I'm considering buying the costco version of QB desktop pro 2021.
I work both from home and the office and need to sync the databases up.
Can I install at home and office and have them access the same data?
You are allowed to install a license for single user on two different machines. But you are not allowed to run them simultaneously. You must purchase a one-time QB Desktop 2021 license for 2 users to run at the same time. If you are the only one who needs to access both machines, you may need to have a third party app to store your data in the cloud. The app will integrate with your machine and you won't have to manually update QuickBooks data files.
Hi there james James,
it's vital that you have the most effective version of QuickBooks Desktop in order for it to suit the needs of your business. QuickBooks desktop is a great tool able to help you keep track of the books of your business. I can provide some information about QuickBooks Desktop.
In order to share information from QuickBooks Desktop between 2 computers, the two devices would need to be on the same network as well as you would need to have a version of QuickBooks Desktop with more than one user. You can find out how to set up a Multi-user mode by following the steps in the linked article.
Another option would be to use a third-party service like mentioned by Fiat Lux - ASIA to transfer the data between the two locations.
If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out here.
Hello Fiat Lux,
Thank you for your response.
I think I understand. I can run a single copy on both machines, but not simultaneously. I can use like Google drive as I currently do to sync work files and the qb data files.
If I want to run at home and work simultaneously, I need to purchase another license.
Is this correct? How much is this separate license? Would I just need to buy another copy from Costco?
I would only recommend using GDrive or any cloud storage to store backup files. You can purchase additional seat for your license from Costco, if they still offer it. Otherwise, you can purchase it from a partner/reseller worth around $500 for QB Desktop 2021 CA Pro for single user. To run QB in multiuser mode, every machines has to use the same exact license code. You have to contact Support and ask to merge the license later.