QuickBooks Upgrade 2021

  • August 30, 2022

QuickBooks 2021 Desktop, QuickBooks ProAdvisors (for Desktop), Enterprise Users, and QuickBooks Pro/Premier "Plus" have all recently been released by Intuit. When QuickBooks Desktop 2021 versions hit store shelves, they will all be subscription-based this year, or "Plus" versions of the software, as we noted in our article from August 5 (2020).

Everyone can agree that 2020 was a very eventful year. Many of us are eager to move past it and anticipate the upcoming year. With the release of QuickBooks Desktop 2021, the most recent version of its most popular accounting program, Intuit has jumped the gun in the new year.

However, take some time to learn what's new in QuickBooks Desktop 2021 before diving in headfirst. To assist you in deciding whether this most recent version is appropriate for your company, we'll examine the new features and pricing in this post.

A few new features that make it simpler for small businesses to balance their books have been added to QuickBooks 2021. Improvements to the bank feed, automated statements, categorized receipt entries, and receipt customization are some of these features.

Of course, you'll still have access to all the same fantastic features that were included in QuickBooks Desktop before this one, such as cash or accrual-based accounting, expense tracking, invoicing, estimates and quotes, contact management, inventory, and more.

With each new version of its accounting software, Intuit adds new features to make it even simpler, and QuickBooks Desktop 2021 is no different.

Automated statements are among the most significant additions. You can use this feature to send your customer's scheduled statements or payment reminders automatically. Without having to manually set up statements, you can get paid more quickly with automated reminders.

Customer groups are now offered in QuickBooks Desktop 2021. This feature allows you to categorize customers according to predetermined criteria like location, customer status, or customer type. You can send automated statements, pay-by-reminder emails, or make your mailing lists after creating your groups.

Core Features of QuickBooks Desktop 2021

Unless otherwise stated in the individual feature descriptions below, the following QuickBooks Desktop features are accessible across all product lines for 2021, including Pro, ProPlus, Premier, PremierPlus, Accountant, and Enterprise (all subscription levels). Unless otherwise stated, all of these features are being made available in the U.S. product lines at the time of initial release. The individual feature descriptions listed below make note of any features specific to Canadian and British products.

Better Bank Feeds

When you connect to your financial institution using QuickBooks Desktop's Bank Feeds feature, you can download transactions and access other online services. You can efficiently process bank and credit card transactions using Bank Feeds, giving you more time for other business requirements.

But despite Bank Feeds' sophistication, there have still been problems with it. Due in part to the lack of widespread bank rule-based automation, users have been forced to manually classify bank feed transactions that are not present in their books into accounts. As a result, users had to spend a lot of time manually adding information to their imported transactions, such as the payee, memo, class, and others.

Automated Statements

QuickBooks Users frequently overlook sending Statements to customers to remind them of upcoming payments or fail to send them on time. Users frequently use a different Statement template for each of the two distinct Statement purposes—one for recurring statement charges and another as a reminder for past-due invoices. As a result, to separate the templates, Statements must be distributed in two separate batches.

These problems are resolved by the new Automated Statements feature in QuickBooks Desktop 2021.

Establish customer groups

Creating customer groups is closely related to the Automated Statements we just discussed, but it also offers a lot more. You can see that this feature is compatible with many QuickBooks features. By enabling users to create multiple customer lists in the form of groups that can be reused for various purposes, it is intended to reduce the number of time users spend manually sending any form of communication to their customers using systems outside of QuickBooks. Additionally, it's made to do away with the need to manually update customer lists each time a new client is added to QuickBooks and needs to be added to a list or group that has already been created.

Create Your Payment Receipts

Payment receipts have always been the "oddball" when it comes to standardized custom forms in QuickBooks Desktop; you couldn't just make your payment receipts look like the rest of your QuickBooks forms (invoices, purchase orders, etc.). Users of QuickBooks were unable to edit payment receipts to include the Company log or the necessary extra fields.

Standard payment receipts had very little information that customers or business owners needed, and there was no way to go into more detail about customer payments. Additionally, because payment receipts could only be in one format, there was no way to set default templates for the most frequent day-to-day uses or configure templates for different payment receipt purposes.

