QuickBooks system requirements

Intuit QuickBooks proudly says QuickBooks’ status because it is that the most valued accounting package for small and medium-sized business enterprises. Meet all needs of the growing firms with the max number of the member are 500 or the well-structured home-based firm. In this blog, we’ll discuss the system requirements for QuickBooks on various platforms. You can also call at our toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1-818-850-7805 to get assistance from Intuit certified professionals.

Quickbooks accounting software is created for smart people. And this accounting software is used for small business owners, accountants, self-employed, and people starting a new business. This software is used for your business to manages sales and track of daily transactions. The user can send invoices to customers, pay bills, and generate reports for planning, tax filing, etc and check inventory, staff, and payroll.

System Requirements For QuickBooks: All versions

Multiple versions of the programs attend various system requirements of QuickBooks desktop accounting software are –

Check out all the QuickBooks Product first:

  • QuickBooks Desktop
    • QuickBooks Enterprise
    • QuickBooks Pro
    • QuickBooks Premier
    • QuickBooks Accountant
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Payroll
  • QuickBooks self-employed
  • QuickBooks Point of salet
  • QuickBooks for Mac
  • QuickBooks Apps

Here we begin with the system requirements of QuickBooks Desktop versions:

System requirements for QuickBooks Desktop

Check out the System Requirements for QuickBooks Desktop 2020 and ensure that you acquire and have all the requirements that are given below before you set up your system.

  • Requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Updated 8.1. Else the Windows 10 version/update that is Microsoft supported.
  • Requires 2008 Windows Server R2 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, 2016 or 2012 R2
  • Requires processor 2.4 GHz or higher.
  • 4 GB RAM but  8 GB or higher is recommended then.
  • For disk space 2.5 GB is recommended (additional space is needed for file data).
  • Required a 4x DVD ROM Drive. Only if the user is not processing the download from the Intuit server itself.
  • Online features and Payroll require good Internet access of at least 1 Mbps speed or higher.
  • Register Product is required.
  • Optimized screen resolution of 1280×1024 or may be higher. Also, supports a Workstation Monitor, and to 2 extended monitors as well. An optimized Default DPI settings
Other Software Integration –

By setting up the QuickBooks Desktop 2020, you can allow the software to integrate with other software for more advantages. QuickBooks 2020 integrates with software such as:

  • The Microsoft Excel and Word integration require the Office 2010 Service Pack 2 to 2016 or Office 365 (recommended 32- or 64-bit).
  • Invoices, e-mail estimates, and other forms.
  • Also with Microsoft Outlook starting from 2010 to 2016 version.
  • Microsoft Outlook with Office 365, Outlook.com, Gmail, and other SMTP that support e-mail clients.
  •  Internet Explorer 11 (recommended 32-bit)

As we know that QuickBooks desktop has different variants which are given below:

If you are looking for QuickBooks enterprise system requirements read below:

System requirements for QuickBooks Enterprise

QuickBooks Enterprise has all the features of QuickBooks Premier. Quickbooks Enterprise works similar to QuickBooks Premier. However, QuickBooks Enterprise also comes in a new feature, the following industry-specific versions are as follows:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Manufacturing & wholesale
  • Accountant
  • Contractor
  • Retail

QuickBooks Enterprise has new features, such as advanced reporting for creating customized financial statements, a fixed asset manager, and a new pick pack and ship inventory process. QuickBooks enterprises perform better and have more data capacity than Pro and Premier.

Below is a list of features included in QuickBooks Enterprise:

  • Faster processing
  • More transactions
  • Reporting for parent and subsidiary companies
  • Granular user permissions
  • Multiple location tracking & reporting
  • Mobile Inventory barcode scanning
  • QuickBooks Accountant Desktop tools for reviewing client data and sending journal entries back to the client.

