Move to QuickBooks

Give yourself a head-start when you move
your accounts to QuickBooks Online

Free, automated data conversion

Converting your accounts data to QuickBooks Online is easy. All you need to do is spend a few minutes going through the easy-to-follow steps in our online software and then sit back for an hour or two, until you receive our email confirming that your data has been converted.

QuickBooks will pay for your migration, including up to two years of transaction history, making it FREE for you to use Movemybooks.


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What can I convert?

We can convert to QuickBooks Online from:

UK QuickBooks Desktop

UK Sage 50 / Instant

UK Sage Accounting

UK Xero



QuickBooks Desktop 2009 onwards

Sage50 v14 (2008) onwards

What gets converted?

Our software will move the chart of accounts, customer data, supplier data and individual transactions for the current and previous accounting years.

All of the nominal/general ledger, customer and supplier balances will be the same as in the source data.

Please take a look at the post-conversion tasks to see what might need to be tidied up once your conversion is complete (this exercise generally takes only 30 minutes or less).

Multicurrency Users

We cannot accurately convert data that includes transactions from QuickBooks in currencies other than GBP.

If you do decide to go ahead and convert data that includes foreign currency transactions, you must accept the results “as is” and we will be unable to provide any assistance with problems you find, even if the problems appear unrelated to foreign currency.

Please see the page for further details.

Is it really FREE?

Moving to QuickBooks Online is usually FREE when you use Movemybooks, because Intuit pays for your conversion. This allows you to migrate up to two years of historic data (all transactions for the current year to date, plus all of the previous accounting period).

If you would like to take additional years of transaction history with you (up to 12 extra years), these will cost £75 + VAT per extra year.

Extras offered within our online software

You may also opt to include Sage Departments, Xero Tracking or QuickBooks Classes in the data you move to your new QuickBooks Online company. This service costs £75 + VAT for all conversions except for those from QuickBooks Desktop, for which there is no charge.

If you are moving to QuickBooks from Xero, Sage Accounting or KashFlow, you will also have the option to upload any attachments you may have in your source data, for an extra £75 + VAT.

If you know the period of accounting you wish to convert, and your year-end, you can use our Pricing Wizard to quickly check how much your proposed conversion will cost.

How it works

BEFORE YOU GET STARTED, please take a moment to read the important information below. If you have any questions, just ask us. Once you’re ready to start your migration, hit the ‘Get Started Now’ button at the bottom of the page, and we’ll take you through the process.

The important bit


To convert from another cloud platform, you will need to authorise us to access your current platform, and our web application will take care of the rest.

To convert from desktop accounting software, you will need to have the data open in Sage or QuickBooks so that our data uploader can access it.

We convert all of the core, important accounting data for you. This includes your chart of accounts and all of the balances on those accounts. Customer and supplier contact details, together with the balances on all customer and supplier accounts, are converted too. We also copy your individual transactions in detail.

Please understand that it is impossible to make an exact copy of your data in a different accounting system. There will be some information that we can’t convert and some information may look a bit different when converted (see Limitations of service). You can be confident, however, that your financial data will be accurate overall.

Due to the limitations imposed on us by the software you are converting from and to, there may sometimes be a little tidying up work that you’ll want to do once the conversion is complete. We’ve done our best to make sure this is as little as possible and provide you with full guidance on these post-conversion tasks (see Completing post-conversion tasks).

For more detailed information on the limitations of what we can and can’t convert, and guidance on completing the post-conversion tasks, click the following links:

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