Simply Accounting to Quickbooks

Is it possible to import a backup file(s) from Simply accounting 2008 premium into Quickbooks pro 2010 when I don't have the simply accounting program?  If so how?  

Due to the urgency of this question (I need some kind of direction within 90 minutes), I am offering 500 points.

New Note:  I can get access to a simply accounting 2008 program to export, IF necessary.
DJMTEKAsked:
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DJMTEKAuthor Commented:
Well, I bought myself some extra time.  I have until the end of the day to consider this.  So still open to suggestions.  Anybody?
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stlinaeCommented:
Simply Accounting is a Sage product, AKA Peachtree. If you can convert the simply accounting file into Peachtree you should then be able to use the QuickBooks Peachtree conversion tool. (Do not go into Peachtree 2010 as the QB tool won't work, last time I checked.)

Other than that, I don't know of any tools that will do it for you. You will have to either just do beginning balances or you can try exporting reports and such from Simply Accounting and creating .iif files from them to import into QuickBooks. (Not the easiest way to do it, but not impossible.)

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DJMTEKAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your response.  I thought that converting to Peachtree and then using the conversion tool sounded promising, until I came across the following 2007 posting:  http://www.simplyaccounting.com/community/forums/p/517/1560.aspx  which basically says you end up with a mess going from SA to Peachtree.  

Maybe something has changed in the last 3 years, but I can't find anything else, but I might give it a try anyway.  Further research led me to this:  http://community.intuit.com/posts/simply-accounting-conversion-to-qb  which seems to indicate that Intuit might lend a hand if the request comes from aan accountant.  
"If you are working with a professional public accountant or freelance bookkeeper ...who is new to QuickBooks, he or she may be eligible for free data conversion services. "

So I will follow up on this as well and post back.  

Any other suggestions would be welcome.
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ZillionTechCommented:
Conversion from Simply to Peachtree and then to Quickbooks will not work. In general, transferring to an intermediate product from Simply and then to Quickbooks won't work.

Conversion is possible, but will at a price -- typically in the $5000 range.
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DJMTEKAuthor Commented:
$5000 huh?  For that kind of money, I can hire a team to re-enter all the data.   But thanks for the head-up on the PeachTree thing.  Tried to export to a spreadsheet this morning from Simply accounting but it doesn't tell me what format I am exporting to, just "a file that Simply Accounting can understand" or something like that.  Tried it anyway and half way through the process I just keep getting a net framework and  memory error (simply accounting error not windows error).  No history of memory errors on this machine and quickbooks, which also requires net framework, had no problem installing and running on this machine, but am going to try it on another machine this afternoon.  

Is it possible to export to a spreadsheet format from SA, and if so am I doing this right:  file - export - ?
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ZillionTechCommented:
You can use a service like http://www.simplyaccountingrepair.net/ to convert your entire Simply Accounting data file to Excel (not just transactions). I have used this service before -- The cost is around 200.
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DJMTEKAuthor Commented:
I just tried exporting on another computer and got the same error (see attached screen shot).   Now I need help resolving this export error in Simply Accounting before I can even deal with spreadsheet format and importing.

I keep reading that I should be able to export to a csv format or excel format.  SA even has an office integration feature.  So before I resort to paying other services to do this, I would like to rule out any possibility of doing it myself (or more like...with the assistance of an expert).  Besides, I just paid a $100 to get advice from experts at Experts exchange!  Ironic that the best advice so far is to pay someone else to do it.


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DJMTEKAuthor Commented:
This appears to be the only solution presented that will solve this.  I appreciate the link and have initiated discussions with this company that should ultimately resolve this.  Thanks for your time in responding.
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ZillionTechCommented:
Simply Accounting to Quickbooks Conversion
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