QuickBooks Enterprise is missing the option to pay for the software once. If you want to continue using the software. In terms of product features, we cannot think of any functionality that QuickBooks Enterprise is missing for small businesses. However, if you’re an accounting professional, you may find a QuickBooks ProAdvisor a better option because of the robust features it offers.

The minimum system requirements on your Computer. Then, you may face issues with QuickBooks. Below are the minimum requirements in your system to install QuickBooks Enterprise:

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

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, Windows Mail, Gmail TM, Yahoo! Mail®, and Outlook.com®.
  • 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
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2019 requires internet security protocol TLS 1.2 for the connected services to work smoothly.

Browser Requirement –

  • Internet Explorer 11

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise with Hosting:

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Hosting Service can connect through one of three paths, depending on your operating system and preference. On the web, it can work through Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client, or through a Java-based client.

Option 1: Web

On the network website, click the login button. Sign in to your account with the username and password. The client software will download to your device automatically.

System Requirements

  • Properly configured Internet connection (56K or higher; broadband recommended)
  • Windows 8 or later-based computer (Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 browser with ActiveX controls enabled.
Option 2: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client Software

It works via software client that you download to your Windows or Mac computer.

For Windows –

The Remote Desktop software you’ll need is built into Windows 8 or later Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

System Requirements –

  • Properly configured Internet connection (but 56K or higher broadband is recommended)
  • Windows 8 But the latest-based computer is necessary.
For Mac OS X –

Download Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection client software for the operating system.

System Requirements –

  • Properly configured Internet connection (56K or higher; broadband recommended)
  • Mac OS X version 10.7 or even newer
Option 3: Java Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Client:

This option is available for those who use Linux and other operating systems. It provides only limited functionality, however, and Right Networks does not provide support for this configuration. Various Java RDP clients can connect to the service.

Supported R.D.P Clients –

  • Windows – RDP client version 8.0 or newer.
  • Mac – RDP client version 8.0 or newer.
  • Mobile Devices – Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0 or higher for Android or iOS. Other 3rd party RDP applications may work but have not been tested by Right Networks.
  • Linux – desktop builds will allow connectivity.

Now let’s see the system requirements for QuickBooks Pro:-

System requirements for QuickBooks Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2020 is a part of QuickBooks Desktop products. It is the container for all core functions of accounting software needed by the small and mid-sized business, such as banking transactions are recorded and generating financial statements. 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.

Below is a list of just some of the features included in QuickBooks Pro:

In addition to being limited to three users so this is a disadvantage of QuickBooks Pro. It is not a good fit for a manufacturing business that needs to create a bill of materials. In QuickBooks Pro, you cannot create sales orders. However, QuickBooks Premier is a good alternative for that version.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The minimum system requirements for QuickBooks Pro are like:

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

QuickBooks Premier has all the features in QuickBooks Pro. QuickBooks Premier has different forecasting tools, inventory functionality, and industry-specific tools and reports these features are will make to different by QuickBooks Pro. QuickBooks Premier comes in two varieties:-  Premier and Premier Plus.         

QuickBooks Premier includes the following features:

  • Track multiple units of measure
  • Create sales orders
  • Create price levels
  • View or print past bank reconciliation reports
  • Run a balance sheet report by department & location
  • Export report templates & import into another QuickBooks company files
  • Forecasting & business planning.

If you need to track products in multiple units of measure or create you need to generate sales orders, you should choose QuickBooks Premier over Pro, then you used to Quickbooks Enterprise because the QuickBooks Pro does not have these features. And in addition to being limited to five users, QuickBooks Premier cannot hold as much data and cannot do parent then you should used QuickBooks Enterprise.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The minimum system requirements for QuickBooks Premier are as follows:

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

QuickBooks Accountant is the best software because it has all features QuickBooks Enterprise and that software are provides tools to manage and review data files from clients. And have a new additional feature, accountants can review their client’s data, reclassify multiple transactions at once, and create journal entries. File management utilities include version control, securely storing passwords, and organizing files by the client.

