QuickBooks 2014 can be purchased beginning today (from what I've heard) directly from Inuit websites or through Authorized Intuit Affiliate links – however, it won’t be in stores until the middle of October. Many companies will want to upgrade right away - some of you may already have access to the new version. It seems that each year when Intuit announces a new version of QuickBooks, I’m overwhelmed with phone calls and emails from clients and customers asking a multitude of questions about the new version. Here is a list of questions that I'm frequently asked (along with my responses), plus some tips for upgrade tips. Continue reading →
How to "date" a QuickBooks 3rd party developer may seem to be a silly topic for a blog post; but as I reflect on the last 12 years of being one of those "developers" the more I think that the title is appropriate - because in reality dating is a fair way to describe the relationships between Developers, ProAdvisors and QuickBooks users.
In reality, dating is a fair way to compare this relationship. Let's start with mutual respect. Respect for each other, respect for the client, respect for our various corners. The customer isn't "your" client, just as the customer isn't "their" client - the customer becomes "our" customer and each party has a responsibility to them.
Are you being penny wise and dollar foolish over QuickBooks 3rd party apps and their price? Don't be ashamed, it happens to a lot of people. Many times a QuickBooks user will look at the cost of a 3rd party application and think - why should I spend the money on a third party application when I can just as easily do this task using Excel or some other way! This is insane, I've already spent a lot of money just to purchase QuickBooks. Ya, I get it - money is tight and we are all looking for ways to trim unnecessary dollars from our budgets - but are we sometimes being penny wise and dollar foolish? Many times I think that answer is "Yes". Here is a real situation that I was involved in just last week, I was talking with this gal who works for a contractor and she told that she had just spent a total of 7 1/2 hours RE-DOING and RECALCULATING 28 (twenty-eight) AIA billing in Excel for a project that they were working on because of a number of changes that had taking place along the way. Continue reading →
The integration between QuickBooks and a third-party application is transparent, the communication between the two programs takes place behind the scenes leaving very little to be seen - often only the end result. Continue reading →
QuickBooks 2012 Frequently Asked Questions About Upgrading - including Should I/Do I NEED to upgrade? Will my 3rd party add-ons be compatible? Do I need new computers? How does upgrading affect the size of my current file? Continue reading →
You can tell if your computer is caught in up in this struggle if you receive an 80040408 - Could not start QuickBooks error when a 3rd party app tries to access your QuickBooks company data file. Continue reading →
Since Windows Vista was released, we have handled numerous support calls which resulted in an 80040408 - Could not start QuickBooks error. In all cases QuickBooks and our 3rd party applications had been installed under the Administrator account. Continue reading →
Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.QuickBooks Construction & Payroll Expert
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.
QuickBooks is a powerful product, but learning how to use it in your construction business can be difficult. I hope you find resources available here to be helpful.
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