System Requirements For QuickBooks Accounting Software

System Requirements For QuickBooks Accounting Software

System requirement is the first thing people check before installing any new software. It tells what configuration is required in order to run hardware or software application smoothly and efficiently.

Intuit QuickBooks empowers approximately 29 million businesses in the US and over 80% market share of financial management software. That is a huge number. Hence lot’s of people are curious to know whether they will be able to use this accounting software with their current configuration.

This article will help you understand the system requirements for different version and products of QuickBooks accounting software as well as the latest version.

You should first make sure your computer supports the system requirements, whenever you purchase hardware or software for your computer and system requirements are often printed on the packaging.

System requirements for QuickBooks (all edition & version)

QuickBooks 2019 and Enterprise Solutions 2019

System requirements for Pro/Premier 2019 and Enterprise 19.0 are given below:

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10:  All editions including 64-bit and also Natively Installed (designed for a particular system or environment)
  • Windows 8.1(update 1): All editions including 64-bit, Natively Installed
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1:  All 64-bit edition and Natively Installed
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2011
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Database Servers:

  • For Windows: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2011, Windows 8.1 (update 1) or Windows 7 SP1 (Enterprise and Professional editions only),  also Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows 10, natively installed.
  • Linux: -only installation: OpenSuse 42.3, Fedora 27, Red Hat Enterprise 7 when you using QBES Database Server.
  • Browser Requirement: Internet Explorer 11 (32 bit)

Hardware and Operating System Requirements (client and server):

  • 2.4 GHz Minimum (processor)
  • 4GB minimum and 8 GB Recommended (RAM)
  • Server RAM Requirements
  • 8GB RAM: 1-5 Users
  • 12GB RAM: 10 Users
  • 16GB RAM: 15 Users
  • 20+GB RAM: 20 Users
Disk space:
  • 2.5GB disk space
  • Additional Software provided on the QB CD 60MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime.
  • Intuit Data Protect in QB Connected Services offerings(Additional requirements and Applies to the US only)
  • 4.0 GB RAM (minimum Require)
  • Require Twice the size of the largest file for backup or restore.

Note: On SSD storing a large.QBW data file will greatly speed up performance.

Windows:
  • US version of Windows(If using US QB Software)
  • The Canadian version of Windows (if using Canadian QB software)
  • When set to English (the United States/Canada) with keyboard setting to US/CA only, so the regional setting is supported
  • When hosting Multi-user access Administrator rights required for the server computer.
  • Natively Installed (Designed for the particular system or Environment )
Optical Drive:
  • 4X DVD-ROM drive required for CD installations
Screen Resolution:
  • Higher with up to 2 Extended monitors or 1280 x 1024 screen resolution, so you will comfort to handle your work easily.
  • Default DPI Setting.

Software Compatibility:

QB software is compatible and also easy to interact with hundreds of third-party applications. Therefore the following integrations are provided with QuickBooks:

Microsoft Office:
  • Office 2016 including Outlook 2016 on 32 and 64 bit.
  • Office 2010 and Office 2013 and 365 both on 32 and also 64 bit (including Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013)
  • Gmail Estimates, Invoices and other forms with Microsoft outlook 2010-2016, Microsoft Outlook with office 365 and other support to Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Outlook.com.
  • Requires Microsoft word 2016, 2013, or 2010 or Office 365 (includes 64-bit) for preparing letters because all version has different features.
  • Requires Microsoft Excel 2016, 2013, or 2010 or Office 365 (Includes 64-bit) for exporting reports because reports are different to others so it requires different Microsoft versions.
  • It requires Outlook 2010 (32-bit) for contact Synchronization with Microsoft Outlook.
  • Requires QB contact Sync for Outlook synchronization Outlook.
  • QB Point of Sale Version 18.0 and Version 12.0 (applies to the US only)
  • TurboTax 2018 (Personal and Business)
  • Lacerte 2018 and 2017 (applies to the US)
  • Pro-Series tax years 2017 and 2016 (the US only)
  • Quicken 2018, 2017, 2016
  • QB for Mac 2016 (the US only)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader: It requires for Viewing forms, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or later because some form is difficult to open, so suitable version is required for forms.
  • Require internet access with at least a 56 Kbps connection speed for payroll and other online features. (1Mbps recommended). The slow speed of the internet arises many problems and provides a bad connectivity to other system results.
  • Yahoo Email, Gmail, Windows Mail, Hotmail, and AOL.
  • Internet Explorer 11.
Firewall and Antivirus Software Compatibility:

Firewall and antivirus products are supports to QB Pro/Premier 2019 and Enterprise 19.0

Note: To adjust settings in these products in some cases.

  • Windows Server Firewall
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Firewall
  • Windows 7 Firewall
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Avast
  • AVG
  • Symantec
  • ESET
  • Avira
  • Kaspersky
  • McAfee
  • Bitdefender
  • Malwarebytes

System requirements for QuickBooks 2018 and Enterprise Solutions 2018

System requirements for QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2018 and Enterprise 18.0 are given below:

Operating systems supported:

  • Windows 10, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 8.1 (Update 1), all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft 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: As a result, Windows Server 2011 R2 is supported with QuickBooks Desktop 2017 R4. And also QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 17.0 R4.

Linux: When using QBES Database Server-only installation Opens-use 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
 RAM:
  • 4 GB minimum, 8 GB Recommended
Server RAM Requirements
  • 1-5 Users: 8 GB 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 the US only).
    • Require minimum 4.0GB RAM
    • QuickBooks software required double the size of the largest file set to back up + 100MB. Or double the size to restore. But, space is only compulsory from the work folder LocalApplicationData+” Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”
      Note: Storing a large.QBW data file on an SSD will greatly speed up performance and is encouraged.
Windows:
  • US version of Windows (if using US QuickBooks software), and also the Canadian version of Windows (if using Canadian QuickBooks software)
  • Regional settings are supported when set to English (the United States/Canada) with keyboard setting to the US/CA only
  • Administrator rights required for the server computer when hosting Multi-User access
  • Natively installed – means it 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 the 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.

Software compatibility

Since QuickBooks is efficient in integrating with hundreds of third-party applications.  The following integration is assigned with QB, additional RAM will increase the use of these characteristics. See Intuit Marketplace for the most up-to-date list.

  • Microsoft Office:
  • Office 2016 (contain Outlook 2016) both on 32 and 64-bit. Office 2010 and Office 2013 and 365 both on 32 and 64 bit.
    • Note: Office 365 is only worked when it is locally installed, not the web version.
  • Email Estimates, Invoices and other forms with Microsoft Outlook 2010-2016, Microsoft Outlook with Office 365, Gmail, YahooMail, and Outlook.com, other SMTP-supporting e-mail clients
  • Preparing letters requires Microsoft Word 2016, 2013, or 2010 or Office 365 (includes 64-bit)
  • Exporting reports requires MSExcel 2016, 2013, or 2010 or Office 365 (includes 64-bit)
  • Contact Synchronization with MS Outlook requiredOutlook 2010 (32-bit)
  • Synchronization with Outlook requires QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook. (the download is available at no charge). Contact Synchronization doesn’t work with the MS Business Contact Manager Outlook plug-in. If a synchronization is performed, twin records could result.
  • QuickBooks Point of Sale V12.0, V11.0, V10.0 (applies to the US only)
  • TurboTax 2016 and 2015 (Personal and Business)
  • Lacerte 2016 and 2015 (applies to the US only)
  • Pro-Series tax years 2016 and 2015 (applies to the US only)
  • Quicken 2017, 2016, 2015
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2016 (applies to the US only)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader: Business Planner, Payroll, and viewing forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or later.
  • Payroll and other online features also services require Internet access. With at least a 56 Kbps connection speed, 1Mbps recommended. (DSL or cable modem recommended).
  • Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Windows Mail, Hotmail and AOL (i.e Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client*)
    Note: Supports plain text version in Mozilla.
  • Internet Explorer 11

Firewall and antivirus compatibility

QuickBooks Pro, Premier 2018 and Enterprise 18.0 has been checked with this firewall and antivirus products.