Manager for QuickBooks Desktop

Users who lack confidence in their ability to choose the appropriate product for product upgrades or in carrying out the actual product conversion can use QuickBooks Desktop Manager to simplify and streamline the installation and setup process.

Management of Receipts

Even if you manage to keep track of them, gathering and categorizing all of your business receipts takes hours. Why manually enter expense receipts into QuickBooks Desktop when you can quickly import receipts with this new feature for 2021? Simply choose Vendors, then Receipt Management, from the QuickBooks menu to access this function.

What is the 2021 version of QuickBooks (QB) Enterprise?

The robust software program QuickBooks Enterprise was created to address issues with business management. By installing QB Enterprise 2021 on your system, you can increase productivity, gain deeper insights, and expand your business.

QB Enterprise provides a range of features, including:

  • Make Purchase Orders
  • Bills are being sent
  • Acceptance of Payment
  • Supplier payments
  • Supplier payments
  • Payroll Management

System Requirements for QuickBooks 2021

Find out what your computer needs to run QuickBooks Desktop 2021 at its best.

Here is some useful information on the needed hardware, software, operating system, and other components to run QuickBooks Desktop 2021.

Note: Want to verify your computer's specifications? Here's how to find out about your Windows system.

Compatibility of software

Many other apps are integrated with QuickBooks. Here is a list of the most popular apps available to you. The Intuit App Store has additional content as well.

Note: Making use of these features may be improved by adding more RAM.

  • 2019 edition of Microsoft Office.
  • Both 32- and 64-bit versions of Office 2016 (including Outlook 2016).
  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office 2013 and 365, including Outlook 2013.
  • With Microsoft Outlook 2016–2019, Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft 365, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Outlook.com, as well as other email clients that support SMTP, you can send estimates, invoices, and other forms.
  • Microsoft Word 2019, 2016, 2013, or Microsoft 365 are required for letter preparation (including 64-bit).
  • Microsoft Excel 2019, 2016, 2013, or Microsoft 365 are required for exporting reports (including 64-bit).
  • Microsoft Outlook 2019 (32-bit), 2016, or 2013 are required for contact synchronization.
  • QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook is necessary for Outlook syncing.

Minimum requirements for systems

  • Installation requires Mac OS X v10.15 (Catalina) or later.
  • An Internet connection or CD/DVD drive is required to download the item.
  • Required product registration.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or better processor.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or a better processor is required to run a multi-user server.
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended) (4 GB RAM recommended).
  • 250 MB of storage is accessible.
  • If you want to print invoices, checks, deposit slips, lists, purchase orders, mailing labels, reports, or graphs, you'll need a Macintosh-compatible printer.

Compatibility between antivirus and antimalware software

With the following antivirus and antimalware programs, we tested QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier 2021, as well as Enterprise 21.0.

To get the best performance out of these programs and QuickBooks, you might need to change some settings.

Antivirus software

  • McAfee
  • Kaspersky
  • Security from Trend Micro
  • Webroot
  • Bitdefender
  • AVG
  • Malwarebytes 
  • Spybot
  • Emsisoft
  • Avast Webroot

When should you update the QuickBooks software? 

1. When You Need Features in the Most Recent Release, 2021

On September 21, 2020, Intuit published an update to the widely used accounting program QuickBooks Enterprise. Every year, they release a new version of the product that includes new features. So it is wise to check back each September to see what new things Enterprise is introducing. Several that were published this year include:

  • .IIF File imports
  • Choose, pack, and ship
  • Increased level of permissions management
  • Transfer of credits for a client between jobs
  • Although we don't advise using this capability, in-product data file optimization
  • Bill with a check
  • Inventory valuation report's inactive items
  • Trustworthy sick and vacation pay

2. Your product is two or more years behind.

Even though Intuit publishes new versions of QuickBooks every year, it is still possible to avoid upgrading to the most recent version. When you bought an older version of QuickBooks Desktop (QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier, and QuickBooks Enterprise), it was yours to keep and you didn't have to update again if you didn't want to because it didn't work on a SaaS basis and was locally hosted. Companies that still use versions from 2002 often contact us.

