Quicken vs QuickBooks Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Jerry Ward Ward

Makes everyday finances a snap.

2018-04-04

I wouldn't track my finances with anything else. I have been using this since the early 90's

Pros

It keeps all my financial records in one place. If you can write a check and use a check register you can use this software

Cons

If it isn't powerful enough there is always QuickBooks.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Suresh Patel

Works well for my personal accounting

2018-10-03

Would highly recommend for daily personal accounting needs.

Pros

Easy to use. Like the investments section specifically. Helps me keep track of all my transactions and balances.

Cons

Wish it could link to Quickbooks so I can keep my personal and business accounting separate..

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Debbie Kaplan

Much improved from 2 years go- great software!

2018-10-08

Pros

If you have used QuickBooks in the workplace, then you will love Quicken.

Cons

Customer service and getting access to support is difficult. Minimal channels to get a real person to assist when you run into snags.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Sarah Dixon

Limited functionality but Ease of Use

2018-05-22

I found that the financial planning tools are quite helpful and it is also helpful that the Quicken software can provide "Reminders" for certain transactions. Obviously you would have to remember to set these Reminders up in the Software itself initially, but once set-up this is very helpful going forward.

Pros

The product is capable of showing a very basic overview of a client's activity. I thought this would work well for clients that do not have a ton of different account transactions to post throughout a period and also for clients that do not use a bunch of different accounts (This gets to be messy when there are too many accounts) I also think the software is beneficial to help with budgeting a being able to get a daily look at a client's activity.

Cons

Another Con was that the software is difficult to upload and/or transfer into QuickBooks if you are trying to convert between the two.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Software Advice
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Ruben Hiciano

Another all-time favorite agonizes in the mobile era

2018-07-24

Quicken needs to move faster to mobile and cloud if it really wants to survive. 100% integration with QuickBooks, additional security features, support for more cloud backup providers are features that should be already available but are no show.

Pros

- A longtime runner with a big user fan base - The very familiar interface allows old users to upgrade without a steep learning curve - Very similar Mac and Windows version allows painless platform switch - Supports most banks and account syncing in The US - Does not require a monthly or annual fee

Cons

- The interface is beginning to look a bit outdated compared to new mobile apps available for iOS and Android - No equivalent mobile version available - Cloud syncing and backup is limited and not easy to setup (dropbox required) - Version to version upgrades sometimes include little to no enough new features for the price (That's why some users are still using 5-8 years old versions)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
Senior Director of Finance and Administration (Nonprofit Organization Management company, 51-200 employees)
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The easiest to learn and easiest to use of all the lower to mid-range accounting suites.

2018-07-24

Pros

The interface is simple, and if you have experience with Quicken, Lacerte, or any other Intuit product, it makes it even simpler.

Cons

The biggest drawback for me is that you cannot perform consolidations of various entities using QuickBooks. This limits its use to a 1-company platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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QuickBooks Reviews
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Accounting & business management for small businesses
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