Learn what QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale can do and decide which version or level is best for your business.

QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale by Level

BASIC PRO MULTI-STORE
Make Better Business Decisions
More than 50 pre-built sales, customer and inventory reports at your fingertips X X X
Create customized reports and save for easy access X X X
Improve your marketing with insights and data from the Customer Center X X X
Track employee hours and sales commissions X X
Access to sales and inventory reports for each store location and at the "company" level X
Take your Business Mobile
Ring up sales on your smart phone or tablet (iPad, iPhone, Android) X X X
Sales and inventory information from your mobile device syncs with Point of Sale software X X X
Quickly, Easily Ring Up Sales
A payment account that lets you accept credit cards right in your software X X X
Ability to use a bar code scanner to ring sales X X X
Allows discounts, returns, store credit & gift receipts X X X
Customize price tags, receipts and more X X
Track work orders and sales orders X X
Manage Inventory Accurately and Effortlessly
Automatically track inventory as you sell and receive items X X X
Manage vendors X X X
Generate purchase orders X X
Ship and track packages using Shipping Manager X X
Track multiple vendors, UPC codes, serial numbers, layaways and sales orders X X
Include pictures of inventory items X X
Track & Reward Your Best Customers
Track customer contact and purchase info X X X
Create customer letters easily with Microsoft Word integration X X X
Capture "ship-to" addresses for creating mailing lists and labels X X
Recognize your best customers with the Rewards Program X X
Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use
Answer a few simple questions to start X X X
View built-in tutorials for common tasks & learn by example with the Practice File X X X
Import items and customers from Microsoft Excel X X X
Simple sales screens to quickly & accurately ring items X X X
Pricing Management Tools to update prices and create discounts across products & departments X X
Manage up to 20 Stores from a Single Office
Consolidate multi-store data into one file X
Track inventory transfers between stores X
Works Alone or with QuickBooks Financial Software
Transfer sales data to QuickBooks Financial Software X X X
Sync customer data and accounts receivable with QuickBooks Financial Software X X X
Send time data to QuickBooks Financial Software for payroll processing X
Control Security
Track petty cash payouts X X X
Control access to administrative features by password X X X

 

QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale by Version

VERSION 12.0 VERSION 18.0
Easily get data that informs decisions
Easier access to customer information on the make a sale screen   X
Updated Navigation to simplify everyday tasks X X
Automatically sync sales and inventory information from your mobile device to your Point of Sale software X X
Item Notes Area X X
Improved Search X X
Customize price tags, receipts and more with the Document Designer* X X
Gift Card Service X X
Everything you need to run your store works together
Use on Tablet PC X
Messages area allows you to post your own notes X X
Up to 20 stores data in one data file X X
Network-ready up to 20 Copies (in one store) X X
Scheduled store exchange* X X
Manager override X X
Process shipments using Shipping Manager* X X
Multiple Shipping Addresses* X X
Hours worked passed to QuickBooks Financial Software* X X
Track employee hours using the Time Clock feature X X
Control access to administrative features by password X X
Track petty cash payouts X X

* Pro/Pro Multi-store level feature