Do You Need an Excuse to Purchase a New Computer? You May Have One with QuickBooks 2015

Then You Have to Read about the New QuickBooks 2015 System Requirements

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QuickBooks 2015 is OUT! On September 8, 2014 the new version was released to Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors. Intuit will release the software to end users by the end of October 2014. A specific date is yet TBD.

If you are thinking of upgrading or purchasing the NEW QuickBooks 2015 version and you have been waiting for a reason to purchase a new computer, you should be aware that the NEW QuickBooks 2015 software is not supported by the Windows XP operating system. Additionally Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows XP. Find out more here.

Getting back to QuickBooks 2015! This morning, I decided to install my new QuickBooks Enterprise with Advanced Inventory. Surprisingly, it took me less than 10 minutes. I even had time to go to Starbucks and treat myself. Better yet, I was able to use the software immediately. That is what I call success!

Here are a few things you should keep in mind to make your installation process as quick, easy, and worry-free as mine:

  • Make a backup of your current QuickBooks file
  • Reboot your computer
  • Disable all antivirus software before installation

After installation, enable all the anti-virus software and reboot your computer again. This will update all files, your registry, etc.

Now, I am off to drink my coffee and check out what changes are in store for the new version. I promise to keep you posted in next few weeks.

Read up on the system requirements from Intuit below:

QuickBooks 2015 System Requirements

Operating system Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Windows 7
Hardware Requirements 2.4 GHz
Hard Disk 1.5 GB

RAM Requirements for Multi-user Setup

1-5 Users 2-3 GB
10 Users 3-4 GB
15 Users 4-6 GB
20 Users 6-8 GB


Supported Internet Explorer Versions: IE 9, IE 10 and IE 11.

For more details on data conversion across companion apps, screen resolutions, browser flash coverage, firewall, and anti-virus, compatibility, and Integration with other applications and browser compatibility visit Intuit QuickBooks Support.

QuickBooks 2015 Software – OUT OF SUPPORT

  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Thunderbird email client
  • Windows XP
  • IE8 and below
  • Intel Itanium Architecture (IA-64)
  • IBM Cube Support

Take a look at QuickBooks Comparison Chart:

Desktop Versions QuickBooks Pro 2015 QuickBooks Mac 2015 QuickBooks Premier /Accountant 2015 QuickBooks Enterprise/Accountant 2015
Users Available 3 3 3 1-30 users
You can use up to 5 users 5 users 5 users 30 users
Simultaneous users 3 3 3 1-30 users
Regular price per user $299.95 $299.95 $499.95 TBD
Monthly Subscription required No No No I would if you want free Intuit support for a year and other benefits


Here is the QuickBooks Enterprise 13-14-15 Comparison Chart

Annual subscription comes bundled with some additional features, such as technical support and data backup.

  • QuickBooks Pro Plus: $299.95 Yearly subscription version of Pro the price is going to be the same
  • QuickBooks Accountant Plus: $499.95 subscription version

Here are some highlights for the new features in QuickBooks 2015. Sign up for our updates and we will notify you as soon as we have more insight with the new and improved QuickBooks Software versions.

  • Shortage report for assemblies
  • Stock Status Improvements
  • Ability to sort columns
  • Search within transactions
  • Shaded lines on transactions
  • Preference to disallow negative inventory quantities
  • Disallow selling to customers who are overdue on payments
  • Preferences to control mistakes with data
  • Bump users out of QuickBooks remotely, even with unsaved data
  • Total any column on sales and purchases
  •  See costs on sales forms
  • Print footer only on last page
  • New to QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2015 (also included in Enterprise)

Order form for quick turnaround: Fast Trac QuickBooks Order Form

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About the Author:

With more than thirty years of experience in the real estate and property management industry, Gita Faust is more than just a real estate investor; she is also popular for her work as an accountant, consultant, mentor, speaker, QuickBooks Top ProAdvisor, QuickBooks Solution Provider, member of Intuit’s Trainer/Writer Network, and, of course, author. As the CEO and owner of Fast Trac Consulting, Gita is well-known for her exemplary leadership and advisory skills. In fact, she even helped pioneer the adaptation of QuickBooks to suit the needs of professionals in real estate and property management. To share her knowledge and experience with others, she has written a series of courses titled Simplified Accounting Solution, which provides step-by-step guidance for those working with QuickBooks.

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