“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…” can easily become one’s mantra when using QuickBooks for business accounting. As users, once we establish a procedure for entering financial transactions, we have little reason to deviate from our norm and seek out alternatives. There is a downside to practicing our mantra, Intuit, the developer of QuickBooks stops supporting a product three years after its release. For example, support of QuickBooks 2014 products ceased on May 31, 2017. This means those users no longer receive software updates and cannot call Intuit for technical support of their 2014 product. But, does any of this matter to your business? At some future time, the lack of support will affect every business that chooses not to upgrade the program.
Change can be scary but upgrading QuickBooks can be swift and painless, frequently with a great upside – new features that may save you and your business time and money! Did you know you can schedule reports in QuickBooks 2017? The new Scheduled Report feature will automatically send a password-protected PDF attachment by email at a scheduled time. Schedule sales reports to be sent daily to your sales staff or weekly financial reports to be sent to owners. Take advantage of this new feature and others by upgrading your QuickBooks. Although Intuit does not offer upgrade pricing, they frequently offers pricing incentives to encourage upgrading to the latest version of QuickBooks.
If you are unsure if you should upgrade, contact a GKG QuickBooks ProAdvisor at 845-356-6100 to discuss if a new version will benefit your business. A GKG QuickBooks ProAdvisor can also discuss with you your current version and if there are features that you may benefit from using but are not currently aware of.