QB 2008 Pro and QB 2009 Contractor: read the same qbw?
Posted on 2011-02-16
I have two clients that are somewhat unique. They are separate businesses but share a building and some administrative employees. They each have a version of Quickbooks. Company 1: Quickbooks 2009 Contractor and Company 2: Quickbooks 2008 Pro. Company 1 wants 2 employees from company 2 to work on their books. Aside from connecting their networks which I plan to do, can they use their respective versions of Quickbooks to open Company 1's qbw files? I'm assuming not, but I thought I'd ask - not only because the version is different but the licenses are different?
Let me ask this then: If both Companies upgraded to 2011 Contractor (but had their separate licenses) Could they both open Company 1's files? Again I'm guessing no, but wanted confirmation.
So, maybe I'm answering my own question but it seems that they need to buy one license of QB 2011 Contractor, split the cost and then they could both open Company 1's files (assuming they have proper multi-user license)?