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Does anyone have experience using QuickBooks Premier Manufacture? If so, what feedback do you have? Do you have other manufacturing software recommendations? I am assisting a start up client with choosing a manufacturing software package and they are leaning towards QB.


John Kogan
Title: CEO/CFO
Company: Proformative, Inc.
(CEO/CFO, Proformative, Inc.) |

I have used QB a number of times with outsourced manufacturers, but never with in-house mfg. We would track inventory via our CM's ERP and when it came off their books it would drop ship into the channel but we would always have some parts which we could track in excel and JE into the system.

Question: is the product manufactured in house? That is, will you be managing the BOM, build planning (MRP) and manufacturing (inventory in through backflush) on this software?

Mark Stokes
Title: CFO
Company: Private
(CFO, Private) |

I have not used it (I have used QB Pro many times) but I thought I'd take a look at public reviews. Beyond the few on Amazon ( are two years old I found nothing. Of course you can see what QB says themselves right here ( It's even buried on their site.

Iain Crabb
Title: VP, Finance
(VP, Finance, ) |

My experience with QB Premier - Construction (the different editions are not that different, they just start you off with a different chart of accounts) is that QB is a great value for the money.
Where you are likely to run into limitations is when you have multiple warehoueses. You can track different sales channels or territories through the class codes but as soon as you have more than one inventory location it can be time to upgrade to a different product. I've read ad hoc about some inventory modules that are compatible with QB but have not used any of them. Supposedly they can solve this problem.

Romy Zeid
Title: Vice President
(Vice President, ) |

I have not used QuickBooks Premier Manufacture, but I have recommended many of my CFO clients to Expandable Software( Their ERP software is good and I've heard nothing but positive feedback about thier service. You can contact Bob Swedroe (CEO) at bswedroeatexpandable [dot] com or 408-261-7880 and let him know you received his contact info from me. They're great.

Andrew Crane
Title: Controller/Director of Finance
Company: Crew Creative Advertising, LLC
(Controller/Director of Finance, Crew Creative Advertising, LLC) |

My experiences have always dealt with larger implementations requiring audited financials. We have always used GAAP compliant accounting systems, such as MAS90/200 or Great Plains. The audit and costing controls and tracking deliver more reliable results. If you need referrals in your area for more information, please let me know.

Robert Masters
Title: Director
Company: *
(Director, *) |

Hello Margaret,

You don't provide too many details on your client so it's hard to recommend "blind". I'd want to know their size: either in revenue or employees or complexity of manufacturing. I'd want to know if this is a discreet or process/continuous manufacturing. Client's experience and IT sophistication, etc. etc. etc.

In my company we looked a bunch of systems, both on-premise and in the cloud and after an extensive comparison chose to go with NetSuite's SaaS offering. Now we may not be exactly like yours situation but with 45 employees producing electronic components and needing demand planning and MRP and inventory controls, we have been happy with our choice.

Good luck and please feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss anything further.


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