We are expanding our business by adding two new branches/locations. Since it is the same ein number I'd rather not create another company to login to on quickbooks. The chart of accounts, such as expenses/ revenue streams will be the same, as location "1". I used to use peachtree years ago, but someone else had set up multi locations for me, for when I transfer items, or when we have to specify where the journal entries will be applied. I.e. We used to use say a 'store supply' account number '1234', then '-123' as location A, so A would be 1234-123, and B would be like 1234-124. Then our reports could be viewed for each location or the entire company at once. What is the best way to do this on Quickbooks?
Additionally if you stick with desktop you will need to self host in Avon environment or hirs out the hosting so that each locations be logged in to the single company file. For self hosting Azure from microsoft gets high ratings.
As mentioned by john-pero, consider deploying a private cloud solution to host your data locally. All remote sites and mobile users may work on the same data file at the same time. It costs $25/month/access.