The bad news about the 2013 release of QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions’ performance continues to roll in. We’ve seen another set of data indicating that many companies have performance problems that Intuit doesn’t seem able to fix. Intuit released an update earlier in the year that supposedly fixed the performance issue. Our clients tell us it did not. Now we’re beginning to see information from companies considering dumping QuickBooks.
Intuit? Are you listening? When can we expect a fix? Intuit?
We’ve heard from several clients and through the grapevine that QuickBooks 2013 has significant performance problems, particularly with large databases. What constitutes a large database depends on who you ask, but I would generally say anything above 500Mb (0.5 Gb) is a large database. This has been reported on Pro and QuickBooks Enterprise Solution, and may affect other editions.
For now, the issues we are hearing about suggest that there may be a fix on the way soon. The performance issues are severe enough that I’d expect Intuit to have a fix for this soon. We don’t have any inside information, though.
For now, we recommend that you hold off on your 2013 upgrade unless your database is small or you have a very big need for a 2013 feature. I will post more information as we get it.