Note: In a few cases, it may be important to modify settings in these products. To ensure the best realizable performance with QB.

  • Windows Server Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows 8.1 Firewall (all editions)
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Windows 7 Firewall (all editions)
  • Avast
  • AVG
  • Symantec
  • ESET
  • Avira
  • Kaspersky
  • McAfee
  • Bitdefender
  • Malwarebytes

Note: QB will work with systems running RAID but this is not approved. Because performance matter may cause QuickBooks to operate slowly.

What are the System requirements for QuickBooks POS?

  • It consists of at least 4GB of RAM for a single workstation and for 8 GB of RAM for Multi-user.
  • It consists of at least 1 GB of disk space.
  • QuickBooks POS supports Vista or higher.
  • It consists of 4 GHz processor for single users, 2.8 GHz for multi-users.
  • It consists of a multi-core processor for Multi-user implementations.

System Requirements for QuickBooks Enterprise 2017

Operating System Supported

  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • And Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Windows 7 Service pack-1 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R-2
  • And Windows Server 2011 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

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

Database Servers

  • Windows Server 2012,
  • And Windows Server 2008 R2,
  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (update 1) or Windows 7 SP1 (Enterprise and Professional editions only)
  • Linux: When using QBES Database Server-only installation – OpenSuse 42.1, Fedora 23, Red Hat 7 (Update 2)

 Hardware and operating system requirements (client and server)

  • Minimum 2.4 GHz Processor
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM, 8GB RAM is Recommended

Server RAM requirements

  1. For 0-5 Users – 8GB RAM
  2. For 10+ Users – 12GB RAM
  3. And For 15+ Users – 16GB RAM
  4. For 20+ Users – 20+GB RAM

Optical Drive:

  • 4X DVD-ROM drive needed for CD installations.

Screen Resolution:

  • Display optimized for 1280 x 1024 screen resolution

Internet:

  • Internet access is required
  • US version. Regional Settings are supported when set to English (United States) with keyboard setting to U.S. only.

Space Requirements

  • 5 GB of disk space is required
  • Additional software: 60 MB for Microsoft.NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD
  • For QuickBooks Connected Services offerings, additional requirements for Intuit Data Protect
  • Minimum 4.0 GB RAM required

Software Compatibility

 QuickBooks is capable of integrating with hundreds of third-party applications.

  1. Microsoft Office – Office 2016, Office 2010, Office 2013/Office 365 (including Outlook 2016, 2010 and 2013); (Office 365 is only supported when installed locally and not on the web version)
  2. QuickBooks Point of Sale V12.0, V11.0, V10.0
  3. Payroll and other online features and services require Internet access with at least a 56 Kbps connection speed
  4. TurboTax 2015 and 2014 (Personal and Business)
  5. Lacerte 2015 and 2014
  6. Pro-Series tax years 2015 and 2014
  7. QuickBooks for Mac 2016`
  8. Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and other SMTP supporting E-mail clients
  9. TurboTax 2015 and 2014 (Personal and Business)
  10. Internet Explorer 11

Firewall and antivirus software compatibility

  • Windows Server Firewall, 7 & 8.1 Firewall (all editions)
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Avast
  • AVG
  • Symantec
  • ESET
  • Avira
  • Kaspersky
  • McAfee
  • Bitdefender
  • Malware bytes

System requirements for QuickBooks for Mac

QuickBooks for Mac 2019 (Applies to the US only)

System requirements QuickBooks for Mac 2019 are following

Minimum System Requirements:

  • MacOS 10.12 (Sierra): supported by macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • Intel processor,(Core 2 Duo or Higher)
  • Multi-User Server: The Higher processor to run the server or Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)
  • 250 MB of available disk space, so its store data.
  • CD/DVD drive or Internet connection for download installation, because without internet connection nothing to possible work online
  • Printer for print invoices, checks, and also deposits slips (100% Macintosh-compatible printer), similarly used in QuickBooks Software
  • Checks: Use Intuit checks
  • Product registration required

