Do you run a data center or remote hosting company?

Apply to join the Intuit Commercial Hosting Program

This program is designed to help independent professional data centers and remote hosting companies provide hosting services to QuickBooks users.


When you join the Commercial
Hosting Program, you'll enjoy


Host QuickBooks software

The ability to host licensed copies of QuickBooks software


Authorized Commercial Host logo

Making limited use of an "Intuit Authorized Commercial logo Host" on your website and in Intuit-approved collateral materials


Technical support

Limited technical support from Intuit to the Commercial Host participant for your own QuickBooks-related questions


Listed on Hosting Program website

A listing in the Authorized Commercial Host List on Intuit's Hosting Program web page


Exclusive savings

Volume license discounts


Monthly license leasing program

Optional participation in a new monthly license leasing program

Fees are required for

  • Initiation
  • Independent accreditation
  • Ongoing program participation


Each commercial host is solely responsible for the security, privacy and availability its hosting services, and while Intuit will require a third-party accreditation for each selected host. Intuit does not endorse, certify, sponsor, or guarantee host's services.


Additionally, commercial hosts are required to have a separate written agreement with their customers that governs the customers' use of the hosting services.


To become an Intuit-Authorized Hosting company, your firm must complete an application and independent third-party accreditation. If invited to participate, you will enter into a licensing & distribution agreement with Intuit. (NOTE: Intuit does not provide instructions/guidance on how to set up or manage a secure hosting environment.)


To perform as a commercial host, you must:

  • Have a SAS-70 Type-II certified Tier 1 data center, physically located in Canada, with all hosting infrastructure and processes accredited by MSP Alliance
  • Enter into a commercial hosting agreement with Intuit
  • Pay the required initiation, monthly, and annual renewal fees, and submit basic monthly reporting corresponding to the monthly fees paid and numbers of licenses and users hosted
  • Require all customers who are QuickBooks users to enter into a separate services agreement with host directly (which governs those customers' use of the hosting services, and which contains specific, required terms and conditions related to their use of QuickBooks software).
  • Provide all QuickBooks users with ready access to their own individual QuickBooks license information
  • Provide each QuickBooks user access to only those versions and version-years of QuickBooks for which he/she supplies you with license information


Participation in the Commercial Hosting Program requires payment of the following fees, shown in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated:

  • An initiation fee of $5000, to be paid once you've been accepted in the program
  • An annual renewal fee of $2500
  • A per-month leasing fee of leased QuickBooks
  • A per-month fee of $5 per user (as defined in the Commercial Hosting Agreement)
  • An accreditation application fee of $3000 USD


The accreditation application fee is a one-time non-refundable fee charged directly by MSP Alliance, an independent third-party testing company not affiliated with Intuit. It is charged for conducting the accreditation process required to become a commercial host. Payment of this fee and the accreditation process are subject to MSP Alliance's own accreditation terms and conditions. Payment of this fee does not guarantee accreditation.