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cicenhour
Level 1

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

Owners requested I change from QBO to Quicken. How can I best transfer information? I will take any and all data rather than rekeying hundreds of transactions
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ReyJohn_D
Moderator

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

I've got steps to ensure you're able to convert your  QuickBooks Online data to Quicken,@cicenhour.

 

First off, we're unable to directly convert QuickBooks Online (QBO) data to Quicken. As a workaround, we can download a QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) trial version where we can export the data from QBO. Then, we can use QBDT to export your lists or transactions to Excel where you're able to manipulate it. Finally, we can now import it to Quicken.

 

You'll want to refer to this article for the links to download the QBDT trial versions: QBDT trial versions. Before you start, ensure that your computer meets the minimum requirements to install QuickBooks: What are the system requirements for QuickBooks Desktop?.

 

Let's begin by converting your QBO data to QBDT. Before you convert, here are a few things to remember:

 

  • If you use Multi-currency in QuickBooks Online, you shouldn't convert to QuickBooks Desktop. Your data will not export correctly.
  • You need a recent version of QuickBooks Desktop installed before you start. You can download a trial to use as an alternative.
  • These steps explain how to convert to QuickBooks Desktop for Windows. You can also convert to QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.
  • You need Internet Explorer 11 installed to complete these steps.

You may want to refer to this article for the data lists that can be converted from QBO to QBDT: Data lists that can be converted from QBO to QBDT. 

 

Once everything's set, we can now proceed with converting your data form QBO to QBDT. We will need to set up Internet Explorer for the smooth export process. Here's how:

 

  1. Right-click the Internet Explorer icon and choose Run as administrator.
  2. Select the Tools ⚙ icon, then Internet Options.
  3. Pick Security, then Trusted sites.
  4. Click Sites then in the Add this website to the zone field, enter *.intuit.com, and *.qbo.intuit.com.
  5. Ensure Require server verification (https: ) for all sites in this zone is unchecked.
  6. Close the Trusted Sites window then make sure Enable Protected Mode is unchecked.
  7. Hit Apply, then Okay.
  8.  Leave Internet Explorer open.

Then, you can follow the steps outlined in this article to continue the export process: How to export from QBO to QBDT?.

 

Once you're done, we can begin exporting the files to Excel. We can start with exporting your Chart of Accounts and Vendor lists. Below are the steps how: 

 

  1. Go to the Vendors menu, then choose the Vendor Center.
  2. From the Excel drop-down, tap Export Vendor List.
  3. On the Export window, select Create a new worksheet: in a new workbook, then click Export.
  4. Save the Excel sheet.

 

After that, you can now import these data lists to Quicken. Here's how:

  1. From the File menu, choose Import.
  2. Pick Addresses, then click Tab.
  3. If the file name did not automatically populate, select Browse then locate your file. Choose Next.
  4. Hit Quicken Field, then Add.
  5. Repeat step 4 until you have selected all the fields you want to import, then select Done.


Please refer to this article for the detailed steps on how to import these data lists to Quicken: How do I import data from Excel to Quicken?.

 

For your future reference, you may want to convert your Quicken data to QuickBooks Desktop. Refer to this article for the details on how to achieve this: How to convert Quicken data to QBDT?.

 

Leave a comment below if you still need more help with converting your data in QuickBooks. I'd be happy to assist you further. Take care,@cicenhour.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

@cicenhour 

Utilize TP Exporter to export all of your data out to XLS.

https:// transactionpro.grsm.io/qbo

 

Integrated
Level 2

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

We're getting the same requests from clients now that Quickbooks went to high priced annual subscriptions. Small businesses need to work within their budget. It wasn't smart to move from under $200 every 3 or 4 years to $250-$300 every year.  

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

@Integrated  

You may consider purchasing the one time license for QB Desktop 2021 Pro for 3 users, Premier for 5 users, or Accountant for 10 users. Then you will distribute the license between your clients to lower their cost.

