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QuickBooks Enterprise Year Over Year Comparison

QuickBooks Enterprise Features Comparison

Here is a comparison chart that shows the features in QuickBooks Enterprise year to year over the past few years.

New with Enterprise 2015! Advanced Reporting1

Enterprise 2015

Enterprise 2014

Enterprise 2013

New! Access all your QuickBooks data



New! Advanced customization to build any report you need



New! Enhanced search and filtering tools - pick and
choose the data you need to analyze and report



Get Room to Grow with User Control





New! A new shortage report lets you know instantly
what's missing for assemblies you need to build



New! Disallow selling to customers with
overdue payments to prevent further sales



Track the expense side of your business
with customizable purchase forms


Create and edit thousands of sophisticated
price rules with the exclusive Advanced Pricing Add-On2


Customize email templates, attach multiple
files to emails, and easily access email history


See all income-related transactions in once place, in real time


Input all expense transactions from financial
institutions quickly and easily


Communicate with your accountant about specific transactions right in QuickBooks with the Client Collaborator


Maximum number of simultaneous users3

Up to 30

Up to 30

Up to 30

Capacity to track inventory items, customers,
vendors and employees4




Available for 1-10 single users5

Simplified organization and larger fonts; a new, customizable toolbar provides easy access to common tasks

Automatically create purchase orders for needed items from your preferred vendors

Save time and improve accuracy by automatically assigning default classes to items, accounts or names

See important tasks coming due or past due in the Calendar view

Get organized by scanning and attaching important business documents to your QuickBooks records

Easily select which transactions to run and which to postpone

Find items in your sales order based on item detail, including custom fields, directly from your sales order, invoice, or sales receipt

Complete more activities in multi-user mode

Invoice multiple customers for time and expenses in one batch

Create time sheets for multiple employees or vendors in one batch

Track and follow up on sales leads in the new QuickBooks Lead Center

Set a default percentage or dollar amount markup for your items and QuickBooks automatically makes updates

Now you can add up to 750 different prices in the price level list

Work in two company files at the same time6

Quickly Prioritize Customers with the Customer Snapshot

Attach electronic or scanned files to your QuickBooks records7

Add or edit multiple list entries from one spreadsheet view

Multi-currency capability lets you track sales & expenses in any currency you choose8

Backup can be performed in multi-user mode

QuickBooks prompts you to avoid accidental closing

Send messages to users logged into the company file with QuickBooks Instant Messenger

Run and use Enterprise more quickly using Remote Desktop Services9

Customize user access to 115+ areas and activities

Always-on audit trail with no slowdowns

Keep Your Growing Data History





Use more accounts, classes, customer types, vendor types, to do's, memorized transactions, and more

Hundreds of thousands of customers, high list limits

Access Data Any Time, Anywhere





Unify remote workers and offices with Remote Desktop Services10

Run Enterprise in the cloud with a monthly Hosting Service11

Manage Your End-to-End Workflow Inside QuickBooks Enterprise




New! Get a comprehensive, easy-to-understand overview of your business with insights on the home page



Turn purchasing into a two-click operation with improved Auto POs


Track specific inventory items down to the bin location level within one or more warehouses12

Create your own barcodes and print them to scan or export for a barcode label maker12,13

Easily find and locate inventory tasks by accessing your inventory items and reports all in one place

Conveniently track serial numbers and lot numbers right inside QuickBooks12

Work in FIFO costing in addition to average costing for tracking inventory12,14

Maintain reliable inventory counts even when a single order is delivered in multiple shipments

Track the quantity and value of inventory in multiple locations15

Change assembly components on the fly and print them with one click

Build subassemblies automatically with a final build

See Data The Way You Want





New! Maintain control of your average cost by disallowing negative inventory quantities when you have inventory on hand



New! Reduce tedious work by totaling quantities and custom fields, like weight, on sales forms.



New! Improved reporting includes a cleaner design, allows for multiple reports in an email



Stay on top of your jobs or projects with detailed new Job Costing reports


Save formatting and save time when you export your QuickBooks reports to Excel16

Access industry specific report templates created by other QuickBooks users

Create custom reports using ODBC-compliant applications with a direct connection to the QuickBooks database17

Customer Average Days To Pay and Sales by Ship To Address reports

Quantity totals on key Sales by Item reports

Create a Profit & Loss by Class and Sales by Customer Summary report that combines data from multiple company files18

