Is It Time to Upgrade Your QuickBooks to a Current Version?

Ryan Dumermuth | February 22nd, 2013

Intuit recently released the 2013 version of QuickBooks.  If you are a registered user of QuickBooks, you will certainly have received notice of this release, and have been encouraged by them to consider upgrading.  But, do you need to?

For those of you who don’t know, QuickBooks is an accounting software package that was designed for smaller businesses.  It is a very good package, is simple to use, and is very affordable.

The newer versions of QuickBooks certainly contain some nice enhancements, and those enhancements are helpful, not only to you the user, but also to your accountant. 

However the fact remains that basic double entry bookkeeping has not changed in over 500 years. Fundamentally, if you have something that still works, and you have only basic needs, you may not need to upgrade yet.

There are some exceptions to that statement.

If you use QuickBooks to prepare your payroll, you should be aware that Quickbooks only supports three years worth of releases for payroll.  So, with the release of the 2013 version, the 2010 version of QuickBooks will soon become out of date and require upgrading.

If you are using QuickBooks version 2010 in a web-hosted environment, you will have to upgrade at during 2013, as Intuit requires that web hosts to allow use of only the most recent 3 versions of QuickBooks.

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