Madelynn1
Level 2

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

There is currently not a way to convert data from Quickbooks to Quicken. Data can be converted from Quicken to Quickbooks, however if assistance is required during that process, it can only be provided by Quickbooks support

 

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Integrated
Level 2

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

Why not leave the fee affordable or allow a conversion to a more reasonably priced software? Without compromise, small business owners who need to respect a budget will just start new in a more affordable product causing Intuit to lose a customer.  

davidpay
Level 1

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

To convert QBO (QuickBooks Online) to Quicken, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Export your QBO data: Log in to your QuickBooks Online account and go to the "Settings" menu. Select "Export Data" and choose "Reports" or "Lists" depending on what you want to export. Follow the prompts to export your data as a .csv file.

  2. Import your QBO data into Quicken: Open Quicken and go to the "File" menu. Select "Import" and choose "From CSV File." Follow the prompts to import your QBO data into Quicken.

  3. Map your data: Quicken will ask you to map your QBO data to the appropriate fields in Quicken. Follow the prompts to ensure that your data is mapped correctly.

  4. Review your data: Once your data is imported, review it to ensure that everything has been transferred correctly. Make any necessary adjustments or corrections.

  5. Save your Quicken file: Once you are satisfied with your data in Quicken, save your file and continue using Quicken for your financial management needs.

Note that the process of converting QBO to Quicken may vary slightly depending on the versions of QuickBooks Online and Quicken that you are using. Be sure to consult the user guides or support resources for both programs for more detailed instructions.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

I would recommend to convert data from QB Online to QB Desktop instead. You can use the converter tool. No need to convert manually. If you don't mind to use the trial version, you can use it for good if required.

allenebrick
Level 1

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

You've to export data from QBO in a compatible format (CSV) for Quicken. Use QBO's export tool for lists (customers, vendors), transactions, and reports. Import this data into Quicken to retain records and minimize manual entry.

SameulChukwezi
Level 1

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

You've to export data from QBO in a compatible format (CSV) for Quicken. Use QBO's export tool for lists (customers, vendors), transactions, and reports. Import this data into Quicken to retain records and minimize manual entry

 
 
 
allenebrick
Level 1

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

Yes, only quickbook support can help in this regard. 

4Gal
Level 10

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

I would recommend the same option as Fiat Lux, Convert your data to QB Desktop and use the trial version to access your data for good. Then you will start from scratch in Quicken to lower the conversion costs.

richeljohn
Level 1

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

you can manually transfer your financial data from QuickBooks Online to Quicken by following these general steps:

  1. Export Data from QuickBooks Online:

    • Log in to your QuickBooks Online account.
    • Navigate to the company you want to export data from.
    • Go to the Reports tab and generate the necessary financial reports.
    • Export the reports in a format that Quicken can import, such as CSV (Comma-Separated Values).
  2. Prepare Data for Quicken:

    • Open the exported files in a spreadsheet program (like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets).
    • Review and format the data to match Quicken's requirements. Pay special attention to the columns and data types.
  3. Import Data into Quicken:

    • Open Quicken and create a new Quicken data file or use an existing one.
    • Navigate to the File menu and choose to import data.
    • Follow the prompts to import the prepared CSV file into Quicken.
  4. Review and Reconcile:

    • Once the data is imported, carefully review the transactions and account balances in Quicken to ensure accuracy.
    • Reconcile your accounts in Quicken to match your financial statements.
  5. Adjust Settings and Categories:

    • Adjust any settings or categories in Quicken to align with your preferences and the way you want to track your finances.
  6. Backup Data:

    • Before making any significant changes, always back up your data in both QuickBooks Online and Quicken. 
allenebrick
Level 1

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

Currently, there's no direct method to transfer data from QuickBooks to Quicken. However, data can be transferred from Quicken to QuickBooks with assistance available solely from QuickBooks support.

 
 
 
allenebrick
Level 1

How can I convert QBO to Quicken?

Currently, there's no direct method to transfer data from QuickBooks to Quicken. However, data can be transferred from Quicken to QuickBooks with assistance available solely from QuickBooks support.

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