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Accounting can be both complex and overwhelming, and many business owners view it as a necessary evil. It is therefore understandable how a program such as QuickBooks, which greatly simplifies and demystifies business accounting, has garnered such a huge following. If you ask random business owners which program they use for accounting, the most frequent answer you get will likely be QuickBooks.

There was a time, not long ago, when many accounting professionals derided QuickBooks for being too simplistic and incapable of handling complex accounting tasks. We believe this is no longer the case, as the most recent versions of QuickBooks are extremely powerful and available in industry-specific editions tailored to the unique needs of various businesses. Moreover, the software is designed to handle just about every conceivable accounting task businesses might encounter.

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30-Day Free Trial of QuickBooks Online
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There is no free trial of QuickBooks aside from the online version. However, you can save 20% on traditional software editions using the coupon below:

20% Off + Free Shipping on Desktop Editions of QuickBooks
QuickBooks Online Payroll

You no longer have to spend hours figuring out payroll on your own or pay hefty fees to companies like Paychex, since the latest versions of QuickBooks can handle payroll for you. Once your payroll account is set up, you can use a simple, step-by-step approach to process payroll and issue checks. QuickBooks payroll service also handles tax forms for you, which are automatically generated. All you have to do is transmit the forms online or print them out on your computer and send them by mail.

Should You Use the Online or Offline Version of QuickBooks?

QuickBooks Online uses a monthly subscription model, and the user’s data is hosted remotely on Intuit’s servers. All patches and updates for the online version are free.

While the online version has many advantages, if you only plan to use QuickBooks from a single computer, the online edition may not be necessary. On the other hand, if you have multiple users who need the convenience of being able to access their files from different locations, then QuickBooks Online is definitely the right choice.

Tips on Learning QuickBooks

Although it’s possible to learn QuickBooks using the owner’s manual, this is probably the most boring and frustrating way to become familiar with the program. A better option is to use some of the resources below:

  • QuickBooks Video Tutorial, Part 1 and 2 – In these YouTube videos, a professional bookkeeper walks you through the basic steps of using QuickBooks. Each video is roughly 10 minutes long. An older version of QuickBooks is used in the video, but because the basic features of QuickBooks remain the same year after year, this tutorial is still very relevant to users of current versions. 
  • quickbooks for dummies coverQuickBooks for Dummies – One of the highest-rated books on QuickBooks training, “QuickBooks for Dummies” does an excellent job of covering all the bases without getting too overwhelming. The book covers a lot of ground and will have you using QuickBooks like an expert in no time. Priced under $20 at many online retailers, this book is one of the most economical ways to get up to speed with QuickBooks.
  • QuickBooks Certification – If you are a professional bookkeeper, accountant or anyone else who relies heavily on QuickBooks for their profession, you may want to take things one step further by obtaining a QuickBooks Certification. Many learning options are available, including online classes, live classroom training and DVDs. In some cases, you can learn the required material for certification in as little as two days.

You may find some online schools offering expensive courses on QuickBooks which often cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. These schools seem to target corporations that can afford to spend large sums of money on exorbitant training courses for their employees. The majority of the time, we believe these courses are overpriced and not worth your money. As long as you get a few good books and have enough discipline to go through them thoroughly on your own, you should be able to learn the program fairly quickly.

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