QuickBooks Hosting

What is the difference between QuickBooks Online Edition and the Intuit Hosting Program?

QuickBooks Online Edition is a fully web-based accounting software solution offered directly by Intuit. The QuickBooks Hosting Program is a distribution and licensing program that allows the desktop PC-based versions of QuickBooks for Windows (QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise versions) to be installed and managed for end users by a hosting service provider who provides users access to a secure server. Users access their licensed QuickBooks desktop software on that server via the Internet using a user name and password to log into the host’s server. While the key benefits of remote access and managed service are similar between QuickBooks Online Edition and hosted QuickBooks desktop software, the features, functionality and hosting platforms differ.