System requirement is the main priority of users before they install QuickBooks and update it to the latest version of QuickBooks. It explains to you the all configurations required for QuickBooks. So, read the article, till the end and go ahead to find out the components which will be needed as the system requirements for the QuickBooks version in 2021.

QuickBooks Desktop 2021 System Requirements:

Like every year, Intuit has discovered another version of QuickBooks. In this version, they are focused on improving automation in QuickBooks, the accounting software. Let’s have a look at the system requirements process of QuickBooks Desktop 2021.  

Operating system: 

  • You can use every edition of Windows 8.1 and 10 along with 64 bits.
  • You have to use Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2, and 2012.
  • In Linux, it should be 15.2Fedora 31,openSuse Leap 15.1, 32Red hatEnterprise 8(RHEL 8). Remember,Linux server is only used in QuickBooks enterprise solutions.
  • In browser Requirements, we need a good internet connection and the latest version of internet Explorer.

Other Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • The RAM should be 8 GB or above or minimum 4 GB.
  • The minimum capacity of the processor should be 2.4 Ghz.
  • You need a minimum 2.5 GB space on your disk.  You need some additional software like Microsoft, .NET Runtime.
  • You will need a 4X DVD ROM drive to install the software by CD.
  • You require admin access for the server computer to host multi user access.
  • The Best screen resolution for the QuickBooks Desktop 2021 is 1280 x 1024 or higher with upto 2 extended monitors.
  •  Server RAM Requirements:
    • For 1-5 users it should be 8GB
    • 10 users it should be 12 GB
    • For  15 users it should be 16 GB
    • 20 users it should be  20+ GB                                                                                   

QuickBooks Enterprise 21.0:

QuickBooks Enterprise 2021 has some great features and functionalities. So, Let’s know about the system requirements for this.

Operating system:

  • You have to use windows 8.1, or windows 10 update version.
  • Windows server should be 2012(or R2),2016,or 2019.

Other Software & hardware Requirements:

  • We recommended RAM 8 GB but a minimum 4 GB is required.
  • The minimum capacity of the processor should be 2.4Ghz.
  • We recommended 2.5 GB disk space.
  •  You will need a 4X DVD ROM drive unless the user is downloading from Intuit Server.
  • Product Registration must be needed.
  • The screen resolution is optimized for 1280 x1024 or higher.
  • You should use AES-1288 for data encryption for all PCI and PII data.

Integration With Other Software :

  • Microsoft Word and Excel integration requires Office 2010, 2013, 2016 or Office 365 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Compatible with QuickBooks Point of Sale version 18.0 and 12.0
  • Transfer data directly from Quicken 2016- 2018, QuickBooks 2005-2016, and Microsoft Excel 2007-2013
  • The 2019 version requires internet security protocol TLS 1.2 for the connected services to work smoothly.
  • E-mail Estimates, Invoices and other forms with Microsoft Outlook 2010-2016, Microsoft Outlook with Office 365, Windows Mail, Gmail TM, Yahoo! Mail®, and Outlook.com®.
  • QuickBooks desktop enterprise 21.0 supports symbol CS3070, socket Mobile CHS 7CI, Honeywell Voyager 1602g pocket Bar-code scanner.

Requirements for QuickBooks Desktop Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed is a small business accounting software for self-employed individuals required to file a Schedule. This is designed for independent contractors, while Simple Start is for Small Businesses, and your record invoices and accept payments, and run reports. With this, you can scan and categorize expenses from their mobile app easily. You can also pay estimated quarterly taxes and file a federal and state tax return at no additional cost. Save up to 50% for a limited time.

System Requirements

The system requirements for QuickBooks Self-Employed :

  • Windows PC:
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Intel Core i3 
  • 2 GB  RAM
  • Internet connection: 1.5 Mbps

System Requirements for QuickBooks Pro:

The QuickBooks Pro does not include some industry-specific features found in Premier like tracking inventory or unbilled time by client and has data limitations compared to Enterprise. In addition to being limited to three users, this is a disadvantage of QuickBooks Pro. Let’s see the system requirements for QuickBooks Pro.

