Here's the scoop if you are trying to move from QuickBooks Enterprise to either the Pro or Premier versions...
You can't (without some help that is!)
CONVERTING FROM QUICKBOOKS ENTERPRISE TO PRO OR PREMIER: OPTIONS
Because of how the Enterprise data is structured, there is no direct path to take that data file and open it in either the Pro or Premier versions of QuickBooks - no matter how hard you try!
(remember - you can easily move from the Pro or Premier versions into Enterprise!)
Here are the options you have...
OPTION 1 - Enlist a third party service
My favorite QuickBooks Enterprise conversion service is provided by QuickBooksUsers.com. They have done an exceptional job helping my clients make the move from Enterprise. They have also provided provided timeless, professional assistance to those suffering from corrupt QuickBooks files and other data file heartburn.
Know that this is a paid service - all third party options are. However, their fees are far less than the ongoing costs of Enterprise.
OPTION 2 - Leave the old file behind and start a new one
In some cases, it may be a better idea just to go ahead and build a brand new QuickBooks data file in Pro or Premier and "start over" again.
You will always have access to your old data in Enterprise (you'll have to keep a copy of Enterprise installed on at least one PC), and then you'll have the future data in the new file.
Ideally, it makes the most sense to start a new file at the beginning of a new fiscal year. This keeps things the cleanest (and your tax CPA will thank you too!). If that doesn't work, start a new one at the beginning of a quarter.
You can easily export customer, vendor, inventory and chart of accounts information from your Enterprise file and import it into the new file. Keep in mind that transactional detail will be left behind in most cases.
NEED HELP SORTING IT ALL OUT?
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