When did Intuit go to Sunscription Only for Enterprise Edition

Our business owner needs to upgrade his Quickbooks Enterprise Edition but is not willing to purchase a subscription. How long has Enterprise Edition been subscription only?  If we can find a stand-alone 2015 or 2016 version, that will work for our needs.
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By the looks of it, their test drive is online, but the actual software is downloaded and installed


JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
They went subscription only about 3 years ago. So what you are looking for is subscription only.

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Correct, however even then if you look at the top of the page you'll see the physical "download" link.

They want you to use the subscription model, and they will make it difficult to locate but there is always the ability to perform a physical installation
BRT-TechAuthor Commented:
Thank you all.

Physical installation has always been possible and still is if you don't choose Hosted.  Our owner refuses to have his data held hostage if he decides not to renew,  We have never needed support in 15 years of running QB and have always run with a non-subscription license.

A call to QB yesterday to ask what happens if you do not renew at the end of 1 year was answered with "QB will stop functioning and you will not be able to access your data".  I asked to clarify that this was true for the Desktop installation (not just hosted) and was told "yes".

Good news is we purchased Enterprise 2015, but never installed it.  Our IT company said that 2015 is good!  Just hoping that 2015 was the last year prior to the subscription only model.
BRT-TechAuthor Commented:
Thanks John
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks.  Yes - if you want QB, you must subscribe.  I want QB a couple of years into retirement to handle Dividends and T2 tax returns, so I will have to keep my subscription going even though no payroll at all. I DO understand the issue :)
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