QuickBooks 2013 - reviewsI recently posted my wishlist for QuickBooks 2013. Well, the reality is now here; QuickBooks 2013 was announced yesterday. Here are some of the current reviews/analyses of it:

QuickBooks 2013 Announced – Sunburst Software Solutions Inc.:

“According to Intuit, this year, a top request that they heard from customers like you was to make the product easier to use so you could work more efficiently – no additional features, just a better experience.  As Intuit began planning for the release of QuickBooks 2013, they determined that updating the look and feel was a key way to deliver on their objective to make QuickBooks easier to use.”

Intuit: QuickBooks 2013 is Designed for Efficiency – Small Business Computer.com:

“What if business software makers took the same care and attention to the user experience that Apple does?
Intuit offers a glimpse at the polished interfaces and the hyper-efficient workflows that the future holds for small business software users with today’s launch of QuickBooks 2013. And according to Pamela Bailey, experience design leader for QuickBooks, the makeover is more than pixel deep.”

Small Businesses Get Smart With QuickBooks 2013 – PYMNTS.com:

“A reimagined and improved design helps small businesses complete financial tasks faster than ever so they can spend more time building their businesses. QuickBooks Pro and Premier 2013 deliver all existing QuickBooks features, plus new enhancements requested by users, in a clean and simple experience that’s optimized for efficiency, and that makes adding functionality, such as third-party applications, as easy as one click.”

Small Businesses Work Smarter with a QuickBooks Designed for Efficiency – Intuit Small Business Blog:

“Today, Intuit unveiled QuickBooks 2013, the latest version of QuickBooks desktop software for Windows. Our millions of small business customers will be delighted to experience a completely reimagined and improved design that will help them work smarter by saving time managing their finances.”

QuickBooks Gets a Major Redesign – PCWorld:

“Intuit’s annual refresh of QuickBooks this time around is less about steak than sizzle. The QuickBooks 2013 family doesn’t offer much in the way of new functionality, but it definitely looks a lot different than its predecessors.”

Small Businesses Find More Time With QuickBooks 2013 (Canadian) – Intuit Canada Limited:

“With the new QuickBooks® 2013, Canada’s number one selling financial management software,2 these entrepreneurs have a new resource to help them run and grow their small businesses.  From smart new features to a sleek new look and feel, the 2013 version of QuickBooks® from Intuit Canada is the easiest, most efficient QuickBooks ever.”

Intuit Debuts QuickBooks for Mac 2013 – Macworld:

“Intuit has unveiled QuickBooks for Mac 2013, the newest version of its small-business accounting software package. According to Intuit representatives, the new features in QuickBooks 2013 are designed to help users get started quickly, to organize records more effectively, and to simplify common tasks.”

Look out Freshbooks, QuickBooks 2013 for Mac Includes Online Payment Integration – ZDNet:

“QuickBooks 2013 for Mac’s new features are designed to help users get started quickly, get records organized, and to help simplify common tasks. For example, the new version allows you to import contacts from Address Book and add items (that you buy or sell often) from a spreadsheet.”

What do you think about QuickBooks 2013? Are you planning on getting a copy?

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7 thoughts on “The Reviews of QuickBooks 2013 Are Coming In

  1. Hi Shannon
    Thanks for including my post in your list! I hope to see you Wednesday 9/12/2012 at our special QuickBooks for Contractors hangout on Google+, where I’ll be giving a live preview of the new version.

  2. Have they done anything about the incredible bloat? I’m still using QB 2002. The last upgrade that I tried was 2009. After installation, I tried to pay my one employee. The whole thing crashed. I contacted Intuit, but they were unwilling to help unless I signed up for 1 yr support at X dollars a month. I uninstalled, took it back to the retailer (Office Depot), told them what happened, and they gave me a refund. They made a friend for life.

    I broke down and bought QB 2010. I never installed it. I didn’t have the nerve. I gave it to a friend who was using a spreadsheet to run his business. Since he was starting from scratch, it worked well for

    I know I need to upgrade, but until I know it will work

  3. Hi Jack,

    2002 version? Nice…if it works. Have you tried it with Windows 7? Do you think it will work under Windows 8?

    Any version can crash…2009, 2002, 2013, whatever. If you want to make sure it will work for you, I understand that. The ironic thing though is that the longer you wait to upgrade, the more of a chance that there will be upgrade problems (per http://blog.quickbooksusers.com/quickbooks/quickbooks-file-wouldnt-upgrade/ ).

    Good luck with 2002, and thanks for the comment.

  4. I fully relate with Jack Pinion’s position. I can fully understand his reasoning in staying with an older version, if it works for you, then why upgrade for upgrades sake?
    Personally, I have been a QB user since 1996-1997, and from 2002 for a few years grabbed the ‘ready for launch’ release as soon as it became available, but got sick of being an unpaid beta tester. In case you think this is sour grapes, it is not, I am running 2012 UK accountant version, but now wait until the bugs have been ironed out. The reason? There are always bugs, especially in the UK version and I used to report bugs to technical support and had to scream at them to shut up and listen that I was telling them about flaws in their software, before they stopped gabbling at me that I had to buy a support plan, and realised I was helping them out! UK QB users will remember the great VAT debacle when we got the same database as the US version back in 2006/2007 when the software was evidently not fit for purpose at release to account for UK VAT on an upgrade company file – a google will confirm my assertions. The release issues are too numerous to mention, suffice to say you would bore of reading the list very quickly, and would unlikely buy a new release again.
    Jack – I would state that if it aint broke, then don’t fix it!
    (Except if you really want the google search which I believe to be excellent from 2007 onwards if you are not in the UK!)

  5. I just upgraded from 2010 to 2013 (forced on my by QB because they aren’t going to support 2010 after May 2013) I have been on the phone with Tech Support for 11 hours now and have to call again on Monday. I keep getting a “fatal error-QB is shutting down” 3 to 4 times each day. They keep telling me they’ve fixed it and after hours on the phone, we hang up and within an hour the same thing happens. They keep bugging me to buy a support plan but I refuse as this new version shouldn’t have these kinds of issues to require support. I’ve used QB for 20 years and I HATE THIS NEW VERSION! I’m not sure what I’m going to do.


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