QuickBooks 2014 Release Date – Now Available!

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**UPDATE**, September 24, 2013: The all new QuickBooks 2014 versions are now available and on sale. Remember, if you recently bought the 2013 desktop version of QuickBooks from Intuit.com then you many qualify for a free upgrade to the 2014 version.

Updated, September 2, 2013: The new QuickBooks 2014 versions are set to arrive around sometime in the next few weeks with the usual updates to Pro, Premier, Mac, and all the other desktop versions. And if the release dates of the last five years are any hint as to what’s to come, then we’re pretty confident we know when the 2014 versions of QuickBooks will be released. Here is our prediction:

QuickBooks 2014 versions expected to be announced in late-September and available in stores by the first week of October, 2013.- Rumored QuickBooks 2014 Release Date

For those of you waiting for the next version to arrive, the best time to order is actually in the weeks before right now, right before the new version is released. Why you ask? Well, QuickBooks has this unadvertised free upgrade policy in which they give customers who purchased any version of QuickBooks at Intuit.com in the weeks leading up to new release a free upgrade to the newest version. We recently spoke to their customer service team (see transcript here) and it appears that you will be able to request for a free upgrade to the corresponding 2014 version at launch if you buy it today (but ONLY if purchased from Intuit.com as resellers will not qualify). We were only able to verify that this policy goes back to orders made on or after August 4, 2013 so you might want to talk to them if you order prior to this date to see if you can also qualify for this offer.  If you don’t qualify but have purchased less than 60 days ago, then worst case you can return it and repurchase the 2014 version (they have a 60-day money back guarantee on their software).

What’s better is that we’ve found that the “free” upgrade is actually just a free license for the new version. This means that in theory, you can install the 2013 version you purchased on one computer and the 2014 free upgrade version you requested on another computer.

Regarding the new features coming in QuickBooks 2014, we won’t know until we get a little bit closer to the release date and the list of features are announced. What would you like to see added or fixed in QuickBooks 2014? Leave your thoughts below in the comments!

  1. August 20, 2013

    Jeanne Rothenbuecher

    I am currently reviewing the Mac version since my company runs all other apps on Mac Mini-s. I appreciate the input from others. This info will be helpful in making a decision to convert.

  2. August 15, 2013

    Barbara

    Visually, QB2013 is horrid. I agree with Mike above, bringing back the ability to change color schemes for different companies should definitely be available. Those of us who have many companies on our program need this option. Also, the “new” color scheme is very difficult visually to work with – tiring at best. I talked every one of my clients out of updating in 2013.

  3. August 13, 2013

    Geoff

    We really need Signature capture for in house and for our delivery drivers. I have been not happy with them on these past few year updates. Also we need to set a tax rate by job. We are in the Ag industry an there are many special rates by job location. Also a big one is able to change a markup on a quote. Maybe something like each line has a drop down and you can set markups like 5% over that items cost or what ever you want to have in your system. Going back and forth between inventory to see cost is getting really old. And the need of a calculator is stupid doing it this way. Come QB let’s get with the times.

    • August 21, 2013

      Colin

      YES! Signature capture for delivery drivers would be THE BOMB!

    • July 8, 2014

      Debbie

      signature capture and tax code by delivery are a must

  4. August 13, 2013

    Rob Jordan

    I use QB 2013 Mac and have been very frustrated with QB for years. there are a number of improvements that you all have mentioned that I would love to see. Additionally, I’d like to see multiple ship-tos implemented. I have many customers that have multiple stores. Entering each address every time is a huge time sink and often leads to errors.
    Also, I find it a huges oversight that we can’t run Sales reports based on regions (State, City, Zip, custom). This is really a problem for paying taxes due to specific counties.

  5. August 12, 2013

    Kelly

    An option for flat discount amount when entering the vendor invoice would be great. Right now, only % is allowed. Most our vendors offer freight discount which is a flat rate that varies from vendor to vendor and even within the vendor it varies depending on the shipment. It’s cumbersome to pull up each invoice at time of payment and enter the amount in.
    I have been making this suggestion for the past 7 years and I have yet to see it done.

