When you open QuickBooks you may encounter a message that says QuickBooks has an update.
Don’t just click Install Later. It usually only takes a few minutes. QuickBooks releases these updates for fixes or new features.
If you are working in a network environment you need to keep in mind that once one of you update you will all need to update. 2013 released the R6 update and this fixed a lot of issues they were having so I recommend updating it.
If you have an older product you may see a message that prompts you for a new release. This is upgrading, so you don’t want to do this unless you want to buy the new product.
QuickBooks Update Service