Enterprise or Premier


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rpm

My brother and I own a small manufacturing business: 6 employees, C corp.,
1/2 million a year in sales. Our accountant says we should purchase
enterprise edition for corporate support, but premier seems like something
more suited for our needs. Any suggestions.
 
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Haskel LaPort

rpm said:
My brother and I own a small manufacturing business: 6 employees, C corp.,
1/2 million a year in sales. Our accountant says we should purchase
enterprise edition for corporate support, but premier seems like something
more suited for our needs. Any suggestions.
Ask your accountant what in the world is "corporate support".
 
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Laura

rpm said:
My brother and I own a small manufacturing business: 6 employees, C corp.,
1/2 million a year in sales. Our accountant says we should purchase
enterprise edition for corporate support, but premier seems like something
more suited for our needs. Any suggestions.
Depending on your needs you may only need Pro. I seriously doubt you need
Enterprise. Start by taking a look at this comparison chart:
http://quickbooks.intuit.com/product/accounting-software/quickbooks-comparison-chart.jsp

I also have no clue as to what your accountant means by "corporate support".
If you are concerned with QB support there are numerous levels of support
that you can purchase from Intuit.
 
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Haskel LaPort

Laura said:
Depending on your needs you may only need Pro. I seriously doubt you need
Enterprise. Start by taking a look at this comparison chart:
http://quickbooks.intuit.com/product/accounting-software/quickbooks-comparison-chart.jsp

How can you come to the conclusion that they do not need Enterprise based on
so little information? That is like a doctor stopping at stick out your
tongue and say ah. If their detailed needs do point in the direction of
Enterprise then the next question would be is would a real mid-range
solution be in order?
 
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rpm

Sorry, my wording wasn't correct. Since we own property and equipment that
is in c corp, he wants to add several LLC corps; 1 for industrial property;
with buildings, 1 for residential property; 4 rental houses, etc. He says
the enterprise would allow us to manage several different corps with same
software.
 
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Haskel LaPort

rpm said:
Sorry, my wording wasn't correct. Since we own property and equipment that
is in c corp, he wants to add several LLC corps; 1 for industrial
property;
with buildings, 1 for residential property; 4 rental houses, etc. He says
the enterprise would allow us to manage several different corps with same
software.
If that is what your accountant actually said then my advice is to seek the
advice of someone who knows more about the software. Personally I believe
you are interpreting what he said incorrectly.
 
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Laura

Haskel LaPort said:
How can you come to the conclusion that they do not need Enterprise based
on so little information? That is like a doctor stopping at stick out your
tongue and say ah. If their detailed needs do point in the direction of
Enterprise then the next question would be is would a real mid-range
solution be in order?
When are you going to learn to read?? Re-read my first sentence. I never
said what program was required. I said "depending on your needs you may only
need Pro". Not enough information was given to be able to determine what
program was suitable. That is why I pointed him to the comparison chart so
he could do some more research.
 
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Laura

Again, not enough information. Are these additional LLC corps going to have
their own FEIN? If so then they should have their own QB file. All versions
of QB can handle multiple company files. They also can handle a single file
for multiple entities. You just need to set things up properly. I don't see
that as a justification to spend $3000 on Enterprise.

Either we are missing something in the translation or your accountant does
not understand the program very well. You should get in touch with a local
Pro Advisor and have a face to face conversation with that person and your
accountant to determine what level you really need. $3000 on Enterprise is a
large investment that warrents further research. Making that type of
investment should not be based on advise that you receive in a newsgroup or
other help group.
 
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Haskel LaPort

Laura said:
When are you going to learn to read?? Re-read my first sentence.
Re-read your final conclusion - "I seriously doubt you need Enterprise."






I never
 
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Laura

Haskel LaPort said:
Re-read your final conclusion - "I seriously doubt you need Enterprise."
Until he can show me where he has a real need for Enterprise, I stand by
that statement.
 
R

rpm

Thanks, I see now, I don't have enought info to make a decision. I will get
some pro advice.
 
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Laura

That makes the most sense. Many/most accountants don't have a clue as to how
QuickBooks works much less which version is suitable for their clients.
Getting live help from a Pro Advisor is probably your best bet.
 

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