  6. August 9, 2013

    Lori

    I would like to see the columns on any form/screen stay in place if adjusted. It’s a pain to adjust the columns every time you open them.

    I would like to see the ‘cost’ field of inventory usable on reports or add to customized columns. I need to know that the item cost is, not based on what’s left in inventory.

    I would like to see a way to know what inventory item is used in certain products. If I key in a product, having an option to see where that product is part of an assembly would be very helpful.

    Having the ability to delete items in inventory that are no longer used.

    Need to be able to see the entire customer information instead of having to mouse over to see it.

    Better search methods for customers and products. If you are not precise with the search data, QB won’t find it.

    The print later option is useless. Needs to be a better way to let us know that the document was printed. I constantly run back to the warehouse to double check whether I printed an order because sometimes the print later box is checked and vice versa.

    QB 2013 was very disappointing. Only cosmetic changes were made. I don’t care how pretty your program looks, I want it to function correctly. Hope you do a better job this time around.

  7. August 2, 2013

    Mike Means

    I hope QuickBooks V14 has better controls on quotes and sales invoices. The cost, rate, amount & markup can be overwritten and should be protected. As of now QuickBooks V13 is dead in the water.

  8. August 1, 2013

    Eff

    It would be so helpful to have a check button to print items in a group or just totals. It’s frustrating to produce two copies of a form with detail for office copy and totals for customer copy when an ‘on/off’ button would suffice.

  9. July 31, 2013

    Cliff

    FIFO, LIFO inventory costing methods.
    The “Average Costing” for inventory has been a brutal pain in the butt.

    • August 22, 2013

      Sean

      I agree, FIFO is a must!

  10. July 25, 2013

    Steve

    Data file size. Since the 2006 release, the ability to turn off the audit feature has been removed. What we noticed after upgrading to the newer versions almost every year since, is that the file size grows at an alarming rate, even when the amount or size of entries does not increase. There should be a way to get rid of old tracking data but still retain old data without archiving it out to another company file. For example, when the audit feature was turned off, we used to see about 5MB to 10MB growth per year. Now where it is always on, we see 50MB to 70MB per year.

    Another option – Move the database to a MS SQL platform for easier integration with other products, anytime backups, faster performance, less corruption issues, and more reporting options.

  11. July 25, 2013

    Jack

    SHIPPING MANAGER for MAC!!! This is a MUST have!!!

  12. July 23, 2013

    Mimi Davis

    Here’s a thought! Increase the payee character limit for check writing well beyond the current characters! It is ridiculous to have to abbreviate the names on a check in order to meet the absurd requirement. If 60 characters will fit on the payee field of the check, why are we limited to 41? Who came up with that brilliant idea????

  13. July 23, 2013

    WM

    Is the free upgrade only if you purchase quickbooks from the QuickBooks store?

    • July 23, 2013

      Eric

      The free upgrades have been historically available at the QuickBooks Store ONLY. As of August 4, 2013 and orders placed thereafter, you can take advantage of the free upgrade deal.

  14. July 17, 2013

    Charlene

    It would be great to have an “emailed” stamp appear on invoices when they have been sent this way to avoid confusion and re-sending.

  15. July 15, 2013

    Joseph

    True donation reports that populate donor data properly and completely. Embarrassing…

  16. July 9, 2013

    Tammie

    Google Calendar integration is a must! I use my Google Calendar for reminders, notes, bills, appointments and desperately want to import this data into QB. The visual and UI really needs to follow through as well, from Google to QB

    • August 13, 2013

      Bruce Tupper

      I would like all of Google Apps integrated, like Microsoft Office.

  17. June 27, 2013

    David

    A true 64 bit version that can use more than 4 gigs of Ram.
    Time card feature

  18. June 26, 2013

    Ashar Imam

    1 – Horizontal Collapse: in reports, I would like to be able to pull a P&L by Job or P&L by Class Report with collapsed Classes with sub classes or collapsed clients with jobs.

    2 – Make the Attach File icon “louder” when it has attached documents, it does not stand out enough.

