About QuickBooks Online
What is QuickBooks Online?
QuickBooks Online is a cloud based financial management software. Its designed to slash the time you spend managing your business finances, by helping you with tasks such as:
- Creating estimates and invoices
- Tracking sales and cash flow
- Managing your customers and suppliers
- Monitoring your tax and making tax return much easier
- Understanding your company's performance
- Planning ahead and budgeting
Being a true cloud solution, there's no need to install any software. You access QuickBooks Online straight from your internet browser on any computer or web enabled device whenever, wherever.
What are the system Requirements for QuickBooks Online?
Recommended system requirements
- Windows PC: 1 GHz computer with 256 MB of RAM running Windows XP or later
- Apple Mac: Intel-based Mac running OS X 10.5 or later
- Latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari for Mac
- High-speed internet connection (DSL, cable, T1)
Note: QuickBooks is not supported on Linux, including Ubuntu and Fedora
QuickBooks Online works best with a fast broadband Internet connection.
Which QuickBooks Online plan is right for me and what is the monthly subscription cost?
There are three plans to choose from to suite your business' needs at an affordable monthly subscription. We recommend you choose the plan with the feature set that meets your business needs today, you can upgrade to a higher plan as your business grows.
Will QuickBooks Online work on my Apple Mac?
Absolutely! QuickBooks Online is a full Cloud solution that can be used on any compatible browser on any computer (PC or Mac), and mobile device.
Can I access QuickBooks Online on my mobile phone or tablet?
QuickBooks Online can be accessed from any web enabled mobile device with a web browser. The experience is optimised on any iOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch) and Android tablet or Smartphone with the QuickBooks Online App.
Can I access QuickBooks Online offline?
You will need an internet connection to access QuickBooks Online.
Am I entitled to software updates/upgrades and how do I upgrade?
Yes. One of the many benefits of cloud based software is that you're always on the latest version. Updates happen automatically and won't affect your data in the slightest. If the software has been updated, you'll see a message when you log in.
Is there a trial period and how do I sign up?
There's a 30 day free trial period. Just enter your name, email address and choose a password and you're good to go - we don't ask for your any payment details for trial.Choose a plan and get started
How do I subscribe if I decide that QuickBooks Online is right for me?
Once your trial period finishes, you will be directed to a payment page where you can subscribe. You can choose to subscribe at any stage during the trial with a few clicks of your mouse.
What information do I need to sign up?
Getting started is easy. With some very basic information about your business QuickBooks Online will gather information from over 500,000 businesses around the globe and Australia will automatically configure your QuickBooks Online file. You can always customise and update your setting as you go.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit and debit cards - Visa, MasterCard and AMEX.
Can I pay the subscription annually?
No, subscriptions are charged on a monthly basis.
Is there a minimum subscription period?
If you cancel within your free 30 day trial period, you won't be charged anything. If you’re a paying subscriber and you cancel your subscription to QuickBooks Online Service for any reason, Intuit is unable to provide you with a pro-rata refund for the rest of the month that you paid for up front. You will continue to get the QuickBooks Online Service for the remainder of the month you paid for which is when the cancellation of the subscription is made effective and when you will no longer have access to the service.
Does QuickBooks Online provide onsite setup assistance?
We do not provide on-site support directly. We have a friendly and knowledgeable support team that is here to help you along the way.
How do I cancel QuickBooks Online if I decide it isn't right for me?
It's really easy to cancel within your software with a few clicks of your mouse.
Can I have more than one company file?
When you sign up for the first time we'll create a QuickBooks Online user account, using the same login you can create as many company files as you need using the same email address. Just select 'already have an Intuit user ID' from after choosing your plan.
Can multiple users access my QuickBooks Online company file at the same time?
Depending on what QuickBooks Online plan you're using, you can have up to five users accessing the same company file simultaneously. You can also invite your accountant to access your company file.
Can I import and export data into QuickBooks Online?
You can import and export the following lists to and from MS Excel or CSV file:
- Products and services
- Chart of accounts
Plus you can export reports to MS Excel.
Is technical support included?
QuickBooks Online has a range of included support options:
- In-software help
- Extensive Knowledgebase
- Community forum where you can connect with other QuickBooks Online users
- Email and one of our support specialists will get back you within one business
- LiveChat with our team of support specialist
Do I enjoy discounts for signing up more than 1 company files?
No, QuickBooks Online does not offer any discounts right now.
Data and Security
How secure is my data?
Intuit takes security very seriously and ensures your data is secured and available to you.
Can I download a copy of my data?
QuickBooks online allows you to export the following lists to MS Excel with one click of your mouse:
- Chart of accounts
- Customers and suppliers
- Products and services
You can also export any QuickBooks Online report to MS Excel.
What are some of the reports available in QuickBooks Online?
Here are a few commonly used reports: Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, General Ledger, Trial Balance, Statement of Cash Flows, and Transaction List.
Can I upload more than 1 company logo?
No, you can upload up to one company logo per company file.