QuickBooks Premier 2018




QuickBooks Premier 2018. Made specifically for your industry.
QuickBooks Premier has everything included in Pro plus specific features tailored for your industry.
New features in Premier 2018
Bill By Job Phase

Bill By Job Phase

Track and bill clients by time & material, job phase, or percentage completion, whatever works best for your unique business.

Class Tracking and Reporting

Class Tracking and Reporting

Use this built-in, easy-to-access report to track financial data separately by location, department, or profit center.

Easily Manage Inventory Items

Easily Manage Inventory Items

Quickly locate items and complete inventory related tasks all in one place using the Inventory Center in QuickBooks Premier.

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Little Details

The new Premier allows you to track bounced checks, see key reports in just one click, and other improvements our customers asked us for.

New Income Tracker

The new Income Tracker shows all your income-producing transactions in one spot, including overdue invoices so you can remind customers to pay up.

Bank Feeds

Improved bank feeds pull in all your banking transactions from multiple banks and accounts so you can view and categorize them for tax time.

Email Functionality

You can now add multiple attachments, customize email templates to include customer or job info, and see prior email conversations.

QuickBooks Premier 2017 has all new features to help you organize your business.
Pro Premier
Easy to Set Up, Learn, and Use
  • No accounting knowledge necessary
  • Quickly import your data from a spreadsheet
  • View in product tutorials to learn how to create invoices, record expenses and more
  • Try out sample files for your business type
Organize Everything in One Place and Save Time on Everyday Tasks
  • Manage vendors and expenses easily – enter, track, and pay bills
  • Easily create and customize estimates, invoices, and statements
  • Get complete and reliable records at tax time
  • Download your online banking transactions directly into QuickBooks
  • Manage inventory, set reorder points and create purchase orders
  • Document and track change orders
  • Track time and expenses
Pro Premier
Pro Premier
Track How Your Business is Doing and Get Financial, Tax, and Sales Reports in One Click
  • Get the information you need with easy-to-use reports
  • View and manage income and receivables using the new Income Tracker
  • Get a real-time snapshot of your business activities with Company Snapshot
  • See at a glance customer purchase history and payment status
What's New for QuickBooks Premier 2018?
  • Powerful new email capabilities. You can now add multiple attachments, customize email templates to include customer or job info, and see email history by customer.
  • See all your banking transactions. Improved bank feeds pull in all your banking transactions from multiple banks and accounts so you can view and categorize them for tax time.
  • See who’s paid you (and who hasn’t). The new Income Tracker shows all your income-producing transactions in one spot, including overdue invoices so you can remind customers to pay you.
  • Little things to make business easier. Track bounced checks, see key reports in just one click, and other customer requested improvements.
Pro Premier
QuickBooks Pro Features
Get Paid Fast With QuickBooks Integrated Payments
  • Accept all credit cards as well as ACH payments (electronic checks)
  • Process transactions in QuickBooks, on the web and with any mobile device
  • Includes recurring billing and the ability to “click and pay” from emailed invoices
  • All transactions are automatically reconciled in your QuickBooks software
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Simple, straightforward pricing options. Just choose how many users you need.

What is Premier Plus?

QuickBooks Premier Plus

QuickBooks Pro Plus includes:

  • Unlimited support 24/7
  • Automated data backup
  • Easy upgrades to new features


1 User

  • Premier: $324.99

  • Premier Plus: $299.95

2 Users

  • Premier: $499.99

  • Premier Plus: $449.95

3 Users

  • Premier: $754.99

  • Premier Plus: $599.95

4 Users

  • Premier: $939.99

  • Premier Plus: $749.95

5 Users

  • Premier: $1124.99

  • Premier Plus: $899.95

The QuickBooks lineup at a glance
Whether you're just starting out or your business is growing, there's a QuickBooks that fits your needs. Learn how different versions compare with this easy-to-use QuickBooks comparison chart.
Online EssentialsOnline PlusQuickBooks ProQuickBooks PremierQuickBooks Enterprise

Save time tracking all your financial transactions

Maximum number of simultaneous users.Up to 3Up to 5Up to 3Up to 5Available in 1-10 or 30 users
Track sales, sales taxes, and customer payments.     
Accept credit card payments right in QuickBooks.    Preferred Rates
Access to product experts, unlimited technical support, and upgrades.  US-based Experts
Online backup and QuickBooks data protection   
Anywhere, anytime access.  Hosting available
Set individual user permissions to control access to sensitive information.LimitedLimited115 different activities
Create customized financial reports with Intuit Statement Writer. 
Track fixed assets such as computers and other office equipment with Fixed Asset Manager. 
Expanded list limits allow you to track 100,000+ customers, vendors, inventory items, and employees. 
Work in two company files at the same time. 
Leverage 14 predefined user roles to help you set up new users quickly. 
Complete more activities in multi-user mode. 

Get the insights to make better decisions

One-click financial, sales & tax reports.40+65+100150+ Industry150+ Industry
Import data from Excel, Quicken, Microsoft Office Accounting & prior QuickBooks versions.Excel & QuickBooksExcel & QuickBooks   
Download or import your bank & credit transactions into QuickBooks.     
Get a consolidated view into your business with Company Snapshot.     
Industry-specific reports, sample files, menus & chart of accounts.LimitedLimited  
Track and follow up on sales leads with the Lead Center.   
See all your key customer information at a glance with the Customer Snapshot.   
Track international sales & expenses in multiple currencies.   
Forecast sales & expenses. Easily create a business plan.  
NEW! Access all of your QuickBooks data to create any report you need with Advanced Reporting. 
Consolidate reports from multiple company files. 
Create custom reports with ODBC-compliant applications using a direct connection to the QuickBooks database. 

