QuickBooks provides client support and add-on services for pro, Premier, and Enterprise Solutions 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. However, if you’re still using a 2017 version of QuickBooks, your business could also be affected on Could thirty first. After May 31, QuickBooks Desktop 2017 will be discontinued. In the event that you don’t utilize any of the extra services in QuickBooks Desktop 2017, your item will keep on working for you. In any case, you will not be ready to subscribe to live technical support or any of the other Intuit services that can be coordinated with QuickBooks Desktop. In the event that you are utilizing QuickBooks 2017, at that point you won’t be ready to utilize certain services and features after May 31, 2020. We should perceive what the effect will be on your business.
Why? If you’re presently using a 2017 version (or older) you’ll be compact by the could thirty-first “QuickBooks Sunset.” The term “sunset” means sure options of the software system can not perform or be supported by QuickBooks. What will that mean for your business?
Will my version of QuickBooks be impacted?
If you’re using one of the 2017 versions of QuickBooks listed below, basic software features will still work, but you will lose some functionality on May 31. To preserve your add-on services, you must upgrade to the 2020 version.
The QuickBooks Sunset on May 31 will affect these 2017 versions:
- QuickBooks Desktop Pro
- QuickBooks Desktop Premier (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail)
- QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
- QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions
- QuickBooks Desktop Accountant
- QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale
Special note for QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions – You will continue to have access to support until the expiration of your Full Service Plan. To ensure functionality and uninterrupted service, install the latest version of Enterprise Solutions by May 31.
Services That Won’t Work After May 31, 2020
- Assisted Payroll
- Basic, Standard, or Enhanced Payroll
- Workers’ Comp Payment Service
- QuickBooks Workforce (formerly ViewMyPaycheck)
Credit Card Processing
- Merchant Services
- Merchant Service Deposit (reconciliation)
- Recurring Payments
- Check Solution
- Accountant Copy Transfer Service
- Multi-currency/Exchange Rate
- Online Banking
- Bill Pay
What happens next
If you choose to order QuickBooks 2020, you will receive an email with a download link and instructions. (Learn how to download and install here and here.) Upon buying QuickBooks Desktop 2020, users get a free, one-time support session in the first 60 days. This session lasts up to 60 minutes and includes help with installation and activation.
In most cases, users can upgrade QuickBooks Desktop and their company file in less than an hour, according to Intuit. The larger the company file, the longer it takes. After QuickBooks Desktop 2020 or QuickBooks for Mac 2020 is installed, there will be an activation prompt.
Upon upgrading, users will be prompted to convert the company file so it will work with the new QuickBooks. Intuit states that take “great precautions” during this process to protect sensitive data. For example, QuickBooks checks the integrity of your data file and makes a backup before the upgrade.