QuickBooks desktop is disappearing. Time to switch to Zoho Books?

Is your business happily running QuickBooks Desktop?
Are you ready for it to be switched off?

As of midnight, 31st January 2023 you will need to find an alternative solution. After this date, the desktop version of QuickBooks will not be supported, nor will it even be accessible!

Zoho Books in use

Businesses currently running the Desktop version of accounting software QuickBooks will need a new solution. Some may be able to move to the Online version. But whatever you do, it must be completed, ready for business on February 1st, 2023. QuickBooks have advised the decision is due to the Desktop platform increasing the risk of customers using out-of-date and non-compliant software and missing important updates. This is yet another reason why moving ‘into the cloud’ has never been so important – with HMRC pushing ahead with Making Tax Digital it’s key for an increasingly face-paced business environment. It’s essential that your business is using a suitably compliant and efficient accounting software.

My business uses Quickbooks Desktop – what do I do?

If you use the desktop version you will need to find an alternative solution prior to January 31st, 2023. QuickBooks Desktop will NOT be accessible nor supported beyond this date.

Is Zoho Books a good alternative to QuickBooks Desktop?

If you are impacted by the switch off then now is an ideal time to give some consideration to which accounting platform is best suited for you and your business. Don’t forget QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online have different features and some of those you use in the Desktop version are NOT in the Online version. A simple switch may not meet your requirements.

Zoho Books: a powerful accounting solution 

Goldstar have the experience required to help advise you on this decision. Our team are skilled in solution migrations and are on hand to help integrate any Zoho Books solution. Our financial expert Vicki, is AAT qualified, highly experienced with QuickBooks and Xero and is one of the first Zoho Books accredited experts in the UK.

Zoho Books vs QuickBooks Table

How can Goldstar help?

With any software transition we would recommend to start planning early. This gives enough time to plan the transition, and integrate other applications and processes. Above all, we recommend you plan enough time to implement, train and get your business experienced with any new systems.

If you are thinking about a change and would like more information on Zoho Books get in touch with Vicki, or read more about Zoho Books and integration with the full suite of Zoho solutions here.

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