WARNING! Do NOT Upgrade!
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Recently I have received many requests from Registered Users –
“Should I Upgrade my QuickBooks?”
After many hours and days, seriously, spent with Intuit and QuickBooks support, tech team and their research and development, I am sad to report and warn you NOT to Upgrade to newest version of QuickBooks PRO Desktop.
Why? In the past year, QB has gone bonkers on their pricing structures and product bundles.
They try to force you buy their online version in the cloud which costs, last time I checked, $80 per month and you can only use 1 company file. Therefore, 2 company files would require you to pay $160 every month.
I only recommend using QuickBooks Pro Desktop version, which is a stand alone software program you install on your PC. In the past, you could purchase or upgrade to a new version and use it forever; but, I recommended to upgrade every 3 or 4 years.
QB has gone bonkers. Earlier this year, they began selling this product with an “annual license” forcing us to buy an upgrade every year. At the time, this was acceptable because it worked out to be about $20 per month and you get to use unlimited company files.
Yesterday, in helping a Registered User, I discovered QB no longer sells QB Pro Desktop Plus 2023 with a 1 user license. It has completely disappeared from their website.
From what I gathered, they are trying to force us to buy QB Pro Essentials, a 5 user license, for $799 for an annual license. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS and Unacceptable.
If you’re like me, i can get by with a 1 user license.
So what should you do? If you have older versions, go to ebay or somewhere else and try to find and buy QB Pro Desktop 2019 or older. Do NOT buy 2020 or newer versions because you will get wrapped up in their hamster wheel and blackmailing your data until you sign up for auto-payments.
I hope QB finds this and makes some changes to be more user friendly for all of us. Until this happens, I am searching for a reasonable, affordable alternative.