  • QuickBooks Accountant Desktop Plus
  • Accountant toolbox, which includes batch enter transactions, delete/void transactions, and client data review tools
  • Accountant’s copy file transfer service, which allows you to receive client files and send back to the client with importable changes
  • ProAdvisor membership
  • Dedicated tech support team
  • Training materials and videos to get you quickly up to speed on QuickBooks

QuickBooks Accountant does not include payroll functionality, which is sold as an optional add-on. Keep in mind that QuickBooks Accountant is customized for accountants and bookkeepers. If you are a small business owner, you should go with one of the other three desktop options.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The minimum system requirements for QuickBooks Accountant are:

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

QuickBooks Online is a cloud-based software. Cloud-based accounting systems are becoming more popular because they offer a level of facility available with desktop programs, such as the ability to access your financial information while out of the office. You can check this QuickBooks Online which allows you to create an account by signing in from your web browser or via application download for Mac or Windows for using that’s Quickbooks Online.

QuickBooks Online offers four plans: Simple Start, Essentials, Plus, and Self-Employed. The best one for your business will depend on your specific accounting needs, budget, and type of business. All versions of QuickBooks Online allow you to track income and expenses, capture and organize receipts with your smartphone, invoice and accept payments from your smartphone, and run reports such as your profit and loss statements and balance sheets.

Below is a list of features included in QuickBooks Online:-
  • Automatic tax calculation
  • Banking data synchronization
  • Invoice management
  • Custom invoices
  • Estimate creation
  • Mobile receipt capture
  • Dashboards and feeds
  • Bill management.

Using a web-based software product hardly needs any different types of requirements. In particular, you need

  • An Internet connection and a high-speed connection is recommended.
  • One of the four supported Internet browsers:
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Internet Explorer 10 or higher
    • Safari 6.1

Although QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Online plus work in all the major browsers. You also can use QuickBooks Online in desktop and mobile app works with the iPhone and iPad, and with Android phones and tablets. Requirements for the QuickBooks Online mobile app are the same as those for the non-mobile versions. Whether you work on a computer or another device, the computer or device should have to meet the basic requirements of the operating system.

Basic requirements for a Windows computer, as specified by Microsoft are –
  • 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

And for higher versions are –

  • 1 GHz or even faster processor with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2.
  • 1 GB RAM of 32-bit but 2 GB of RAM 64-bit is necessary.
  • 16 GB hard disk space for 32-bit or 20 GB for the 64-bit.
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.
  • PAE – Physical Address Extension
  • NX  – NX processor bit
  • SSE2 – Streaming SIMD Extensions 2

According to Microsoft –

  • PAE gives 32-bit processors that have the ability to use more than 4GB of physical memory on Windows and is a prerequisite for NX.
  • NX helps your processor, by a guard against attacks by malicious software.
  • SSE2 is a standard instruction processor.
  • Increasingly used by third-party apps and drivers.

System Requirements for QuickBooks Payroll

QuickBooks Payroll service is available to both, QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online accounts. In QuickBooks Payroll you are dependent on the availability of an Internet connection at the time you wish to process payroll. You can work anywhere with an internet connection. Payroll services are an additional feature,  Direct deposit payments for employee portals independent contractors, powerful and customizable financial reporting, easy collection. QuickBooks Payroll mobile app is used anywhere, support for multiple pay rates, benefits and withholding support, and more.

The best thing about this software is that everything is done for you, essentially. I basically just have to run the payroll and the rest is done for me. I do not have to worry about filing quarterly or annual reports because Quickbooks does it for me. Quickbooks is the most used software for accountants but I think there are quite a few flaws with it. The basics are user-friendly but not much more than that.

Below is a list of features included in QuickBooks Payroll:-

  • Check Printing
  • Direct Deposit
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Self Service Portal
  • Tax Compliance

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:-

The minimum system requirements for QuickBooks Payroll are :

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

Below is a list of features included in QuickBooks Self-Employed:-

  • File a Schedule C
  • Pays expenses with debit/credit card
  • Writes no more than 5 checks per month
  • Invoices no more than 10 customers per month.
  • It does not have any employees as QuickBooks Self-Employed does not have payroll functionality.
  • It does not employ any contractors.

