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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.

Discover our 7-Step Checklist!

To help you make the right choice, we’ve put together a simple 7-step process for finding the perfect solution for your business. Look out for the downloadable version, too!

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There are countless options out there, but we believe the best financial management and ERP solutions come from Sage.

Here at Acuity, we offer the most intuitive, best-in-class Sage solutions available – Sage Intacct and Sage X3. Find out more about each product and why we love them below!

Difference between Sage Intacct and Intacct Starter Edition

Sage Intacct

Want a true cloud financial management software with better reporting across multiple entities? Look no further…

With a range of plug-in and add-on solutions available via the Sage Intacct marketplace, you can build your own ‘ecosystem’.

You can also connect your account to your existing systems (e.g. Payroll and CRM) or integrate it with another compatible software to create a bespoke, tailored solution.

Because Intacct has been built with you and your business in mind, it is the Number 1 rated solution for customer satisfaction on

Introducing Starter Edition

Sage Intacct now also offers a new version of the software – Sage Intacct Starter Edition.

Starter Edition has been developed specifically for organisations that want (and need) Intacct’s core financial management functionality up and running quickly, giving you all the power of Intacct in as little as 6 weeks!

With Sage Intacct you can expect an average ROI of 250%, payback on your investment in less than 6 months, and scale by up to 400% with no additional headcount!


Check out these Sage Intacct Resources...

Discover Sage Intacct & Starter Edition

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Sage Intacct Quick Guide

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Sage Intacct vs Sage Intacct Starter Edition

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Watch our Sage Intacct Impacct animations

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Sage X3

Does your business need company-wide ERP functionality? Are you looking to manage finance, supply chain, project management and more?

Sage X3 is the best approach to ERP.

It is fast, flexible, and designed around the user for greater control; get more done and do it better!

With Sage X3, you can manage your entire business through one solution, from supply chain to distribution, financials, and production, and even across multiple companies.

Increase your workflow efficiency, streamline your supply chain, and watch your business thrive with Sage X3.

Check out these Sage X3 Resources...

Sage X3 Quick Guide

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Discover Sage X3 - A better approach to ERP

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Sage X3 Add-Ons

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What is ERP and how can it help me?

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Learn more about our Sage Solutions

Discover each solution in more detail and find out which is best suited to your business.

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