It’s just about that time again…the time every year when Intuit discontinues supporting an older version of QuickBooks. This is called “sunsetting” a version.
As usual, it’s the version from 3 years back. So QuickBooks Pro 2010, QuickBooks Premier 2010, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 10, and QuickBooks for Mac 2010 will all be unsupported by Intuit after May 31 of this year.
That means that you won’t be able to get tech support from Intuit for these products.
This doesn’t mean that your desktop version of QB 2010 will stop working, or that any of your files will become inaccessible. Instead the Sunset will remove the following functionality:
- Online Banking Connectivity
- Online Payroll Connectivity
- Credit Card Processing
- Accountant’s copy transfer
- Emailing via Intuit’s servers
- Automatic Bill Pay
In addition to these hassles, Intuit technical support will no longer be able to assist you with any errors which might arise with QuickBooks 2010. Due to all of these reasons, InsynQ will be unable to host QuickBooks 2010 in the cloud effective May 31st, 2013. Therefore if you haven’t upgraded yet, now is the time to do so.
What to Expect When You Upgrade
Upgrading to QuickBooks 2013 will offer a multitude of improvements to the already powerful accounting software suite. From a more intuitive user interface providing a simplified workflow to various organization and data entry features, there will be plenty of changes that will ultimately boost your productivity.
Click here for a complete list of Intuit’s QuickBooks upgrades for an idea of what exactly to expect: http://quickbooks.intuit.com/pro/whats-new/