“Your Connected Services Will Not Work as Expected”
Intuit has notified customers of Merchant Services that QuickBooks may not work as expected if they are not running the current release.
Over the past few weeks, I have received calls from clients that have current versions of QuickBooks (2017, for example), but the software isn’t able to update because the customer doesn’t have a maintenance plan for the software. QuickBooks displays the message saying updates are available, but the user isn’t able to download the updates and receives a message indicating that they do not have a current or in-force subscription.
Intuit is making it clear that maintenance and support is not longer an option with QuickBooks. Not having maintenance means not getting updates, and not having updates means parts of the software and its connected services stops working. Now, even your desktop QuickBooks is exclusively subscription-based.