It’s that time of year again – Intuit’s annual “Sunset” of older versions of QuickBooks. If you are using QuickBooks 2008 then you won’t be able to use certain services and features after May 31 2011. I won’t editorialize (much) on why this is done or if it is a good practice, I’ll...
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Intuit Statement Writer version 184.108.40.206 features a report designer screen that makes the basic report design steps much easier than in earlier versions. Unfortunately, it also includes a bug in the Net Income line.
When you are working with your Chart of Accounts in QuickBooks you may notice some accounts that have an asterisk ( * ) at the start of the name – often as a duplicate of another account. What does this mean?
When you are creating an invoice in QuickBooks (or any order type, such as a purchase order, estimate, etc.) you will be selecting information from a dropdown list. This could be something like the customer list or item list. A common complaint is that this dropdown list has very limited...
Occasionally I’ll get a query from a security-conscious client who says that they have found a user account that mysteriously appears, called QBDataServiceUser (often with a number appended to the name). They want to know why it shows up and what they should do about it.
Intuit has released the QuickBooks 2010 R11 update. I’ll list the changes that I’m aware of. There often are other changes that aren’t officially announced. Please note that I haven’t tested every one of these updates myself at this time.
QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise provides us with 11 different item types, of which 5 can be used as component items in an inventory assembly. Which should you use, and why? Each of the item types have their own characteristics and uses.
If you use Items to track the details of your expenses or costs, you may need to enter adjustments to the Items as well as the Accounts to which the Items are assigned. Here is a quick tip on how to accomplish this easily.
With all of the hoopla surrounding the release of QuickBooks 2011 many people have overlooked one of the significant marketing changes – QuickBooks Desktop subscriptions through the QuickBooks Plus program. Let’s take a look at what this is, and how it will affect both users and ProAdvisors.
In a prior article I talked about the cost and avg cost fields in the item list. In this article I’ll talk about a related value, the Total Bill of Materials Cost which you will see listed at the end of a QuickBooks bill of material.
Many manufacturers have to deal with scrap in their manufacturing process. That is, the consumption of component materials beyond what is defined in the bill of materials due to waste, trimmings, left over sections or other variable consumptions. QuickBooks doesn’t deal with this directly...
The typical way to work with sales tax in QuickBooks is to have one sales tax item or sales tax group that applies to the entire invoice. In some cases, however, you may have a need to charge different rates to different items in the invoice. Here are some thoughts on how to accomplish this.
Having an adequate supply of component parts is critical to a manufacturer. If you run out of something, you can’t build your assembly. If you can’t build your assembly, you can’t fulfill customer orders. So let’s talk about how to avoid this if you are using QuickBooks.
Computer programs can be frustrating when they don’t let you do what you want. They are supposed to be a tool that helpsyou run your business! One complaint that I hear often from QuickBooks manufacturing users is that the program won’t let them build an assembly when they can see that...