I have used Quickbooks now for years, 2003 was the last version update I did and so have kept a machine in the office year after year solely for use with quickbooks.
During this enforced lockdown I have been updating the office, the computers, and also software used.
Now I work on macs so can run parallels with a legacy operating system such as xp to carry on running my version of quickbooks - now looking at todays quickbooks subscription offering - I have to ask is there any alternatives? I dont want help .. just want a very basic accounts program like my 2003 quickbooks that will run on modern operating systems - part of me thinks scour amazon or ebay for quickbooks 2016 - I mean thats 13 years newer than what I am used to (lol)
Or has anyone here any other thoughts or suggestions? can a one of payment be made for quickbooks?
There is no a one time /outright purchase license option any longer for QB Desktop UK version. You may purchase an outdated QBD UK version or switch to QBD 2020 US version with a one time license if you don't need to comply with MTD.
Welcome to the Community page,
Quickbooks 2016 was the last version that you could physically buy the license outright on, however our Sales team only sells the latest 2020 version on a monthly or annual subscription and no legacy editions.
You could certainly try and buy it from elsewhere however with it being an older version it is not something we support, especially if you are running the program through Parallels on a Mac.
If you want to keep it basic then 2016 would be your best bet, but it would have to be from an outside seller.
If you have any further questions please reach back out to us, we will be more than happy to answer them for you.
thank you both for taking the time to reply
Okay best solution for me will be the legacy edition o f quickbooks
I do have to say I don't need support (managed 20 odd years without it :)
But I do wish I could pay quickbooks direct for a copy - there is I see the option for a download from quickbooks but I do need a license and key - so looks like Facebook, eBay etc are where I am going to have to go hunting for those
what has been neglected to say here is the update of the company file
despite buying an unused 2013 version I can't use my 2003 company file as it needs converting to 2013 compliance - there is in 2013 a link to the quickbooks site for an online tool - this has gone - so speaking with quickbooks support it has been a case of stone walling - thee is no support for products older than 3 years and that I have to update to subscription
I wonder have any members of the community found a 3rd party company file conversion tool online?