Thursday 22 January 2009

QuickBooks 2008 Multi-Currency - no 2009 version

We have done a number of QB 2009 upgrades for our clients so far.

We are on a subscription with Intuit for our QB needs. Generally we receive a disk in the mail along with our new key codes.

That has not happened yet.

We initiated a chat session after logging into our account on the Intuit support site.

This is the conversation with JasonS:

Philip: I need 2009 please?
Philip: or is 2009 MC not ready yet?
Jason S: I am showing you on a multicurrency subscription
Philip: is there a 2009 version for Multi-Currency?
Jason S: No, it is the same as the MC product that was put out in 2008.
Philip: that explains the lack of a CD mailer then
Jason S: yes
Jason S: When the new code base is able to handle multicurrency, then it will be shipped out to you.
Philip: oh?
Philip: when you say new code base, are you talking about the non-multicurrency version?
Jason S: We are hoping for the 2010 product, but we do not have a guaranteed date for it.
Jason S: Yes, the same program that the 2008 and 2009 products are.
Jason S: but able to do the MC
Philip: thanks for your time. I not worry about product updates then. Hopefully that means that we will not get expiry messages?
Jason S: You shouldn't
Philip: Thanks.

So, for those of us running our businesses on QB 2008 Multi-Currency, we will need to hang on for a while before we see any updates to the software.

As long as our payroll and any incremental updates keep coming down, we should be okay.

And, at least we can be assured of having a relatively stable QB for the next little while! ;)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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Anonymous said...

So, in the meanwhile one must continue to pay the monthly subscription even though there will be no upgrade until possibly 2010?

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...


That is a very good point! We will look into this ourselves.

We do use the support that is included every once in a while though.

We shall see.


Anonymous said...

Think yourself lucky - QB2009 is a disaster. So bad that we are looking for alternatives. File conversion loses data, functionality removed etc