QuickBooks Desktop Discontinuation: What can you do next?
If you’re a QuickBooks Desktop user, you should be aware by now that QuickBooks Desktop for Windows 2019 will be discontinued.
But what exactly does this mean, and what should you do next? Read on to find out.
What does the QuickBooks Desktop Discontinuation mean?
For users of the QuickBooks Desktop for Windows 2019 software, access to Payroll Services, Live Support, Online Backup, Online Banking, and other services available to you for this version will be revoked.
This will affect all versions of QuickBooks Desktop Pro, Premier, and Enterprise Solutions v19.
When will this take affect?
As of May 31st 2022, the following add-on solutions will stop working within your system:
- QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2019
- QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2019 (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail)
- QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 19
- QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2019
- QuickBooks Enterprise Accountant 19
- QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2019
From June 1st 2022, you will also stop receiving critical security updates.
From August 10th 2022, a number of QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 18.0 payments services will also no longer be compatible – Intuit Payments integration, Intuit Service Store Exchange, and the Mobile Sync feature.
What should you do next?
If your business uses this version of QuickBooks, and is reliant on the add-on services listed above, your best option is to switch to a different solution.
While this can be a frustrating process, finding and investing the right solution for your business is of vital importance.
After all, you don’t want to have to switch again in 12-18 months’ time because your replacement solution doesn’t do what you need it to or can no longer accommodate your business’ growth plans.