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QuickBooks Pro 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
  • Get the information you need with easy-to-use reports
  • Get complete and reliable records at tax time
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  • ASIN: B008S0IWNQ
  • Release Date: September 30, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (997 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #709 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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QuickBooks Pro 2013

Product Freatures
  • Organize your business finances all in one place
  • 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 spreadsheet
  • Step-by-step tutorials and coaching tips show you how to create invoices, record expenses, and more1

Organize Everything in One Place and Save Time on Everyday Tasks

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

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
  • View income and expense trends by category
  • Get a real-time snapshot of your business with Company Snapshot

What's New in QuickBooks 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 fees may apply

System Requirements

Pro 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
Multi-User

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

Which QuickBooks Product is Right for You?
Online Simple Start
Pro 2013
Premier 2013
Easy to Get Started
Get started fast with guided setup x 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 x
Be ready at tax time with easy, reliable reports x x x
Organize all your data in one place with Customer, Vendor, and Employee Centers Customer Center only x x
Allows more than one user at a time3 1 user 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 x
Track inventory, set re-order points, create purchase orders x x
Get the Information You Need with Reports
Get financial, sales, and tax reports in one click 20+ 100+ 150+
Get a single view of your business with Company Snapshot x x
Manage your receivables with the Collections Center x x
Create invoices and access customer information online or on your mobile device4 x Sold separately Sold separately
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

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 Minimum browser requirement: Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3 for Windows or Mac, Safari 4 for Mac, Safari 5 for Windows, Chrome 3 or later for Windows or Chrome 4 or later for Mac. Internet connection required. Works on iOS, Android OS and select mobile devices, see details here: www.workplace.intuit.com/quickbooksconnect. Mobile devices sold separately; data plan required. Access is subject to Provider service availability. Not all features are available on QuickBooks Mobile or on mobile versions of QuickBooks Online. Apps require registration with corresponding online services. Availability subject to regular maintenance periods.
QuickBooks Pro supports a maximum of 14,500 customers, jobs, items, employees and other names combined.

Product Description

QuickBooks Pro helps you organize your business finances all in one place so you can complete your frequent tasks in fewer steps.

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215 of 234 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New user or updating? October 24, 2012
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EDIT (12/9/2012): Intuit's R4 update of QB Pro 2013 has some improvements over the original 2013 release (see below). At least one is quite important since it allows one to readily tell which company file is open. Even so, I left this as four stars, but call it four and a half! There are other improvements listed but I haven't looked at them yet.

I wish I could give two star ratings: One for new users and one for up-daters. The four-star rating I gave is for new users.

New users should go ahead and read all the reviews for earlier versions. QuickBooks is popular for a reason. It does the job and does it well. It is not perfect and has room for improvement but there are not a lot of other choices in this price range.

For up-daters, I give it three stars. There is no compelling reason to go from the 2012 version to the 2013 version. Of course if you are on an earlier version that is reaching the end of its support life then you really should update and there is no compelling reason *not* to go to this version. Well, I suppose you can still get the 2012 version (as of this writing) and get it cheaper but that would just mean your next forced update would come a year earlier, pretty much wiping out whatever you might save.

Comments on some of the complaints I read in reviews here:

1. Wasted screen space. The worst offender is that big, fat, icon bar on the left, taking up about 20% of the available space. At first this was enough to make me want to chuck the whole thing, but you can use the View menu to move the icon bar back to the top where it belongs, or even remove it completely since there is nothing on the icon bar that can't be reached from the menu bar.

2. Larger fonts.
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223 of 249 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stick with 2012! October 17, 2012
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A few days ago I "upgraded" to 2013 and promptly went back to 2012. The new screen layout is a disaster. There are two main problems:

1.) You can no longer change color schemes for your different companies to make it easier to tell which company you are working in. Actually, they have removed any and all ability for you to change the screen appearance in any way. Instead of adding functionality here, they just removed it all! They have decided that they know what fits you best and you can like it or lump it!

2.) They have enlarged the screen fonts until there is at least 30% LESS information visible on the screen. Sure, large fonts can be seen from a distance, but you also can't see very many characters in the same space. So, what happens, is that to navigate your information you have to do MUCH more scrolling than you used to do. Scrolling takes time and is frustrating. Also, horizontally you can't see as many characters in a column. So if you have two names that are similar, the last characters are truncated leaving you to guess which line you need to select.

