QuickBooks is the most popular accounting software in the world – especially in North America where some claim that it has between 85% and 90% of the entry-level accounting market.
You’d think that a product that was so popular would be rock-solid and have few technical issues. But unfortunately issues can and often do occur with any product and QuickBooks isn’t immune to the occasional glitch (or two or three…).
Problems occur primarily for older versions of the software and for desktop editions of QuickBooks that are prone to issues related to hardware, operating systems, and other network and infrastructure issues that may not entirely be the fault of Intuit. You can work with a seasoned and technical QuickBooks ProAdvisor or your local IT support organization to troubleshoot and fix many of the issues that you may run into.
Another option is to upgrade your environment and your QuickBooks application. Some companies have gone so far as to reinstall everything from scratch. This is possible and often solves your problems but can take a considerable amount of time and effort.
Fortunately, there are many great third party tools available on the QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop directories on Apps.com that you may want to consider for management of your accounting data or for integration between QuickBooks and other application databases or external data sources.
A few of the more popular products available are listed below. Make sure that you ask each vendor if their products work with both QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online and ensure that their product is available and supported for your edition and version of QuickBooks some of these products will not be compatible with every QuickBooks product.
Transaction Pro (Multiple Products)
Axis Import & Export Utility
Data Transfer tility
eZ Account Import
eZ Journal Entry Import
Beginning Balance Transfer Utility
QODBC Driver for QuickBooks
QXL for QuickBooks Desktop
Excel Add-In for QuickBooks Online
QOBBC for QuickBooks Online
QXL for QuickBooks Online
Excel Transactions Importer
Unify by Webgility
SyncTwixt Books Connector
Tavis by Acumy
Covalent Works Data Integrator
Of course there will come a point in time for most businesses when the reach the limits of QuickBooks and must move on. And we can help. Contact us to find out why so many growing companies are making the switch to Sage Intacct to manage their business on the cloud.
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