Which QuickBooks software versions affect Sunset on May 31, 2015?
In the software’s world, a sunset refers to the planned discontinuance of service to older versions of particular software. This can be extremely inconvenient for many people who want to continue using a particular service or software.
QuickBooks products generally come with this sunset policy, that is, after about three years if you continue to keep using a particular version of the software and do not upgrade it you won’t be given any technical support nor will you be allowed to do any online activities such as payroll or banking. Hence, you get three years before a particular version is obsolete.
Older versions are usually put to rest at the end of May each year. The QuickBooks 2012 version is scheduled to be discontinued after May 31, 2015. After this date, only the 2015, 2014 and 2013 versions of the software will be fully supported by the company. Therefore, you should buy the new version as soon as possible!
Which QuickBooks software versions affect Sunset on May 31?
- QuickBooks Pro 2012 for users 1 to 3
- QuickBooks Premier 2012 (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail) for users 1 to 5
- QuickBooks Accountant 2012 for users 1 to 100
- QuickBooks for Mac 2012 for users 1 to 3
- QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 12 for users 1 to 30
Who needs the QuickBooks software?
QuickBooks is nationally recognized accounting software developed by business owners to make accounting accessible and easier for everyone. Everyday transactions can be easily recorded by simply entering specific details from an invoice; bill or deposit slips into your computer.
Around 80% of businesses in US use registered copies of QuickBooks. The software helps save time and money, which is why it is so popular. The software helps you keep track of where your money is going at all times. You can keep track of your expenses and revenues, which can help you, make informed business decisions. Apart from that, items such as bills can be automated so that you no longer have to worry about whether a particular expense that was due was paid or not. This can help you improve the management of your business.
Why does the sunset policy matter?
For the user, the sunset policy is important, as the software requires constant support by the Intuit Inc. This support is crucial for many tasks including:
- Accountant Copy File Transfer
- Billing Solution
- Credit Card Processing
- Enterprise Full Service Plan
- Online Backups
- Online Banking
- Payroll and 1099
- Telephone Support
The Intuit support is also important if you want to install and register your version of QuickBooks on a new computer. This requires original installation codes, which are only provided to the supported versions by Intuit.
Why are older versions discontinued in the first place?
Older versions are discontinued as Intuit is committed to making QuickBooks better and easy-to-use. They are committed to providing easy and straightforward financial tools that can help their customers grow their businesses easily and be able to use the software without any problems. Hence, in order to balance the two important objectives of development, support and technology the sunset policy has to be implemented.
Is it necessary to update to the current version?
No. The discontinuance of services does not force a user to upgrade to a newer version. Customers can continue to use an older version if they are satisfied with its performance and do not require any online support or add-on services.
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