Integration/Compatibility requirements:

  • Export report data: It requires Apple Numbers v3.5; Microsoft Excel 2016 or later, including Mac Office 365.
  • Email: It requires Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook 2016 or later, including Mac office 365, almost all support to Email.
  • Accepting credit and Debit Cards: Requires Intuit Merchant Services for QB for Mac.
  • Integrating Processing Payroll: Requires a paid subscription, EIN and Internet access for QuickBooks for Mac. Set up a payroll Integration is important because it sending information when I work to your payroll processor.
  • Adobe reader and printer must require to print checks and forms in QB payroll for Mac because of its basic needs of the system. (Additional fees apply)
  • System requirements for Intuit QuickBooks Payroll for Mac and Matrix
  • Top pay may differ from those of QB. even more, details visit the website at www.macpayroll.com and www.matrix.com
  • QBD for Mac 2019 supports a one-way conversion in QuickBooks online because one-way conversion is secure.
  • It also supports one-way conversion from QBD for windows 2016 to 2018.
  • Supports Round-Tripping with QuickBooks for Windows 2019 because round-tripping is a better option to send their data file to their Accountant.

System requirements for QuickBooks for Mac older versions

Read the QuickBooks system requirement for mac earlier versions:

  • QuickBooks for Mac 2016 R5 or earlier- MacOS 10.10.2(Yosemite), MacOS 10.11(EI Caption).
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2016 R6 and later- MacOS 10.11(EL Caption), and MacOS 10.12(Sierra).
  • Mac processor should be Intel Core 2 Duo or higher.
  • For Multi-user server, your Mac processor should be Intel Core 2 Duo or higher processor to run a server.
  • Mac Ram should be 2GB RAM(4 GB RAM recommended).
  • 250MB of disk space should be available on Mac.
  • For Printer: 100% Macintosh-compatible printer, if you plan to print invoices, checks, deposit slips, purchase orders, mailing labels, reports or graphs.
  • For Checks: use intuit checks if you intended to print checks. Canadian Image prepared cheques are not supported.
  • Product registration required.

QuickBooks software has many Integration/compatibility requirements like

  • Export report information requires Apple Numbers ’09, Microsoft Excel 2008 or 2011 for Mac
  • E-mail requires Apple Mail, Microsoft Entourage 2008 or Outlook 2011 for Mac
  • Accepting credit and debit cards directly into QB2016 for Mac requires Intuit Merchant Service for QuickBooks for Mac (sold separately), subject to application, endorsement and debit card transactions are processed as Signature Debit, which does not require entering a PIN code.
  • Processing payroll, integrated with QB for Mac, requires the paid subscription (sold separately), EIN and Internet access. QB 2016 for Mac works with Intuit QuickBooks Payroll for Mac
  • QuickBooks Payroll for Mac requires Internet connectivity and Adobe Reader to print checks and forms, additional fees apply.
  • Top Pay may differ from those of QB. QuickBooks for Mac 2016 supports one-side conversion from QB for Windows OS 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

System Requirements for the QuickBooks app:

you can check the configuration required in a system for QuickBooks app. Therefore, here read the given requirements for QB App.

Processor

  • 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2) Support for Streaming

Hard Disk

  • 1 GB
  • Solid State Drive (SSD): SSD

Network Speed

  • As suggested by QuickBooks Online
  • Minimum Internet speed 512 Kps
  • Recommended Internet Speed 1MBPS

Machine types supported

  • Desktops
  • Laptops
  • Ultrabook/tablets

Operating System Supported

Windows
  • Windows 10
  • And Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
For Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • And Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
Display
  • Best optimized for 1280X800 screen resolution or higher
  • Between 1200*800 and 1600*900
  • And between 1600*1200 and 1920*1200
  • Between 1920*1440 and 2560*1440
  • Up to 200% DPI
  • Extended monitor support

As a result, I hope you find this blog useful. If you need any further information related to this topic or QuickBooks Enterprise Support and contact us at our toll-free QuickBooks Customer Help Service+1-855-441-4417. 



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