QuickBooks Online Feature Requests

Welcome to the QuickBooks Online Feature Requests forum. Please look through the submitted requests and vote or create your own suggestion that others can vote on. Make sure to give us plenty of detail so we can better understand the problem. It is not guaranteed that any suggestions will make it into the product, but it will help us identify the features you want most.

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. QBO Needs a Downloadable Backup and Restore!

    We just found out that Intuit does not keep backups of our accounting data online so that we could not restore our company to a previous point like we used to be able to do in the desktop version. We find this unacceptable and at this time we would not recommend QBO to anybody based on this major flaw.
    These are only a few reasons why restoring to a previous point may be necessary:
    1) Angry employee changes/deletes transactions maliciously before quitting
    2) New bookkeeper decides to rename all the accounts to a system they like but that confuses the…

    2,620 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      under review  ·  165 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Integrate QBO with TurboTax

      provide a mechanism to export QBO data in a format that TurboTax for business can import. Reentering the data in TurboTax to do you IRS balance would be far simpler if you don't have to hand enter all that data.

      309 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        55 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Importing budgets.

        People have budgets saved to excel files. We need a way to import these into QBO instead of having to start from scratch all over again.

        276 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          20 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Quickbooks Online Export to Desktop

          Accountants generally have tools that require the offline quickbooks data file to process year end. Quickbooks Online needs a "Export to Quickbooks file" feature to allow accountants to import this data into their tool. CRA would also require this during an audit.

          191 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            14 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Intergrate with MileIQ app

            Intergrate with an awesome app called MileIQ. Very user friendly app that I love

            183 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              30 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • It should provide import transactions feature just like import vendors, customer list

              It should provide import transactions feature just like import vendors, customer list

              157 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                12 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • IMPORT IIF FILES

                IMPORT IIF FILES
                I need the ability to import IIF files from several applications into QuickBooks Online in order to successfully use it. Without this capability, it is of no use to me.

                132 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  4 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Integrate Quickbooks Online with turbo tax

                  Direct integration with turbo tax, so that users of QBO who are LLCs that do pass-through (not C-corp.-style) taxation can file their taxes.

                  121 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    2 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow a mass delete of products and services

                    In lieu of wiping the data completely, be able to wipe individual places of the website (ie. the Product/Service List). If something was entered incorrectly or in the wrong format from an import, we should be able to go in and delete different places to make work less tedious.

                    116 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      11 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to import transactions such as journal or transfer entries.

                      Be able to import journal or transfer entries.
                      Since many times the data comes from a spreadsheet or another program.

                      Something like a csv file or excel spreadsheet.

                      51 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        1 comment  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Data Portability

                        QBO data is land locked within QBO. The current mechanism is to have to boot up IE, install an ActiveX component and it only allows you to go back to a desktop version of QBO.

                        This needs an overhaul. Data should be much easier to move into or out of QBO. New customers are going to want to easily get from one solution to you, if we need to pull out or peer review data we need a way to export our data.

                        Please work towards more data freedom.

                        45 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          3 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Import/Export Budgets

                          Allow budgets to be exported from Quickbooks Online to Excel and re-imported to Quickbooks Online. This would allow the use of the new formula and prediction features of Excel 2013 which greatly speeds budgeting when it comes to increasing numbers month over month based on predictable increases such as steady amounts or percentages.

                          40 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Import Invoice Templates from QB Desktop

                            Import Invoice templates from Desktop version

                            37 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              5 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create separate fields for first name and last name in Donor Contact List reports

                              Many nonprofits send out mass mailings throughout the year, thanking their donors for their support and soliciting funding throughout the year. At present, QB only offers a "full name" option to be added on the Donor Contact List report, rather than separate fields for first and last names. Being able to export detailed donor information fields allows for nonprofits to create mail merges and send out mass mailings. I was able to export some information to EXCEL, but had to manipulate the data myself to give me what I needed. This was very time consuming. I couldn't imagine having to…

                              36 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                4 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Export to Excel Existing Workbook

                                Export Excel to Existing Workbook

                                35 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  5 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Merging 2 companies

                                  I would like to see a way for me to merge 2 companies in quickbooks online.

                                  34 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    4 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Chart of Accounts - importing sub accounts

                                    In a Chart of Accounts it is sometimes necessary to create sub accounts, which QBO does let you do, but if you have a complex hierarchy, this can be very cumbersome given the current online interface. It would be very helpful to be able to import a chart of accounts with sub accounts.

                                    33 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      6 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Journal Entry Import

                                      I am a general contractor and several times a month we have to make manual journal entries transferring balances in inventory accounts to expense accounts when we sell a home. I use a QuickBooks report to determine the amounts that need to be transferred from an asset to an expense account. We have to manually enter these journal entries which take up to 30 minutes. It would be great if we could format an Excel spreadsheet and import this information into QuickBooks to automatically create the Journal entry.

                                      32 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        1 comment  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Import IIF files

                                        I HAVE to be able to import IIF files. The product looks good but is useless to me without the capability of importing IIF files. I had to cancel my subscription and will need to keep on using my old, obsolete version of Quickbooks Pro because the Pro upgrade to 2014 is way too expensive. Once you have added the capability of importing IIF files I would be willing to try the product again.

                                        32 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Import Time Activity from CSV

                                          The ability to import Time Activity from a CSV or Excel file into the QBO.

                                          27 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Import/Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 36 37
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          QuickBooks Online Feature Requests

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base