How-to-Convert-QuickBooks Enterprise to Pro or Premier

As your business progresses and the strength of your organization increases, you need to have a more advanced software solution to manage information-based as well as transaction-based data.

This is what makes many organization owners convert QuickBooks Enterprise to Pro or Premiere.

Why do you need to convert QuickBooks Enterprises to Pro or Premier?

Prior to knowing the steps to convert QuickBooks Enterprise to pro and Premier, it is essential that you first understand why you should consider doing so.

Though the Enterprise version of QuickBooks has many advanced features that might not be found in other versions of QuickBooks, there will be a time when you would desire to allow limited access and authorization for the data saved, thereby securing your data in a much better way.

If you want your data to be handled by just a couple of people, Pro or Premier is the best option for you.

In short, QuickBooks Pro and Premier is a more cost-effective solution, offering the same benefits and features that the Enterprise version provides.

The Process to Convert QuickBooks Enterprise to Pro or Premier

Step I: Import Enterprise Files to QuickBooks

  1. Login to QuickBooks
  2. Take a backup of the Enterprise file and save it on the local PC
  3. Restore the backup first and make a second copy to work on
  4. Open Enterprise version on the Home screen
  5. Press Ctrl+1. This opens the Product Information window
  6. Press Ctrl+b now and then Ctrl+q
  7. Click OK
  8. Type your QuickBooks login info in the screen that appears next
  9. Tick Terms of Service checkbox to agree to it
  10. Click Submit
  11. Check the lists to be imported and proceed ahead as per the instructions that pop up

Step II: Export from QuickBooks to Pro or Premier

  1. Once the file is up as QuickBooks, you can use IE for further export
  2. Follow the prompts to install the controls to help the conversion
  3. Select All Financial Data if you want to convert the entire file
  4. Click on All financial data without transactions

Step III: Convert the file to Pro and Premier

  1. Open QBDT on the screen
  2. Pick the company file to be converted
  3. Click the Convert button
  4. Follow the prompts

Step IV: Post-conversion Steps

  • Cancel your subscription to QuickBooks as your purpose is already served
  • Restore all the default settings for the browser. To do this:
    • Open the IE
    • Press ALT+T
    • You will see the Tools menu
    • Move to Internet Options
    • Choose the Security tab
    • Select Reset all zones to default level
    • Click Apply
    • Click OK
    • Shut the IE window

Note: The Internet Explorer plays an important role in the conversion process and it might happen that the browser freezes in between.

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Common questions related to convert QuickBooks Enterprise to Pro or Premier

Question: I just have a new client, he previously using QuickBooks Enterprise 2020. But not he wants to use only Desktop Pro 2021. How can I converting QuickBooks Enterprise to pro and whats the process of QuickBooks file conversion?

If your client want to convert QuickBooks enterprise file to pro and he is using Enterprise edition. Ask him to use the trial license of QuickBooks Enterprise edition for the time being. Otherwise, you have to buy our downgrade service to convert it. Our team is good at QuickBooks data moving or downgrade service & can convert qbw enterprise file to a file that can work with QuickBooks desktop pro.

Question: What are the ways to downgrade QuickBooks desktop enterprise to premier version?

Unfortunately you can’t do it from within QuickBooks. But we have in-house tools that can downgrade QuickBooks desktop enterprise to premier.

Question: How to convert QuickBooks enterprise to Desktop Mac?

There is currently no option to convert QBDT Enterprise company files to QBDT for Mac.
In order to workaround this issue, you must export your Enterprise company files as Intuit Interchange Format (.IIF) and then import them into your Mac.

  • Select Export, then IIF Files.
  • Select the items you want to export. Select OK.
  • Save the file where you want it.
  • Delete the asterisk (*) and type the name of the file in the File name field. Select IIF Files (.IIF) as the file type, then click Save.

The following steps will guide you through importing it into QBDT for Mac:

  • Make sure you are logged in as an Admin and in Single User mode as well.
  • Select IIF Files from the Import menu under Utilities.
  • Locate your .IIF file and open it.
  • If you receive a pop-up message confirming your data has been imported, click OK.

Question: How to Downgrade QuickBooks Enterprise to Pro?

Important notes before you move to downgrade:

  • QuickBooks files must not exceed 350,000 in size. Contact our experts if you are unable to trim it down.
  • You must have administrator rights to your QuickBooks Enterprise account.
  • To access your Desktop file, you must be logged in as the admin user.
  • If you receive an error when importing a file, feel free to contact our experts.
  • Ensure that your Enterprise file is backed up locally. You can work off the second copy of the backup created when you restore the backup. You will keep your original file untouched in case anything goes wrong. Your local copy will now be used instead of the server copy.

Remember: Downgrading from QuickBooks Enterprise to Pro is not supported by Intuit and may result in data loss. Hence, you need a professional for this task.

Why should you contact experts to downgrade QuickBooks Enterprise to QuickBooks Pro or Premier?

You should contact QuickBooks professionals instead of trying to do the downgrade yourself, since it is a complex technique, not recommended for all situations.

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