Compare Plans (Essentials and Plus)

Have Internet Access?  Print checks, track your income and expenses….anywhere!

Essentials Plus
12-Months Prepaid (Monthly Available too) $120/Year (3-Users) $200/Year (5-users)
Maximum number of simultaneous users 3 25
Number of company data files per subscription 1 1
Recommended "Combined Total" of "Names": Vendors, Employees, Products & Services12 10,000 10,000
Number of built-in business reports 40+ 65+
Custom Fields (30 Characters Purchases or Sales only) 3 3
Price levels 0 0
Class Tracking
Location Tracking
Unlimited technical support¹⁰ and upgrades
Access your data⁴ from a tablet or smartphone⁶
Invite up to two accountants to access your data⁷
Free 30-day Trial⁹
Accept online and mobile payments. Send invoices with PAY NOW button, and customers pay you online. Accept credit cards in software¹³ Extra Fees Extra Fees
Reporting Tools Essentials Plus
Create Budgets
Track sales and profitability for your "Locations"
Compare your sales and profitability with industry trends
Inventory Management Essentials Plus
Inventory Tracking - Call us for details Limited
Units of Measure None None
Payroll, Employees & Subcontractors Essentials Plus
Prepare and print 1099's
Give employees and subcontractors limited access to enter time worked
Track billable hours by customer
Pay W-2 employees and file payroll taxes Extra Fees Extra Fees
Batch Time Sheets None None
Security & Backup Essentials Plus
Control what your users can access
Automatic Backups Online⁴
Data Encryption: 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)-5
Vendors Essentials Plus
Create and send purchase orders
Manage and pay bills from vendors
Enter bills and schedule payments for later
"Products and services" for purchases (similar to items)
Customers Essentials Plus
Set up invoices to automatically bill on a recurring schedule
Send unlimited estimates and invoices
Sales Orders None None
Job Tracking None None
Convert Estimates to Sales Order or Purchase Order None None
Other Features Essentials Plus
Recurring transactions (similar to Memorized)
Track your income and expenses
Print checks and record transactions
Download transactions from your bank and credit card accounts¹
Integrate with other applications⁸
Import data from Excel² or QuickBooks desktop³

Disclosures and Terms:

To cancel your subscription, call 866-272-8734 x111. Terms, conditions, pricing, special features, and service and support options subject to change without notice.

  1. Online services vary by participating financial institutions or other parties and may be subject to application approval, additional terms, conditions, and fees.
  2. Microsoft Word and Excel integration requires Word and Excel 2003, 2007 or 2010.
  3. Data can be imported to QuickBooks Online from the following QuickBooks desktop versions: Pro 2008 or later, Premier 2008 or later, Mac 2013 or later. Earlier versions: Basic 99-2005, Simple Start Edition, Pro & Premier 99-2007 can be imported using a downloadable tool. Import from QuickBooks desktop must be completed within the first 60 days of setting up your new QuickBooks Online account.
  4. Data access is subject to Internet or cellular provider network availability and occasional downtime due to events beyond our control.
  5. 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the same encryption technology used by some of the world’s top banking institutions to secure data that is sent over the Internet.
  6. QuickBooks Online requires a computer with a supported Internet browser (see System Requirements for a list of supported browsers) and an Internet connection (a high-speed connection is recommended). The QuickBooks Online mobile app works with iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. Devices sold separately; data plan required. Not all features are available on the mobile apps and mobile browser. QuickBooks Online mobile access is included with your QuickBooks Online subscription at no additional cost. Data access is subject to cellular/internet provider network availability and occasional downtime due to system and server maintenance and events beyond your control. Product registration required.
  7. Invite up to two accounting professionals, such as your accountant or bookkeeper, to access your data. Once they accept your invitation they will automatically get signed up for QuickBooks Online Accountant, allowing them to access your data.
  8. Each application may have its own terms and fees.
  9. First thirty (30) days of subscription to QuickBooks Online, starting from the date of enrollment, is free. To continue using QuickBooks Online after your 30-day trial, you’ll be asked to present a valid credit card for authorization, and you’ll be charged monthly at the then-current fee for the service(s) you’ve selected. If you’ve selected QuickBooks Online with Payroll, extra fees apply for the payroll service. You can cancel at any time by calling 866-272-8734 x111. Offers are valid for new QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Online Payroll subscriptions only. Offer cannot be combined with any other QuickBooks Online or Payroll offers. Terms, conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice.
  10. Phone support is free during the 30-day trial and included with your paid subscription to QuickBooks Online. Phone support is available Monday through Friday between 6 am – 6 pm PST. Your subscription must be current. Intuit reserves the right to limit the length of the call. Terms, conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice.
  11. If you are not satisfied with QuickBooks Online for any reason, simply call (800) 532-2870 within 60 days from the first charge date to cancel your subscription and to request a refund of your paid subscription fees.
  12. Data volumes above these limits may result in poor performance.
  13. Requires Intuit Payment Account.