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Old 03-08-2017, 10:39 AM
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Updating 2014 pro desktop to 2017 pro desktop

Ok, so every 3 years Intuit makes me upgrade QB pro because I process credit cards through QB and Intuit payment services

I just got the email today from intuit that I have to do this before May31st.

Always in the past I was able to buy a QB upgrade for less than buying QB as a first time user.
The link Intuit sent me shows they want $219.95 for QB 2017 pro desktop
I see it for $199.00 at a couple office supply stores

Not much of an upgrade deal going on there at Intuit.

So I did a google search.
I see these 1 year subscription deals for $199, which I do not want
I want a full 3 years for my money

BTW, I run QB as 1 user on a Windows 7 desktop?
No payroll, no invoices, sales receipts only and I use Inventory and not many more of the Intuit services than those
I process credit card through the sales receipt screen.

Anyone know of any deals on upgrading QB 2014 pro to QB 2107 pro?
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Old 03-11-2017, 10:09 AM
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I found a couple deals for $169 and $179 on 2017 pro desktop
Went ahead and ordered the CD version

So I will be updating Pro 214 desktop to pro 2017 desktop on a windows 7 machine

I saw a bunch of one star reviews on Amazon.

I see a bunch of people complaining about having to enter a complex password.
I currently have to enter a 8 digit password and change it every 90 days, but it's not a super complex password.
Has the password function changed from what I am used to in 2014 Pro?

I see from youtube videos that Intuit has not fixed the super small windows that hold customer address info. So that still has not been fixed?

I ordered the 1 user version. Are you still able to install it on a desktop and a laptop?
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Old 03-11-2017, 06:04 PM
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Ok, so every 3 years Intuit makes me upgrade QB pro because I process credit cards through QB and Intuit payment services

I just got the email today from intuit that I have to do this before May31st.

Always in the past I was able to buy a QB upgrade for less than buying QB as a first time user.
The link Intuit sent me shows they want $219.95 for QB 2017 pro desktop
I see it for $199.00 at a couple office supply stores

Not much of an upgrade deal going on there at Intuit.

So I did a google search.
I see these 1 year subscription deals for $199, which I do not want
I want a full 3 years for my money


BTW, I run QB as 1 user on a Windows 7 desktop?
No payroll, no invoices, sales receipts only and I use Inventory and not many more of the Intuit services than those
I process credit card through the sales receipt screen.

Anyone know of any deals on upgrading QB 2014 pro to QB 2107 pro?
Thanks
Are you saying QB is now licensed by subscription? So for what you understand after the $199 1 year, what happens?

I am not ready to upgrade until 2018 so I wonder what I will run into!
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:46 AM
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QB is moving to the subscription model, it started a couple of years ago with enterprise. You have a choice and have to be careful when you purchase, the annual subscription price is usually shown more prominently than the buy it use it price, and of course lower

@ EL34
The only thing you mentioned that requires you to upgrade is the merchant card subscription.

All desktop versions have inventory, sales receipts, etc etc

The new version do have a password requirement.

if you have not had an update that installed the required password boondoggle, there is an option to consider since you have time. Move to a third party merchant card processing, then from what you say there is no reason to upgrade unless you move to win10.
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Old 03-12-2017, 02:56 PM
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Are you saying QB is now licensed by subscription? So for what you understand after the $199 1 year, what happens?

I am not ready to upgrade until 2018 so I wonder what I will run into!
There are different packages you can purchase
You have to be careful and make sure you do not order the 1 year subscription.

The 1 year deal is marked on the box as such and the price is lower, so just pay careful attention before hitting the buy button
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Old 03-12-2017, 02:59 PM
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QB is moving to the subscription model, it started a couple of years ago with enterprise. You have a choice and have to be careful when you purchase, the annual subscription price is usually shown more prominently than the buy it use it price, and of course lower

@ EL34
The only thing you mentioned that requires you to upgrade is the merchant card subscription.

All desktop versions have inventory, sales receipts, etc etc

The new version do have a password requirement.

if you have not had an update that installed the required password boondoggle, there is an option to consider since you have time. Move to a third party merchant card processing, then from what you say there is no reason to upgrade unless you move to win10.
yes, I already mentioned above that I have to enter an 8 digit password.
What I am asking is if they changed that to a complex password?
Currently, I can enter this as a password and QB does not complain.

A1234567 <- This is not a complex password, but I could use it in QB2014 pro, no problem.

No way I would go back to a third party card processor.
On my sales receipt screen, I click one button and it processes the card through Intuit and through my internet connection.
The transaction info is all right there on the sales receipt screen
I don't have to have a card machine present to do this
It's incredibly fast and efficient doing this through Intuit payment solutions that is integrated right into my Sales Receipt screen

I don't mind upgrading every 3 years, just as long as Intuit continues to improve QB
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:57 AM
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What intuit is calling a complex password has not changed.

intuit can't seem to make up their minds about passwords, currently in QBDT

open company file = 7 characters, one upper case, one number
send an accountants copy = 8 characters, one upper case, one number, one special character
schedule sending a report = 6 characters
set cl;osing date = one character
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:35 AM
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What intuit is calling a complex password has not changed.

intuit can't seem to make up their minds about passwords, currently in QBDT

open company file = 7 characters, one upper case, one number
send an accountants copy = 8 characters, one upper case, one number, one special character
schedule sending a report = 6 characters
set cl;osing date = one character
Ok, thanks for the info
The reviews I read were all going on about not liking complex passwords
Sounds like Intuits idea of complex is not that complex

I was hoping they had not changed it so you had to enter something like this
f%6hJE*3
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