Redesigned Report Center helps you instantly find the reports you need

More custom fields with definable formatting to improve data entry and reporting

See business data at a glance with Company Snapshot

Create customized financial reports with Intuit Statement Writer19

Excel data import20


  1. Requires QuickBooks Enterprise 2014 or 2015 with an active Full Service Plan and an Internet connection. You'll automatically receive any new versions of our product that are released, when and if available, along with updates to your current version.
  2. Additional fees apply for the Advanced Pricing Add-On subscription. Requires QuickBooks Enterprise 14.0 with an active Full Service Plan and an Internet connection. You'll automatically receive any new versions of our product that are released, when and if available, along with updates to your current version.
  3. Requires purchase of additional licenses, sold separately. All users must be on the same version year of QuickBooks to access the same company file.
  4. QuickBooks Enterprise 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.
  5. Licenses are available in single-user increments from 1 to 10 users or 30 users. Fees apply.
  6. Some functionality may be limited when running two instances. See www.qbes.com/sysreq for more information.
  7. Scanner not included. Only TWAIN compliant scanners supported. Maximum 100 MB per file. Total file storage 100MB or about 1,000 2-page PDFs.
  8. Service provided by Wall Street on Demand. Additional fees may apply. Internet access required.
  9. Additional fees may apply. Requires certain hardware, Microsoft Server operating systems, Microsoft Windows Server software licenses, and Remote Desktop Services Server Client Access Licenses, sold separately. For multiple remote users, a Remote Desktop Services Client Access License is required for each user.
  10. Additional fees may apply. Requires certain hardware, Microsoft Server operating systems, Microsoft Windows Server software licenses, and Remote Desktop Services Server Client Access Licenses, sold separately. For multiple remote users, a Remote Desktop Services Client Access License is required for each user.
  11. Additional fees apply for the QuickBooks Enterprise Hosting Service subscription. Hosting Service is available for QuickBooks Enterprise only and is valid for number of users equal to or less than the number of QuickBooks Enterprise users assigned to customer's Intuit account. QuickBooks Enterprise sold separately; a valid QuickBooks Enterprise license code must be provided to Right Networks. Contact Right Networks to contract third party software. Support for Hosting Service provided by Right Networks. Terms, conditions, pricing, service and support options are subject to change without notice.
  12. Fees apply for the Advanced Inventory Add-On subscription. Requires QuickBooks Enterprise 14.0 with an active Full Service Plan and an Internet connection.
  13. Barcode scanner sold separately.
  14. If the Advanced Inventory Add-On subscription lapses, users' data will revert to average cost for all dates.
  15. Additional fees apply for the Advanced Inventory Add-On subscription. Requires QuickBooks Enterprise 14.0 with an active Full Service Plan and an Internet connection.
  16. Excel integration requires Excel 2003 and 2007.
  17. Applications sold separately.
  18. Requires Microsoft Excel 2002, 2003, or 2007. Company files must all be on the same version of QuickBooks Enterprise.
  19. Requires Microsoft Office 2003 or greater, sold separately. Does not work with Microsoft Office Student Edition or Standard Edition.
  20. Microsoft products sold separately. Word and Excel integration requires Microsoft Word and Excel 2002, 2003 or 2007. Outlook synchronization requires QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook tool, available for free at www.quickbooks.com/contact_sync/, and Microsoft Outlook 2002, 2003 or 2007. Synchronization with Outlook is also possible with QuickBooks Customer Manager (sold separately).
  21. If you're a QuickBooks Pro or Premier customer upgrading to QBES. Based on internal data on 2/22/13 using recommended system requirements.
  22. Based on Intuit Survey, April 2013.
  23. Based on survey of QBES customers, April 2013.

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Error H202: when hosting QuickBooks Enterprise 2015 file on a non-Windows Server.

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QuickBooks Enterprise 2015 has a capability to host the company data file on a non-windows system, such as Citrix or Linux. The most common Linux used is Fedora, and there are instructions available for setting up a Linux server to host the file on Intuit’s website.

But there can be configuration issues when setting this up and trying to run it.

One issue that you may encounter is an H202 error.

Intuit has released the following information concerning the error:

The following error occurs when opening a company file hosted on a Fedora Linux or Citrix server:

Problem with multi-user hosting setup. QuickBooks could not open the file in multi-user mode. (H202)

Why this is happening

This error occurs for one of the following reasons:

When the host name of the Fedora Linux server hosting the company file is set to its fully qualified domain name. For example, [ComputerName].[DomainName].com.

You have a 64-bit version of Linux.

How to fix it

Fedora Linux


Intuit recommends 3 solutions for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try them all to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in order shown.

Solution 1: Add the Fedora Linux Server's fully qualified domain name to the hosts file of each QuickBooks workstation.

The steps below must be performed on each workstation that is running QuickBooks.

