Will My QuickBooks Run if I Upgrade to Windows 10?
Maybe ... I recently contacted Intuit/QuickBooks with that very question. I was told, "Based on initial testing, Intuit has found no issues with running QuickBooks 2015 on Windows 10." When I asked about earlier years of QuickBooks (2014 and earlier), I was told, "For customers on QuickBooks 2013 and 2014, it is recommended that you upgrade to QuickBooks 2015 if your preferred operating system is Windows 10."
When new software is introduced, there are generally bugs involved. If you can wait, I would suggest waiting at least a few months for those bugs to be fixed. From monitoring the QuickBooks groups on LinkedIn, Windows 10 does have some bugs but the general consensus, as of now, is that QuickBooks 2015 and 2014 are compatible with Windows 10. And if you are using an older version of QuickBooks, you would be wise to upgrade to QuickBooks 2015 before switching to Windows 10.
Ad specialty distributors can modify QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise to better fit their needs.
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.
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