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QuickBooks 2014 was announced yesterday by Intuit to the ProAdvisor Community - which means after months of having to keep my mouth shut (because I've been under a non-disclosure agreement while beta testing) that I could finally talk about it. In QuickBooks 2014 the most noticeable improvement that you see as soon as you launch it is COLOR! When QuickBooks 2013 was released on of the most controversial topics of conversation when it came to the new version was COLOR - or rather the lack of it! Many people, myself included, really had a hard time working in QuickBooks 2013 all day long with that really dark (and yes ugly) charcoal grey/black background color of the left navigation pane. For many of us, myself included, we couldn't work in QuickBooks 2013 for more than an hour without getting a raging headache. I think QuickBooks 2014 is going to be a HUGE improvement - here's why. 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. Continue reading
What is the best way to have QuickBooks 2012 running at 2 different locations and having all staff able to use it regardless of location? I would recommend that you look into having your QuickBooks data file hosted by a reputable QuickBooks Hosting Provider. The Intuit Hosting Program allows end-users to have their licensed copies of QuickBooks desktop software installed on servers in an authorized remote hosting facility, and then access that software over the Internet on a virtual desktop via a secure connection and a web browser. Intuit has created a special program to authorize certain Commercial hosting companies. This article also contains a list of Intuit-Authorized Commercial Hosts. Continue reading
76+ page self-paced Certified Payroll Training Guide is a great "good old simple English" reference tool and provides information about complying with prevailing wage laws. Continue reading
QuickBooks will not automatically provide some of the solutions to the needs of contractors, for example: tracking Retainage, equipment costs, union or bona-fide plan fringe benefits - but properly setup QuickBooks "can be made" to do so; and of course, there are always third-party applications that will help with the "tough stuff". Continue reading
An infusion of federal infrastructure funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act requires contractors using QuickBooks to submit of certified payroll reports Continue reading