However, technology advances quite quickly. Older items will struggle to keep up with a more current machine since hardware and operating systems evolve. Each year, there are also new laws governing compliance.

When users' current software is about to be phased out, Intuit normally notifies them and provides substantial discounts for upgrading. You will have to pay the full amount for the upgrade once that period has elapsed, and you will often need to hire a conversion specialist like Fourlane to help you convert your data because the in-product upgrading feature will no longer function.

3. Your operating system is being changed.

Upgrades are required if your business intends to switch its operating system (OS). Since Intuit has recently brought back QuickBooks Desktop for Mac, this is especially crucial if you are switching from Windows OS to Mac. In theory, you could use QuickBooks Hosting to access your original QuickBooks on your Mac, but you might want to consider the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.

Data corruption and file problems are likely to occur if you don't upgrade now. When the success of your company depends on producing accurate sales and productivity figures, you must avoid making these mistakes.

4. Your company is expanding.

When a company expands and its Pro or Premier edition can no longer handle the quantity of data being handled by the program, customers may need to upgrade to QuickBooks Enterprise. QuickBooks Enterprise includes more sophisticated capabilities that can be used to help make sense of the data and can manage a much, much bigger number of data.

The precise timing of an update is not governed by any hard and fast rules. Some businesses that provide professional services carry out 1-2 major transactions per month and don't maintain an inventory will do just fine with QuickBooks Pro.

The system may experience performance problems if you don't upgrade, which frequently occurs when there is too much data to handle each day.

The maximum file size for the Pro and Premier versions is 250MB, but beyond 200MB, performance starts to suffer, especially if you are processing a lot of transactions. The supported profile, which consists of clients, associates, and suppliers, is limited to 14,500. Additionally, only three to five users can use QuickBooks Pro and Premier within the business. In contrast, enterprises can allow the tracking of more than 30 people and 100,000 profiles across many websites.

Things to do Before the QuickBooks Desktop 2021 Upgrade

  • Make a backup of your company's files.
  • Check the system requirements.
  • Make sure Windows's components are all updated.
  • The Windows operating system has also been updated.

Procedure to QuickBooks Upgrade 2021

You can download and install the QuickBooks Desktop 2021 upgrade on your computer. The upgrade is crucial because it enables you to resolve issues with your older version. You get a lot of benefits from the upgrade, including lots of new features and advantages. Your work will be easier and more efficient if you upgrade your QuickBooks desktop account, which will help your business expand quickly.

Install the QuickBooks Desktop 2021

You must first download the file and get ready for the installation before you can install QuickBooks Desktop 2021. Install the software on your system next. Take the actions listed below:

If you are a new user:

1.  First, You have to Prepare for the Installation

  • You must first take the backup to prepare.
  • Keep the license and product key close at hand so you can give them as needed.

2.  You must download QuickBooks Desktop 2021.

  • Download the installation file for QuickBooks Desktop 2021.
  • The file is on your computer.
  • You can also choose a different location to save the file.

3.  Install the QuickBooks Desktop 2021

  • Go to the location where you saved the QuickBooks installation file.
  • Click the file twice to launch the installation
  • Opens the Install Wizard window
  • Follow the instructions provided to you in this.
  • Additionally, when indicated, accept the terms and conditions and license agreement.
  • Steps can be continued by selecting the Next button.
  • Additionally, enter the product details and license key needed to activate the software.
  • Select the installation type that is best for you.

Custom installation and network

  • The custom installation is advised because it is simple to complete. If you set up the multi-user network, then carry it out.
  • You can install QuickBooks in any location other than the one where the company file is hosted on the server by default.

For both a custom and network install, the steps are:

  • Select the Custom and Network option.
  • Select the Next option.
  • Choose the option that describes how you plan to use the QuickBooks program.
  • You must choose the option. A different installation location
  • Next, select the location where you want to save the QuickBooks folder by clicking the Browse button.
  • To begin the installation, click the Next button.
  • After installation is complete, select QuickBooks Open.

