Run QuickBooks for Windows on Mac with Parallels Desktop
QuickBooks Pro for Windows 10 on Mac with Parallels Desktop
Whether you’re a personal finance manager or a small business, you can manage your accounting and financial goals with QuickBook Premium for Windows on your Mac.
Mac® devices help businesses solve problems in creative ways. The powerful Apple® hardware and intuitive platforms create a seamless opportunity for the ongoing growth of Apple devices in enterprise environments. More and more businesses are beginning to use Mac computers in their day-to-day operations instead of Windows PCs, due to macOS® being stable and robust. Most of these businesses (especially small businesses) also use QuickBooks™ Premier to manage their accounting and inventory. Users who are considering QuickBooks can narrow down which version is best for them with this helpful article from SLC bookkeeping: Is QuickBooks Right For Me?
Unfortunately, QuickBooks for Mac doesn’t have some of the functionality users may need to properly manage their accounting and operations. QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, and QuickBooks Enterprise all require a Microsoft Windows operating system in order to run the software. However, don’t fret! Small businesses who use Mac computers and need any of those versions of QuickBooks have options with Parallels Desktop® for Mac.
John Pedlar is the CEO of Excelavue; he utilizes his Mac to run QuickBooks Premier on his Mac with Parallels Desktop. This CEO saves money and precious time by running a virtual machine to avoid having to purchase multiple computers for his employees.
QuickBooks Premium for Microsoft Windows running on Mac with Parallels Desktop
“When we launched our company in March 2014, we decided on using QuickBooks Premier Edition for Windows as the mainstay for Excelavue’s accounting, stock, quote and invoice generation,” said Pedlar. “Our company utilizes Mac computers for their simplicity of use, reliability of hardware, and applications. I found out about Parallels Desktop for Mac several years ago when I had a MacBook Pro and needed to run Windows in order to stream live events that I was filming at different venues around the world. My requirement was to be able to run Windows programs and Mac apps side by side rather than having to reboot each time in order to swap from macOS to Windows or vice versa. Using Parallels Desktop was a breeze after laboriously having to re-boot each time I needed to swap operating systems.”
Being able to go between Windows and OS X applications seamlessly is a major benefit. Cutting and pasting information (i.e. copying a client’s address from QuickBooks Premier for Windows and pasting it into a shipping website on macOS Safari) is a great time save! Pedler adds, “If it had not been for Parallels Desktop, I would have had to purchase two computers for each employee in order to accomplish the tasks required to run Excelavue Inc. For a small company starting out, that would have been a major outlay.”
Established in 2014, Excelavue Inc supplies sound equipment and technology to schools, school boards, corporate environments, and places of worship across Ontario and Newfoundland. Additionally, Excelavue is the Ontario distributor for Lightspeed (a classroom sound equipment manufacturer based out of Portland, Oregon) and for Chiayo (a manufacturer of larger portable sound systems based in Taiwan).
If you’re looking to run QuickBooks for Windows on Mac without rebooting, we encourage you to download a FREE 14-day trial of Parallels Desktop for Mac and get started today.