I am running QB Pro 2010 and am current with all releases. I have downloaded transaction histories into Excel and am trying to import from Excel.
The process was being maintained on a property management system called Yardi by some folks that are not legally connected to our business - they were basically providing bookkeeping services as best they could on the Yardi system - I am not at all familiar with that system, but can inquire as to certain extract capabilies, if you think it may be possible. All transactions are still on the Yardi system.
I decided to try the Excel method since I noted the import/export capability in QB.
I've worked with PropertyWare which is also a property management system.I would ask them about the ability to export to QuickBooks. It is possible that you could create a new company file and export your Yardi transactions to that file. I looked at their website but didn't see anything mentioned.I think choosing Excel was a good choice if you plan on buying one of the third party software to try to import those transactions. Most allow you to try them out first. I would do that. But you may find that you can't import them.What do you want to do now?
I just started at this company and have been able to establish that they have solid records and transactions on QB from 2002 through 9/10. Since 9/10, the company transactions have been posted to Yardi.
My preference is to find a mehod to move the transactions from Yardi to QB and will probably utililize your suggestion on the third party software from Bay States.