Express Install

Using the express install is advised if:

  • You are a brand-new user.
  • QuickBooks usage with a single computer
  • Install QuickBooks Desktop again.

To express installation, follow these steps:

  • Select "Express install" from the menu.
  • Next, click the Next button.
  • Choose "Install" from the menu.
  • When finished, select Open QuickBooks.

4. Activate the software once it has been installed.

  • Select the Help item from the menu.
  • Moreover, select the option to "Activate QuickBooks Desktop."
  • To complete the activation, adhere to the instructions displayed on your screen.

If you are an existing user

  • Improve Your Business Files
  • First, you must create a company file.
  • Launch QuickBooks Desktop in its initial configuration
  • Access the File menu.
  • Next, select the Open or Restore File button.
  • Choose and launch the file you wish to upgrade.
  • Press the F2 key on your keyboard after QuickBooks has opened the file to bring up the Product Information window.
  • Navigate to the File Information tab.
  • You must now write down where the file was saved on your computer.
  • then launch the Company File Rebuild Tool You must first verify the data in this before rebuilding it.

To verify data:

  • Click on the File menu option in QuickBooks.
  • select the Utility option in addition.
  • Select the option now. Check the data in more instances.
  • Continue using Rebel data to fix the problem if your data has lost integrity.
  • QuickBooks found no issues with your data, so no additional action is necessary.
  • Fix any specific errors that appear on your screen.

To Rebuild Data:

  • Select File from the menu.
  • additionally, pick the Utility option.
  • Choose Rebuild data in this.
  • You see a message on your screen telling you to make a backup of your files.
  • When you see an on-screen message stating that the rebuild has been finished after the backup, click the OK button.
  • The file is ready for the upgrade by using this rebuild tool.

Upgrade Company File

  • First, make sure that everyone has logged off of the company file.
  • Open the updated QuickBooks desktop software now.
  • Access the File menu item.
  • Additionally, select the Open or restore company link.
  • Then select Next to proceed.
  • Open a company file if you have one. You can also do this to restore a backup file to your account.
  • Search for the company file's location and then select it
  • Click the Open button to launch the company file or the backup file to restore after choosing the location. 
  • Check to see if you are the admin user signed in to your company file.
  • You must first select OK before a backup of the current file is automatically created and saved to your system at the desired location. Then, click the Update Now button to begin upgrading your company file.
  • Click on the Done button when the upgrade is complete.

Update QuickBooks

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop by clicking the icon.
  • Using the right-click menu, choose that option. Open with Administrator
  • Now, go to the QuickBooks window's top and select the Help menu option.
  • Choose the update QuickBooks Desktop option from the drop-down menu.
  • Next, select the Options tab.
  • Mark the checkbox in this by clicking. Mark each
  • To save all of the changes, next click the Save button.
  • Go to the "Update now" tab now.
  • Select the Reset update checkbox in this tab.
  • When everything is ready, select "Get updates"
  • It downloads and installs all of your QuickBooks software updates. 
  • Restart your computer, then launch QuickBooks once more.

The 2021 QuickBooks Desktop Upgrade is simple to use and will assist you in resolving numerous issues. Upgrading to 2021 will give you access to a lot of new and improved features. Simply improve and expand your company by making accounting simple.

Different products of QuickBooks 2021:

One of the best accounting programs for small businesses is Quickbooks. It is among the best because it is simple to use and allows businesses to manage sales, expenses, employee payroll, and other aspects of their operations.

Although QuickBooks is accessible online, you will need to purchase QuickBooks software if you prefer to have your systems and data on your servers offline.

Inventory management, payroll management, vendor management, and invoice management are some of the modules that make up the software. With QuickBooks, you can work on various devices from any location. You can create access privileges to make it easier for your co-worker or accountant to access and work with your data online. Any device can be used to create and send personalized online invoices.

First, let's look at the features of QuickBooks' products.

QuickBooks Enterprise

You can easily and effectively manage your accounting and business needs with the aid of the software known as QuickBooks Enterprise. The ability to manage accounting, payroll, payments, inventory, and other tasks is included. It makes managing your business from beginning to end simple.

