QuickBooks Enterprise Comparison Summary


Enterprise looks and feels like your current Premier edition so there is no learning curve to you or your employees.  Most of the benefits are in the back end like the larger list capacity, better user permission control, better reporting capabilities, much better support etc.

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Enterprise has all the benefits of Pro or Premier plus these additional ones:


Lead Centre: A mini-customer relationship management (CRM) tool for tracking sales leads, importing existing leads, and adding associated tasks.

Advanced Inventory/ Stock:  Customers with complex inventory systems can track their inventory across multiply locations, serial numbers, lot numbers, and specific locations within a warehouse and then assign barcodes for scanning/ data entry.  Advanced Inventory is an add on module for a 5 user license and included with 10 or more users. 

Can appear faster:  Designed to support companies with higher volume and more demand for performance.  (Enterprise is not faster than Pro/Premier but will allow customers, who may hit their capacity limits in Pro/Premier to experience the same speed they had prior to hitting their limits when they move into Enterprise making it appear faster. )

Much better security:  QuickBooks Premier Edition has 1 predefined user role – Admin.  QuickBooks Enterprise has 14 predefined user roles with over 100 different user permissions, giving you the ability to be very concise when placing restrictions on what your employees have access too.

Multi-User Mode:  Enterprise lets you adjust Quantity on Hand in Multi User Mode with Premier you need to go into Single user mode!

Enterprise is ODBC (open data base connectivity – read only license) compliant which means you can export the raw data from your company file(s) into Excel, Microsoft Access or Crystal Report’s etc. so you can create your own reports: QuickBooks Premier is limited to the reports that are included in the software. 

Support more users: QuickBooks Premier has a maximum of 5 users while the QuickBooks Enterprise has a maximum of 30 users. (additional licensing fees required)

Much higher list cap (all your names, lists, items etc):  QuickBooks Premier has a total list capacity of 14,500.  Enterprise has a list capacity of *1 million in names alone.  * QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 8.0 and later allows you to add up to one million names (e.g. customers, vendors, employees) and up to one million items (e.g. inventory, non-inventory, and service items). Some performance degradation is likely as your lists approach these size thresholds. 

Maximum number of items in lists

List Name Max Number of Items (Easy, Start, Pro, Premier) Max Number of Items (Enterprise)
Chart of Accounts 10,000 100,000
Items, Including Inventory Items (Group Items Can Contain Only 50 Individual Items) 14,500 >100,000*
Job Types 10,000 10,000
Vendor Types 10,000 100,000
Customer Types 10,000 100,000
Payroll Items 10,000 10,000
Price Levels 100 100
Classes 10,000 100,000
A/R Terms and A/P Terms Total 10,000 29,000
Payment Methods 10,000 10,000
Shipping Methods 10,000 10,000
Customer Messages 10,000 10,000
Memorized Reports 14,500 29,000
Memorized Transactions 14,500 29,000
To-Do Notes 10,000 100,000
Total Names: Employees, Customers, Vendors, and Other Names Combined 14,500 >100,000*

* QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 8.0 and later allows you to add up to one million names (e.g. customers, vendors, employees) and up to one million items (e.g. inventory, non-inventory, and service items). Some performance degradation is likely as your lists approach these size thresholds.

Consolidate financials from multiple company files:  QuickBooks Enterprise is the only version with this ability.

Includes Payroll and Unlimited support for all users: The technical support  for QuickBooks Enterprise is a Tier 3 support which is in Edmonton Alberta, Canada , and the best support we have. 

Enterprise gives you a copy of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) software – a $795 USD value (additional network fees may apply) EDI enables the computer system from one company to “talk” to the computer system of another company and digitally exchange data. Because this digital exchange of data is facilitated using computers, most, if not all of the associated business processes can be automated so they occur with little or no manual data entry. This enables companies to electronically exchange business documents like purchase orders and invoices.  Key benefits of EDI:  Reduces or eliminates manual data entry errors, Streamlines transaction processing, Increases productivity without increasing staff.  To Learn more go to www.truecommerce.com  (Premier does not come with this software)

Includes Data Recovery and Password removal services: QuickBooks Premier does not. If ever needed, will run you an additional average cost of about $500.


Designed to run from a server (terminal services) so you can have access from anywhere: QuickBooks Premier is not supported for this.


Works with either Windows or Linux operating system: QuickBooks Premier works only with Windows.

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