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Silver vs Gold: Which QuickBooks Enterprise Plan Is Right For Your Business?

Team members deciding between QuickBooks Enterprise Silver and Gold

When it comes to choosing between the Silver and Gold versions of QuickBooks Enterprise, it’s important to thoroughly understand the differences and consider which features best align with your business needs. Let’s delve deeper into these two plans to help you make an informed decision.

Both Silver and Gold plans provide robust accounting solutions tailored to businesses with complex needs. The Silver plan offers all the essential features of QuickBooks Enterprise, including basic inventory management, Priority Circle membership, and advanced reporting. It’s a comprehensive package suitable for businesses that require core accounting functionality without the need for in-depth payroll processing.

QuickBooks Enterprise Silver

The Silver plan caters to businesses that prioritize standard accounting features over payroll processing within QuickBooks. If your business handles payroll tasks externally or already utilizes a separate payroll system, the Silver plan offers a cost-effective solution. This plan is especially suitable for businesses that prefer to manage their payroll taxes independently.

With QuickBooks Enterprise Silver, you gain access to the robust accounting features that QuickBooks Enterprise is renowned for. You can efficiently manage your finances, track expenses, create detailed reports, and benefit from Priority Circle membership for dedicated customer support.

QuickBooks Enterprise Gold

On the other hand, the Gold plan is tailored for businesses that prefer to handle payroll processing in-house and have the capability to manage payroll taxes internally. The key distinction between Gold and Silver lies in the inclusion of QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll.

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QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll in Gold

Enhanced Payroll, included in the Gold plan, is a self-service payroll solution integrated directly within QuickBooks Enterprise. It empowers businesses to manage payroll tasks internally, including calculating paychecks, managing tax withholdings, and generating tax forms such as W-2s and 1099s.

With QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll, you can easily input employee hours, make necessary deductions, and generate paychecks or direct deposits directly within QuickBooks Enterprise. This feature simplifies the payroll process, providing a seamless solution for businesses to handle payroll tasks in-house.

Moreover, Enhanced Payroll streamlines the filing and payment of payroll taxes, ensuring compliance with tax regulations. It provides access to detailed payroll reports, offering insights into payroll expenses and facilitating better financial planning.

Learn more about QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll.

Which Plan Is Right For Your Business?

Choosing between QuickBooks Enterprise Silver and Gold depends on your business’s specific needs and capabilities. If your primary focus is on standard accounting features and you handle payroll tasks externally or through a separate payroll system, the Silver plan offers all the core functionalities of QuickBooks Enterprise at a lower cost.

However, if you prefer to process payroll internally and have the resources to manage payroll taxes independently, the Gold plan provides additional payroll functionality through QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll. This self-service option allows you to handle payroll tasks directly within QuickBooks Enterprise, streamlining the payroll process and offering greater control over payroll management.


Both QuickBooks Enterprise Silver and Gold plans offer powerful accounting solutions tailored to different business needs. By carefully evaluating your payroll requirements and capabilities, you can determine which plan is right for your business.

Whether you choose Silver or Gold, QuickBooks Enterprise provides the tools and features necessary to streamline your financial management processes and drive business growth. With its customizable solutions and dedicated customer support, QuickBooks Enterprise remains a trusted choice for businesses seeking comprehensive accounting solutions.

If you wish to learn more about QuickBooks Enterprise Silver or Gold and how it can benefit your business, contact us for a free consultation. Our team of experts will guide you through the features and benefits of both versions and help you choose the right accounting solution for your business needs. Get started by calling 866-949-7267 today!

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