You can have up to 30 users using it at once. The supported data file size is 1 GB or larger. In essence, QuickBooks Enterprise is geared toward larger businesses and institutions.

The features of QuickBooks Enterprise are listed below.

  • Keep track of purchases, sales taxes, and client payments.
  • Pay with a credit card directly in QuickBooks.
  • Upgrades, unrestricted technical support, and access to product experts.
  • QuickBooks data backup and protection online.
  • Using Intuit Statement Writer, create personalized financial reports.
  • Access is available 24/7 on any device, anywhere.
  • With Fixed Asset Manager, it is possible to keep track of fixed assets like computers and other office furniture.
  • Utilize the multi-user mode to complete more tasks.

QuickBooks Pro

With the help of the software QuickBooks Pro, you can easily manage your accounting and business needs. The ability to manage accounting, payroll, payments, inventory, and other tasks is included.

You can have up to 5 users using it at once. It supports data file sizes between 150 and 200 MB. QuickBooks Pro primarily targets small businesses and organizations.

The features of QuickBooks Pro are listed below:

  • When you schedule automated reports, you can be sure that they will be produced promptly, accurately reflect the data provided, and be emailed to you when due.
  • With the personalized autocomplete function of smart search, you can look up names, account numbers, and transaction amounts with ease.
  • Bill Tracker makes managing payables simpler than ever by allowing you to view the status of your bills, print or close purchase orders, and more.
  • Manage forms: In a single action, manage forms and clear your "send forms" queue.
  • A "this year to last month" filter is one of the more sophisticated reporting features.
  • On the new Homepage Insights, you can view your profit and loss, revenue and expenses, and top customers right away.
  • Transactions from credit cards and banks can be downloaded directly into QuickBooks.

QuickBooks Premier

QuickBooks Premier can manage accounting, payroll, payments, inventory, and more.

You can have up to 5 users using it at once. It supports data file sizes between 150 and 200 MB. In essence, QuickBooks Premier is primarily for businesses and organizations with fewer than 500 employees.

QuickBooks Premier 2021 is a wonderful option if you desire industry-specific software in addition to all the features offered by QuickBooks Pro.

The features of QuickBooks Pro are listed below:

  • The presentation of 1066 features is organized, with distinct modules and sub-modules, into the typical Small Business Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) framework.
  • Rates the amount of assistance provided by each feature in QuickBooks Premier Edition, including complete support, partner add-on, customization, third-party, and more.
  • Benchmarks Comparing the overall performance of QuickBooks Premier Edition to the industry standard
  • Regardless of the solution, you're considering, it eliminates weeks of research by offering the entire universe of features you should expect to see in solid Small Business Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software systems.
  • Identifies the advantages and disadvantages of this product's ability to accommodate each feature.
  • helps quickly validate or rule out software frontrunners, saving you time and effort.
  • helps you find new software capabilities, features, and characteristics that you might not have known about.

QuickBooks Pro Plus 2021

The accounting program called QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus 2021 lets you manage your money, keep tabs on your performance, and export financial information. The maximum number of customers, vendors, and goods that QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus and Premier Plus can track is 14,500. comprises a 1-year subscription with a license for 1 user.

Features of QuickBooks Pro Plus 2021

1. Enhanced computational power (64-bit)

To enhance performance and stability, QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus utilizes 64-bit processors better than QuickBooks Desktop Pro, making it up to 38% faster than QuickBooks Desktop Pro. You can maintain seamless third-party integrations and take comfort in the knowledge that QuickBooks complies with current operating system standards by using the architecture that developers choose.

2. Quicker scheduling and bill payment in QuickBooks

To save time, schedule and pay invoices using QuickBooks. Use the funding source of your choosing and the preferred medium, whether digital or physical, of your vendors. Once the payment has been received, QuickBooks tells you and immediately marks the invoice as paid.

3. Include documentation with transactions.

Directly uploading documents through the QuickBooks Desktop mobile app will allow you to attach them to transactions more quickly. Even more, documents can be attached at once. Stay organized by doing away with the need to store tangible papers.

