Intuit has just announced the release of QuickBooks 2013 (today – 9/10/2012) – view the announcement here.
According to Intuit, this year, a top request that they heard from customers like you was to make the product easier to use so you could work more efficiently – no additional features, just a better experience. As Intuit began planning for the release of QuickBooks 2013, they determined that updating the look and feel was a key way to deliver on their objective to make QuickBooks easier to use. They felt there was an opportunity to remove some of the complexity and clutter while also creating more consistency across the product.
They were very deliberate about the design decisions they made because they understand how critical QuickBooks is to the small businesses that depend on them. For example, they wanted to put more focus on the places you do most of your work – like forms, centers, and registers – so they made those areas of the product brighter while using dark colors in the left navigation and top icon bars. And they increased font sizes selectively throughout QuickBooks 2013 to draw attention to key fields, such as invoice details and totals. They even worked closely with customers during the process to ensure the changes would help improve ease and efficiency.
Did they succeed? Are you curious as to what the new version looks like? Here’s a sneak peak!
We’ll be hosting a special QuickBooks for Contractors hangout on Google+ on Wednesday 9/12/2012 – for more details about the hangout visit our sister site – Learn to use QuickBooks in your construction business. We will be recording this hangout and it will be available on our YouTube channel, if you aren’t able to attend the live event.
3 Responses to QuickBooks 2013 Announced
- Using Account Numbers in Your QuickBooks Chart of Accounts
- Straight from the IRS - Social Security Tax Reduced to 4.2%
- QuickBooks 2012 - Frequently Asked Questions About Upgrading
- QuickBooks 2013 Upgrade Do's, Don'ts & Frequent Questions
- Calculating & Displaying Fringe Benefits on a Certified Payroll Report
- QuickBooks Payroll Tip - Tracking Employee Advances or Loans
- QuickBooks Tip - Job Costing Starts With A Simple Item
- QuickBooks Tip-Handling Employee Reimbursements for Expenses
- QuickBooks Tip - Determing Cost of Goods Sold
- QuickBooks for Contractors Tip – Advanced Progress Invoicing
- QuickBooks Creating a More Meaningful Payroll Expenses Section
- QuickBooks 2012 Announced
- QuickBooks for Contractors Tip – Basics of Progress Invoicing
- New FHWA-1391 & 1392 Annual EEO Forms For Highway Contractors
- Frequently Asked Questions - California Prevailing Wage
- QuickBooks 2012 - Best Practices & Tips for Installing an Upgrade
- QuickBooks Tip - Child Support Garnishments
- QuickBooks 2011 - New Balance Sheet by Class Report - Part 1
- Create a QuickBooks Job Cost Report With Hours & Payroll Costs
- QuickBooks 2011 - Computer Requirements & Office Compatibility
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, from 5-6 p.m. EST, on Google+ for the QuickBooks for Contractors hangout!
Webinar - QuickBooks Job Costing from A-Z
Having trouble getting job costing reports out of QuickBooks? Or maybe you are wondering if the information you see is accurate. Setup is KEY! Join us for an intensive 1 1/2 hour webinar covering job costing techniques and procedures on Wednesday March 26, 2014 from 1-2:30 p.m. EST. Sign up here.