Efficiently manage inventory and pricing

Track and manage inventory and create purchase orders     
Set and manage inventory reorder points.     
Easily find and locate inventory tasks all in one place with the Inventory Center.Attach Inventory Images
Manage inventory using bin location tracking, bar code scanning, serial number or lot tracking, FIFO costing and multiple location inventory.FIFO 
Control, customize and automate your pricing right inside QuickBooks. 
System Requirements
QuickBooks Premier
  • Windows 10, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 8.1 (Update 1), all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 7 SP1, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows Server  2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • 2.4 GHz processor minimum
  • 4 GB RAM minimum, 8GB RAM Recommended
  • 4x DVD-ROM drive required for CD installations (unless user is downloading QuickBooks from Intuit server).
  • Display optimized for 1280 x 1024 screen resolution or higher with up to 2 Extended monitors
  • Best optimized for Default DPI setting for a given computer.
  • Internet access is required

Disk space requirements:

  • 2.5 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)
  • Additional software: 60 MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD
  • Additional requirements  for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings
  • Require minimum 4.0 GB RAM
  • Twice the size of the largest File set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. The space is only required from the work folder LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”

NOTE:  Storing the large QBW data file on an SSD will greatly speed up performance and is encouraged.

Integration with Other Software
  • Microsoft Word and Excel integration requires Word and Excel 2003, 2007 or 2010 (inc 64-bit)
  • Synchronization with Outlook contacts requires QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 (32-bit only) (downloadable for free at: )
  • E-mail Estimates, Invoices and other forms with Windows Outlook, Outlook Express and Mozilla Thunderbird, as well as web mail services such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Hotmail
  • Compatible with QuickBooks Point of Sale version 10.0 and later
  • Windows Vista (SP1 with UAC on), 7 (with UAC on), 8 (with UAC on),Windows Server 2003 (SP2), 2008 & 2012, Windows Small Business Server 2008
Frequently Asked Questions

Quickbooks Premier FAQ's

Quickbooks Premier

Yes, you can easily migrate your data from Premier to Pro versions or vice versa. You can also migrate your data from Pro or Premier Versions to Enterprise but please take a note that you cannot migrate the Enterprise data to either Premier or Pro versions. To do this, you will need an additional third party to convert your QuickBooks Enterprise file to Pro or Premier.

Yes, but you need to make sure that the QuickBooks Premier and the Pro version do not have the same editions and same year version installed on the same computer as the QuickBooks Pro and Premier editions use the same installation files and folders.

No. Because QuickBooks Enterprise is the highest version of the software and has increased functionality over Premier and any other desktop version.

Yes, basic payroll feature is included in Premier version, but Internet access is required for online features. In the newest version of QuickBooks Premier, you can turn on Enhanced Payroll for around $30 per month. If you are interested in adding payroll, contact us at 866-949-7267 and we will let you know what the current wholesale discounts are.

Yes, but the compatibility works best only for the Premier 2015 or later versions.

No, the QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2016 is the only compatible version to work on Mac and Apple operating systems.

The maximum number of simultaneous users who can access the file at the same time for QuickBooks Premier Edition is 5 users.

There are basic tutorials provided in the QuickBooks website with 6 separate courses that cover topics such as accepting payments, taxes, paying employees, managing expenses, tracking sales and invoices and customers. All the courses are provided with videos so it makes getting up and running with QuickBooks quick and simple.

QuickBooks Premier pricing usually starts at $324.99 for a single user and there are discounts as you add multiple users. Call us at 866-949-7267 for current pricing details and promotions.

Yes, Quickbook Premier is an enhanced version of Pro. If you are considering purchasing Pro or Premier version, please note that Premier has three key features that Pro version doesn’t have such as Sales Orders, Inventory Assemblies and Business Plans. Premier version also can help you forecast sales and expenses which the Pro version cannot.

Yes, QuickBooks Premier offers multi user capability with a maximum of 5 users accessing a company file at the same time.

QuickBooks Premier is a line of accounting software application that includes products that can mount QuickBooks on a server for multiple staff up to 5 users. QuickBooks Premier version specifically made for businesses that are established and currently expanding and offers features like customized sales reports and specific industry editions.

The Premier Plus is a annual subscription product and has additional features that are not available in the standard Premier desktop version such as unlimited phone support 24/7, online backups and annual upgrades. This version comes with a higher price point that the desktop Premier and requires an annual subscription to keep these features in effect.

QuickBooks Premier for Accountants is built from the basic QuickBooks Premier accounting software but has additional features to help financial advisors manage your clients and run their business. The version of Premier allows you to do things like exchange account files with clients, review the balances, adjust entries and work in multiple files at the same time. There are other additional features included that are geared specifically for accountants and bookkeepers.

QuickBooks Premier is the next step up in software from QuickBooks Pro. Some of the features available in the QuickBooks Premier version that are not available in Pro are Sales Orders, ability to handle larger data files and network usage, one-click business reports up to 150+ (in the pro version only 100+), business planning, forecasting of sales and expenses, and the ability to create industry-specific reports.

The specific industries edition available for QuickBooks Premier (in addition to the General version) are Contractor, Manufacturing and Wholesale, Retail, Professional Services and Non-Profit.

Although you can purchase QuickBooks Premier through the Intuit website, as a certified Intuit distributor, our prices are usually up to 40% off MSRP. Call us at 866-949-7267 to find out the most current wholesale pricing and discounts available on QuickBooks Premier.

QuickBooks Premier has all the functionality found in QuickBooks Pro features and adds a few features such as business plan, tracking balance sheet by class, forecasting sales and expenses and industry specific reporting. It is focused on vertical industries so you can choose the specific industry edition to get customized features and reporting.

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