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 Point Of Sale

QuickBooks Point Of Sale is a powerful platform for Sale. That enables users to follow sales to use this and follow sales customers and inventory effectively and quickly. Available in two versions, the Basic and the Pro. QuickBooks Point of Sale is created to bolster businesses’ customer service and meet their needs. It follows the customer’s information and comes with a variety of features to keep improving customer loyalty and retention and encourage repeat sales. The software enables users to build customers, and manage inventory and automate the overall banking process.

QuickBooks Point of Sale allowed all users to enter sales information automatically into the user’s accounting software. The main feature of  QuickBooks Point Of Sale is barcode scanning, credit card processing, price lookup, receipt notes, refunds, discounts, exchanges, gift cards, layaways, quotes, and customer history. The software also comes with several employee management features such as employee performance tracking and a time clock. The solution also integrates retail accounting capabilities such as a sales audit, accounts payable and receivable, and payroll processing.

Below is a list of features included in QuickBooks Payments:-

  • Bar Code Scanning
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer History
  • Discounts
  • Exchanges
  • Gift Cards
  • Layaways & Quotes
  • Price Lookup
  • Print Receipts
  • Receipt Notes
  • Refunds/Returns
  • Back Orders

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The system requirements for QuickBooks Point For Sale:

  • 4GB of RAM (6-8 GB recommended) 
  • 1 GB of disk space 
  • Single user: 2.0 GHz processor (2.8 GHz recommended).
  • Multiple users: 2.8 GHz processor (3.5 GHz recommended).
  • Display: Optimized for 1280×768 screen resolution or higher.
  • 4X DVD ROM drive required for DVD installations 

System requirements for QuickBooks Mac

QuickBooks also are available for the mac users with different ranges of the choices available as same because of the windows version. The requirement of Mac version OS X version 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion). 2 Dual processor or higher is required, for the single- or multi-user version. 2GB memory is required. Quickbooks Mac requires 250 MB of hard disk space.

It’s specifically designed for business owners who use Mac computers. QuickBooks for Mac users to track all your business finances. QuickBooks for Mac is packed with features to help you organize your income and expenses. You will check and access to detailed reports to make tax time.

QuickBooks for Mac is very similar to QuickBooks for PC that works similarly.

QuickBooks for Mac is a financial accounting solution for small businesses and accounting professionals. They created professional invoices, track sales, and expenses and manage accounts payable.

Below is a list of features included in QuickBooks For Mac:-

  • Batch Invoicing
  • Customized Chart of Accounts
  • Custom Products & Services List
  • Track Multiple Locations & Departments
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • 1099 Tracking
  • Multi-user Access
  • iCloud Document Sharing.

System Requirements

  • MAC OS 10.12 – supported by MAC 10.13 and MAC 10.14
  • Intel processor core 2 duo or higher
  • Higher processor to run a multi-user server.
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 250 MB of free spaces or even more.
  • High-speed internet connections for downloading options.
  • Printer for print invoices or check.
  • Always use intuit checks
  • Product registration required.

Integration Requirements:

  • It helps in exporting the reported data with the help of the apple version number.
  • It requires the apple mail and all supports of the mail.
  • Requires the intuit merchant service for supporting the credit card supports.
  • Requires a paid subscription for the integration processing payroll.
  • It also supports one-way conversion to all windows versions.
  • Supports round-tripping for the Windows QuickBooks with different platforms.

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).

Final Note

QuickBooks comes in so many versions according to the business types or requirements. In this article, we discussed System Requirements for QuickBooks (all products and versions). I hope we are successful to resolve your query through this post. If you have any other queries you can contact our Professionals through toll-free QuickBooks Online support number +1-818-850-7805

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