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Hi There,


I’m currently using Quickbooks Desktop 2017 Pro (Home) version for 1 user plus accountant here in Pretoria, South Africa. Which Online version will accommodate everything that is currently offered in the 2017 version. I do not want to pay for something that will not be used. I currently run 4 different companies on my 2017 version - will one single online version accommodate all 4 companies or will I have to pay for each company separately. If this is the case then I am wasting my time.


Will I be able to migrate the data from my 2017 version online to one of your options. Can you give me a better price than the discount currently offered for 3 months.


Thanks and regards.

Andre Louw

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I'll help with your questions about migrating to QuickBooks Online, Andre.


First, not all features in the Desktop version are available in QBO. This includes Sales Order, calendar, and sub-total. Check out this article for more details (they are US-based article since there's no Desktop version outside of USA, UK, and Canada): 


Second, you need to create a separate subscription per company. One company requires one subscription in QuickBooks Online.


Third, there's no direct way of migrating a QuickBooks Desktop US, Canada, or UK Desktop to a localized version of QuickBooks Online. Although, you can use a third-party app to help you convert your data to QBO South Africa.


Lastly, I would recommend reaching out to our Sales Team with regards to your question about pricing. They will be able to check if there are other pricing options aside from what we have on the website. Just go to this link and look for the contact number in the upper-right hand corner of the page:


I'd also like to share this Getting Started Guide for additional reference: Get Started With QuickBooks Online.


Don't hesitate to reach out to us again if you need anything else.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15



One QBO account is for one company file


If you decided migrating QBD data (i.e US, UK, or CA) to QBO South Africa, you may have 2 options

1. Utilize a migration tool. i.e TPExporter for Desktop, TPImporter for Online


2. Purchase a 3rd party conversion service

Check our profile name and send your business email address in a private message to us


But if you decided to keep using QB Desktop, you may deploy a private cloud or put your license on a QB cloud hosting.