4. Personalize bill payment receipts

By sending your supplier's customized bill payment stubs by email, you can maintain professional and regular communications. Save time by sending bill payment stubs to one or more vendors all at once via email. From within QuickBooks, you may quickly modify your logo, formatting, balance-paid-to-date, and other necessary billing data.

Upgrade QuickBooks pro to Pro plus 2021

Upgrade QuickBooks Desktop without a subscription

Don't be concerned if you don't see a prompt to update. It indicates that you bought QuickBooks only once. Using the simple upgrade tool, you can upgrade. Here's how.

  • Upgrade QuickBooks after selecting Help.
  • Select Update Now after choosing the version you wish to upgrade to.
  • A copy of your current QuickBooks installation is something you can keep. Select Let's Go, then choose to keep the old version on my computer.

You can upgrade by using the Discovery Hub:

  • Open the Discovery Hub, then choose Upgrade to QuickBooks 2022, Select Proceed to upgrade, then choose Upgrade now.
  • To keep the older version on your computer, choose to Keep both versions. otherwise, leave it blank.
  • Select Open QuickBooks after everything is finished.

Upgrade QuickBooks Premier to Premier Plus 2021

A subscription accounting program called QuickBooks Desktop Premier Plus 2021 enables you to manage finances, keep tabs on performance, and export financial information. Up to 14,500 clients, vendors, and goods can be tracked in QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus and Premier Plus. includes a 1-year subscription with a 3-user license.

What distinguishes Desktop Premier Plus (subscription) from QuickBooks Desktop Premier (non-subscription)?

With user-access tiers, QuickBooks Desktop Premier Plus enables cooperation with up to 5 users at once (each sold separately). Unlimited support and access to QuickBooks professionals are included with Pro Plus 2021. Users can also download the mobile version of QuickBooks Desktop to upload and manage receipts utilizing the application for managing receipts.

System Requirements:

  • Supported Windows Server versions for Windows 8.1 Update 1 or Windows 10 include 2012 (or R2), 2016, or 2019. (Mac users: see QuickBooks Desktop for Mac)
  • Processor, 2.4 GHz
  • RAM of 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
  • Recommended disk space is 2.5 GB (additional space required for data files)
  • 4-drive DVD-ROM (unless the user is downloading from the Intuit server)
  • Internet access is necessary for payroll and online features (1 Mbps recommended speed)
  • Required product registration
  • optimized for screens with a resolution of at least 1280 x 1024. supports up to two extended displays in addition to one workstation monitor. Default DPI settings optimized

Upgrading your QuickBooks Desktop with a subscription

When you open QuickBooks, a notice will let you know whether a new version is available. We make it simple for you to upgrade.

  • Select Upgrade Now when you are prepared.
  • If you want to keep your current QuickBooks, choose to keep the old version on my computer. then click Let's go. The updated version of QuickBooks is downloaded, installed, and activated for you automatically. It makes changes to your corporate file (s).
  • Select Open QuickBooks when the upgrade is complete.

QuickBooks should be upgraded within the Right Networks hosting environment

You can install QuickBooks for other people or yourself if you are the account owner or admin. QuickBooks can only be installed for you if you're a regular user:

For administrators and account owners of Right Network, install QuickBooks:

  • Connect to Right Networks Your email and password, are used to access my account.
  • User selection.
  • The user to whom you want to apply the license must be chosen.
  • Go to the user detail page and choose Installable Apps.
  • Note: Right Networks shows you all of the QuickBooks versions that are available to you. For easy access to the version, use the search bar.

Then click Install after selecting the appropriate QuickBooks version. You'll receive a prompt and see a shortcut on your desktop after it has finished installing.

Installing QuickBooks for Right Networks' regular users:

  • Log in to Right Networks Your email and password are used to access my account.
  • Choose installable apps.
  • Find the QuickBooks version you need to install easily using the search bar, then pick the program.
  • Select Install App. After installation, you'll receive a popup and notice a shortcut on your desktop.
  • You'll see QuickBooks on your desktop the following time you log in to the remote environment using your email address and password.

Try adding the app again if you still can't view it. To access the updated QuickBooks installation, you might have to sign on and off again.