    3 – Have a Report that shows all the transactions that have attached documents… or viceversa, all transactions without it.

    4 – Create a permission level in QB Enterprise, where limited users can view and add attached documents, but cannot delete or detach

  19. June 25, 2013

    Dave

    It would be great to have the ability to scan a receipt then have Quick books use OCR capabilities to recolonize the amount, time, and location an item was purchased.

  20. June 21, 2013

    David

    Please make it compatible with Outlook 2013

  21. June 20, 2013

    Mattia B

    Guys c’mon! Colorschemes and font size ??

    We’re not all accountants, but small business owners. What we need from Intuit is improved usability, meaning:

    1) Cloud sync and web access to the company file (see Freshbooks or Xero!). Method integration is an interesting try but we need SaaS and Ajax interfaces or an App to take an order or see a customer screenshot from a tablet while out on sales visits.

    1b) Also being able to visually see all customers on a google map and filter by customer type or other fields (i.e.: customer type = doctor) may be really useful while out on the field on the road.

    2) Out of box Integration with Dropbox, Box.net to attach documents, scans and pictures shot with host device’s webcam to our invoices, P.O.s and bills. (please don’t waste our time and money with paid document hosting services when the standard is BOX and Dropbox).

    3) A revamped Item list. We’re in 1980 today and the Item list has remained mostly untouched for ages. We need to be able to Group items, select them easily (meaning instant searching the name and description field as well as the product code field!) while filling in our forms

    4) Add Automatic backup despite multiuser mode (can’t expect to switch all company users to single user mode or logoff just to perform a backup!)

    5) Live item data feeds (see Quotewerks). Every one of us counts on distributors that has been providing us with free data feeds to integrate their P&A into our backends. Why is QB still in the stone age living in a cave by itself ?

    6) VoIP integration with Caller ID based customer account popup on call (when a customer calls the VoIP line passes the CallerID to QB and customer account pops up

    7) More CRM tools (can’t just go ahead with a “notes” field in the customer record!)

    8) Google calendar integration for overdue bills / invoices

    Just my 2 cents.

    • August 10, 2013

      George Famiglio

      Mattia,

      I wanted to leave a note saying how much I appreciated your comment. I am part of a tax & accounting firm which means that we have to deal with thousands of QB files. Thus, while perhaps we fall under your ‘accountants’ category, please don’t restrict us to it. Unfortunately, much of the accounting industry seems to feel that progress is a dirty word, and as ‘mavericks’ that believe software should not get in our way but assist us in moving forward, we are frustrated with the current state of Quickbooks.

      I wholeheartedly agree with your requests, and have directly made some of them to Intuit on behalf of our clients in the past.

      You’re my kind of person, we wish you the best in your business endeavors!

    • August 14, 2013

      Chris V

      I doubt you’ll see Dropbox integration. Intuit is much too greedy a company. Dropbox would cannibalize their income from charging from their online storage service. They definitely design the software with their own pockets in mind first, not the user experience. Sad.

      • August 31, 2013

        Scott Brasted

        Agreed! It seems the only thing Intuit really does well is sell additional services to use a product that does not change with the times. I really get tired of having everything Intuit asks to be a request to purchase an additional service. Have I said it enough?

  22. June 15, 2013

    Paul

    I would like sortable columns in the Bill Entry and Invoice Entry screens. I pull in a lot of Purchase Orders into Bills and a lot of Sales Orders into Invoices and it dumps them in by transaction number. That means if you had entered a P.O. or S.O. in no particular order – there won’t be an order in the Bill or Invoice. That would be fine if the columns were sortable – by date, P.O. or S.O. number, or item name. But surprisingly you can’t sort within those entry screens! Very unintuitive!

  23. May 20, 2013

    Mike Little

    I hope QuickBooks brings back the ability to change color schemes when working on different companies… this added feature that was in the 2012 version made it much, much easier to tell which company’s financials I was working in, especially when jumping back and forth between them.

  24. May 20, 2013

    John

    I would like to be able to see the 2014 version let you adjust the font size or column width. On my 1600×900 screen it’s OK, but makes me unnecessarily scroll when on the laptop.

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