On May 31, 2017, Intuit will stop supporting QuickBooks 2014 and will discontinue access to add-on services. But don’t worry, Hybridge will break down what this means.
How does this affect you?After May 31st, all add-on services to QuickBooks 2014 will no longer work. Basic QuickBooks 2014 will continue to work, but you will not be able to get support for it from Intuit.
The products affected are:
- QuickBooks Pro 2014
- QuickBooks Premier 2014
- QuickBooks Accountant 2014
- QuickBooks for Mac 2014
- QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions V14
And the biggest change, here are the services that will no longer be available:
- Basic, Standard, Enhanced, and Assisted Payroll
- Employee organizer
- Worker’s Comp
- Online backup
- Online banking
What should you do?
QuickBooks core functionality will still work as expected after May 31st. It is the integrated services (such as payroll) that will no longer function or be supported. However, even if you do not use integrated services, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to QuickBooks 2017 to avoid any potential issues as support will not be available from Intuit going forward. Additionally, an upgrade will help with performance and ensure you have all security updates.
If you are an existing Hybridge client using QuickBooks 2014, we have probably already been discussing the upgrade, the new QuickBooks subscription models, and the server and desktop backup, verify, and upgrade process. If not, please contact us via email at info at hybridge.com or phone, 888-353-1763. The process is not complicated but must be done in a particular order with each step performed correctly for each company file to ensure there is no data loss.
Also, if you are not regularly (at least once a month) doing a manual verify to reset your Quickbooks TLG file and verify integrity for each one of your company files, please contact us for a copy of our QuickBooks Essential Maintenance Guide.