There is quite a debate nowadays on whether to use QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks Desktop for your business. It all depends on our company setup, resources, time, and ultimately, your preference.

This post was written to provide you with links, ideas, and resources to help you evaluate which version is right for your business.

In a nutshell, QuickBooks Online is easier to use and obviously more mobile. However, QuickBooks Desktop still way more powerful in its job costing, reporting, and other deep accounting functionality.

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You are going to have to do your research to determine which version is best for you. Work with your accountant, your staff, and our account managers to determine what features and functionality are important for your company.

Here are some great articles I came across to help guide you in your QuickBooks decision-making process.

In the article by Stacy Kildal, she references a comparison guide developed by Intuit employee Woody Adams.

This matrix is very detailed and covers over 150 line items of features and options.

Most of our Contractors Cloud customers use some version of QuickBooks and way over half of them integrate their QuickBooks Online or Desktop with Contractor’s Cloud. However, that number is quickly rising since the release of our QuickBooks Online integration.

Our QuickBooks Online integration is a true 2-way integration on most functions such as Customer Accounts, Items, Classes, Terms, Invoices, Vendors, and Bills. Accounts, Job Data, and Payments are kept as a 1-way export to better protect your sensitive QuickBooks data.

We hope this helps with your QuickBooks investment and feel free to contact us to learn more about how contractors are using their QuickBooks with Contractor’s Cloud.

Last Updated on January 21, 2021.

Dwight Gunnarson

Dwight Gunnarson

Dwight Gunnarson is CEO of ThinkUp Technologies, the parent company of Contractors Cloud. He is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer and prior to the founding ThinkUp, he worked as an engineer specializing in the design and construction of various residential and commercial developments throughout central Minnesota.