Operating system:

  • Windows 7 all variants, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 — all 32-bit & 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012 R2, or 2016

Other Software & hardware Requirements:

  • 2.4 GHz processor
  • 4 GB of RAM, with 8GB, recommended
  • 2.5 GB disk space recommended additional space for your data files
  • 4x DVD-ROM drive, unless the user is downloading from Intuit server
  • Payroll service and online features recommended speed 1 Mbps for require Internet access
  • Product registration required
  • Optimized for 1280×1024 screen resolution or higher; supports up to three monitors.

System Requirements for QuickBooks Desktop Premier:

QuickBooks premier comes in two varieties:-  Premier and Premier Plus. But in addition to being limited to five users, the Premier version cannot hold as much data and cannot parent then you should use QuickBooks Enterprise. Let’s discuss System Requirements for QuickBooks Premier.

Operating System: 

  • Windows 7 all variants, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 — all 32-bit & 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012 R2, or 2016.

Other Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 2.4 GHz processor
  • 4 GB of RAM, with 8GB, recommended
  • 2.5 GB disk space recommended additional space for your data files
  • 4x DVD-ROM drive, unless the user is downloading from Intuit server
  • Payroll service and online features recommended speed 1 Mbps for require Internet access
  • Product registration required
  • Optimized for 1280×1024 screen resolution or higher; supports up to three monitors.
  • We need a good internet connection and the latest version of internet Explorer.

System Requirement for QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2021:

QuickBooks provides Mac users with a range of features and application-software integration similar to those of the Windows version.QuickBooks for Mac is very similar to QuickBooks for PC that works similarly. Let’s have a look at the system requirements for QuickBooks MAC.

Operating System:

  • At least,you have Mac OS 10.14(Mohave) and supported by Mac OS 10.14(Mojave).
  • To run a server, intel core 2 duo is required. However,you can go higher in order,

Other Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • It should have 250 MB free disk space. 
  • Product registration is required.
  • 2 GB RAM is required. But we recommended 4GB RAM.
  • High-speed internet connections for downloading options.
  • Always use intuit checks
  • For printing purposes we need a 100% Macintosh compatible printer. For, printing invoices, cheque deposit slips.
  • For mailing purposes,you should have Apple mail, Microsoft Outlook 2016 or later, along with the Mac Office 365.
  •  For payment purposes Intuit merchant service is required.
  • For exporting report data  Apple numbers V 3.5, Microsoft Excel 2016 or later, and Mac office 365 are required.
  • You have to sync QuickBooks Desktop for Mac with Apple’s calendar,contact and message.

QuickBooks Online System Requirements: 

Using a web-based software product hardly needs any different types of requirements. In this particular section, you will get to know the system configuration for QuickBooks Online.

Operating System:

  • We recommend Windows 10, Intel i5 or compatible processors (2015 or updated).
  • We need at least 4 GB RAM . It’s better to have 8 GB RAM.
  • You should have a good Internet connection of 3 Mbps or higher. Bt minimum 1.5 Mbps.
  • For the iphone/ipad operating system 11.1 or newer is required.
  • For Android users, Nougat 7.1.1 or newer is required.

Other Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • It supported Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari 11 or newer(Mac only).
  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2GB RAM (64-bit) is recommended then
  • 16GB available hard-disk space for 32-bit or 20GB hard disk for 64-bit.
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

System Requirement for QuickBooks Apps:

Check configuration required for the processor till then read here for the required requirements.

Processors –

  • 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB of RAM or even more.
  • SIMD Extention 2 (SSE2) for streaming.

Hard Disk:

  • 1 GB but 2 GB is OK.
  • Soli State Drive (SSD)

Network Speed:

  • As suggested by then Quickbooks online.
  • Minimum internet speed 512kbps.

Machine type supported:

  • Desktop
  • Laptop
  • Tablets or even mobile phones.

Operating System Supported:

  • Window 7,8,8.1 or even more (10).
  • MAC OX S 10.9, 10.10, or even more (10.11).

Wrapping Up

After the long discussion of system requirements for QuickBooks, we hope we have solved all your queries. Before using QuickBooks, it’s really necessary to know the system requirements. Always use the latest version of QuickBooks to get the new features. For any further queries, you can get QuickBooks support by dialing our toll-free number +1-877-326-5998. Our experts or ProAdvisers will always be happy to guide you.

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