This little news nugget from Intuit landed in my in-box recently...
QuickBooks Mobile will be discontinued effective July 31, 2014
The mobile app for QuickBooks Desktop (QuickBooks for Windows Mobile Companion App) will be discontinued effective July 31, 2014
Why are we discontinuing this app?
It is always a hard decision to discontinue a service on which our customers have come to rely and we've also heard from many business owners about the importance of managing their business on the go. To better support this need, we are focusing our mobile efforts on QuickBooks Online. Our renewed focus is to make sure we grow with you into the future.
What are the options for you and your clients?
You can stay on your current QuickBooks desktop software; however, mobile service through this app will be discontinued. If you've enjoyed the ability to access books through the mobile app, you can still enjoy the same benefits of working on the go with QuickBooks Online.
WHOA! HOLD ON A MINUTE...
Before you rush and move over to QuickBooks Online (QBO) for mobile connectivity, it is essential you understand this CRITICAL point:
- QBO and QuickBooks desktop software (QBD) are VERY different versions of QuickBooks.
To me, it is essential that you do a full evaluation of the QBO option via the free trial and then decide if it makes sense to completely move your business operations to that platform. If you don't evaluate it first, you may be sorry...
ANOTHER OPTION THEY FORGOT TO MENTION
If you want to stay on the desktop version of QuickBooks (QBD), know that you can also consider having it hosted for 24/7 access to QuickBooks from any device as well.
Hosting for QuickBooks with Cloud9 (or other providers) has a monthly fee with it of course. The good news is that it allows you avoid the disruption of moving your business to a completely new accounting application. Don't be misled - just because it says "QuickBooks" in the title, doesn't mean it is the same QuickBooks you've used for years.
CONFUSED BY IT ALL?
Maybe a consultation is in order to discuss the details of your business in more depth. I have offered these services to businesses just like yours for over fifteen years, and welcome the opportunity to help you too. Contact me today.
ALTERNATIVE OPTION FOR QUICKBOOKS MOBILE APP