how to manage licenses in quickbooks

My company sells software.  Some of the products require an activation key.  We purchase the keys in packs of 100 and sell them in smaller multiple units.

I am new to quick books so please pardon my lack of knowledge.

i treat each bock of 100 as a item with a quantity of 100 then I can manage who has purchased which "activation key"

Is there other ways to do this ?

Thank you
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
QuickBooks is VERY different to what you are used to.

You can install QuickBooks with the license key you have.

For QuickBooks Pro (Premier) you can have 5 simultaneous users - no more - at any one time. You can install on 6 or 7 stations but only 5 at one time.

If you have Enterprise, I think the limit is 10 (but this could have changed).

No matter, you can only simultaneously use the number for which you are licensed.

There is NO point putting QB on an image for large distribution - it is not that kind of program.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, I am fairly sure you need to be a certified QB Pro Advisor to re-sell QuickBooks (I am such).
HalCHubAuthor Commented:
Obviously you missed what I asked.

We sell a program... lets say the programs name is X.
X is written in Program Y,  Y must be installed for the users to use X>

Y requires a product key. I buy Y in packs of 100 which all have the same product key.
I need to manage the inventory of Y.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to call Intuit and ask if you can be a reseller. I did not miss what you asked. QuickBooks is now a subscription only product. You purchase a subscription for the number of users entitled to use a company file. The software comes with the license and a key to install.

So you need to be a reseller of subscriptions, not inventory. As I noted, this is very unlike what you are trying to do. I do not even know if Intuit allows subscription resellers. There is nothing in it for them. They collect 100% of the subscription automatically. Why would they give you a cut?
HalCHubAuthor Commented:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you wish to use QuickBooks as an accounting system to sell software, yes you can do this. QuickBooks has inventory that you can set up. You can purchase software into Inventory and then resell in whatever quantities you wish.

This is fairly easily done.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you and if you need help with the accounting aspects you can always ask another question.
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