hi @ INEEDBOB ,
QuickBooks will notify once your file is too old to upgrade. If your client doesn't have any license of QB 2019 yet, you could ask them to send you a dummy file then you could try converting it using the trial license. If the conversion is failed, you have to try converting it on lower version (2015 or 2016) as a stepping stone. Otherwise, your client has to purchase a conversion service.
Good day, INEEDBOB.
You've got me here today to share some information regarding upgrading QuickBooks Enterprise from 2012 to 2019.
As Fiat Lux referenced, you will need to upgrade your 2012 data files in a lower version of QuickBooks since updating the files with such a long jump might give you an error while upgrading it.
Before installing and using QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 2019, it is important to know the necessary system requirements. This will ensure that QuickBooks is compatible with your computer and will help avoid problems when you start using the program. After that, you can create a backup copy of your company file and restore it.
To create a backup copy, here's how:
You can follow the steps to download and install the QuickBooks Desktop. See the steps below:
These articles are a good reference:
If you'd like to go through this over the phone, you can call our QuickBooks Desktop Support who will be happy to assist you.
Feel free to drop a reply below if you have additional upgrade concerns. Have a good one.
Hi, and thank you! I am familiar with all all that, but the main question would be What version should i upgrade it to and in what order? In other words, Do you recommend upgrading from 12 to 15 then 17 then 19? or just a single jump from 12 to17 then 19? etc.
I dont want to download and create trials for all versions to upgrade a version at a time. I would like to know what is required to minimize the upgrading of multiple large company files if possible.
Thanks for your assistance!