Quickbooks For Mac 2018


Whether you’re a personal finance manager or a small business, you can manage your accounting and financial goals with QuickBook Premium for Windows on your Mac.

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Whether you’re a personal finance manager or a small business, you can manage your accounting and financial goals with QuickBook Premium for Windows on your Mac.

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. If you are still using Windows 7, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10. Compare Intuit QuickBooks Mac 2021 vs QuickBooks Mac 2020, 2019 and 2018, to learn about new features and benefits for small business accounting software for Mac. QuickBooks for Mac accounting software by Intuit makes it easy to manage your small business finances.

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Mac® devices help businesses solve problems in creative ways. The powerful Apple® hardware and intuitive platforms create a seamless opportunity for the ongoing growth of Apple devices in enterprise environments. More and more businesses are beginning to use Mac computers in their day-to-day operations instead of Windows PCs, due to macOS® being stable and robust. Most of these businesses (especially small businesses) also use QuickBooks™ Premier to manage their accounting and inventory. Users who are considering QuickBooks can narrow down which version is best for them with this helpful article from SLC bookkeeping: Is QuickBooks Right For Me?

Unfortunately, QuickBooks for Mac doesn’t have some of the functionality users may need to properly manage their accounting and operations. QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, and QuickBooks Enterprise all require a Microsoft Windows operating system in order to run the software. However, don’t fret! Small businesses who use Mac computers and need any of those versions of QuickBooks have options with Parallels Desktop® for Mac.

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John Pedlar is the CEO of Excelavue; he utilizes his Mac to run QuickBooks Premier on his Mac with Parallels Desktop. This CEO saves money and precious time by running a virtual machine to avoid having to purchase multiple computers for his employees.

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“When we launched our company in March 2014, we decided on using QuickBooks Premier Edition for Windows as the mainstay for Excelavue’s accounting, stock, quote and invoice generation,” said Pedlar. “Our company utilizes Mac computers for their simplicity of use, reliability of hardware, and applications. I found out about Parallels Desktop for Mac several years ago when I had a MacBook Pro and needed to run Windows in order to stream live events that I was filming at different venues around the world. My requirement was to be able to run Windows programs and Mac apps side by side rather than having to reboot each time in order to swap from macOS to Windows or vice versa. Using Parallels Desktop was a breeze after laboriously having to re-boot each time I needed to swap operating systems.”

Being able to go between Windows and OS X applications seamlessly is a major benefit. Cutting and pasting information (i.e. copying a client’s address from QuickBooks Premier for Windows and pasting it into a shipping website on macOS Safari) is a great time save! Pedler adds, “If it had not been for Parallels Desktop, I would have had to purchase two computers for each employee in order to accomplish the tasks required to run Excelavue Inc. For a small company starting out, that would have been a major outlay.”

Quickbooks For Mac 2018

Established in 2014, Excelavue Inc supplies sound equipment and technology to schools, school boards, corporate environments, and places of worship across Ontario and Newfoundland. Additionally, Excelavue is the Ontario distributor for Lightspeed (a classroom sound equipment manufacturer based out of Portland, Oregon) and for Chiayo (a manufacturer of larger portable sound systems based in Taiwan).

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Quickbooks For Mac 2018 System Requirements

Quickbooks for mac 2018 system requirements

Here are a few options if you would like to use QuickBooks with Mac. (Note: if you have a MacBook with the M1 Chip, contact Apple Care for more information about using PC based products with your MacBook with the M1 Chip.)

  • Bootcamp*. Some Mac Apple operating systems (OS) come with Bootcamp. You can use Bootcamp that comes with your Mac to run PC software including QuickBooks PC versions and the trial version that comes with the text. Then you use a dual boot, selecting either Mac or PC at startup. Keep in mind you will still need a Windows operating system installed with Bootcamp and if you are exporting reports to Excel, you will also need to install the PC version of Excel on Bootcamp.

  • Virtualization such as Parallels*. Try out one of the virtualization options with your Mac to run QuickBooks PC software. Virtualization software includes Parallels software, available with student academic pricing. Virtualization software permits you to open a window that looks like a virtual PC to run your QB for windows software. Keep in mind, you will also need to install a Windows operating system and if exporting reports to Excel, you will also need the PC version of Excel installed.

  • QuickBooks for Mac. Although there is a Mac version of QuickBooks software, the Mac version has different functionality and is not suitable for use with this text. It is a relatively small portion of the QuickBooks market and the preferred approach appears to be to use the QuickBooks PC version with Bootcamp. At this time, the QuickBooks PC version has several advantages over the QuickBooks Mac version.

  • Intuit Hosting Program. Intuit has authorized selected hosting providers to host your copy of the QuickBooks software for a monthly fee, using the key code on your QuickBooks software CD that accompanies your text. Think of it as the hosting provider builds an online 'sandbox' for you where you can access QB for the PC. Note that if you are also using the Excel templates for your homework, you will need to also have the host provide you with access to Excel software in your 'sandbox'. If you are using a Mac, the hosting option does not require you to install Windows, QuickBooks, or Excel on your Mac. Instead, you access your online 'sandbox' with the PC-based software using a remote desktop app. To learn more about the Intuit Hosting Program, go to www.intuithostingprogram.com, scroll to the bottom of the webpage, then select Standard Hosting Providers. (Tip: It never hurts to ask if there is a student discount.)

  • Quickbooks Online. QuickBooks Online uses a browser to access QuickBooks and your data is stored in the cloud. However, it is not compatible with QuickBooks Desktop. So if your instructor requires QuickBooks Desktop then one of the above options is your best choice. To learn more about QuickBooks Online, visit www.my-quickbooksonline.com.

*Important Note: If you are using Bootcamp or Parallels, you will also need Windows operating system in order to install QuickBooks for the PC. If you are exporting reports to Excel, you will also need to install the PC version of Excel. College bookstores may offer Windows and Excel at greatly reduced priced to college students.

Resources for you:

  • Parallels software offers a student license for personal use (non-school owned Macs) at discounted prices. Offered in College book stores and online Academic partners. Creation Engine has many of the student/teacher software editions.

  • Resource for discounted/free student software. Check out ways to get academic pricing and free software for Microsoft Office products.

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