In Fishbowl’s new QuickBooks & More video series, we’ve already covered three key topics:
- QuickBooks hotkeys
- What QuickBooks is
- 3 reasons to use QuickBooks
While those have all been incredibly helpful, today’s topic is of even more immediate concern. After all, what is the point of talking about the accounting software if you don’t know if you can afford it? Even if an accounting solution is extremely popular with other small businesses, is it within your price range? That is what we are going to find out in the video below. Instead of asking this question rhetorically, we’ll answer it! And then you can see for yourself if the cost justifies the purchase.
3 Important Things to Consider
Before we go any further, we should clarify a few things. First, every company is going to be different. So we can’t be perfectly specific in a general blog post or video format like this. But that won’t stop us from giving you helpful guidelines. In addition, we do have a way of giving you specific advice on how much the software will cost. We’ll get to that in a minute, though.
Second, Beverly Lang, Fishbowl’s Senior Director of Integrated Services, is the host of this video. She has more than 25 years of experience in the accounting field. And she’s worked with QuickBooks for her whole career. Thus, she has quite a lot of expertise in this area.
Lastly, Beverly is just an email and a phone call away from helping you figure out your specific QuickBooks needs. As a matter of fact, she is ready and willing to take you under her wing and give you valuable information. Just in case you might find that useful. If you’re interested, just stay tuned until the end of this blog post.
With this in mind, let’s proceed to the rest of the blog post. Then you figure exactly how much QuickBooks costs. Feel free to watch the video first, and then we’ll talk more about it below.
How Much Does QuickBooks Cost?
One of the most common questions Beverly hears is: how much does QuickBooks cost? Rather than being a simple question to answer, this one requires a little nuance. You see, every case is different. Because the total price you’ll pay depends on several factors:
- What your needs are
- How many users you have
- If you want to be on a desktop version, hosted version, or Intuit QuickBooks Online
Before answering this question, Beverly and her team need to understand the customer who’s asking it. Then they’ll be able to give a proper answer. Otherwise, it’ll just be a generic answer that doesn’t really answer the question.
If you’d like to get a general idea, here are three of the most common plans on QuickBooks:
- QuickBooks Simple Start
- Price: $8/month
- Good for 2 users
- QuickBooks Essentials
- Price: $12.50/month
- Good for 4 users
- QuickBooks Plus
- Price: $17/month
- Good for 6 users
These are considered the basic plans, but Quickooks also has a premier plan. QuickBooks Premier is broken down into 4 plans:
- QuickBooks Desktop Premier (for 2 users)
- Price: $58/month
- QuickBooks Desktop Premier (for 4 users)
- Price: $173/month
- QuickBooks Payroll (for 2 users)
- Price: $104/month
- QuickBooks Payroll (for 4 users)
- Price: $219/month
Looking at this list, you might be intimidated by the prices. However, you get your money’s worth based on the nature of your business. For instance. if you run a small business, don’t pick the QuickBooks accounting plan meant for conglomerates. And if your business is expanding, you can also take advantage of other features, such as live bookkeeping, assisted payroll, etc.
If you’d like to schedule a time to speak with Beverly about your unique situation, please email her here. She’ll be happy to help you. At no cost.
More to Come
Next time will be the fifth video in the QuickBooks. By no means will it be the last. Of course there will be plenty of others to come. But these are the ones we’ve covered or will soon cover: