Point of Sale Comparison

QuickBooks Point of Sale v18 Features

Basic

Pro

Multi-Store

NEW Save time with Faster Performance: 10 x faster startup time & faster workflows Χ Χ Χ
NEW Allows better screen readability with improved visual design Χ Χ Χ
NEW Improved Keyboard Shortcuts Χ Χ Χ
NEW Multi-Task by working on different parts of the program (i.e. sales receipt, purchase order, etc.) Χ Χ Χ
NEW Sorting in Key Workflows such as: Ring a Sale, Received Items, Returned Items Χ Χ Χ
NEW Support for backing up files with sizes greater than 4 GB Χ Χ Χ
NEW EMV Chip Card Ready8 Χ Χ Χ
Answer a few simple questions to start Χ Χ Χ
Use a bar code scanner to ring sales Χ Χ Χ
Set up a payments account (Merchant Account) that lets you accept credit cards right in your software2 Χ Χ Χ
Includes over 50 built-in sales, customer and inventory reports Χ Χ Χ
Create and save customized reports quickly Χ Χ Χ
Ring up sales on your smartphone or tablet (iPad®, iPhone®, Android™) 3 Χ Χ Χ
Sync sales & Inventory information from mobile device with QuickBooks Point of Sale software Χ Χ Χ
Transfer sales data to QuickBooks Financial software6,7 Χ Χ Χ
Automatically track inventory as you sell and receive items Χ Χ Χ
Import inventory items from Microsoft® Excel®1 Χ Χ Χ
Track customer contact and purchase info Χ Χ Χ
Import customers' files from Microsoft Excel1 Χ Χ Χ
Create customer letters easily with Microsoft Word® integration4 Χ Χ Χ
Synch customer data and accounts receivable with QuickBooks Financial software6 Χ Χ Χ
Use data from the Customer Center to improve your business decisions Χ Χ Χ
Import vendor information from Microsoft® Excel® Χ Χ Χ
Create and manage staff access to Point of Sale system Χ Χ Χ
Allows discounts, returns, store credit and gift receipts Χ Χ Χ
Track petty cash payouts Χ Χ Χ
Access built-in tutorials for common tasks Χ Χ Χ
Includes practice file for exploring without affecting your own business data Χ Χ Χ
Track work and sales orders Χ Χ
Include pictures of inventory items Χ Χ
Track multiple vendors, UPC codes and serial numbers Χ Χ
Track employee hours and sales commissions Χ Χ
Send time cards to QuickBooks Financial software for payroll processing 5,6 Χ Χ
Customize price tags, receipts and more Χ Χ
Generate purchase orders automatically at pre-set inventory levels Χ Χ
Built-in tools to update prices and create discounts across products and departments Χ Χ
Track layaways Χ Χ
Increase traffic and sales by using built-in tools to create promotional pricing of specific items Χ Χ
Capture “ship-to” addresses for creating mailing lists and labels Χ Χ
Ship and track packages using Shipping Manager 5 Χ Χ
Set up a Rewards Program to increase sales and reward customer loyalty Χ Χ
Drill-down capability for sales and inventory by store location Χ
Access to sales and inventory reports for each store location and at the “Company” level Χ
Consolidate multi-store data into one file Χ
Track inventory transfers between stores Χ