Product Comparison & System Requirements

Compare the products and choose the version that suits your business needs. Check the system requirements for reliability and functionality.

Product Comparison

QuickBooks 2018 UK Pro Premier Accountant
Get started easily
Get started quickly with step-by-step setup Y Y Y
For Windows 8, 7 and Vista (Mac users try QuickBooks Online) Y Y Y
Share your accounts with multiple user access. Requires purchase of additional licenses. 1, 3 or 5 users 1, 3, 5 up to 30 users 1, 3, 5 up to 30 users
Import and export data to and from Word and Excel, and import Outlook contacts Y Y Y
Multi-Monitor Support Y Y Y
Easy invoices and quotes
Create branded quotes and invoices and email as PDFs Y Y Y
Turn quotes into invoices in one step Y Y Y
Batch invoicing – invoice several customers at once Y Y Y
Offer early payment discounts Y Y Y
Flexible pricing – determine discounts by customer, job, item or currency . Y Y
Track time and highlight unbilled expenses before you invoice . Y Y
Make light work of stressful accounting jobs
Automatically calculate and file VAT returns online with HMRC Y Y Y
Works with Standard, Cash and Flat Rate VAT Schemes Y Y Y
Create budgets Y Y Y
Build financial forecasts . Y Y
Understand your company’s performance Improved
Track sales, expenses, profit and income Y Y Y
See your business dashboard on the QuickBooks home page Y Y Y
Create customised financial, sales and tax reports 100+ (details) 135+ (details) 135+ (details)
Attach multiple reports to emails Y Y Y
Add summaries and comments to reports Y Y Y
See how your business is performing with the Company Snapshot Y Y Y
View income information and unbilled hours with the Income Tracker Y Y Y
Save time on everyday business tasks Improved .
Show Applied Filters on Reports – quickly view all applied filters on a report Y Y Y
Scheduled Reports – QuickBooks now allows you to set up a schedule to automatically email memorized reports Y Y Y
See all reminders and notifications in one place Y Y Y
Easily track your sales leads in the Lead Centre Y Y Y
Calendar view for tasks, bills, invoices and transactions Y Y Y
Handle foreign currencies Y Y Y
Attach documents and files to QuickBooks transactions Y Y Y
Organise all your data with Customer, Supplier and Employee Centres Y Y Y
Pin notes to customer, supplier and employee records Y Y Y
Manage the money you’re owed with the Payment Snapshot Y Y Y
Assess customers at a glance with the Customer Snapshot Y Y Y
Track stock, set re-order points and create purchase orders Y Y Y
Create back orders, set aside stock for invoicing and convert units of measure . Y Y
Stay in touch with customers and your accountant Improved
Create customized email templates with your branding Y Y Y
Insert customer details into emails — and track email history Y Y Y
Easily add supporting documents to emails Y Y Y
Send company file to accountant via cloud services Y Y Y
Preview old bank reconciliation reports . Y Y
Accountant Specific
Accountant Center . . Y
Working on two company files at the same time . . Y
Working Trial Balance . . Y
Batch enter transactions . . Y
Sales Order Fulfillment worksheet (ideal if you are working with sales orders) . . Y
Create Sales Orders . Y Y
Merge duplicate vendors . . Y

* Fully compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
* The comparison chart is just an indication of the major differences. For full product differences please refer to Intuit® Inc.

System Requirements

Core requirements for QuickBooks Desktop 2018:

Operating systems supported:

  • Windows 10, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 8.1 (Update 1), all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 7 SP1, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server  2011 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Database Servers:

  • Windows:  Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2011 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (update 1) or Windows 7 SP1 (Enterprise and Professional editions only), natively installed

Important: Windows Server 2011 R2 is only supported with QuickBooks Desktop 2017 R4 and QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 17.0 R4.
Note: natively installed means it was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means that it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.

Integration with other software:

Microsoft Word and Excel integration requires Office 2010, 2013, 2016 or Office 365 (32 and 64-bit). E-mail estimates, invoices and other forms with Microsoft Outlook 2010-2016, Microsoft Outlook with Office 365, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and other SMTP supporting e-mail clients. Transfer data from QuickBooks 2004-2016 and Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016. Browser requirement, Internet Explorer 11 (32-bit)