Q. I have a customer who is currently using quickbooks pro
2005. Will his working file migrate into quickbooks Premier Manufacturing ok or
is there prep work to be done first.
A. His file should migrate just fine – there will be no ‘prep’ work per say, however if you want to use classes you’ll need to go set them up after migrating to the new file. They simply need to open the old data file with the QuickBooks Premier Manufacturing edition…it will convert the data file all by itself. As with ALL data conversions MAKE SURE they make a backup prior to conversion, just in case.
In addition, just to make sure everyone knows for sure about this conversion…let me clarify a couple of things here. QuickBooks will convert automatically any data file to a newer version of QuickBooks. For instance, a 2005 QuickBooks file can be opened with QuickBooks 2006, 2007, or 2008 but QuickBooks IS NOT backwards compatible; meaning that the QB 2005 file cannot be opened in QuickBooks 2004 or a 2008 file cannot be opened by any QuickBooks pre 2008.
One more thing on this subject…mentioned in the question is the customer is using QuickBoosk Pro 2007 and want to migrate to Premier Manufacturing Edition. This is fine within the same year up upgrading as I mentioned above…the software itself only differentiates year…the premiere accountant, contractor, manufacturing, etc editions only unlocks extra features but doesn’t change the data file at all. So, you can open any data file in any premier edition and still use it in the pro edition providing you didn’t upgrade the year version of the QuickBooks program.
Thank you Rob, for the question…I hope this answered your questions completely. If not, please feel free to e-mail back or if you have more questions – we’d love to address them here.