Differences between Quickbooks for Mac and Windows

Differences between Quickbooks for Mac and Windows: Quickbooks Pro/Premier/Enterprise Editions
Quickbooks for Mac v/s QB Windows: Pro/Premier/Enterprise
QB Module/Feature
Available in Mac
AccountantAccountant's CopyNo 
Send your QuickBooks file to your Accountant (roundtrip to/from windows)Yes 
Import General Journal Entries created from QB WindowsYesMac only supports this in 2014 & 2015
Accountant versionNo 
QB Core
InventoryYesAverage cost inventory valuation method
Inventory - Set and Maintain Reorder PointsYes 
Inventory - Adjust items on handYes 
Inventory CenterNo 
Inventory - Units of MeasureNo 
Inventory - Manufacturer part numberNo 
Inventory Assembly/Bill of MaterialsNo 
Inventory - Current AvailabilityNo 
Current Availability WindowNo 
Go from Estimate to a POYes 
Go from Estimate to a SONo 
Purchase OrdersYes 
Batch InvoicingYes 
Batch invoicing for Time and ExpenseNo 
Progress Invoicing/BillingYes 
Multiple ship-to addressesNo 
Price LevelsNo 
Sales OrdersNo 
Billable Time and Expense Preference for auto billingNo 
Billing Rate LevelNo 
Time Tracking and billing by customerYes 
Batched Timesheet EntryNo 
Mileage TrackingYes 
Create EstimatesYes 
Change Orders on EstimatesNo 
Customized & professional looking formsYesYou have to create your customized forms when you convert to QB Mac from QB Win.
Recurring Billing/Memorized TransactionsYes 
Calendar ViewNoCan add to iCal in QB Mac
Collections CenterNo 
Company SnapshotYes 
Customer SnapshotNo 
Lead CenterNo 
Income TrackerYesNew in Win and Mac 2014
Sales Reps and ReportingYesNew in Mac 2014
Reporting - Comparative Balance Sheet and P&LYes 
Reporting - Balance Sheet by ClassNo 
Reporting - Improved Excel ReportingNo 
Reporting - Industry specific reportingNo 
Reporting - Shared Report Templates with IntuitNo 
Reporting - Search FeatureYesOnly available in Mac 2014 & 2015
Job Costing Module and ReportsYesNo job costing for payroll, so companies with employees don't see true job profitability.
Class TrackingYes 
Custom FieldsYes 
Multi-User AccessYesMac allows up to 5 users, Pro only 3, Premier 5
Online BankingYesYou have to set up Online banking when you convert to QB Mac from QB Win.
Bill PayNo 
Bank ReconciliationYes 
Bank Reconciliation -- List of Previous Monthly ReconcilesYes 
Bank Reconciliation--Undo previousYes 
In Product HelpYesQB Mac has new feature called Set Up and Go. Also improved Guide Me and linked to QB Little Square.
Prepare and Print 1096Yes 
Prepare, Print, and E-File 1099sYes 
QB Search featureYes 
PayrollDesktop integrated payrollNo*If customer goes from QBDT Payroll to Mac
Intuit Online Payroll integration (Mac Payroll)YesNo job costing available for Mac, but available for Win
Assisted payroll (desktop)No 
Intuit Full Service Payroll integration (IFSP)Yes 
PaymentsMAS *QB Mac runs only one transaction at a time, whereas QB Win allows batch transactions. *QB Win user can download transactions into QB that they ran on the QBMS website. *QB Win can issue a credit back to the card from inside QB via the credit memo window
Go PaymentYes 
IPN (Online Invoice Payments)Yes*QB Win allows user to select different payment options (bank account v. credit card) from within QB. So they can select an option specific to that invoice. In QB Mac, you can only allow IPN or not on an invoice by invoice. *QB Mac does not allow IPN for automatically created memorized transactions. Users must manually turn IPN back on for those created invoices.
OtherQB POSNo 
Shipping ManagerNo 
Export to Turbo Tax for BusinessNoNote: there is no TT for Business for the Mac, so there is nothing to integrate into
Intuit Partner Platform AppsNo 
Intuit Data ProtectNo 
QuickBooks Plus offeringNo 

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