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Change can be scary. If you’re familiar with the desktop version of QuickBooks you may be hesitant to try QuickBooks Online. Luckily, McLenehan and Associates CPAs can help to make your transition as quick and as painless as possible.

If you're on the fence, here are six great reasons to switch from Quickbooks desktop to Quickbooks Online!

1. Access anywhere, any time, from any device

Want to enter some data from home? Stuck somewhere and don’t have your computer handy? QuickBooks Online provides access to your accounting from just about anywhere, including your tablet or smartphone. QuickBooks Online provides access for up to 25 simultaneous users, so there’s room for your entire team.

2. Automatic backup in the cloud

Did you forget to save a copy of your latest backup? Did your office burn down? QuickBooks Online will automatically back up your accounting records, storing them safely in the cloud. Your data is safe from hardware malfunctions and it is protected by two secure firewalls.

3. No-cost technical support is included

Everybody needs a little help sometimes—and while owning the desktop version of QuickBooks will entitle you to some free support, you’ll eventually need to purchase a Care Plan if you want that service to continue. Fortunately, support is unlimited with QuickBooks Online, and its provided at no additional cost.

4. You’ll automatically get the latest upgrades

If you want to upgrade to the latest version of QuickBooks desktop each year, you’re going to have to pay for it. QuickBooks Online upgrades are always included, and are usually released several times each year. You can count on receiving every update, fix, and improvement as they’re implemented.

5. Share access with your accountant

Quickbooks Online allows you to share access with up to two accountants, so that your external accountant and team can access the information without you providing a physical backup copy. This makes it extremely easy for McLenehan and Associates CPAs to assist you, or to begin preparing financial statements and business tax returns.

6. Integrations with other amazing tools

There's a long list of online apps that work with Quickbooks Online to help you to run your business. Integrations exist between Quickbooks Online and Shopify, Amazon.com, Salesforce, and LivePlan, to name a few. You can see the list of tools and features here.


Whether you decide to switch from QuickBooks desktop to QuickBooks Online, or continue to use the desktop version of the software McLenehan and Associates CPAs can support you.

To discuss implementing Quickbooks Online, or to receive a live demo of the software please call 204-505-3113 or email success@mclenehan.com and request a free consultation.



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