We hear from QuickBooks Enterprise users all the time when they find that they’d rather be using Pro or Premier instead of Enterprise.
Our Enterprise Downgrade Service delivers your Enterprise file back to you as a complete Pro or Premier file. It’s as if the file had been created and used in Pro or Premier from day one.
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We’re getting a lot of inquiries about this as Enterprise 16 will be sunsetted at the end of this month (May 2019).
People who have been using Enterprise, but who don’t need the extra capacities of Enterprise, sometimes explore the possibility of moving over to Premier. You save a lot of money that way.
There’s no built-in way, however, to migrate a set of data from Enterprise to Premier.
The good news is that we can convert/downgrade your Enterprise file to Premier without any loss of data, or rekeying of data. It’s a turnkey service. We guarantee success or we’ll give you a complete refund. Our success rate with this process is +99%
The data file we return to you will be as if it had been created and used in Premier from day one.
See details, pricing, turnaround, and ordering information here.
You’re getting ready to install the latest version of QuickBooks, but you’ve got a prior version already installed. Can you have multiple versions installed on one computer at a time? Is this going to cause QuickBooks problems?
And if you can have multiple versions installed, should you?
First, let’s define the term ‘version’. A version in QuickBooks means a particular year’s release of one of the desktop editions of QuickBooks: Pro, Premier, Accountant, or Enterprise. So for example, QuickBooks Pro 2018 and QuickBooks Pro 2019…those are two different versions, same edition.
In most cases, YES, you can have multiple versions of QuickBooks installed on the same computer at the same time. In fact, you can has as many as your hard drive has room for. See caveats below, however.
On my own main work computer, I have all versions of QuickBooks Accountant (Premier) and QuickBooks Enterprise between 2012 and 2019 (the latest version as of this writing). No problem.
The only exceptions to this are…
Pro AND Premier. You can only have one or the other installed for a particular version (year).
US AND Canada (or other countries’ combinations). You can’t have multiple ‘region’ versions installed on the same computer.
So SHOULD you have multiple versions installed on your computer? It makes sense if…
You are a CPA, bookkeeper, or consultant who needs to support the files of clients who use different versions
You want to keep an older version (or versions) installed just in case you need to restore an old data backup associated with that old version. Of course, it should work fine to restore an old backup into a new version of QuickBooks — it should upgrade it as it restores it. But sometimes there are glitches there, and you need to restore it in the original version.
Otherwise, you can choose to uninstall the old version(s). In fact, when you install new versions, it will ask you if you want to uninstall an old version.
NOTE: Before you uninstall a version of QuickBooks, make sure that you file away the old version’s install CD (or download file if you bought it that way), your install codes, and your registration information. Just in case you need to reinstall it later for some reason.
Of course, the best option will be defined by what your business needs.
QuickBooks Desktop (Pro, Premier, Accountant, Enterprise) has the advantage of having the longest and deepest track record. QuickBooks Desktop editions have have been installed millions of times since they were initially released in the early 1990s. Some people need the extra horsepower that Enterprise has, especially in inventory reporting. Or some people need an industry-specific sub-version that isn’t available in QuickBooks Online.
The main disadvantages of Desktop editions: You’re in charge of the IT necessary to make QuickBooks run on your network (hardware, networking, security, backups). And, if your users are distributed across different locations, that is a challenge.
QuickBooks Online has been growing in its userbase much faster than Desktop editions over the last few years. QuickBooks Online has also been gobbling up some of the Desktop userbase as desktop users migrate to the online edition.
The advantages of QuickBooks Online are the exact opposite of QuickBooks Desktop’s disadvantages: Intuit does the IT work for you, and you are free from geographical limitations in your user team. The main disadvantage? The software currently doesn’t have some features that are only found in Desktop.
Some people also take philosophical exception to having their accounting data reside in the cloud, on someone else’s computer (on Intuit’s server).
Hosted QuickBooks is, in a way, having your cake and eating it too. Companies like Right Networks offer a subscription service where you run QuickBooks Desktop that is hosted on their servers.
So you don’t lose any functionality associated with QuickBooks Desktop, but you are freed from the demands of running QuickBooks across your own local network, and you can run QuickBooks Desktop from anywhere that has fast internet access.
What about you? Are you planning on making a change of QuickBooks platform this year?
Make 2019 the year that you and QuickBooks become the “complete team.” How? By using QuickBooks to help you reach your business goals (offense!) while also avoiding accounting/IT catastrophes (defense!)
Make more money: Find out what parts of your business are most profitable and target that area more in 2019. Use P&L by Class, or inventory reports to determine where you are most profitable. Don’t know how? Get a QuickBooks Pro Advisor who is strong in managerial accounting, or a CPA who is strong in QuickBooks, to help you.
Make even more money: The flip side: Find out where you are unprofitable and scale that area back or out in 2019. Same strategy as above, but looking for the weak areas.
Gain efficiencies by using the cloud. This, of course, is one of QuickBooks Online’s strongest suits. You can distribute your QuickBooks operations geographically when your data is centrally located on Intuit’s server.But if you can’t do without the special functionalities of Desktop editions, you can still take advantage of accounting in the cloud. Use a hosting company (like Right Networks) to get your data into the cloud on their server, while still maintaining all the functionality of the Desktop editions of QuickBooks.
Protect from fraud. Initiate an accounting audit using an outside auditor. I frequently read news stories about bookkeepers embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from their employers by doing tricky, hidden things in QuickBooks. An external audit can expose this and potentially save the business.
