What Does the QuickBooks 2019 Desktop Discontinuation Mean for Your Business?

Brandy Olsen, DMS Management Solutions

Brandy Olsen
Accounting Systems & Implementation Coordinator

If you are still using QuickBooks Desktop 2019, you may have noticed a warning about the software expiring – but what does that mean for you?

If you have not updated your software, your access to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Services, Live Support, Online Backup, Online Banking, and other services through QuickBooks Desktop 2019 will be discontinued after May 31, 2022. This does not mean your software will immediately stop working – but you will no longer be able to integrate with any outsides applications or receive support from Intuit.

Now that you know what the QuickBooks Desktop Discontinuation means – let’s discuss what you should do.

First, we highly suggest you make a backup of your file. While file corruptions are rare – you can never be too safe!

How to Create a Backup of your QuickBooks Desktop File:
1. Open your QuickBooks Desktop File
2. Click File – Back Up Company – Create a Local Backup
3. Select “Local Backup” and click Next
4. Select the location you’d like to save the file and click OK
5. Choose the “Save it Now” option and click Finish

Next, spend some time evaluating your accounting software needs; this is a great time to talk to your accounting team about the various software options that may make sense for your business. Are you getting everything you want and need from QuickBooks Desktop? Would QuickBooks Online be a better fit for your business? Are there any Apps that would make your business more productive or alleviate some of your manual entries?

Lastly, upgrade your software! We are happy to help facilitate the upgrade or conversion for you and ensure that all of your balances move over seamlessly.