"Intuit Nightmare"1.0 starson by smythe_911
Pros: Easy to use at first, many features
Cons: It will cost you and cost you in the long run
Summary: I am a long-time Quickbooks user.
This company is an absolute nightmare.
I have been using the 2001 Pro version for a few years.
I faithfully updated.
Then they "retired" the 2001 version. However, the program doesn't know that and continues to try to update.
Fatal error, since the attempt at update requires that you either fork over $199 or the program becomes disabled.
If you don't buy the update, the message upon trying to re-start Quickbooks then tells you to "re-install" the original version.
However, since with each update your data files are changed to match the updates, the original data files no longer work with the original version.
And unless you purchase the $199 update package, the updates are no longer available to you either by automatic update or online.
So if I ever want to see my company's data again, I must pay them $199 every three years. They quite candidly say on the phone that this is their business plan and if you don't want to pay "there is nothing we can do" about the inaccessibility of your data files due to their direct actions.
Except a lawsuit, of course.
Anyone want to join a class-action lawsuit?
If you are smart, you would switch to the cheaper, almost equally useful accounting programs. Avoid Intuit.