The End of Intuit Sync Manager

We wanted to ensure everyone is aware of an important interface change for QuickBooks desktop users. This is all the information to get you ready. Simply stated, Intuit is killing the Intuit Sync Manager. For those not aware, the Intuit Sync Manager is an application that gets installed with QuickBooks desktop (Pro, Premier, Enterprise) that handles the synchronizing of data between QuickBooks itself and what is known as the IPP Cloud; IPP stands for Intuit Partner Platform, basically an environment where 3rd-party developers create applications that work and interface with QuickBooks.

So what is going on and when? There are 2 important dates to know:

  1. On 1 March 2016, all non-Inuit applications will have access cut off to the Intuit Sync Manager. As this deadline looms, you should check with all your 3rd-party add-on developers that use the Intuit Sync Manager. If you unsure whether this applies to you, simply ask the developer of any add-ons that you use. Following is a link with a list of 3rd-party applications that are affected and what action may be needed:
  2. 31 May 2016, Intuit stops Intuit Sync Manager for everyone including Inuit apps. Check if your recurring payments or your Intuit 1099 e-file service need to be switched to another transfer method.

Intuit states that this does “not affect your QuickBooks Desktop product, Online Banking, ViewMyPaycheck, or applications that use the QuickBooks Web Connector”. This means Intuit Data Protect (IDP) and Field Service Management (FSM) are not affected.

Take advantage this month and check your system and requirements to prevent any problems on March 1st, 2016.

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Mario Nowogrodzki, CPA.CITP, is founder and principal of Mendelson Consulting (, an accounting technology firm that assists entities with planning, selecting and implementing business management systems. The firm was selected as Top Technologist by the Sleeter Group and Top Integrations Advisor by Insightful Accountant. Nowogrodzki is a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs Business Technology Section; a contributing author and speaker for Intuit, Accountex, and the Woodard Group. Contact him at or at 954-447-0250.

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