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QuickBooks Desktop has moved to a subscription-based platform

Are you aware of the recent changes to QuickBooks Desktop? QuickBooks Desktop has recently moved from a one-time purchase option to a subscription-based platform, with monthly or yearly payment options.

What does this mean for QuickBooks Desktop versions of 2019 or earlier (2019, 2018, 2017, etc)?

  • Tech support for this product is no longer available
  • There will be no further investment in Desktop’s functionality or future upgrades
  • The purchase option has been eliminated (now subscription-based only)
  • Your access to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Services, Live Support, Online Backup, Online Banking, and other services through QuickBooks Desktop 2019 (or earlier version) software has been discontinued.

Due to these changes, we recommend you convert to QuickBooks Online.

What are the benefits of converting from Desktop to QuickBooks Online?

  • Supported product through Intuit
  • Cloud-based accounting software making QuickBooks available on any computer
  • Mobile App
  • No need to send back-up to your accountant or make changes for taxes
  • Mileage tracking
  • Cash flow management
  • Track project profitability
  • Receive payments and pay bills electronically
  • Connect bank feeds with QuickBooks
  • Upgrades and new features updated automatically

So, where do you start? We can help! Our team of QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisors can easily help convert your Desktop product to QuickBooks Online, while retaining all of your current and past information. This service ranges in price, depending on the length of time and amount of data movement required, and also includes an in-person introductory training session on how to use QuickBooks Online.

Not only is QuickBooks Online easier to use, has added functionality, and continually supported, but the time and subsequent cost savings can be substantial. If you’re interested in a “conversion”, please call us to schedule a time (click here for contact info). We look forward to servicing you as you transition from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online.

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Blog by Erika Lewis – Business Services Manager and QuickBooks Advanced Certified ProAdvisor

Learn more about Erika and the rest of the Storen Financial team here.