  1. Open the Etc folder:
    • Windows 7 or Vista:
      1. Click the Windows Start button and select All Programs > Accessories > Run.
      2. In the Open field, enter %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\drivers\etc and then click OK.
    • Windows XP:
      1. Click the Windows Start button and select Run.
      2. In the Open field, enter %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\drivers\etc and then click OK.
  2. Double-click the Hosts file. The Open With window opens.
  3. Under Programs, select Notepad, and then click OK.
  4. On the next available line, enter the Linux server's IP number, press the Tab key on your keyboard, and then enter the Linux server's fully qualified domain name.
  5. Choose File >Save, to save the changes.
  6. Choose File >Exit.

Solution 2: Edit the QBGlobalAppConfig.ini file on the Fedora Linux Server


  1. Open the Linux Terminal Window.
  2. Open the QBGlobalAppConfig.ini.
  3. Check the default range for ports and remove any spaces before and after the (=) equal sign.

QuickBooks Enterprise 2015


55363 = 5


55363 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 14.0


55358 = 5


55358 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 13.0


55353 = 5


55353 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 12.0


55348 = 5


55348 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 11.0


55343 = 5


55343 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 10.0


55338 = 5


55338 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 9.0


55333 = 5


55333 = 5

  1. Save the QBGlobalAppConfig.ini file.
  2. Stop and restart the QBDBFILEMON and QBDBMGRN services.

Solution 3: Create a mapped drive

Create a mapped drive to the Linux server's IP address.

If you still encounter the error, go to Multiple computers receive error H101, H202, H303, or H505 when opening the company file.


This error occurs when the Citrix server is publishing QuickBooks using client-side application virtualization.

Solution: Run QuickBooks using server-side application virtualization

Because of the complexity and number of available Citrix server configurations, Intuit cannot provide support for specific Citrix server configuration issues. If you need further assistance with Citrix server configurations, check with your system or network administrator or a local computer consultant.


Error 1723: There is a problem with this Windows installer package in QuickBooks Enterprise 2015.

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When trying to install QuickBooks you receive the following error  "Error 1723: There is a problem with this Windows installer package"

Why this is happening

This error can be caused by a damaged windows installer.

How to fix it

Steps to resolve

1) Run the QBInstall Tool: To fix issues relating to installing QuickBooks such as 1603, 1935, 1904, and other errors caused by damaged .NET Framework, MSXML, and C++.

2) Run the QuickBooks Component Repair Tool: To fix issues relating to the program not opening, not working correctly, or if you suspect damaged Microsoft components such as .NET Framework, MSXML, and C++.

3) Run the system file checker tool to repair the damaged windows installer files.

If this does not resolve the issue, please refer to an IT professional to help resolve the issue.

The QBinstall tool, file checker, and components repair tools are all available from Intuit through their support pages. There are times where these are unsucessful due to Windows registry damage or other issues. In some cases it may be necessary to backup all importnat files to an external hard drive and perform a factory restore of the computer.


WIP Summary report not fixed in QuickBooks Enterprise 15.

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Intuit included a new report in QuickBooks Enterprise 14, the Work In Progress Summary.

Right off the bat, we noticed a couple of issues.

If the Actual costs exceeded the Estimated costs, the program simply reported 100%.


And the report could only be run on an Accrual Basis ( which makes sense, as it is looking at unbilled time and payroll info). But the option to run it on a cash basis is not there.


While they have added new features and preferences to the QuickBooks Enterprise 15, my hope was that they would try to correct some of the existing issues. We will watch to see if there is any change to this in the future.


QuickBooks Enterprise 15 Trial Download

Download the QuickBooks Enterprise 15 Trial Version!

Are you thinking about buying the new QuickBooks Enterise 15 program but not sure is it will meet your needs?  Here's where you can download a 30-day trial version of QuickBooks Enterprise 15 and see for yourself all the features and capabilities of this software.  Simply click HERE and you can download the trial version.  If you already have your license number but have not received (or lost) the download link, you can click HERE to get to our downloads page.  Simply click on the link for your product.  NOTE:  These are full product downloads and not trial versions so you must have your own license information.

If you have any question please feel free to give us a call at 800-609-0788.  Our expert staff is ready to answer ALL your questions about these products!


2015 QuickBooks Financial Programs Are Here!!

QuickBooks Pro 2015, QuickBooks Premier 2015 and QuickBooks Enterprise 15 Have Been Released!!

Intuit has released the newest versions of their award winning QuickBooks financial software!  The new version include some nice enhancements and new features.  Some of those include Advanced Reporting, a Shortage Report and the new Insights page.  The Insights page gives you a very clean business overview and you can print a report with all the information instead of the multiple single reports that you used to need to do.  Not all of these new features are available in all versions of QuickBooks.  We have posted, and will continue to post, more in-depth articles about all these features here in our blog.

If you would like to test drive these features you can download the 30-day free trial version of Enterprise here.  Sorry folks, Intuit has not released a trial version of either the Pro or Premier versions.

If you already have your license number for one of these new products (or the older ones) and need to know where you can download the program, Here is where you can do that.  These are the full versions so you will need to have your own license information.

