I hate QuickBooks

I monitor tweets that include a mention of QuickBooks. Since it is the beginning of the year, I’ve noticed a TON of tweets about how much people hate QuickBooks. I want to reach out, but I’m not sure I can be of assistance. QBCares does an amazing job reaching out and trying to help users out.

Of course, if it is an accounting issue or helping cleanup the books, I can help. But just tweeting, “I hate QuickBooks” doesn’t give me much information and I reluctantly move on. I don’t want to invade someone’s life just when they felt the need to vent. I KNOW that feeling!

So, I wanted to create this blog post for all the people who HATE QuickBooks. First, I’m guessing this is how you feel about QuickBooks. (Strong language in the video!)

I love Office Space!!

If you hate QuickBooks, you are NOT alone. But, know that most of the time people hate QuickBooks because (1) You can’t figure out how to do something, (2) The software isn’t doing what you expect it to do, or (3) Something might be wrong with the software.

Did you know there is a whole segment of accountants out there that still hates QuickBooks Online? Do you know why? Mostly because it acts differently than QuickBooks Desktop and that is what they are used to. I get it! Change is hard! But, you don’t hate your second child just because they don’t act the same way as the first child. You just learn to love them differently.

In the meantime, deep breaths will get you through this. And, feel free to check out our site for some great information about QuickBooks Online.


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Cathy Iconis

Cathy Iconis, CPA is the creator and facilitator of the weekly tweetchat #QBOchat and the website QBOchat.com - a community for QuickBooks Online Users. She is also the founder of Iconis Group, an Intuit Top 20 Firm of the Future, that supports small businesses all over the United States with their bookkeeping needs. She is a five-time recipient of the prestigious CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 Award, given annually to just 40 people nationwide.