Upgrade QuickBooks 2020 to 2021

You can download and install the QuickBooks Desktop 2021 upgrade on your computer. The upgrade is crucial since it enables you to resolve issues with your earlier version. You get a lot of benefits from the upgrade, including lots of additional features and perks. Your work will be easier and more efficient if you upgrade your QuickBooks desktop account, which will help your business expand quickly.

Before the upgrade to QuickBooks Desktop 2021, you should

Before upgrading to QuickBooks 2021, there are a few things you must do. The following items are mentioned here:

  • Make a copy of your company's documents.
  • Verify the system requirements.
  • Make sure Windows is updated throughout the board.
  • Also current is the Windows operating system.

When QuickBooks opens, a notice will appear letting you know when it's time to upgrade.

  • Tap Upgrade Now.
  • If you want to maintain both your current and older versions of QuickBooks, select the option labeled "Keep older version on my computer." Pick Let's go next.
  • The updated version of QuickBooks is downloaded for you, installed, and registered. Additionally, your company files are changed as a result.
  • Choose "Open QuickBooks" after the upgrades are complete.


With each new version of its accounting software, Intuit adds new features to make it even simpler, and QuickBooks Desktop 2021 is no exception.

Better receipt management is another feature that has been developed to automate operations. It is quick and simple to track spending when users have access to upload expense receipts from a computer or mobile device. Additionally, you may automatically classify and record numerous transactions at once, which can help you save time while importing receipt data.

Additionally, bank feeds have been improved in QuickBooks Desktop 2021, making it easier than ever to examine, add, or match bank transactions. The most recent updates to bank feeds reduce the time-consuming manual categorization of bank transactions by payees, accounts, and classes.

Finally, the most recent version of QuickBooks 2021 enables you to add a logo or custom fields to your payment receipts to give them a more polished and expert appearance.


1. Does QuickBooks 2021 have any upgraded features?

Several significant updates and new features in QuickBooks 2021 are intended to boost productivity and time management.

2. Is upgrading to QuickBooks 2021 required?

Depending on your company's needs, you will be missing out on many improved features if you don't upgrade.

3. How often should QuickBooks be updated?

A few add-on services for QuickBooks, which is a top-notch accounting program, are updated every three years.

4. Where can I find my QuickBooks Desktop 2021 Upgrade Product and License Key?

It depends on the kind of transaction you made—online, offline, through the website, and other factors. It goes as follows:
  • If you purchased it offline from a retailer, look for the product and license keys on the original packaging label.
  • If you purchased the item online, you can locate it in the email you used to make the purchase.
  • The product and license key can be found on the Customer Account Management site if you're reinstalling it.

5. How to Check Remaining Data Damage After Running Rebuilt Tool During QuickBooks Desktop 2021 Upgrade?

  • Run the Verify data command one more.
  • Select File from the menu.
  • Additionally, choose Utilities and then choose Verify Data.
  • If this finds any additional damage, you will need to manually fix it. Restore the backup locally if you are unable to fix it.

6. How Do I Check for the Latest Release If I'm Making a Reservation for an Upgrade to QuickBooks Desktop 2021?

  • Activate QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Press the F2 key on the keyboard. A window with product details appears.
  • You can learn more about the version and release you are currently using from this point.


Your company's current version of QuickBooks is the first thing you should take into account before upgrading to QuickBooks 2021. The software's support cycle may be over if you're still running QuickBooks 2018 or an earlier version (or is set to expire soon). You still have access to your program, but you no longer receive technical support or benefit from features like security updates and QuickBooks Payroll. In light of this, updating to the most recent version of your software may be a smart idea if it has been some time since you last did so.

8. Will QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus work with the rest of my software?

You can import data into QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus from specific versions of Quicken, Microsoft Excel, Office 365, and QuickBooks Mac. With Microsoft Outlook 2013-2019, Microsoft Outlook with Office 365, Gmail, Outlook.com®, and other SMTP-supporting email clients, you can email quotes, invoices, and other forms. Additionally, QuickBooks Desktop Pro Plus and QuickBooks POS 19.0 can exchange data. A cloud access subscription or QuickBooks Online is needed for integration with Shopify, Square, and other applications38.
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