Why Am I Being Forced Into QuickBooks Online Version?
Ask the Accountant…
Question: I keep reading about the QB Premier subscription. Why are we being forced into the Online version?
Answer: It’s true that QB Premier 2022 and beyond can only be purchased on a subscription basis. It is not true that this is the online version of QB (QuickBooks Online, aka QBO). A QB Premier subscription is just that—a subscription for which you pay annually. A QB Premier subscription is the same exact QB Premier that you are familiar with, just with some additional features and a different pay structure.
The subscription basis only means that you pay annually to maintain the program, but it is not online nor their “online product."
QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise can be modified to better serve ad specialty distributors. Harriet Gatter is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a former accounting professor and a former ad specialty distributor. She advises ad specialty distributors to use QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise, often in conjunction with other industry-specific software, to manage the complexities of the ad specialty business, with the results being time saved, errors eliminated and an overall accurate accounting of your business. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.