Multiple-user functionality enables more than one person to work on a company file at the same time, increasing collaboration and productivity. It ensures that all users are working on the most up-to-date data. QuickBooks Pro 2011 allows up to 3 users and QuickBooks Premier 2011 allows up to 5 users to work simultaneously in the same company data.
QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions supports from 5 to up to 30 simultaneous users, scaling with your business as it grows.
The vast majority of QuickBooks multi user installations use the classic client- server architecture where one computer serves as the server and is accessed by the clients. Client – server is the out of the box default install type for QuickBooks 2011 Pro three user.
QuickBooks multi user requires some special networking configuration. Our free guide, “Three Ways To Optimize Your QuickBooks Setup” can help you out. Grab a copy here. If you plan to grow, check out our QuickBooks Networking page to learn about QuickBooks servers. If you have all Windows 7 computers and plan to stay small, no more than three computers, investigate Windows Home Networking. One can set up QuickBooks 2001 easily by following our free guide and using your first Windows 7 QuickBooks computer as the primary homegroup computer.