Updated on Sep 11th, 2015 – You still have a few days left to upgrade to QuickBooks Pro or Premier at the sale price before the 2016 versions are released on September 21st. You can now save $100.00 on Pro, $100.00 on Mac, and $150.00 on Premier when you pick it up directly from intuit.com and still qualify for a free upgrade to the 2016 version. That saves you up to 40% off the list price for the software and you’re locked into the 2015 price levels. You’ll also have the option to download your order so no need to wait for the disk to arrive in the mail (plus some of you might not even have a cd drive any more on your laptop).
It’s also a good time to consider switching to QuickBooks Online if you haven’t yet tried it out yet (currently up to 50% off this month for new customers). The online versions of QuickBooks has many of the same feature that you’ve gotten accustomed to but is in an online format. So that means that you will no longer be tied down to a single computer when working on your finances. All your data will live on Intuit’s secure servers and you won’t have to worry about backing up your data anymore. Plus all upgrades will be included in your membership so more costly upgrade fees every time you need the newest version.
Is this an upgrade offer only available for existing customers?
This deal is actually available to everyone including both new and existing customers of QuickBooks. If you’ve been using QuickBooks for a few years then you probably recall exclusive upgrade offers that used to be available from Intuit. Those have since gone away but the policy has opened up that all the promotions currently offered on QuickBooks software are available to any customer regardless if they are new to Quickbooks or not.
How can I transfer my data into QuickBooks 2016?
Moving your existing company data file to your new version of QuickBooks desktop software is pretty easy. It’s pretty much the save process you take if you’re moving your files from one computer to another. You will need to start by backing up your data file onto your hard drive (or a USB drive/disk if you are moving it to a new computer as well). Then once your new copy of QuickBooks is installed, simply select “restore” and your file will be uploaded into the new program. It’s always recommended that you rename your old file so you won’t accidentally open and update it instead of your main file. Here’s the link to the step-by-step instructions.
Intuit’s Product Discontinuation Policy.
We also wanted to remind everyone of Intuit’s discontinuation policy. Intuit has a policy on all of their QuickBooks and Quicken software where all add-on services in their products expire three years the product’s release. That includes all payroll services (Basic, Standard, or Enhanced Payroll), online payment and banking, credit card process, bill pay, and third-party plugins. If you use any add-on services in QuickBooks and you are currently on the 2013 version, then you will need to upgrade to a newer version to keep all of your services active.
The next expiration date will affect QuickBooks 2013 Desktop versions, including Pro, Premier, Enterprise Solutions, Accountant Edition, and Mac versions. The cut-off date is set for May 31st, 2016. If you’re currently using QuickBooks 2014, then you have another year left of service. If you are using any form of QuickBooks Online, then your service is not affected by Intuit’s service discontinuation policy.
If you need help or have issues installing your QuickBooks upgrade then we are here to help. Just let us know what you’re experiencing and as many details as possible in the comments section below.