You can install and run multiple versions and editions of QuickBooks on the same computer. Different versions can be open at the same time whereas different editions must be opened one at a time.
A version is the numeric notation of the product's release. Examples are QuickBooks 2013 and Enterprise 13.0.
An edition refers to the set of features included in a product. Examples are Pro, Premier, and Accountant Edition.
Before you install multiple versions, note the following:
Note: This information applies to installing different editions of the same version. Use these steps to install more than one version for the same or different editions. Different editions of the same version all use one installation location. As a result, QuickBooks automatically assigns the installation folder when you install a second edition on one computer. To install a second edition, complete the installation as you normally would and allow QuickBooks to set the installation location for you.
Install more than one version of QuickBooks on one computer by using different installation folders
To open a specific edition, use the shortcut QuickBooks added to your desktop for that edition.