Since Quickbooks has been around for a while chances are you know someone who has used it before and can run questions by without reaching out to a Quickbooks Pro-Advisor.
Very simple and intuitive to use. Choose from a few options on the toolbar to get where you need to go. Much less cumbersome than the other two.
I find Quickbooks reports easier to customize. You can filter on many different aspects and memorize reports to use later.
Lack of Automation
Xero is the clear winner in the automation category of these three. One would expect for paid software that these time saving capabilities would be included.
Payroll not Included
This essential function would need to be added on for an additional fee. However, Quickbooks does have options to include your payroll tax filings, so it is a worry free process.
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