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Lawyerist Rating for QuickBooks

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Rating Breakdown

Our Rating: 3.8/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

Community Rating: 5/5 (based on 1 rating)

The community rating is based on the average of the community reviews below.

Composite Rating: 4.2/5

The composite rating is a weighted average of our rating and the community ratings below.

4.2/5

Product Details

Apps
  • Android
  • iOS
  • iPadOS
  • Web
  • MacOS
  • Windows

Core Features

For Accounting & Bookkeeping, the following are essential features, and you should therefore expect to see a check in every box in this section.

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Basic Bookkeeping

This means simple double-entry bookkeeping.

Connect Bank Accounts

Link your bank accounts for up-to-date transaction information with little or no manual data entry.

Billing/Invoicing

Online Payments

This means the ability to accept credit card or echeck payments within your accounting software, either through its own payment portal or via a third-party integration like PayPal or Square. Most online payments involve a separate processing fee.

Timekeeping

Mileage Tracking

Keep track of miles traveled visiting clients or heading to the courthouse, making it easier to tally for taxes or billing purposes or add to your expense reports.

Bill Payment

Pay your firm's bills without leaving your accounting software.

Statement Reconciliation

Helps with the complex task of balancing your business accounts. Does not necessarily include more advanced reconciliation features like three-way trust account reconciliation.

Payroll

Payroll includes automatically calculating employee taxes, printing checks, and paying by direct deposit.

Tax Preparation

Some accounting software can also be used to prepare taxes for your firm so you can review, approve, and even pay your taxes all in one place.

Reporting

Businesses need reports to help assess key business performance indicators like profit and accounts receivable. Some products have more robust reporting features than others.

Foreign Currencies

Check Printing

Contact Management

Store contacts for invoicing or billing purposes.

User Management

User Management means the software allows your firm to differentiate between persons who have access to the information and adjust their levels of access based on their relevant users statuses.

Split Origination Reporting

This means that the product allows your firm not only to track where a file came from but also to allocate a percentage of the origination to individual users.

Recurring Payments

Some providers will allow you to set up recurring payments for your clients that will be automatically debited based on selections your clients make.

Trust Account Management

This means the product allows you to differentiate between client trust accounts and track them individually. It also means that the product helps you manage your three-way reconciliation.

Compare QuickBooks Similar Products

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QuickBooks

4.2/5

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Pros
  • Integrations
  • Broad Usage
  • HR Resource
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Complex
  • Need a Bookkeeper

Xero Accounting Software

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Pros
  • Price
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  • Lack of Integrations
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Pros
  • DIY
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Cons
  • Lack of Integrations
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ZipBooks

4.5/5

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Pros
  • DIY
  • Free Tier
  • Project Accounting
Cons
  • Lack of Integrations
  • No Check Printing
  • No Payroll

QuickBooks Community Reviews

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  • Anonymous says:

    Quickbooks is my favorite accounting software.

    There’s a reason Quickbooks is the most used accounting software. It’s the best.

  • Additional Details about QuickBooks

    Pricing

    A plan for just about everyone. QuickBooks provides a wide range of accounting features that work for solo lawyers or medium-sized firms, alike. In order to do this, Intuit offers multiple pricing plans. Not all plans include the above features.

    Security

    Client information security is a real concern for lawyers. QuickBooks, therefore, uses SSL (secure-socket layer) to ensure your data is encrypted in transit. Credit card and social security numbers are converted to tokens or encrypted. QuickBooks secures its data centers with 24/7 personnel and video surveillance and has backup generators to keep data available during power outages.

    Quickbooks for the Modern Lawyer

    Online Advanced

    Although Quickbooks, in general, is not specifically built with lawyers in mind, they recently released their Advanced product. This customized product addresses many of the small to medium-sized law firm’s pain points. For example, Advanced has complex billing terms, billable hours, and time-keeping abilities. Additionally, it has strong Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting—which is something we think every law firm needs.

    Integrations

    Quickbooks has also made its product more enticing to lawyers by integrating with products like Clio, LeanLaw, TSheets, and many popular CRM applications. These integrations can save you time and make your office more efficient.

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