Here are some of the better reviews of the recently released QuickBooks 2014.

QuickBooks 2014 Has Arrived! Here is What to Expect – The Sleeter Group

Email Improvements – This has been an area where I’ve felt that Intuit hasn’t kept up with the times. Support and integration with email is just not very good. This year there are a number of changes in this area. Is it enough?

The Customer Center now has a tab for Sent Email, where you can see a history (of sorts) of the emails that you have sent to a client from within QuickBooks. You now have the ability to send a customer payment receipt via email.

(Note: Charlie Russell has posted a number of detailed blog entries at the Sleeter website above that analyze various aspects of QuickBooks 2014)

RELATED: QuickBooks 2014 Screenshots

QuickBooks 2014 Client Collaborator – Intuitive Accountant

Users of the the Accountant versions of QuickBooks 2014 can initiate what might seem like an ‘instant message’ to their client directly from inside QuickBooks.  While using a copy of your client’s data (either an Accountant’s Copy or a Back-up), should you have a question concerning a transaction, you can open the Collaborator and simply ask a question about the transaction.  

(Note: William Murphy has posted a number of detailed blog entries at the site above that analyze various aspects of QuickBooks 2014)

QuickBooks 2014 – Payroll Center Enhancements – Sunburst Software Solutions

In QuickBooks 2014 the Payroll Center underwent a complete overhaul – which was badly needed in my opinion – and the outcome is both well-designed and useful, at least in my opinion.

For years, we’ve lived with a cramped Payroll Center, that was so full of “stuff” that it was often difficult for users to figure out what the heck they were supposed to do in it or how in the heck they were supposed to even use it.

 Bank Feeds in QuickBooks 2014 – Presti & Naegele

Bank Feeds is the new Online Banking feature in QuickBooks 2014. Compared to the 2013, the visual aspects of the online banking feature has been changed significantly, providing more room to work in and using color to highlight different transactions and features.

What’s New in QuickBooks Enterprise 2014? – Scott Gregory

Remember these key points as you consider an upgrade to QuickBooks Enterprise 2014/14.0

Currently on an active Full Service and Support Plan with Intuit? You will automatically receive a copy of QuickBooks Enterprise 2014 at no additional cost.Watch your e-mail – Intuit will be sending you notices about the upgrade.

The data in your current QuickBooks file will upgrade to QuickBooks 2014 seamlessly. You should not have any worries about that as you evaluate the purchase of QuickBooks 2014.

RELATED: How QuickBooks 2014 Installs and Registers

 Are you going to be getting QuickBooks 2014? What is driving your decision?

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16 thoughts on “Surveying the Reviews of QuickBooks 2014

  1. I am a new business owner settign up quickbooks Pro and payroll for the first time and it sucessfully installed a month ago and crashes everytime I try to start it. Very disappointing that support wants to charge me to fix a software program that fails out of the box, Unbelievable!

    • Are you using Windows 8? I have had rotten luck getting QB to work well with 8- to the point where I paid to go back to Windows 7 and that has made life a lot nicer. Although you would hope that Intuit would have done better getting their product to be compatible, honestly there is a lot of stuff that doesn’t work well with Windows 8 not just Intuit products. I haven’t tried 8.1 but that supposedly fixed a lot of things- might be another option to try.

  2. Good Morning Denys,

    Get used to it, for the most part Intuit is bent on charging for everything, I have been using QB for 10 years now, I have just learned to put up with the poor customer support and blame for anything that goes wrong. My only suggestion would be to uninstall and reinstall the program. I had the same issue and this was the only solution. Back up the Datafile in a safe location (thumbdrive).

  3. I am very happy to say that I have never had any kind of difficulties with my quikboooks premier edition non profit and I also use the payroll system. I have also had satisfactory results with the technical support, although I wish they would hire people who are better English speakers.

  4. REPORTS: column heading are there with BLANK information. Such as: #1 In sales/customer detail, the “item description” does not list exactly as the actual invoice does. When actually invoicing the default description of an item auto text s BUT you can “add more detail” to this description on a per invoice basis. BUT – this “added” information DOES NOT show up on the sales report as it did in my previous 2011. This is a BIG deal. #2 In Report/Memorized/Unbilled – There is a “MEMO” field. This field is blank on the report. When entering an invoice there are “two” memo fields – one, after terms, and the other in the coding section. in 2011 the one in the coding section appeared in the report with the text that was typed when the invoice was entered. but now …. It’s blank. This too was very needed information. This also is a BIG deal. How can these Report be fixed. The computer I use QB Pro 2014 on is NOT ON-LINE. please email me back with a solution. Thank you.

  5. We converted to the new version of QB online this week. All users need to know that with the new system, customers are often given DOUBLE credit on payment and credits, so invoices are NOT accurate. The new version gives credit for payments/credits in both the “account summary” section and the “activity” section, which results in double credit. We sent out more than 100 incorrect invoices last month. The problem still hasn’t been solved; so this month, I have spent 2 full days doing an audit on every client who should get an invoice, correcting balances by hand…and I’m only on the Ds. I don’t understand why this isn’t #1 on their list of issues to be resolved with the new version, but we are now looking for another accounting system for our small law firm because QB doesn’t seem to understand the gravity of the situation…a program that generates invoices with incorrect data…every small business owner’s nightmare.

  6. In regards to customer support… it has and will likely continue to be non existent for the foreseeable future. If the software is working things are great… if there is an error with the software, good luck withe them ever correcting the issue.

    We have had a know programming error on their end since June of 2014 and it still persists today. They even acknowledge on the phone of the error, but state that “not enough people have complained about it”…. go figure! Just my luck…. I have a problem that not enough people have complained about yet.

  7. I am running QB Pro 2014 on Windows XP. Ever since the last QB update, when I try to do Bank Feed, it fails and says I need to change my banks institution’s password. Well, I’ve done that a number of times but to no avail. Any ideas beyond upgrading my operating system. I can’t afford all the software I’ll need to do that.

    • Hi Cathy,

      I’m thinking that your problem has more to do with the QuickBooks part of it than the Windows part. I would check with my bank first, and then with Intuit support, for help in troubleshooting it.

      Also, you could try rebuilding your file (File / Utilities / Rebuild Company) to see if that fixes it.

      Thanks for your question.

  8. I am a brand new, first time business owner starting an oral surgery practice. Would quickbooks be useful for me to use and if yes, how so? i know this is a novice question, but I’m just learning. Thanks for any feedback.

    • Hi Michael,

      Congrats on starting your new practice. QuickBooks is a great general accounting solution and would probably work well for you. But I’d suggest that you find a good local CPA who can help you set up your books and advise you on how to handle payroll, taxes, financial reporting, etc. Thanks for the question.

  9. Hi
    My customer screen changed and I do not see all the detail in the right hand side for any customer. How do I change back?
    Michael Rogers


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