I am often asked how often QuickBooks users should upgrade. Intuit releases a new version of QuickBooks every year – how often do you really need to upgrade?
In general, I recommend upgrading every-other year. This allows you to get the benefits of the new features, but not have so many that upgrading feels like a whole new program. However; if you have been waiting for a new feature to come out, I recommend upgrading once it comes out – even if it has only been a year. For example, in 2013 Intuit introduced bins and barcoding for Inventory. If someone had upgraded in 2012 and worked with a lot of inventory, I would have recommended that they upgrade to 2013 rather than waiting until 2014. The cost of “getting by” in this case far exceeds the cost to upgrade the software a year early.
Intuit has a 3-year sunset policy. This means that after 3 years they will no longer continue to support that product. I always recommend that QuickBooks users at least stay current with the sunset policy. Intuit has recently released the sunset policy for QuickBooks 2010. It reads:
If you are processing payroll or accepting credit cards in QuickBooks 2010 you will need to upgrade by May 31, 2013 for these services to continue.
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