QuickBooks Premiere to QuickBooks Pro
(Los Angeles, CA USA)
cI had Quickbooks Premiere and am now going to try QuickBooks Pro. (Don't ask.) I have my backup files for my business. Will I have trouble importing my file into QB Pro since I created the file with QB Premiere?
I love the Don't ask. Of course I'm curious about why you don't want to use Premier anymore. But more than that, I'd like to be certain that you no longer want or need to use the additional features of Premier, such as:
After using Premier, you might find Pro a little too limiting if you use any of the above features. As long as you are sure you don't need these features anymore, then it's fine to "downgrade" to Pro.
Here's an article I wrote that addresses these differences in a lot of detail (copy & paste the url into an new window):
To answer your question directly:
Yes, Pro can read Premier just fine. You will have no trouble opening your backups, that were made with Premier, in Pro. Premier and Pro are basically the same program, it's just that Premier has a lot more features.
If you were running QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions and you wanted to "downgrade" to Premier or Pro, then you would need to purchase a third party utility to do so. Enterprise is a completely different program than the other two and cannot be automatically "downgraded." Karl Irvin sells a utility for this purpose, as well as a bunch of other cool utilities for QuickBooks (copy & paste the url into a new window):
I hope this answers your question. Take care and thanks for writing.