Every year, Intuit releases a new version of QuickBooks with new features. I have noticed when I speak to small business owners that because of this annual release, they have the misconception that the new QuickBooks version has to be purchased each year. This keeps many business owners from choosing QuickBooks as their accounting software package.
If you are debating between QuickBooks and another accounting software package, please read the details below before you make your decision:
QuickBooks Does Not Have To Be Purchased Every Year
Although they release a new version every year, you are not required to purchase the new version. QuickBooks currently provides customer support to older versions as far back as QuickBooks 2008 [Update: As of 2012, they only support 2010 and forward]. Unless you have an older version than 2010, it’s probably not necessary to upgrade and you can save yourself $200+.
Check Out The Features
Even if you do not need to purchase the new QuickBooks version every year, we highly recommend you check out the features that are added each year since they may meet your business needs. QuickBooks has excellent customer service and implements its users’ suggestions for improvements, hence the annual upgrade. Most of these features are on high demand by QuickBooks users. Intuit strives to maintain its innovative standards of being an all-in-one resource when it comes to accounting software.
Click here for the new features (once you arrive at page, click on “What’s New” to the top right)
If QuickBooks is your Payroll software, then you WILL have to upgrade at least every two years, since Intuit does not provide support for previous versions once they’re over two years old.
An alternative to having the pressure of upgrading each year is using QuickBooks Online. You can have access to your books from anywhere including your mobile phone, you are always on the latest version, your data is safe and secure, and you can still subscribe to QuickBooks Payroll. QuickBooks Online offers three affordable monthly pricing plans and a free trial.
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