Quicken maker Intuit Inc. announced Tuesday that its Windows to Mac QuickBooks conversion service is now available at Apple retail stores nationwide.
Intuit officially launched QuickBooks 5 for OS X — its professional accounting package for small businesses — at Macworld Conference & Expo this past January. The data files generated by the Mac version of QuickBooks 5 are not compatible with their PC counterparts, so Intuit offers a data conversion service for its QuickBooks Windows who are making the switch to Mac.
Users can bring in their QuickBooks Windows data on CD or Zip disk to any Apple retail store’s Genius Bar — the resident Geniuses will convert the data to a Mac-compatible format for US$75.
By comparison, Intuit offers a direct service for $99, and also provides a free converter tool online. More details about QuickBooks Windows to Mac conversion are available from Intuit’s Web site.