If you are a QuickBooks 2013 Desktop user and are currently using any Intuit/QuickBooks add-on services (such as Payroll, Payments, Online Banking) then you must upgrade your version of QuickBooks by May 31, 2016, to continuing using these services.
Access to add-on services and Intuit support for QuickBooks 2013 Desktop will be discontinued after May 31, 2016. This applies all versions of QuickBooks 2013 Desktop (Pro, Premier, Enterprise Solutions, Accountant Edition, and Mac).
What does this mean for QuickBooks 2013 users, exactly?
If you do not use Intuit’s live support or any Intuit/QuickBooks add-on services, and are happy with your current version of QuickBooks, you are not forced to upgrade. Your QuickBooks 2013 software will continue to work.
However, if you want to maintain use of Intuit live support and add-on services, you will need to upgrade your version of QuickBooks by May 31, 2016, to ensure uninterrupted service.
The most popular add-on services that will no longer work with QuickBooks 2013 after May 31, 2016 are:
- Credit Card processing
- Bill Pay
- Billing Solutions (formerly QuickBooks Online Billing)
- Online Banking
- Technical Support
Why is Intuit discontinuing QuickBooks Desktop 2013?
The discontinuation of Services and Support for QuickBooks 2013 Desktop comes as part of Intuit’s “sunset” policy. In an effort to stay on top of ever changing technology, Intuit retires, or “sunsets” certain products and services when they reach a certain age. This is usually done at the end of May each year.
Intuit’s current policy is to continue Services and Support for the most current version of QuickBooks and its two previous versions. So in this case, after May 31, 2016, Intuit’s support and add-on services will apply to the current version of QuickBooks 2016, and the previous two versions, 2015 and 2014.
Upgrading to QuickBooks 2016
We know it takes time and effort to upgrade, but we also believe the benefits of keeping your accounting software current outweigh the potential issues that not upgrading to the latest version of QuickBooks may cause.
QuickBooks 2016 includes many new productivity boosting features to help you save more time and stay more organized. Who knows – you may discover a new feature of QuickBooks that provides a real advantage to you and your business.
We are here to assist you through the upgrade process and make it as easy and uninterruptable as possible. We will help you:
- Determine which upgrade option is right for you
- Make certain your current system meets the requirements to support the latest version of QuickBooks, and
- Install your new QuickBooks and convert your company file so that everything works together with your new product.
Call us at (318) 465-3674 or click below for upgrade assistance and current discounted pricing on QuickBooks 2016.