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QuickBooks & Your Construction Business – What’s Your Gripe?

We’ve talked with contractors who are frustrated with QuickBooks only to find that they aren’t utilizing many of the features that would provide them with the information that they were looking for. Likewise, we’ve talked with contractors who have taken that step into purchasing new construction-specific software and only use the base features of it because it was too difficult to learn, ended up resenting their purchase and came back to QuickBooks. What are your biggest gripes, problems, or issues when it comes to using QuickBooks in your construction business? Use the comment option to tell us your problems - but you need to be specific! We'll then take these comments and develop some training videos, live webinars, or eBooks.
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QuickBooks 2011 – New Balance Sheet by Class Report – Part 11

The Balance Sheet by Class Report was first introduced with QuickBooks 2011, however, it is also available in QuickBooks 2012, 2013, and 2014; has specific requirements for handling many or our normal day-to-day transactions. This is the last installment of our 11-part series on the Balance Sheet by Class Report, we'll discuss how you cannot use the Funds Transfer window to transfer funds between classes - instead you will have to make a journal entry to transfer funds between classes.
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QuickBooks 2011 – New Balance Sheet by Class Report – Part 2

The Balance Sheet by Class Report was first introduced with QuickBooks 2011, however, it is also available in QuickBooks 2012, 2013, and 2014; has specific requirements for handling many or our normal day-to-day transactions. The first limitation that we will discuss is Journal entries with “unbalanced” classes. This limitation will affect CPA's and other accounting professionals; and will require that they change the manner in which they create journal entries in client files.
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Nancy Smyth, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

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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