This blog is to give you status on:
Intuit has announced its new 64 bit version of QuickBooks Desktop for 2022, and a subscription only model for Pro and Premier.
The first question on everyone's mind is "Will existing versions of QQube be compatible with the 64 bit version of QuickBooks 2022?" And the answer is yes - with no changes or modifications.
The second question is: "Will the data extraction be any quicker now that QuickBooks will be 64 bit?" The answer is no - with the current QQube versions.
There are two components to data extraction:
The Intuit SDK will still be 32 bit, even though QuickBooks will be 64 bit. Intuit will have to port the SDK to 64 bit, but there are no official plans to do so at this time.
The good news is, our upcoming release of QQube Version 10 will have a 64 bit component that will allow us to retrieve bigger chunks and move it into our QQube database. This will make things quicker, because we have to make fewer request to QuickBooks.
At this time we don't have a definitive update, other than QQube will need changes to work with Windows 11.
If you have not already researched the hardware requirements for Windows 11, we strongly suggest that you do. You might be surprised to find out that even processors/motherboards purchased 3 or 4 years ago may NOT be compatible with it.
Internally we had to replace most of our infrastructure - even though we just updated several years ago. It was quite a shock.
As noted in our previous blog "Coming Out of the Pandemic" this will be a huge release for us, with speed improvements, more choice and flexibility, EBITDA, and Power Pivot and Power BI analytics that will end up being the penultimate implementation of QuickBooks analytics in the modern age.
We are currently all hands on deck to get this version out, which should be in several weeks - if all goes well. Look for much fanfare around this release, as we will unveil several concepts and components that have never been seen before.
Since our previous blog, we can announce that, after 8 months of negotiation and wrangling, Intuit finally implemented what we needed to be able to create a product for QBO comparable to our desktop offering.
Although the QBO API gave access to a variety of data - both raw, and in "report form", there was a huge problem. Certain information was in one object, and the rest of it resided in another object - with no way to tie to the two objects together. So for instance, we wouldn't have been able to give you the COGS of an inventory item, such that you also had all of the properties of that item and that particular transaction.
Our founder Chuck Vigeant, M.Ed. worked with Intuit's desktop engineering team over a decade ago on several projects, and believe it or not - it was the relationships with those engineers, that made this happen.
The solution is not optimal in any sense of the word, but at least it will work.
In fact, many of the Power Financials and Power BI analytics built in QQube 10, will be available in the same format in QQube for QBO, due to be released within a few months of the desktop version.