QuickBooks Online is completely different and nowhere as useful as QuickBooks Pro, Premier or Enterprise versions. Using full-featured versions of QuickBooks, itopia can provide inventory, grouping, advanced reporting and other features in the standard desktop versions. QuickBooks Online is a less robust solution that, among other deficiencies, only lets the user see one screen at a time – there is no way to do a side-by-side comparison of reports or entries like desktop QB software allows. Intuit recognized the limits of their stripped-down online edition when it created the Intuit Authorized Hosting program by authorizing top hosting providers like itopia to host the desktop versions of QuickBooks in the cloud. While QuickBooks Online puts your data at risk by requiring a conversion of your QuickBooks files to make them compatible, your data is fully portable between itopia and your local computer without conversion or reformatting. Finally, if you have multiple QuickBooks company files, QuickBooks Online’s charges a monthly fee for each company file. With itopia, you can have as many files as you like and online access to virtual office software.