If you are using QuickBooks products and services, you might be already using the QuickBooks Web Connector (QBWC). What is the QBWC? It is a go-between for Microsoft applications which allows web services to exchange data with any QuickBooks desktop products. With QBWC, QB XML and QB POS XML can be passed to a Web-based application and QuickBooks Financial Software or QuickBooks Point of Sale. This program generates QBWC files which enables the users to communicate between the application and other remote versions of QuickBooks without worrying about direct access to the machine where QuickBooks is processing.
What are the benefits of using the QBWC? A user can manually initiate or the application can automatically schedule communications between the web services. You can add a web service by downloading a file. Plus, this software is available for free for everyone. However, the QBWC often encounters errors which might be confusing and complex for users. There are two basic errors that occur with the software: those which originate from the application itself and communication errors between the QuickBooks Web Connector and QuickBooks.
Some examples of the first error are:
- QBWC1005, 1006: QuickBooks Web Connector Failed to Run
- QBWC1011: Application named [AppName] does not exist in registry
- QBWC1016: No application was selected for update
- QBWC1020: There are scheduled jobs. Web Connector will not be able to run these jobs if you exit
And some examples for the second type of error are:
- QBWC1022, 1023, or 1024: An error occurred when connecting to QuickBooks
- QBWC1007, 1008, or 1009: An error occurred when connecting to QuickBooks
These errors can be truly inconvenient for users and can happen at any time.
Tired of QuickBooks Errors?
QuickBooks Online is a cloud-based accounting software which caters to small businesses. However, it has its disadvantages. For one, it has too many features that may not be needed by some. Those who are just starting out might be overwhelmed with them. QuickBooks Online offers a payroll program but it has a monthly subscription and there is an additional fee per employee. Project management is also not supported which makes it hard to work with a team and time tracking is only available in higher plans.
QuickBooks also lacks in creating reports aside from accounting and it has limitations on the number of users that can access the software. On top of that, it encounters a lot of system instabilities, crashes, and errors – such as the web connector error – that only add up to the headache of its users. You might wonder, is there another option besides QuickBooks? Fortunately, there is a better alternative in the market.
FreshBooks is another cloud-based accounting software which is specifically designed for small business owners and self-employed individuals. Although it has fewer features than QuickBooks Online, these features are more apt for the users who value ease-of-use and efficiency.
Features of FreshBooks
- Time tracking. Users can use this feature to know exactly how much time they spent on a project and bill their clients the right amount. Best of all, this feature is available on all FreshBooks pricing plans.
- Project management. For those who are working with a small team, it is now easier to monitor the progress of each member and the project as a whole. Clients can also have access, making it easier for them to give feedback.
- Great customer support. FreshBooks users can have their issues and problems fixed in no time with its customer support. Representatives are friendly and well-informed and there are several support options including help centers, webinars, and in-software support.
- Easy to use software. The interface of FreshBooks is very organized and simple which makes it easy to use and understand by users.
If you are tired of errors and looking for a good alternative, try FreshBooks for free today!