The accounting software ecosystem is undergoing a transformation, with Intuit’s announcement that after July 31st, 2024, it will no longer be selling new subscriptions to U.S. subscribers of the following products: 

  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus 
  • QuickBooks Desktop Premier Plus 
  • QuickBooks Desktop Mac Plus 
  • QuickBooks Desktop Enhanced Payroll 

Existing subscribers are not impacted by this change. Existing QuickBooks Desktop Plus and Desktop Payroll subscribers can continue to renew their subscriptions after July 31, 2024, although Intuit has made it clear that availability, terms, conditions, pricing, special features, and service and support options subject to change without notice.   

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise products are also not impacted by this change and customers can continue to purchase the significantly more expensive Enterprise subscriptions after July 31st, 2024. 

Impact on Credit Card Processing in QuickBooks Desktop 

Along with this service discontinuation, QuickBooks Desktop users will no longer be able to process credit card and check transactions within the software. This change will also terminate the download of transaction details for reconciliation and the automatic download of recurring payment data, though the processing of these payments will continue independently. Additionally, the eInvoice feature will be disabled, necessitating users to seek alternative methods for processing payments and managing invoices. 

Why is QuickBooks Desktop Being Phased Out? 

Intuit’s strategy is to encourage a migration to cloud-based services, specifically QuickBooks Online (QBO), aligning with a trend that favors accessibility, security, and collaborative features offered by cloud solutions. This move also allows Intuit to concentrate on offering a more streamlined, innovative, and scalable tool for today’s evolving business needs. 

The Added Challenge: Autofy’s Discontinuation 

Compounding the impact of QBD’s discontinuation is the recent announcement from Autofy that it too will be discontinuing its services. Autofy is widely used for syncing third-party applications with QuickBooks Desktop, and its service end means that any applications relying on Autofy for integration with QuickBooks will also cease to function. This adds an extra layer of urgency for businesses to find alternative solutions that can maintain their operations without disruption. 

Biller Genie’s Answer to the Transition 

For those affected by the changes with QuickBooks Desktop and Autofy, Biller Genie is stepping up to provide a seamless transition and continued service excellence.   

  1. Migration Made Easy: Biller Genie offers a straightforward migration tool that transitions users from QBD to QBO, ensuring continuity of service and retention of all existing account configurations. 
  1. Exclusive QBO Discount: Biller Genie subscribers can benefit from a special promotion, receiving a 30% discount for the first year of QBO by signing up through https://buyqbo.billergenie.com.    
  1. Direct Integration Without Middleware: Ditching the need for Autofy, Biller Genie has established a direct integration to the QuickBooks Desktop and Enterprise web services, simplifying the setup and ensuring a more reliable connection. 
  1. Future-Proofing Strategy: New connections to QBD versions prior to 2021 will no longer be supported, as Biller Genie focuses on providing users with the most advanced and secure services available. 
  1. Mandatory Service Update: Users of QBD 2021 or later versions must upgrade to the latest Biller Genie web services by June 30th to continue enjoying uninterrupted service. 

Embracing the Change with Biller Genie 

The discontinuation of QuickBooks Desktop services represents a pivotal shift, but it also presents an opportunity for businesses to modernize their accounting practices. With Biller Genie, you can navigate these changes confidently, equipped with a robust platform that not only replaces the lost functionalities but also offers additional features to enhance your financial operations. 

For those worried about the future of their credit card processing, Biller Genie provides a secure and compliant solution, ensuring that your business can continue to manage payments and invoices with minimal impact. 

To explore how Biller Genie can support your business as you transition from QuickBooks Desktop and Autofy, visit our website or reach out to our dedicated subscriber success team.