Intuit has released the QuickBooks 2016 R10 update for the U.S. version of QuickBooks. This is available as a manual update from the Intuit support website. I believe that it is also starting to roll out as an automatic update. The big changes here are additional options for managing complex passwords and USPS flat rate options in Shipping Manager.
Managing Complex Passwords
This has been a hot-button issue for many QuickBooks users, where last year Intuit added a requirement for complex passwords if you have certain information in the file (“personally identifiable information” or PII).
The QuickBooks 2016 R10 update modifies how password management works in that you can now keep a user logged in for a specific number of days, so that they don’t have to enter the password each time they open a QuickBooks file.
This is essentially the same update that Intuit included in QuickBooks 2015 R13, you can see the details of the change in that article. Note that this feature is not enabled by default, and not available if you have enabled Credit Card Protection.
In addition to the password changes, this release includes:
- Flat rate box options are now available in the USPS international priority service feature of Shipping Manager.
- You will now see a “Cleared” stamp on credit card charges after the transactions have been reconciled.