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Intuit’s QuickBooks Premier Nonprofit Fund Accounting Software is an easy way to keep track of all the financial aspects of running a nonprofit organization. It has many features including detailed reporting and charting.


In Use
QuickBooks Premier allows the user to easily store and track data from several different sources in a single access report. The software allows an organization to create end of year donation statements and gives them the ability to track donors and contributions. You can easily create statements of financial income and expenses and run donor contribution summary reports. It is a complete system that allows a nonprofit organization to efficiently track and create detailed reports on all types of donations and donors.


Technology employed
QuickBooks Premier can be used with Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. It is compatible with Windows server 2008, Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003. At least 1GB RAM is needed for a single user and 2 GB RAM is recommended for multiple users. A CD ROM drive is required for CD installations. This software can also be used with a Mac computer and a Linux computer can only be used as a database server to store shared data files.

Ease of use, configuration, and deployment
QuickBooks Premier is user friendly and easy to configure and deploy. The software can be purchased and downloaded online. After the product is downloaded you will have to have the appropriate product and installation codes. There are a variety of training options available which include self paced CD training and instructor led training. There are support plans and online training is also available.


Recap
The system is customizable and has many built in tools and feature to allow the user easy navigation throughout the different modules. It offers one click financial, sales and tax reports on one screen so you can quickly find the report you want. It has multiuser capabilities that allow more than one person to work on a file at the same time. The Customer Snapshot allows the user to look at any donor’s information at a glance.

The QuickBooks Premier Nonprofit 2011 starts at $399.95 for one user.  There are additional support packages and add-ons available also.

Advantages
  • Customizable
  • Multi user capabilities
  • Numerous reporting options

Disadvantages
  • Additional licenses and add-ons may boost the initial cost of the system.


My Opinion
QuickBooks Premier Nonprofit is a comprehensive complete system that can handle the fund accounting needs of any size of non profit organization. The layout is designed well and has many built in features to allow a person to quickly locate donor information. I was impressed with all the different reports available and the Customer Snapshot feature. I would recommend this for any type of nonprofit organization. Last modified on Sunday, 19 May 2013
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