I personally don't like the drab black, white, and grey color scheme. It is lifeless and ugly in my opinion. I think that Quickbooks has made a mistake here. They should have added the new interface, and made it the default if they wished, but not removed the other schemes for those of us who really use the program day in and day out and don't want to work harder to get the same results.

I plan to stay with 2012 and watch to see if they will add the screen functionality options back, and if not then I will probably shop for another accounting package in the future.

So sad, I have been a die-hard Intuit fan since Windows 95.
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QuickBooks Customer Care saysOctober 18, 2012
Hi Pete,
I'm happy to say we have a new R4 that have introduced an alternative top icon bar with colored icons and a light colored background. You can choose this option by going to Edit > Preferences > Desktop View > My Preferences > Switch to colored icons/light background once you have performed the update.

The R4 update can be accessed at http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com, click on "product updates".

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at customer_loyalty@intuit.com Attn: Corie

Thanks,
Corie
QuickBooks Customer Care

Hi Pete,
Thanks for the feedback on our new version of QuickBooks. We have refreshed its look and feel but we haven't changed the powerful things it does for customers. We hope the updates ultimately make using QuickBooks easier and early indications from many customers have been very positive. We hope you'll give it a chance and we appreciate your business.

November 2012 Update:
If you have downloaded our latest maintenance release you will notice several improvements to QuickBooks including updates to the icons on the left and top menus which make them easier to read and easier to identify important tasks. We also improved text labels to make them easier to read and updated the background from white to gray on Bills, Checks, and Centers to reduce glare some customers called out as distracting. We'll keep listening and working to make the product the best it can be for customers.

To make sure you have downloaded the latest updates, please click the F2 button and make sure you are on Release R3P. If you aren't you can update QuickBooks by going to Help/Update QuickBooks/Update Now and check the Maintenance Release Box. Click Get Updates to download the latest.

Corie, QuickBooks Customer Care
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid the Upgrade at All Costs November 3, 2012
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02/01/13 UPDATE:

My original review is below (a 3 out of 5 stars), but after the experiences of the last couple of weeks I am modifying the review and hope this isn't happening to you: despite what may be claimed, the 2013 version can't do electronic filing of 1099's as there is a problem with the sync manager.

Intuit's customer support board (which is online) is filled with questions from users wondering what is going on, including me. Every time you try to initiate or use the sync manager, QB crashes - and despite submitting a ticket with your email address in to Intuit, they refuse to reply.

I spent an hour and a half on the phone with their outsourced overseas support line to no avail, and was passed to four different "help" desks, with the final resolution from the manager of the group to "call back tomorrow" to start the process over again. Amazing.

As a result, I had to pay extra to outsource the 1099 process this year.

I've been a QB user for over 15 years, and I will say I wish I had never upgraded to 2013. The changed functionality, repeated crashes, inability to process 1099's electronically, topped with the lack of support from either their online resources or call-in "help" line is actually mind-boggling from a customer satisfaction standpoint. If you don't need to upgrade, I would wait until the last possible minute you can before you take the plunge and put your reporting at risk as I did with mine.
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1.0 out of 5 stars 2013
I have tried for a whole year to make this work for my company and it is horrible. Wont keep inventory without having to go through a pile of loop holes to get there. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Norm Bishop
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Books 2013
This is a nice piece of user friendly software. I still wish companies would provide a toll free number to a knowledgeable human being for questions. Read more
Published 24 days ago by wolfman
1.0 out of 5 stars Quickbooks Pro 2013 worst version in awhile
Tons of problems in this version. Stick with 2012 or prior if you can. India support is beyond useless. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Jason Wilcox
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Quick Books is good but wasn't what I needed so I returned for a credit. But would buy again if I had a need.
Published 28 days ago by Linda Watson
1.0 out of 5 stars Might be good for a retail business?
BEWARE: this program is not for someone who is running a business with something other than retail.
the chart of accounts is totally set up for retail. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dutch311
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy!
I bought this for my new business. It was easy to set up and the customer support was very helpful with my questions.
Published 1 month ago by Jerry Guidry
1.0 out of 5 stars So Very Disappointed
I have had nothing but problems since I installed this version of QuickBooks. The first was that it lost an entire file that I am currently recreating. It has now stopped working. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Roberta Ritchey
5.0 out of 5 stars simple problem free accounting
simple problem free accounting that lets you focus on your business instead of on your soft.
If you need a jump start into easy accounting this is the way to go.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Money Grab
QuickBooks really knows how to take advantage of all the people that are essentialy tied to it's software. It's slow, cumbersome, and expensive. Read more
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