QuickBooks Pro 2020 vs 2019 vs 2018: Know the difference

QuickBooks software is one of the best businesses accounting software on the U.S. market, used by thousands of accountants, bookkeepers and CPA companies. It has been developed with advanced features to assist accounting businesses in various ways.

Intuit introduces new and upgraded functionality to QuickBooks Pro, one of QuickBooks most common versions to help more users and maintain the current ones every year. Such additional features help to streamline business processes for qualified accountants.

QuickBooks Pro 2020 provides a range of revamped and enhanced functionality such as automatic payment alerts, consolidated multiple addresses, search for client data, more convenient reset of admin passwords, and more to help accounting professionals work better.

Let’s have a look at what’s new and improved in the current QuickBooks Pro 2020 updates in comparison to the 2019 and 2018 editions:

Key Features

2020

2019

2018

New Update! Get automatic payment reminders

Yes

   

New Update! Smart help feature

Yes

   

New Update! Add customer PO numbers

Yes

   

New Update! Combine multiple invoices into just one email

Yes

   

New Update! Easy payroll setup with employee self-setup

Yes

   

New Update! Collapse columns to see simple, easy to read customer totals in reports

Yes

   

New Update! Easily find, open, and access company files

Yes

   

Get access to your QuickBooks app that supports up to 3 monitors on multiple devices QuickBooks Pro. There is no such feature available in a host environment

Yes

Yes

Yes

Get real-time view of statuses of invoice

Yes

Yes

 

Track payments that are pending to vendors, from check to bill pay

Yes

Yes

 

Easily upgrade and transfer QuickBooks files to a new device

Yes

Yes

 

Deliver your payroll taxes on time with an improved payroll payment on-screen alert.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Save valuable time with a searchable map of the account.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fast transfers of credits to customers across jobs

Yes

Yes

 

Analyze the company’s success in cash by a single click

Yes

Yes

Yes

Decrease the file size without deleting any data easily

Yes

Yes

 

Now, come to latest features in detail that are mentioned below:

  1. Send automatic payment reminders: In this, you can set reminders notification to your customers the exact invoices pay time either automatically or manually. These features ensure you get paid on time every month.
  2. Collapse columns in a simple and easy way to read customers totals in reports: QuickBooks Desktop 2020 update comes with the Collapse Column feature which can conceal unnecessary column information such as jobs and sex. So now, you’re running a report and displaying data amounts drawn by columns without scrolling through lengthy reports or wasting time importing / exporting Excel data.
  3. Get Smart Help feature: QuickBooks Smart Support feature is designed to enhance the search experience with task-relevant content from anywhere within QuickBooks by using the F1 Key. Gain access to live expert customer service through messaging and call-back options.
  4. Easily find and open company files: Now, with the help of the features, you can easily find, access, and open company files with additional file search options. You can find the option from No Company Open window across multiple connected storage devices.
  5. Add customer PO numbers: This new feature is available in all versions of QuickBooks Desktop 2020 which allows editing any Invoice email template to include the Customer PO Number field in the subject email. It helps in the efficient monitoring of customer information.
  6. Consolidate multiple invoices into just one email: QuickBooks also offers you the option, in Send Forms, to combine forms in one email to a recipient to simplify customer payment processing by simply checking a box. So, now QuickBooks don’t have to send invoices to the provider in separate emails.
  7. Setup payroll easily with employee self-setup: This feature provides streamlined directed payroll experience for small business owners where their employees can be invited to securely fill in their personal details.

Important note: This feature will be rolled out in phases, first for subscribers to QuickBooks 2020, later for new or existing subscribers in 2019 or 2018.

In conclusion

QuickBooks Pro 2020 has introduced an ample range of new and enhanced features to make the end-user experience even more enjoyable. Nevertheless, you can get the advantages of easy data accessibility and round-the-clock support, along with the add-on functionality, by hosting your QuickBooks Pro 2020 on the cloud to get remote access, team collaboration, and advanced security.

For more inquiry how it benefits your business, you can get in touch with QuickBooks technical support toll-free helpdesk number 1-800-942-6705. The technical team is highly qualified and experienced in providing the best relevant resolution for your queries or issues. You can connect them via email or do a live chat with professionals.

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