Can someone please explain how to convert my Reckon Enterprise Desktop file to Reckon Accounts Hosted

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I have just started a trial version of Reckon accounts hosted and need to migrate my Reckon Enterprise desktop file to the new version.  Can someone please explain how to do this.

Thanks!
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You need to create an account in hosted first. Why don't you set it up as a trial for 30 days. Once you've done this you can upload the file to the hosted site. And you'll be ready to lock and load. Call me if you get stuck. I do this for a living

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DEb Hunter after a year of converting over are you happy with hosted? thinking of moving over as well did you have any issues was transition painless? any loss of data etc .  appreciate your imput

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Transition painless, Hosted works well, I use Firefox browser to access it
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CRITICAL to understand, if you convert to hosted and ever want to go back to desktop, you cannot. One of my clients had this expereince recently. Not pleasant. Not being a genuine cloud based product, there are many issues to consider before you cut over. I would be trialling the system for at least a month and run the two systems in parallel. When it works well it is very good. That's not always. I use Firefox to get access to hosted. It works fine. Internet explorer not so much. Google chrome - Forget it.
Duck duck go. Okay as well.
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So when you download your hosted file and open in Enterprise if required, what is the difference between that Enterprise version and the desktop version?
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Kris who has Enterprise on their desktop for a single user? And what happens in year 2 when your complimentary copy runs out of life?
Hi Kris

There's no difference at all - Hosted IS Enterprise but access is via Reckon's server instead of installed locally on a user's PC  :)

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That’s what I thought, so is it not feasible to change from Hosted to Desktop Enterprise (after purchasing a license) and download your file if online is no longer your need. I also thought that whilst ever you were paying to use Hosted you were entitled to one copy of the current version of Enterprise, not just in the first year.
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As long as the subscription is current. And you still can't go back to desktop. Now if you are in different physical locations, it's a different story. Reckon is much better in this scenario.
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Most Reckon products are by subscription now so if you are using the free Enterprise that is given by having hosted you can carry on forever on your desktop, you simply cant go to a lower version, but that has always been the case.
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Gerry I think the subs cost for Enterprise is a tad more expensive than it is for the version from which you upgraded when you migrated to hosted. Just sayin. Probably a few tads If you have five users on Premier it's $1050. A five user enterprise licence is $2530 retail. That's a pretty significant sum to a SME
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You are right but if you went to Hosted you were expecting to pay that anyway and that cost is still less than the stand alone of Enterprise.
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Kevin Russell, Accredited Partner

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No you weren't. All my hosted clients have fewer than three users. Most of them have one
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Hi Gerry,

We can perform an analysis to confirm whether a clients Hosted/Enterprise data file can be converted to a Reckon Accounts Premier compatible data file.

If a data file that is in the Enterprise / Hosted format makes use of Lists that exceed the list limits of Premier, then whilst it can still be done, the user would encounter the problem of not being able to add new list records.

Users can request a data service on the Reckon website http://www.reckon.com/au/data-services-request/
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Hi Deb,

DATA RECOVERY: How to upload a company data file (*.QBW) from your local computer to the Reckon Accounts Hosted platform

Follow the steps in the support article to upload your company file from your computer to your existing Hosted Q: drive.

Regards,

Data Recovery Team