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        Susan Bradley

        (USA small business accounting centric post) Just got this email from QuickBooks – this notice is for QuickBooks Pro Advisors but you can already see
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        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2388411

        We just discovered this and it has been plaguing all our clients who are now just moving to Windows 10 and need the new version of their Quickbooks Desktop software.

        Quickbooks online is a major fail both it the fact the implementation is quite poor and the performance is abysmal.  And most users simply don’t want their financial data on someone else’s server.  Add in the costly nature of cloud pricing versus the desktop software, and Quickbooks online is simply not viable.

        Now, Intuit has decided to bring that same financial penalty to their desktop offerings by doubling or tripling the  cost and rendering the desktop software unusable after the subscription period unless you renew.  Renewal costs are not known, nor is there any guaranty they will even allow renewal after 3 years, which is the average lifespan as per Intuit.  Most desktop Quickbooks users will use a version of the software well past 3 years.

        So, we need a new accounting solution and it can’t be in the cloud.  That leaves…  (crickets)…  maybe Sage 50.  But, there are not a whole lot of viable choices.


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          We’ve been happily using GnuCash for more than a decade.  I run it standalone on a laptop, but for larger installations, it supports a shared PostgreSQL server backend.

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      • #2388424
        AskWoody Plus

        Makes you wonder how long it will be before Microsoft changes its business model so that Windows users must pay monthly tribute to keep their systems functioning.

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        • #2388433

          It’s coming. They have to unload Win7/8.1 first.

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        • #2388435

          Suddenly, the year of the linux desktop might be a real possibility after all!

      • #2388567
        AskWoody Plus

        Cannot find any single Quickbooks Pro (one-time purchase) to buy any where. Local or Internet.
        Any luck anyone?


      • #2388618

        Bought it from here a few months back $360

      • #2389335
        AskWoody Plus

        This is off-topic, but maybe someone here has the answer.

        A family member hasn’t used QuickBooks or any of its competitors because none of them deals directly with consignment.  She is in the jewelry business, and her inventory is delivered to retailers on consignment.  She is consignor, and each retailer is a consignee.

        QuickBooks does not have any tools for directly tracking consignment deliveries and inventory and then later turning a sold consignment item into a sale, with an automatic update as to remaining consigned inventory.  Nor any utilities for doing a consigned inventory check and seeing what’s missing (sold or lost).  Instead there are workarounds which are too clumsy too use.

        If any of you QB fans has a suggestion, we’re all thumbs.  Thanks.

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