If you have any questions about any of the QuickBooks line of products, please give us a call at 800-609-0788!


Error 1069: Service did not start due to a login failure in QuickBooks Enterprise 2015.

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When you try to start the QuickBooksDBXX service (XX stands for the year of QuickBooks), you receive the error message:

1069: Service did not start due to a login failure.

This error can occur for several reasons:

  • Corrupt QBDataServiceUserXX.
  • Disabled QBDataServiceUserXX.
  • Changed password.
  • Service is using the wrong account to log on.

QBDataServiceUserXX is a user that QuickBooks creates to authenticate and start the QuickBooksDBXX service. The service is responsible for managing access to the data in the company file. It can also cause multi user issues if it is not running properly.



  • Quickbooks 2015 or Enterprise Solutions 2015: QuickBooksDB25
  • QuickBooks 2014 or Enterprise Solutions 14.0: QuickBooksDB24
  • QuickBooks 2013 or Enterprise Solutions 13.0: QuickBooksDB23
  • QuickBooks 2012 or Enterprise Solutions 12.0: QuickBooksDB22
  • QuickBooks 2011 or Enterprise Solutions 11.0: QuickBooksDB21
  • QuickBooks 2010 or Enterprise Solutions 10.0: QuickBooksDB20
  • QuickBooks 2009 or Enterprise Solutions 9.0: QuickBooksDB19
  • QuickBooks 2008 or Enterprise Solutions 8.0: QuickBooksDB18
  • QuickBooks 2007 or Enterprise Solutions 7.0: QuickBooksDB17



  • For Quickbooks 2015, the entry should be QBDataServiceUser25
  • For QuickBooks 2014, the entry should be QBDataServiceUser24
  • For QuickBooks 2013, the entry should be QBDataServiceUser23
  • For QuickBooks 2012, the entry should be QBDataServiceUser22
  • For QuickBooks 2011, the entry should be QBDataServiceUser21
  • For QuickBooks 2010, the entry should be QBDataServiceUser20
  • For QuickBooks 2009, the entry should be QBDataServiceUser19
  • For QuickBooks 2008, the entry should be QBDataServiceUser18
  • For QuickBooks 2007, the entry should be QBDataServiceUser17


How to fix it

Intuit recommends more than one solution for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try all of them to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown.

Solution 1: Enable QBDataServiceUserXX

  1. Click on Start.  (For Windows 8 Users, right click on the Windows Logo.)
  2. Right click on My Computer.  (For Windows 8 Users, click on File Explorer)
  3. Left click on Manage. (For Windows 8 Users, right click on This PC, then click Manage)
  4. Click on the + [plus] sign to the left of Local Users and Groups. Highlight Users by left clicking on it. On the right side, you will see the users.
  5. If QBDataServerUserXX has a red X, right click on the user name.
  6. Left click on Properties, uncheck Account is disabled, click OK.
  7. Try to start the service now.



Solution 2: Change Log On to Local System Account


1. Click Start.

2. In Search Bar, type in services.msc and hit Enter.

3. Right click on the QuickBooksDBXX service.

4. Left click on Properties.

5. Click on Log On tab.

6. Click the radio button next to Local System account.

7. Click Apply, then OK.

8. Try to start the service now.



Solution 3: Perform a clean reinstall of QuickBooks.


Please click here for instructions on performing a clean reinstall.

 This information was obtained from Intuit's Support site.


Printed transactions appear to not match on screen order in QuickBooks Enterprise 15

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Why this is happening

You may observe this behavior once a transaction containing items is sorted by the item column. This occurs because the sort applies only to the onscreen information. The sort is done by names as they appear on screen. QuickBooks does not print the parent name of a sub item. See the example where the first Item is Father and the second Item is Father:A Kid. The printed version will drop the “Father:” from the Item name.



  1. From the top menu click Lists, and select Item List.
  2. Set up a custom field for an item:
    1. Double-click any item to open the Edit Item window.
    2. Click Custom Fields button and then click Define Fields to open the Set up Custom Fields for Items window.
    3. Enter the name that you want to use (for example ItemSort) in the Label field and press OK.
  3. Add the item custom field as a column to a Template:
    1. From the Lists menu, select Templates.
    2. Double-click the desired template to open the Basic Customization window.
    3. Click the Additional Customization button at the bottom of the window.
    4. Select the Columns tab
    5. Locate the row for the Custom Field you created in Step 2.
    6. Check the box on the screen column to display the field in the transaction window. If you would like the Custom Field to be included on the printed form, also check the print box.
    7. Click OK.
  4. Manually set the order desired on the transaction by using the custom field column to assign a number to each row and resorting by that column.

 This information was obtained from Intuit's support site.


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