How to Import Data from Wave Accounting Software to QuickBooks?

by James Antonio

Wave is an accounting software as QuickBooks, it takes care of your accounting needs by tracking income and expenses, it helps in creating and sending invoices to your customers and it also helps in the scanning of your receipts.

Now if your small business is growing and you want to transfer your accounting data to more robust accounting software, then QuickBooks might be the appropriate option for you. But whenever you switch accounting software, you will have to transfer your data as well from old software to new one. We will discuss below all options we do have for importing the data from Wave to QuickBooks.

Data Import options from Wave Accounting Software to QuickBooks

Well, unfortunately, direct import functionality from Wave to QuickBooks is not available. But you can export the data from Wave in CSV or excel format and then import it in QuickBooks using import data functionality.

Following lists and items can be imported into QuickBooks without much hassle with the help of CSV or excel file:

  1. Customers and suppliers.
  2. Chart of Accounts.
  3. Product and services, Invoice, credit notes, etc.
  4. Sales receipts & bills

There are few things in wave software that cannot be converted as such for import purposes in QuickBooks:

  1. Budgets, Track inventory feature, Chart of Accounts (description, classes, and items)
  2. Quantity of inventory and sales prices, Fixed assets,
  3. Expense claims, memorized transactions, payment terms.
  4. Custom VAT rates, Invoice templates, timesheets, deleted/void transactions.
  5. Transactions lines with nil value, attachments, and unreconciled entries.

So, you may have to create these lists and items from the scratch in QuickBooks. There are several workarounds for these things as well, which you can research for and apply if you do not want to start from scratch.

Now when we have got some knowledge over the data import from Wave accounting to QuickBooks, let us look into some FAQs to have more clarity around the topic.

What is the Process of Exporting the Data from Wave software?

For exporting the data from wave, click on settings in the wave software, click on data Export after scrolling down to the bottom of the menu. Now under the Accounting heading, choose export as excel or CSV format. The export file will then be emailed to your email address which you use in Wave.

What Email Address QuickBooks use to send the Invoices to me?

QuickBooks uses as a default email address for sending invoices, transactions, and receipts.

In what Scenario a Business Owner should Choose Wave instead of QuickBooks?

When your main stressing point is cost as you have just started, you can choose Wave, because it is completely free software and provides all the simple services and is easy to use.

Why would Someone Prefer QuickBooks over Free Wave Accounting Software?

Well, Wave is indeed free, but when your business is growing, you would want the most comprehensive accounting tool, and while using QuickBooks you can take advantage of advanced reporting, inventory management, mileage tracking, and many other services.

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Dancing Numbers is SaaS-based software that can easily be integrated with your QuickBooks account. You can import, export, and delete lists or transactions from your company file. Using Dancing Numbers you can simplify and automate the process, saving time and increasing productivity. Just fill in a few fields and apply the relevant features to complete the task.

It saves your time and money that you can invest in your business. It has no human errors, works automatically, provides a user-friendly interface (easy to use and learn), and more. You can also have access to the comprehensive features set if you use it to import, export, and delete services.

Supported Entities/Lists

Dancing Numbers supports all QuickBooks entities that are mentioned below:-

Customer Transactions

Receive Payment
Credit Memo/Return Receipt
Sales Receipt
Sales Order
Statement Charge

Vendor Transactions

Bill Payment
Purchase Order
Item Receipt
Vendor Credit

Banking Transactions

Journal Entry
Transfer Funds
Bank Statement
Credit Card Statement
Credit Card Charge
Credit Card Credit

Employee Transaction / List

Time Tracking
Employee Payroll
Wage Items


Inventory Adjustment
Inventory Transfer
Vehicle Mileage

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Customer Types

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Frequently Asked Questions

How and What all can I Export in Dancing Numbers?

You need to click "Start" to Export data From QuickBooks Desktop using Dancing Numbers, and In the export process, you need to select the type you want to export, like lists, transactions, etc. After that, apply the filters, select the fields, and then do the export.

You can export a Chart of Accounts, Customers, Items, and all the available transactions from QuickBooks Desktop.

How can I Import in Dancing Numbers?

To use the service, you have to open both the software QuickBooks and Dancing Numbers on your system. To import the data, you have to update the Dancing Numbers file and then map the fields and import it.

How can I Delete in Dancing Numbers?

In the Delete process, select the file, lists, or transactions you want to delete, then apply the filters on the file and then click on the Delete option.

How can I import Credit Card charges into QuickBooks Desktop?

First of all, Click the Import (Start) available on the Home Screen. For selecting the file, click on "select your file," Alternatively, you can also click "Browse file" to browse and choose the desired file. You can also click on the "View sample file" to go to the Dancing Numbers sample file. Then, set up the mapping of the file column related to QuickBooks fields. To review your file data on the preview screen, just click on "next," which shows your file data.

Which file types are supported by Dancing Numbers?

XLS, XLXS, etc., are supported file formats by Dancing Numbers.

What is the pricing range of the Dancing Numbers subscription Plan?

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How can I contact the customer service of Dancing Numbers if any issue arises after purchasing?

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How can I Import Price Level List into QuickBooks Desktop through Dancing Numbers?

First, click the import button on the Home Screen. Then click "Select your file" from your system. Next, set up the mapping of the file column related to the QuickBooks field. Dancing Numbers template file does this automatically; you just need to download the Dancing Number Template file.

To review your file data on the preview screen, just click on "next," which shows your file data.

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