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QuickBooks 2010 – What’s New?

QuickBooks 2010 is available to purchase beginning September 28, 2010. Reviews of new features/functionality. Usually features and functionality flow through into the next version(s) as well.

Calculating & Displaying Fringe Benefits on a Certified Payroll Report

In recent months, I have repeatedly seen posts from QuickBooks users on the Intuit Community Forums asking how the fringe benefit rate is calculated and then displayed on the Certified Payroll Report in Excel, which is now a standard function of QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise when used in conjunction with Enhanced Payroll, and I really haven’t seen any good responses.
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QuickBooks 2010 – Rapid List Entry (Add/Edit Multiple List Entries)

The Add/Edit Multiple List Entries is another new feature in QuickBooks 2010; where you can work with Customers, Jobs, Vendors, Service Items, Inventory Parts or Non-Inventory Parts. I can see this as being a very useful feature, and so far my favorite new feature in 2010. New QuickBooks users will be able to quickly add these list entries (speeding up setup time) and existing users can also benefit when they need to update say their item list with new pricing, change preferred vendors, change Expense or Income Accounts.
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QuickBooks 2010 – New “App Center”

Intuit Workplace App Center is where you can buy or try for free, 3rd party software that lives on the web rather than on your computer. Otherwise known as "hosted" or SaaS (Software as a Service) programs that you don't own, but rather pay a monthly fee to use this software and all the data is stored on servers owned by Intuit. for those of you who like to own your own software and have that data live on your computers, the Intuit Marketplace still exists with hundreds of beefy applications that really extend the power of QuickBooks - visit to see a complete listing of 3rd party programs that perform a wide range of functions that you cannot obtain directly from within QuickBooks.
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Best Practices – Upgrading to a new version of QuickBooks

Whether you plan to do the QuickBooks installation and/orupgrade yourself or hire an IT person to do it for you, below is a list of "QuickBooks Upgrade Best Practices Tips" to help you through the process. KEEP your current version of QuickBooks while running tests in the new version - before you make the final commitment to upgrade. It will also alert you to any potential hardware issues that you might encounter.
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What’s New In QuickBooks 2010?

Below is a partial list of the new features & functionality that we've found in QuickBooks 2010 and we will be releasing our "What's New In QuickBooks 2010" on October 5, 2009; watch for announcements here and on the "Home Page" of our Technical Support Area - - on our main website
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QuickBooks 2010 Available to Purchase 9/28/09

For those of you who aren't aware, QuickBooks 2010 will be available for sale beginning on Monday September 28, 2009; at that time you can visit our Affiliate Page for additional information and information on discount pricing. Watch for news about our Annual QuickBooks review right here on our blog beginning next week. If history is to repeat itself, QuickBooks 2007 will be sunset in the first half of 2010.
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Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.
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I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.

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