QuickBooks Enterprise 11 Upgrade - Should I upgrade from version 9

Discussion in 'Quickbooks' started by bobs, Feb 16, 2011.

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    bobs Guest

    Is there any reason that I should "not" upgrade to QuickBooks
    Enterprise v11 from v9? QBEv11 seems to have some nice improvements
    and having an active support license entitles us to free upgrades.
    That said, our current version (v9) is working well and I wouldn't
    want to introduce bugs to our environment. Any feedback would be most
    appreciated. Thanks, Bob.
    bobs, Feb 16, 2011
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    Laura Guest

    Do you think you would use the improvements introduced in v11? If you
    think you will actually benefit from those improvements then I would go
    ahead and upgrade. If not, then you have another year until v9 will be
    sunsetted. If v9 suits your needs why not wait another year to upgrade?
    I'm in the "if it ain't broke, why fix it?" generation.....

    ps. I only insist that my clients upgrade when the version they are
    using is being sunsetted (2008/v8) OR they have an improvement in the
    current version that they need.
    Laura, Feb 16, 2011
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    Randy Guest

    Why insist on an upgrade? Who cares if it's being sunstted? I still
    use 2006 pro and it works fine, I actually liked Ver 2.1 for DOS
    better, but my old CPA asked me to update.

    Like Laura said.....If you are happy with v9 stay with it. Unless you
    can use, or need, the new features in v11, then only upgrade after the
    newer version is out for a few months to get the bugs worked out of

    Thank You,

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    Randy, Feb 16, 2011
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    bobs Guest

    Laura/Randy, Thanks for the replies! Yes, there are some features in
    QBE v11 that I would really like to use (i.e. custom lists, DSO calcs,
    etc.). That said, I cannot risk any accounting freeze spanning more
    than 1 (maybe 2) days. From the various reviews...it appears that some
    v11 upgraders have been shutdown for many days (...this is not
    something that would be acceptable) or had to go back to an earlier
    version (or release), etc. In fact, from Intuit's own site...the
    negative comments I've seem to greatly outweigh the positive. Our
    upgrade from QBPro 2006 to QBE v9.0 went flawlessly. I'm not finding
    that many flawless reviews from QBE v11 upgraders...:-(
    bobs, Feb 16, 2011
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    Laura Guest

    I am not aware of any issues caused by upgrading to 2011. There are some
    issues with R4 but R5 has just been released so that should no longer be
    reason to be worried. I do recommend installing any new version to its
    own folder. Program upgrades can cause problems so installing the new
    version separately eliminates this possibility.

    When it is time to upgrade the file make a backup file and restore it in
    2011. If you are concerned about down-time then run both programs in
    parallel for a week or until you are satisfied that everything is
    working as expected.
    Laura, Feb 17, 2011
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    Laura Guest

    There are cases where a sunsetted program actually starts to fall apart.
    Reports & features don't work as they used to, etc....

    And if you are using any of the Intuit services such as payroll,
    e-mailing invoices or Merchant services then you have no choice but to
    upgrade to a new version when these services stop working.
    Laura, Feb 17, 2011
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    Randy Guest

    No payroll, their fee for merchant services are extremely high so
    don't use them either. I prefer Intuit NOT have copies of my
    invoices so I do not use their email service, I print to PDF and then
    email the file.

    Thank You,

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    Randy, Feb 22, 2011
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    foldem Guest

    I find their Merchant Services rates to be competitive. Why would
    Intuit save your emails?


    foldem, Feb 23, 2011
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    Randy Guest

    Why does Google save everything? Market research, maybe? Compile
    data on their users?

    Could be many good reasons to look at it, save it, compile it, etc.
    Can also be lots of bad reasons for the same.

    I go months without a credit card charge, so the most importmant thing
    to me is their monthly fee, which I beleive was $60 last I looked, I
    pay $5.00. I am not a retail business, most of my customers I bill at
    the end of the month or when their project ships.

    Thank You,

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    Randy, Feb 23, 2011
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    Laura Guest

    Its actually only 19.95 per month these days.

    Here is another payment solution for you to check out:

    Only costs you 0.50 per transaction.
    Laura, Feb 23, 2011
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