes, and expenses x x
Be ready at tax time with easy, reliable reports x x
Organize all your data in one place with Customer, Vendor, and Employee Centers x x
Allows more than one user at a time3 Up to 3, each sold separately Up to 5, each sold separately
Create estimates and turn them into invoices in one click x x
Download your online banking transactions into QuickBooks2 x x
Track inventory, set re-order points, create purchase orders x x
Get the Important Information You Need
Get financial, sales, and tax reports in one click 100+ 150+
Get a single view of your business with Company Snapshot x x
Manage your receivables with the Collections Center x x
Tools Tailored to Your Industry
Save time with features designed for your industry x
Uncover business insights with industry-specific reports x
Create sales orders and track backorders x
Track costs for assembled products and inventory x
Set product/service prices by customer type x
Set billing rates by employee and service type4 x

1. Transfer data from Peachtree 2008–2011; Microsoft SBA 2006; and Microsoft Office Accounting 2007–2009 using free tool available at http://quickbooks.intuit.com. Transfer data directly from Quicken 2011–2013, QuickBooks 4.0–2012 and Microsoft Excel 2000–2010, as well as web mail services such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail.
2. Download your data from participating banks until May, 2016. Online services vary by participating financial institutions or other parties and may be subject to application approval, additional terms, conditions and fees.
3. QuickBooks Pro/Premier: One user included; option to add up to two additional licenses for Pro and four for Premier—sold separately. All copies of QuickBooks must be the same version-year.
4. Billing Rate Levels only available in Premier Professional Services, Contractor and Accountant Editions. Not available in Pro Edition, Premier Nonprofit, Manufacturing & Wholesale, and Retail.

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109 of 110 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a good revamp at all October 17, 2012
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I have been using QuickBooks Premier 2010 quite happily for a couple of years now (and previous versions for 15 years before that) but I need to upgrade to a three user license - I thought that since I have to buy two more licenses anyway and they all have to be the same version, this would be the time to upgrade - I ordered one copy of the newly released Premier 2013 to try out.
I am glad I only ordered one - This is awful!
I just returned it today under the 60 day satisfaction guarantee and ordered Premier 2012 which, hopefully, judging by my research online, does not suck so bad. If 2012 works out when I receive it, I will snag two more copies before they are fully superseded.
The deal killer in 2013 is the 'new' interface - Everything else seems to work just like my 2010 version only illegibly. In other words, 'upgrade' only if you think your current interface is too friendly.
The first major disaster in this version is the light-gray text and icons on a dark-gray background which make you have to squint and lean into the monitor to make out.
The second disaster is the size of the font and text spacing on the sub-pages is HUGE. I have a standard 1920x1200 monitor and i like to keep my reminders window to no more than a screen size tall - In other words, I like to see all my current information in one all-encompassing view. After converting to 2013, I have to page down TWICE to see the exact same information as in my pre-converted 2010 version.
Aside from those two points, there are a lot of smaller things - Gray forms that make the text on them hard to read, awkward ribbon navigation which could be entertaining if you like to play hide and seek with your icons.
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QuickBooks Customer Care saysOctober 19, 2012
P. Clough,

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear you didn't like the new design of QuickBooks 2013. We've had other users with the same concerns regarding color, scrolling and font sizes. We are not planning any drastic changes to the new design however, we actively monitor user feedback and will continue to make updates and changes in response to customer requests. Please feel free to continue to provide feedback from within your QuickBooks product by going to Help/Send Feedback Online. Please be specific the feedback is for 2013 as it will default to the product you are using (2012.)

Thank you again for your feedback.
Andrea Rahn, QuickBooks Customer Care
51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars i would love to be a fly on the wall at intuit... October 31, 2012
By Urby
Platform for Display:PC Download
I have held off upgrading my 2010 version for 2.5 years now because you simply cannot trust what is coming down the pike. It is also REMARKABLE how disconnected they are to the customer base at times. Like no other company i have seen. The swath of changes that comes with each version of windows irks me at first sometimes, but i typically fall in line and learn to like them, if not better than the old.

here ya go intuit:

how about working on a way to make pretty financial reports that doesn't cost $300 in the accountant edition?
how about a single button to quickly re-size report columns so the std reports don't look like there was a paper jam in the printer?
how about some general options to right align numbers in columns and make reports readable?
how about allowing excel to export the same report data to a preconfigured excel template each month to show management?
how about making the java based online banking, multi-transaction interface usable without having to expand 3 colums just to read anything?

i think the graphics people at intuit must be spatially challenged.

i finally switched to quicken for my personal finances because the data entry is so much faster and buidling financial statements by account (although no picnic) is at least POSSIBLE.

seriously though, my gripes are somewhat subjective. i wonder what happens when the stuff hits the fan at Intuit each fall when they roll out a winner like the new color-scheme. are there mass firings? is the creative director dragged through the hallways!?!? LOL! i am so curious. obviously, the strategic direction does not change very much!! keep up the good work guys. there's no other real option out there. so i will continue to be a begrudging customer every few years. what a wonderful client relationship!
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
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Many reviews comment on the color scheme. At first I was skeptical about what they meant, but after using the program; yes it is a problem. I am going to cover that as well as several other points important to know.

Back up your company files right before loading the new version 2013. It only takes a second, and makes your test drive easily reversible.

You have a choice of jumping off of the diving board by loading the new version of QB 2013 by overwriting the old version, and then converting your existing company files but unconverting them, and restoring them is a major hassle. So the following is important to know.

You can run both versions of QuickBooks (in my case 2010 and 2013) concurrently/at the same time. So you are keeping your old version of QuickBooks intact while you try out the new one. (They currently have a 60 day return policy so take it for a test drive) This is important. When installing it asks you, "Do you want to overwrite your old version?" If you want to test it out and not go through the rigamarole of reconverting, or restoring your old version in case you want to send the new version back, say NO by choosing the option above it in order to write it to a new location. They already have a folder designated to do that when you choose that option and it is called "QuickBooks 2013". Don't worry about choosing your industry edition; you can always change it later from within QuickBooks. Note: If you install it on more than one computer you must install the same industry edition. This way you can try QuickBooks without over writing your existing version, OR converting your current company files over to the 2013 version either. So play with the sample file, or do as I did if you are creating a new company in addition to the old one.
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