Thinking about moving from QuickBooks desktop editions (Enterprise, Premier, Pro, Accountant, Mac) to QuickBooks Online? How does the data move from the one to the other?

QuickBooks has changed the process recently of getting data from your desktop file into QuickBooks Online. These days, you export your data from your desktop version with the help of a command in the Company menu, and you are then presented with the QuickBooks Online log in screen to import that data.

Here are guides (with screenshots) provided by Intuit for migrating from different desktop editions to Online:

QuickBooks Desktop

QuickBooks Enterprise

QuickBooks Mac

That gets your data into the Online system. You might encounter some issues getting your Online data connected correctly to other online services. Ed Lieber discusses this issue here.

How about coming back the other way? That’s another story, perhaps for another article.

Did you migrate from QuickBooks Desktop to Online? How did it go?

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