How to Allow QuickBooks Sharing on Multiple Computers?

With the growth of your business, you need to keep up with the growing data requirements including financial and accounting records. At one point, you will find it very difficult to manage it all alone if you have been doing so till date. You may need to upgrade your QuickBooks to higher edition and hire accountants or multiple employees to handle your revenue as well as expenses.

If you have not upgraded your QuickBooks, you might not be able to support multiple users on the same desktop. Enable multi-user mode within QuickBooks to permit more than one user within QuickBooks. This allows multiple users to access the same company file at the same time. This offers increased efficiency and flexibility as three or more users can edit the company file from any location.

Switch to Multi-User Mode

Start by verifying the QuickBooks Desktop version if it supports the multi-user mode. All computers which require access to QuickBooks must install the program. This will create a sharing of QuickBooks files. After the base program is installed, all the computers should be verified if they have the same QuickBooks update.

After you have installed QuickBooks on every computer, the file must be opened to the primary computer. There is a “Switch to Multi-User Mode” option in the “File” menu. The local file locations can be shared from here to different users to allow them to log in. All the edits done by multiple users will be visible to everyone even if they are logging in with different usernames.

Troubleshooting Error

You must first verify if QuickBooks services (QuicBooksDBXX where XX stands for QuickBooks year) and QBFCMonitorService are in the operational mode on your server computer. If something goes wrong, you should get the error ‘QuickBooks multi-user mode not working issue’. The problem can be solved by launching mstsc and restarting the QuickBooksDBXX service under the Recovery tab. If still does not work, get troubleshooting done from an IT expert to help you set up the QuickBooks multi-user mode.

QuickBooks Multi-User Login with Cloud Hosting

Apart from the method, QuickBooks can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously in an alternative way. You can upgrade to QuickBooks Enterprise which offers you a plethora of options of accessing the software by multiple users simultaneously. You can select our QuickBooks Silver or Gold hosting plan for allowing your multiple users on the software.

You can also purchase the latest QuickBooks licenses – including Pro, Premier, Enterprise, Accountant – from us at discounted prices. After that, host it on our Cloud Desktop. With QuickBooks cloud hosting, multiple users can be in different geographic locations while accessing the same QuickBooks data file. The feature of remote access and effective collaboration makes QuickBooks Enterprise hosting a lucrative deal for the majority of organizations.

Apps4Rent is an Intuit Authorized Standard Host and QuickBooks Solution Provider (QSP), which makes us authorized dealers for selling and hosting QuickBooks licenses. Also, we offer complete setup and troubleshooting for any installation issues you may have on QuickBooks, including setting up the multiple-user mode.

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