Quickbooks Online vs Desktop

Updated: Jun 12, 2018

Quickbooks Online vs Desktop – Which one is best for my business? This is a question we get a lot from clients, friends, and even my neighbors.


The first question to answer is what do you need your accounting system to track for you? Quickbooks Online is significantly more powerful than it was even 1 year ago and I recommend the online version to the majority of my clients. The main exception is if you are a business that has a lot of inventory and inventory tracking needs then Quickbooks desktop is the way to go. All Quickbooks versions are very powerful accounting tools for small business owners. This article summarizes the differences very well. All of us at EDGe are experts with both Quickbooks desktop and online and we can help you determine which one will work best for you. Give us a call to discuss your specific needs.