The popularity of QuickBooks Desktop is rapidly declining. The #1 reason is because it’s hard to work remotely with QuickBooks Desktop. Most bookkeeping applications that exist today are cloud based, some even have mobile apps that allow you to send invoices on the go, track mileage as you drive, or take pictures and upload your receipts.
It is becoming harder to find an accounting professional who will work with QuickBooks Desktop because QuickBooks Online allows you to easily add your accounting professional as a user in QuickBooks Online whereas QuickBooks Desktop requires the accountant to buy a third-party software application to remotely access your computer.
Other benefits of switching to the online version:
- The online version stores your data in the cloud so that it can be accessed by multiple users anywhere, anytime.
- Your data is automatically backed up in the cloud
- Tech support is included
- No more upgrades, you always have the latest version