Protect from IT disasters. Small office IT is something that is often ignored until something really bad happens. Most small business owners don’t prioritize a proactive IT audit, but they should.
Protect against accounting vulnerabilities. Do payroll and taxes right. If you have an in-house CPA, experienced in-house payroll clerk, and experienced in-house IT guru, consider yourself fortunate. If you lack any of these, consider bringing in a an outside resource in 2019 to do the heavy lifting. Payroll and sales tax liability are tricky, and many small businesses are not equipped to know all the ins and outs. Why fight it?
Stay within the limits of QuickBooks. If you are using Pro, Premier, or Accountant (Desktop editions), then make sure you’re not about to bump into the 14,500 names/items limit. If your file is getting so big that it’s starting to feel sluggish, consider getting your file worked on so that it performs well again.
Thinking about getting QuickBooks 2019 Desktop? There are new features like invoice status tracking, multi-monitor support, and an easier, more efficient way to pay bills.
What choices do you get when installing the software, and what is required at install time?
Here’s an installation walk through and the new feature list you’ll see when installing. (These screenshots were taken from QuickBooks Enterprise 2019, but the process is the same for Pro, Premier, or Accountant 2019.)
When you first open QuickBooks, it’s a good idea to check for updates. It is likely that there will be updates, and you want to be using them when you create or upgrade your company file. Click Help / Update QuickBooks Desktop to find and install any available program updates.
What if you could reduce your big QuickBooks file’s size without deleting data. How great would that be?
But wait…Can you have your cake and eat it too?
There is a new feature that is built in to the Condense command starting with the 2019 version of QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Accountant, and Enterprise. This new feature will allow you to run the Condense command and ONLY remove the audit trail from the file.
Sometimes the audit trail makes up the majority of a QuickBooks file’s size. So the ability to remove it, and only it, might allow a user to significantly reduce their file size but still retain all other data.
For years, the built-in Condense command has offered users a way to reduce their file’s size. But many users reported that the command froze, or didn’t do much, or messed up the balance sheet.
That’s why for many years users have come to us to have their data supercondensed as an alternative to the built-in Condense command.
But now QuickBooks 2019 has a new take on condensing: Leave all the data except the audit trail. Will this be effective?
The main problem I foresee is that audit trail removal alone may not make the file perform any faster.
At least, that has been our experience. For awhile we experimented with offering a service to remove just the audit trail from QuickBooks files. We could reduce a file’s size by up to 50% that way.
But users complained that it just didn’t help speed up slow files. The process of saving invoices would be just as sluggish as before. Running complex P&Ls would take just as long as before. Verifying a file would still take as long, etc.
So even though on paper the process reduced the file, in actuality it didn’t make any noticeable difference in QuickBooks’ performance. And it’s all about performance, right? So we discontinued offering that service years ago.
I’ll be interested to run some tests on big files in QuickBooks 2019 to see if removing the audit trail speeds up slow files or not. If you try it, let me know your experience.
People often run into difficulties when they need to reinstall their QuickBooks software. Here are some of the most common scenarios:
You can’t find your installation CD. This is actually about the easiest problem to solve. Even if you can’t find your install CD, you can still download the software. As of today, you can download versions as far back as the 2011 version. Downloads are available for US, Canadian, and UK editions. Click here for the download page.
You can’t find your installation codes. This is a tougher one. If you are trying to reinstall a currently supported version, you can check with Intuit support and see if they will help you. Otherwise, you’re probably out of luck.
You don’t remember your previous registration details. After you install QuickBooks, you have to register it for it to stay activated. Your install codes are associated with your registration details, and they have to match. The registration process has changed some over the years, but you might be required to know your Intuit account number, the originally registered phone number, email, or zip code that was used when you first registered QuickBooks. If you don’t know these things, you’ll have to check with Intuit support.
You want to reinstall your old version of QuickBooks on a new computer that is not compatible. Let’s get specific: If you are trying to install QuickBooks on a Windows 10 computer, you’ll need QuickBooks 2015 or later for it to work right.
I spoke with someone recently whose QuickBooks data file had grown by 500MB in six months. Why is it growing so fast, they asked?
I’ve heard variations of that question from many people over the years. So here are a few things I’m aware of that can drive rapid file growth in QuickBooks:
* Increasing transaction volume. This makes sense, right? These days, business is good for a lot of businesses. If your business is growing and you’re plugging more A/R, more A/P, more payroll, more inventory transactions into QuickBooks than you have done before, then your file will grow faster than it has previously. This is a good problem…
* New transaction sources. I spoke with a client recently who has started importing lots of daily sales from Amazon into QuickBooks. This is pumping up their file size fast.
* Complicated transactions. The more complicated the transaction, the more file space it will take up. So invoices with a lot of line items will make the file grow more than invoices with few line items. Inventory-related transactions will take up a lot of space. Payroll transactions will take up a lot of space. Why? Because they are complicated and have lots of backend data connections to maintain. That translates to a bigger data file.
* Upgrading from an earlier version to a later version of QuickBooks. Seems like every new version of QuickBooks makes a file get bigger. If you jump up three or four versions at once, the size increase could be substantial.
Perhaps surprisingly, having large lists of customers, vendors, items, etc. doesn’t make the file much bigger at all. (But it might make your file perform more sluggishly.)
If your file is too big, you can have your file supercondensed, or recreated. Contact us if we can help.
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