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How to Improve QuickBooks Performance

Posted by Lee Booth on Jul 19, 2018

If you are seeing slowness when using QuickBooks, there can be a variety of causes and solutions. Evaluating performance issues and what to do about them involves determining your best balance point between following one or more possible paths:

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Topics: QuickBooks Upgrades, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Training or How To, QuickBooks Company File

QuickBooks Custom Reporting Part 1: The Basics

Posted by Jakob Mann on Jul 9, 2018

If you’ve used QuickBooks for a while already, you may have found yourself customizing some of the built-in reports.

  • Maybe you’ve changed the date range of a balance sheet
  • Filtered an inventory valuation detail down to a few items you needed to check,
  • Changed a profit and loss to show by quarter.
Did you know, using the same tools you may be familiar with from editing these and other reports, you can create custom reports of your own? Today we’d like to introduce you to the Custom Transaction Detail Report.
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Topics: QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, Customize Form Templates, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Training or How To

Managing Custom Fields in QuickBooks Desktop

Posted by Jakob Mann on Jun 29, 2018

Sometimes, you find that your business needs to keep track of more information about items, customers, vendors, or employees than QuickBooks has available fields for. Not everyone needs the same information, so it makes sense to be able to track what’s important to you. For situations like this, there’s a solution in the form of custom fields. These are fields that you can add to several of your lists, specifying what they’re for, and what type of data they can hold. You can even choose whether they’ll be required when creating a list element or a transaction.

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Topics: Customer Relationship Management, QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, QuickBooks Settings, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, Customize Form Templates, QuickBooks Training or How To

How To Customize Forms in QuickBooks Desktop 2018

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jun 20, 2018

 Every opportunity you have to interact with your customers and vendors is critical. How you present yourself reveals a lot about you. Are you efficient and friendly over the phone, in person, or in email? Do you handle order and payment issues quickly and carefully?

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, Customize Form Templates, QuickBooks Invoices, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Training or How To

QuickBooks 2015 is Being Discontinued - What You Need to Know

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Apr 11, 2018

If you’re using QuickBooks Desktop 2015, access to important add-on services will stop working as of May 31st, 2018. You can prevent your essential add-on services from becoming obsolete by upgrading to  QuickBooks Desktop 2018.

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Topics: News & Resources, QuickBooks Upgrades, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Desktop, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Sunset Versions

How to make sales tax item adjustments in QuickBooks

Posted by Aubrey Leahy on Mar 23, 2018

The sales tax adjustment feature in QuickBooks doesn’t adjust the individual sales tax item. You must create a zero cost Sales Receipt or Credit Memo depending on the plus/minus adjustment needed.  The details are in the article below.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, Sales Tax, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Reporting, Avalara, QuickBooks Training or How To

How to Reconcile in QuickBooks Desktop

Posted by Geo Townsend on Jan 22, 2018

In today's QuickBooks tutorial  we will walk you through the steps to reconcile an account in QuickBooks Desktop. First, we want to ensure we have our copy of QuickBooks open.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Reconciliation, QuickBooks Training or How To

Using the Audit Trail in QuickBooks Desktop

Posted by Geo Townsend on Jan 15, 2018

It’s happened to everyone at one time or another. You lose a transaction you’re sure was there not even five minutes ago, but you just can’t seem to locate it. In the event this has ever occurred to you, QuickBooks has a great feature: The Audit Trail report.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Reconciliation

Are You Using QuickBooks’ Reminders?

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Nov 22, 2017

We can’t emphasize this enough: QuickBooks’ Reminders can prevent countless problems with your finances. How do you know when it’s time to pay a bill or follow up on overdue customer payments or print payroll checks? If you're still using a paper calendar and sticky notes and file folders, there’s a good chance you’re missing some important deadlines on occasion. Manual methods aren’t effective enough when you’re dealing with your business finances. You might experience:

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Topics: QuickBooks Settings, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Desktop, Vendor Management

Backing Up Your QuickBooks Data, And What Is A TLG File?

Posted by Lee Booth on Nov 13, 2017

Making regular backups of your QuickBooks company file and related files is very important. Preparing a backup plan and making sure it is being followed regularly is essential for protecting your valuable data.

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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Desktop, Cloud Hosting, QuickBooks Company File

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