QuickBooks Pro 2018 – New in QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018

QuickBooks Pro 2018 – New in QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018

QuickBooks Pro 2018

In our prior article, we have discussed the new feature in QuickBooks Enterprise 2018. Now let’s talk about QuickBooks Pro 2018. We will talk about the major improvements over the existing also how to get best out of them.

See also: What’s new in QuickBooks Desktop 2018

QB Pro is one of the finest small business accounting software. It enables businesses to quickly and efficiently know where their business stands. You can complete everyday tasks faster with simplified customer forms.

New Features in QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018:

Multi-monitor support:

Multi monitor support feature in QuickBooks Pro 2018

  • Multi-monitor is usually also called as multi-display and multi-head and is basically used in the use of multiple physical display devices, such as monitors, televisions, and projectors, in order to increase the area available for computer programs and also use to improve the features of the computer and to increase its reliability.

The benefit of multi-monitor:

  • Want to review two or more reports side-by-side.
  • Want to create a payment on one screen while reviewing a bill on another?
  • Using browser tabs, you can open multiple windows in QuickBooksOnline at the same time.

Past Due stamp:

Past Due stamp in QuickBooks ProQuickBooks Pro 2018 comes with the features of Invoice Past Due Stamp. This has made the work easier if you want to automate the process of putting a Past Due stamp on outstanding invoices. Now you can easily know, who owe you what.

To add a customer’s total current balance or the whole balance due on a job to an invoice, you have got to edit the invoice template’s choices through the extra Customization window. Although sending a statement can inform a client of the present status of his account, adding the whole balance amount to his current invoice can function an additional reminder to get his account up to date.

Search Chart of Accounts:

Search Chart of Accounts:

The Chart of Accounts is the backbone of your bookkeeping/accounting system. All of the transactions that you enter into QuickBooks are categorized behind the scenes using the Chart of Accounts so that financial statements, such as your Profit & Loss Statement or Income Statement, can be generated.

You would usually complete the data during this dialogue during the import of client data from QuickBooks pro into Accountant’s Assistant. After the data has been retrieved, you’ll be able to modify this data as necessary from the Accountant’s Assistant main window by selecting Setup Chart of Accounts Assignment.

Learn more: Chart of Accounts Search – What’s new in QuickBooks 2018 Desktop

Cash/accrual toggle:

Cash/accrual toggle:

Previously, to select the accounting basis of your QuickBooks financial reports, you had to either set a reporting preference or open the customize report option to select either Cash or Accrual. With QuickBooks 2018, you can currently switch between cash and accrual basis reports with one-click of the new toggle button set at the highest left of your reports.

As of now, with earlier versions of QB, such as QB 2016 and QB 2017, you may be going through a really tough time for customizing your financial reports.

Payroll liability reminder:

Payroll liability reminder:

The pay payroll liabilities feature should be wont to properly designate the payroll things that are being paid. It make sure you and your client are reminded of upcoming payroll liability payments. On the Home page, QuickBooks displays a red reminder badge seven days prior to the scheduled payment due date. This reminder prominently displays on the Home Page, serving to extend peace of mind that future payroll liabilities payments don’t seem to be lost.

Comparison b/w the advanced features of QuickBooks Desktop Pro with other QuickBooks products:

