A recent QuickBooks Payroll Update has caused the Print function to be disabled for W-2's, 1099's and all quarterly/year end reports. You can save them to PDF and then print them to your printer, but it's an extra step and a PIA. Continue reading
What I absolutely detest is when one of these so-called "peers" comes to this site and copies word for word (right down to to the graphics/pictures I used) posts that I've put up here and put them on THEIR website and claiming it as their own content! Continue reading
Join Nancy Smyth - Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. and Kim Shannon - Off-Site Business Services on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 2 p.m. Eastern (1 p.m. Central) for a FREE 1-hour webinar discussing the payroll options available to Quickbooks users - Desktop vs Intuit Online Payroll. Continue reading
Using Purchase Orders in QuickBooks can help you to ensure that your Subcontractors or Material Suppliers do not charge you more than what they originally quoted you for a price and the Open Purchase Order by Job Report can help you to see how much in committed costs there are left on your jobs. Both very valuable pieces of information.
Having said that, you do have to use the QuickBooks Purchase Order function correctly and there are several pitfalls that can happen, that you will want to avoid.
This post provides you with tips for effectively using QuickBooks Purchase Orders as well as entering Bills against those Purchase Orders. Continue reading
Which version of QuickBooks do you prefer? QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online? I'm a desktop gal all the way, more functionality, better job costing reports, payroll that is REALLY integrated with all the detail available and no dependency on the internet! Continue reading
This webinar is today, Wednesday, November 12 from 1pm to 2pm. Register here - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1474704939690558977 even if you can't attend as the webinar will be recorded. Continue reading
This year I've decided to do a three part series called The Good, The Bad, and the UGLY and just highlight things in bullet points with a brief description. I may raise a few eyebrows over some to the things that I end up putting in each of the three categories, but so be it.
I'm going to start with the "ugly" things, because I feel some of the following items are just that - ugly. Ugly enough to make some people consider NOT upgrading to the 2015 product line because they will have a negative impact in one form or another. Continue reading
In this webinar, "Overstating" the Importance of Cost Reporting, we will be discussing how business owners rely on accurate, timely, and relevant status reports from their management team in order to make key decisions. Procedures for project controls and record keeping become indispensable tools to managers and other participants in the process. Continue reading
For anyone out there reading this post, if you are still running a Windows XP machine - or have clients running XP - DO NOT UPGRADE to QuickBooks 2015 until you've purchased a new computer! And in my opinion, you should spend the extra money and buy a Windows 7 machine and skip Windows 8 - but that is just my opinion.
Office 365 is supported for basic Word and Excel integration, but the Outlook Sync is not. Additionally, if you rely on QuickBooks Statement Writer, neither Office 2013 or Office 365 is supported.
QuickBooks Add-On Developers, such as ourselves, do not have access to QuickBooks 2015 as yet. Continue reading
14 years ago, on a sailboat in the middle of Flathead Lake in Montana, Ben proposed and we formed Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. (Of course I had no choice but to say yes to the marriage proposal because I was… Continue reading
As a business owner, there are many simple controls that you can put into place to discourage fraud from happening. Small business owners never intend to leave their doors wide open to theft and white collar crime – it just sort of happens; and unfortunately, small businesses have every reason to be concerned about fraud.
Fraud is often a cost of doing business that is hidden from view and unfortunately most business owners only know about fraud only when it's discovered; after the fact and then it is sometimes too late to do anything. Eliminating fraud completely isn't possible, but with reasonable actions made by the business owner, it's impact can be limited. Preventing fraud from occurring in the first place, however, is a win-win situation. Continue reading
Small businesses are very susceptible to theft and white collar crime, as a matter of fact, a staggering number of businesses falter and even fail because someone on the inside - an employee, vendor or even a partner - steals money, goods, data or intellectual property from an organization.
Small business owners never intend to leave their doors wide open to theft and white collar crime - it just sort of happens; and unfortunately, small businesses - especially those that do not have regular audits have every reason to be concerned about fraud. Continue reading
As fraud attacks continue to become more sophisticated, it's more important than ever to stay informed of potential threats.
Fraud prevention is a key concern of growing companies in today's market.
Learning the warning signs can help business owners prevent and detect criminal activity and implement options to avoid future issues. Continue reading
We have one vendor that we buy the majority of our materials from, so we have a lot of different Purchase Orders for that vendor. My problem is, a lot of times our Subcontractors or Vendors don’t reference our Purchase Order number on their invoices, only the job – so I have a hard time figuring out which of the Purchase Orders the bill belongs to. I’ve created Excel spreadsheets for each job which lists all of the Vendors we’ve created Purchase Orders for, the Purchase Order Number, cost/Item code, the amount of the PO, when we received the bill from the Vendor, and whether or not the PO was received in full or not. This worked fairly well, for awhile, but now it’s driving me insane! Is there anyway that I can get rid of my spreadsheets and track the job and cost codes for my Purchase Orders in QuickBooks? Continue reading
As fraud attacks continue to become more sophisticated, it's more important than ever to stay informed of potential threats. In this webinar, the panel explains the tools you can use to prevent incidents and address problems if they occur. Continue reading