In light of the recent announcement that Intuit will no longer be supporting QB Pro, Premier, QB Enterprise Solutions 2011 beginning May 31, 2014, merchants who are currently using integrated payment processing will no longer be able to accept payments without an upgrade. Although sunsetting older versions of a product may make viable sense for Intuit from a sales, service and support perspective, it is not always the same case for the merchants who are currently using the product and experience an impact to their add-on payment services and no longer supported by Intuit for these versions.
There are many electronic credit card processing options out there– that, of course, want to integrate with QB – but they are not always friendly to the merchant that doesn’t have large volume. In addition to the per transaction fee and discount rate, there is usually a monthly fee. For an author selling a book or a musician selling a CD, that becomes prohibitive because there are no guarantees of sales.