Feature List by Version Year 2018 2017 2016 2015
New! Get your work done significantly faster with windows open across multiple monitors.
New! Save time with a new searchable Chart of Accounts.
New! Compare business performance on a cash or accrual basis with one click.
Automated reports let you know that your reports are on time and accurate based on the data provided, automatically generated and emailed to you when you schedule them.1
New! Help deliver your payroll taxes on time with a payroll liability reminder on the home screen.10
Smart search is a personalized autocomplete feature that helps you search for names, account numbers, and transaction amounts quickly.
Reports filters are now easily viewable and can be applied across multiple reports and viewed on one screen.
Bill Tracker lets you see the status of your bills, print or close purchase orders, and more, making it easier than ever to manage payables.
 Manage forms in a single step—unclutter your “send forms” queue in a single click.  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Advanced reporting features include a “this year to last month” filter.  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Easily ship packages to US and international destinations with integrated shipping through UPS, FedEx or USPS.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Get the full picture of your business performance — see your profit and loss, income and expenses, and top customers instantly on the new Homepage Insights.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Find all reminders and notifications in one single window – overdue items, to-do tasks, system notifications, and notes from accountants.  ✔  ✔  ✔
 View and pin important notes about customers, vendors, and employees.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Add multiple attachments, customize email templates to include customer or job info, and see prior email conversations with powerful email capabilities.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 See all your income-producing transactions in one spot, including overdue invoices so you can remind customers to pay up with new Income Tracker.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Pull in all your banking transactions from multiple banks and accounts so you can view and categorize them for tax time.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Track bounced checks and see key reports in just one click.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 See your invoices, billing, and other important tasks in a Calendar View  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Attach and store documents in the Document Center.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Access industry-specific report templates created by other QuickBooks users.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 See all your key customer information at a glance with the Customer Snapshot.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Set up Memorized Transactions for recurring billing, invoices, and estimates.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Create professional looking invoices and forms.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Track sales, sales taxes, and customer payments.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Send invoices and estimates right from your business Yahoo!, Gmail, or Hotmail account4.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Track inventory, set reorder points, and create purchase orders.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Create and print deposit slips.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Easily print checks, pay bills, and track expenses.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Allow up to 3 users to work in QuickBooks at the same time5.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Set individual user permissions to control access to sensitive information.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Create a copy of your company files for your accountant.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
 Import data from Excel, Quicken, and prior QuickBooks versions7  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔
Download bank and credit card transactions directly into QuickBooks2,8.  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔

QuickBooks Pro Support phone number to help troubleshoot and get the most out of it. Dial 1-855-441-4417.

System requirements for QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2018:

  • Operating systems supported:
  • Windows 10, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 8.1 (Update 1), all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 7 SP1, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server  2011 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Database Servers:

Windows:  Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2011 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (update 1) or Windows 7 SP1 (Enterprise and Professional editions only), natively installed

Important: Windows Server 2011 R2 is only supported with QuickBooks Desktop 2017 R4 and QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 17.0 R4.

Linux: When using QBES Database Server-only installation OpenSuse 42.2, Fedora 25, Red Hat 7 (Update 3)

Browser Requirement:

  • Internet Explorer 11 (32-bit)

Hardware and Operating system requirements :

  • Processor=2.4 GHz minimum


  • 4GB minimum, 8GB Recommended

Server RAM Requirements

  • 1-5 Users: 8GB RAM
  • 10 Users: 12GB RAM
  • 15 Users: 16GB RAM
  • 20 Users: 20+GB RAM

Disk space:

  • 5GB of disk space (additional required for data files)
  • Additional software: 60MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD
  • Additional requirements for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings (applies to US only)

Require minimum 4.0GB RAM

Twice the size of the largest file set to back up + 100MB or twice of the size to restore the backup. The space is only required from in the work folder, the folder is LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”


  • US version of Windows (if using US QuickBooks software), Canadian version of Windows (if using Canadian QuickBooks software)
  • Regional settings are supported when set to English (United States/Canada) with keyboard setting to US/CA only
  • Administrator rights required for the server computer when hosting Multi-User access
  • Natively installed – means its was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.

Optical Drive:

4X DVD-ROM drive required for CD installations (unless QuickBooks is downloaded from Intuit server)

Screen Resolution:

  • Display optimized for 1280 x 1024 screen resolution or higher with up to 2 Extended monitors
  • Best optimized for Default DPI setting for a given computer.

Checkout system requirements of some other QuickBooks products:
System requirements for QuickBooks Pro/Premier & Enterprise 2018
System Requirements for QuickBooks for Mac
System requirements for QuickBooks 2018
What are the System requirements for QuickBooks POS?

That’s all from our behalf. If you are looking for QuickBooks Proadvisor Support, Feel free to dial helpline 1-855-441-4417 to avail our QuickBooks Pro Support services.

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