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Desktop vs QBO

I have a small bookkeeping practice, and have been utilizing the the 5/$5 month wholesale QBO for my equally small Clients.  At $5/month I can easily absorb the cost.  Unfortunately the promo is ending and the price increasing 5 fold per client.  Far too much for me to absorb.  Therefore, I've been transitioning client billing over to them before I get hit with the increase.

 

One of Client has been a desktop QB user, but has allowed me to set up their second company under my QBO umbrella.  They love it - BUT now it's going to cost them $70/month to maintain the features they've come to enjoy (Class tracking/Budgets) but are not available in the more reasonably priced QBO versions.

 

Should I advise them to switch back to Desktop?  Their 2017 version of the QBDT is about to sunset.  However, the cost of replacement seems much less than $70/month.  Which QBDT version will provide Class and Budgets?

 

Thank you!

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Best answer March 12, 2020

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Desktop vs QBO

@debrak1959 

I agreed to john-pero. Ask your client to explore trial license of Pro 2020

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/new-subscriptions/download-a-trial-of-quickbooks-d...

 

They may purchase the license directly to Intuit for $300 (i.e 1 user) or thru a partner for around $200 or less. To convert their data from QBO, utilize a free converter tool (for now)

https://www.exportmybooks.com/

 

And for yourself, consider to have a QBD 2020 Premier Accountant edition. If you are not a ProAdvisor yet, consider purchasing a one-time license thru a partner, Company only offers the subscription one.

 

 

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Desktop vs QBO

Even though price goes up you still get  a discount that if passed on to your clients makes their use of QBO through you a little more palatable. Would they be willing to pay you 40 when it costs you 35 or less? 

 

All versions of desktop offer budget. Premier and Enterprise also offer forecasting. Street price of QBDT Pro is $200. Even at promo intro pricing an online Plus will cost that much in just 5-6 months and the $200 investment in desktop is good for 3 years. $6/month or $70/month.if they do not need multiple user or access from their phone just look at the math. 

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Desktop vs QBO

@debrak1959 

I agreed to john-pero. Ask your client to explore trial license of Pro 2020

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/new-subscriptions/download-a-trial-of-quickbooks-d...

 

They may purchase the license directly to Intuit for $300 (i.e 1 user) or thru a partner for around $200 or less. To convert their data from QBO, utilize a free converter tool (for now)

https://www.exportmybooks.com/

 

And for yourself, consider to have a QBD 2020 Premier Accountant edition. If you are not a ProAdvisor yet, consider purchasing a one-time license thru a partner, Company only offers the subscription one.

 

 

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