Intuit has decided to discontinue the QuickBooks Desktop 2016 versions this year. After May 31, 2019, users won’t be able to get add-on services for QuickBooks Desktop 2016 versions (Windows and Mac).

We notify all the users in advance via email, in-product notifications, and our official website that the support services for older versions of QuickBooks Desktop are going to be discontinued. You need to be aware about the latest updates and news coming out from Intuit.

What Versions Are Getting Discontinued

  • QuickBooks Pro 2016
  • QuickBooks Pro Plus 2016
  • QuickBooks Premier 2016
  • QuickBooks Premier Plus 2016
  • QuickBooks Enterprise 2016
  • QuickBooks Accountant
  • QuickBooks Mac 2016

What does service discontinuation mean?

After May 31, 2019, users won’t be able to use the add-on services for QuickBooks Desktop 2016. This means that your access to QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Services, Live Support, Online Backup, Online Banking, and other services through QuickBooks Desktop 2016 software, will be discontinued after the mentioned dates. You also won’t be able to get the latest security updates starting from June 1, 2019.

The calendar Year 2019 Discontinuation Policy (QuickBooks Desktop 2016 Products)

The products that are going to be affected by the discontinuation after May 31, 2019, are as given below:

Fully supported products Products for which services will be discontinued after May 31, 2019
QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier 2019, 2018, 2017 QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2016
QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2016 (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing &  Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail)
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2019 QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2016
QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 19, 18, 17 QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 16
QuickBooks Desktop Accountant 2019, 2018, 2017 QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2016
QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 18.0 N/A

Upgrade To QuickBooks Desktop 2019 Versions

If you are using QuickBooks for your business then it should be your responsibility to make sure that you update your QuickBooks to the latest version. QuickBooks 2019 version is the latest version and it undoubtedly the best version of QuickBooks currently. The main motive of a software update is to make software more effective and if the previous versions have some bugs then the update comes with the permanent resolution for that.

If you are not able to update QuickBooks to the version 2019 then you can get in touch the QuickBooks Customer Service Phone Number +1-866-701-7446 toll-free and the ProAdvisors will help you in updating your software to the latest release.

What service will be discontinued for QuickBooks 2016?

  • Basic, Standard and Assisted payroll
  • Worker’s Comp
  • QuickBooks Workforce
  • QuickBooks Merchant Services
  • Recurring Payments
  • Automatic Credit Card Billing
  • E-invoicing
  • Intuit Check Solutions
  • QuickBooks Technical Support
  • Accountant’s Copy File Transfer
  • Multicurrency Exchange Rates
  • Bill payment
  • Online Backup
  • Online Banking

As you know that the above-mentioned services are one of the most important things for your business and you definitely don’t want to lose access of any of them. To utilize these services, you need to get upgrade your QuickBooks to the latest version i.e. 2019.

What Are The System Requirements For QuickBooks 2019 Versions

Processor Minimum 2.4 Ghz
RAM 4GB required, 8GB Recommended

Server RAM Requirements:

·        1-5 Users:  8GB RAM

·        10 Users: 12GB RAM

·        15 Users: 16GB RAM

·        20 Users: 20GB+ RAM

Disk Size 2.5GB of disk space should be available minimum.

Additional software: 60MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD

Additional requirements for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings (applies to US only)

Require minimum 4.0GB RAM

Double the size of the largest file set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. The space is only needed from the work folder LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”

Windows ·        US version of Windows (if using US QuickBooks software), Canadian version of Windows (if using Canadian QuickBooks software)

·        Regional settings are supported when set to English (United States/Canada) with keyboard setting to US/CA only

·        Administrator rights required for the server computer when hosting Multi-User access

·        Natively installed – means its was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.

Optical Drive 4X DVD-ROM drive should be available in your system for installation through CDs
Screen Resolution Display must be at least 1280×1024 screen

Updating your software to latest the release is the best way to avoid any kind of discontinuation in your service. Once you update your QuickBooks to the latest release, you will have a Peace of mind for around two to three years. You can reach out to the technical support department of by dialing their toll-free QuickBooks Technical Support Phone Number +1-866-701-7446 to take help in updating the QuickBooks software.

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