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subscription with server access, pros ? cons?

not sure about the service , anybody give any reviews on how reliable the server is ?I would go on the cloud, but not cost effective bc i have 3 companies ... advice ? tired of my laptop crashing, been with qb for over 10 years on laptop only.

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Fiat Lux - ASIA
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subscription with server access, pros ? cons?

One QBO account is for one company file



Consider using QB Desktop with a single license to manage multi company files. Deploy a private cloud if required.


QuickBooks Team

subscription with server access, pros ? cons?

Thanks for being one of our loyal QuickBooks users, @needtoknow20.


I know the importance of making sure your company data is safe and to select the right QuickBooks software for you and your business. That's why I'm here to share the pros and cons of using the subscription with the server access program.


The top and foremost priority for every QuickBooks subscriber is the security of their company data. Both QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) and QuickBooks Online (QBO) ensures the safety of your account by using a very reliable server.


The QBO software is a cloud-based accounting product and runs using the internet. With this, you're able to access it anywhere online, mobile, and integrations with other business apps. Then, you need to have one company file per subscription.


While QBDT should be downloaded and locally installed on your computer. It's intended for small to large-sized businesses that have complex accounting needs and require more customizable features. Then, you can have multiple company files using only one product license or subscription.


To learn more about the comparison between QBO and QBDT, I'd recommend checking out this article: Comparing QuickBooks Online to the QuickBooks Desktop version. It also includes answers to the most frequently asked questions and other related topics about importing, billing and user access, and reconciliation to name a few.


Please know that you're always welcome to comment below if you have other concerns or follow-up inquiries about managing your company data with QuickBooks. I'm just around to help. Take care always.

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