Many of you readers are already going strong with QuickBooks 2014. But a lot of folks are using earlier versions and have postponed upgrading for a variety of reasons:
* Waiting until potential bugs are worked out of the new version.
* Waiting until your older version is no longer supported
* Waiting until a new version gives you something you really need
Here we are in March 2014. Is now a good time to upgrade to version 2014?
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* QuickBooks 2014 is currently in its fourth release (R4). Lots of bugs have been fixed, and stability has certainly increased since R1.
Most QuickBooks 2014 users don’t have any significant problems with their version.
As far as data errors related to version 2014, we seem to observe a proportionally higher incidence of inventory related errors, encrypted data errors (problems with social security numbers, vendor tax IDs, bank account numbers, and customer credit cards), and user data errors (difficulties when adding, changing, or deleting users, or their passwords, or their permissions).
These problems were also present in version 2013, but seem (in our anecdotal experience) a little more common in the 2014 version. Please note, however, that these errors are not typical of the experience of most version 2014 users.
* Sunset issues. Version 2011 will probably be sunsetted — officially become an unsupported version — this May. At least, that is what has happened in previous Mays: support for the version 3 years back is discontinued.
So if you are using QuickBooks 2011, now would be a very good time to consider upgrading to QuickBooks 2014. (Although you could upgrade to version 2012 or 2013…you don’t have to necessarily upgrade to the latest version.)
* Features. New features in version 2014 have been well documented by others.
Are you getting ready to take the plunge into QuickBooks 2014? What are your thoughts about it?