I had heard a lot of talk about Quickbooks at a small business seminar I had attended. It really sounded good, and I was tempted to just go right out and buy it. I have learned from experience though that it is better to learn everything about something first before jumping into the thick of it. I was able to locate the Quickbooks phone number for customer support easily enough, and I contacted them with a few questions. They were able to answer my concerns quickly and professionally, and I finally felt ready to take the plunge.
I was mostly concerned about integrating Quickbooks with other programs that I depend on every single day. I knew that not every software program is compatible with others, so I wanted to make sure before spending money on the purchase of Quickbooks that it would work with mine. I do know a bit about accounting from years of having my own business, and that certainly came in handy when implementing Quickbooks with my other work resources. Since installing the software, life has definitely become much easier for me as far as my accounting needs are concerned.
I had a choice between getting Quickbooks to where I could install it myself, or I could use a web-based version of it. Both ways have the same kind of customer support, and the only difference is the cost of it. I like having it on my own equipment, and it is lower priced over the long haul. I am able to handle my expense reports much easier now, and invoicing is no longer a nightmare. I literally save hours every single week because of this program, and that is something that is worth a whole lot more money than what I paid to have Quickbooks on my own computer systems.