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Printing Checks from the Cloud with QuickBooks Online

Coming off of the Scaling New Heights 2014 conference, we've received a lot of inquiries about whether PrintBoss works with QuickBooks Online.  At the conference last month, Intuit made it clear that the future of QuickBooks is in their online version.  This is not to say they are abandoning their desktop version, but most development will be for the cloud software.  They are encouraging this focus also in their third-party developers.  By putting on conferences like QuickBooks Connect and only inviting apps supported by QuickBooks Online, Intuit is making it clear they want to push their cloud software.  We talked a lot about this after the conference.

Coming away from SNH14, it is understandable that many QuickBooks users and Pro Advisors had questions about QBO and its environment.  For this reason we wanted to take this space to answer some of these questions.Cloud printing

First and foremost, yes PrintBoss Select and Enterprise work with QuickBooks Online.  By installing the PrintBoss printer driver on your local network or computer, you can print checks from QuickBooks Online to your PrintBoss printer driver.

When using PrintBoss with QuickBooks Online, it is necessary to use the Internet Explorer web browser.  All other web browsers render the QuickBooks Online output as an image instead of as text.  IE is the only one to render the QBO output as text.  By doing this, IE enables PrintBoss to manipulate the page and allow top, middle, and bottom check positions.

Beyond this IE requirement, PrintBoss functions the same in QBO as it does on the desktop QuickBooks applications.  As Intuit makes this push into the cloud, PrintBoss will continue to enable you to print checks onto blank check stock, saving you time and money.  We are currently in development with a QBO only PrintBoss app that will make this even easier, so stayed tuned for more on that in the coming year.

If you have any other questions, contact us here or try PrintBoss yourself with our 30 day free trial.

We’ll see you in the cloud!