Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Level 1

QBO Professional

I have a client on QuickBooks Pro Desktop in a cloud application for access.  They are considering a move from the Desktop to QBO Professional.


I do a number of entries that are pretty intense.  Many times I duplicate the entry and update the numbers or make my adds or deletes.


What functionalities do I gain and what functionalities do I lose if we decide to move?



2 Comments 2
Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

QBO Professional

Is there any specific reason why your client consider switching to QBO?

QuickBooks Team

QBO Professional

Hi there, @StevenR1. I'm here to share some insights about how these platforms deliver.


QuickBooks Online (QBO) will be the ideal choice for most small businesses. QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) is best for businesses that need advanced inventory tracking, job costing, or reporting tools.


QBO is a cloud-based software that you can access anywhere with an internet connection. 

  • Depending on which package you choose, the software includes access to all product and feature updates, automatic data backups, as well as the ability to restore company data from backups.
  • You can automatically download bank transactions and work with your accountant in real-time. 
  • You can download the mobile app for free to manage your account on the go.


With QBDT, on the other hand, you have to download the software to your computer and use it on that computer only. 

  • To use it on multiple computers, you have to purchase additional licenses.
  • With its 2022 release, QuickBooks shifted all Desktop offerings to annual subscription-based plans that allow you to download bank transactions and receive product updates. 
  • All Desktop plans include automatic data backup and recovery and mobile receipt management. 
  • For QuickBooks Enterprise, you can pay extra for cloud access to use your account from any device.


You can also check out this link for more info: QBO vs QBDT. Additionally, here are some articles that might help for smooth conversion should your client decide to switch to QBO:


Keep in touch with me here should you have any additional questions or concerns. I'm always available to help.

Need to get in touch?

Contact us