How Can I Upgrade?
Question: How do I upgrade from QuickBooks Pro to Premier?
Answer: QuickBooks makes it easy to upgrade from Pro to Premier.
First, download Premier; then back up your QuickBooks company file. Print out your balance sheet and income statement on the accrual basis.
When you are ready to upgrade, go to "File," "Open" or "Restore Company." Select either “Open Company File” if you are opening a .qbw file, or “Restore Backup” if you are opening a .qbb file.
Premier will then open your company file and guide you through the steps to activate the new and more robust features of Premier.
Lastly, run the balance sheet and income statement again with the same date and accrual basis as before to make sure that all the data transferred properly.
As with most QuickBooks software, once you upgrade to a higher level software, returning to the lower level software is difficult.
QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise can be modified to better serve ad specialty distributors. Harriet Gatter is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a former accounting professor and a former ad specialty distributor. She advises ad specialty distributors to use QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise, often in conjunction with other industry-specific software, to manage the complexities of the ad specialty business, with the results being time saved, errors eliminated and an overall accurate accounting of your business. Contact her at email@example.com
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