QuickBooks Automatic Updates & Critical Fixes-What’s Your Policy?

QuickBooks Automatic Updates & Critical Fixes-What’s Your Policy?

General QuickBooks News, QuickBooks Add-Ons
A QuickBooks automatic update for QuickBooks Pro 2013, Premier 2013 (all versions or flavors - Contractor, Manufacturing, Professional Services, etc), and Enterprise 13.0 (all versions or flavors) - referenced as simply QuickBooks 2013 for the balance of this article, beginning right around June 3, 2013 with the last round of the update being released today, has created more problems than it fixed for many users and 3rd party developers. The QuickBooks Automatic Update feature has been around for years, you'll find this option when you open QuickBooks -> go to the Help menu -> and choose Update QuickBooks -> and click on the Options tab.  Here you'll see the Automatic Update option.  In all the versions (Pro, Premier, Enterprise)  - EXCEPT the Premier Accountant edition if you are a Certified…
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What Are DB File Fragments and Why Do I Get Them in My QuickBooks File?

What Are DB File Fragments and Why Do I Get Them in My QuickBooks File?

"Stuff" No One Ever Told Me About..., From Our Guest Bloggers
Whenever you press the F2 key in QuickBooks, a window pops up that tells you a lot of things about your company data file. One of the numbers you see is “DB File Fragments”. What’s that? [caption id="attachment_3718" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image courtesy of nuttakit / https://www.freedigitalphotos.net/"][/caption] DB file fragment is basically a measurement of how much your company file changes. It reflects how much and how often QuickBooks messes with it. This is not something peculiar to QuickBooks files. With any file in Windows, as changes to the file happen on the hard drive, Windows sometimes keeps segments of data together, and sometimes Windows will assign segments of data somewhere else on the drive. That “somewhere else”, in QuickBooks, is a DB file fragment. When you restore a portable copy,…
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QuickBooks 2013 Revamped Employee Record

QuickBooks 2013 Revamped Employee Record

Payroll Tips, QuickBooks 2013 - What's New?
The Employee Record has been revamped in QuickBooks 2013 and that is one of the new changes in design that I really like!  For years we've had to navigate through the employee record through both tabs and drop down menus and in my opinion the overhaul was long overdue! For years the typical instructions for navigating through an employee record in order to change a rate of pay went something like this: Go to the Employee Center, in the employee list find this employee, double-click or click the Edit Employee button, now grab that drop down menu and choose Payroll and Compensation Info - no, no, no there is a drop down menu just above the tabs that say Personal, Address and Contact, and Additional Info.  It was quite a…
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Happy 10th Birthday – Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.

"Maad" Rants & Other Stuff, The "Sunburst" Website
Back 2000 who would have thought that developing a QuickBooks integrated add-on would become a very popular trend among software developers? Heck, there wasn't even a widely known, let alone an "Intuit approved method" of accessing QuickBooks data at that time, so WHY would anyone want to form a company that would read QuickBooks data to generate certified payroll reports for construction contractors? Yet, on August 16, 2000 that is exactly what Ben & Nancy Smyth of Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. decided to do - write QuickBooks integrated software that would produce Certified Payroll Reports for government construction projects. Ten years and almost 4,000 contractors using QuickBooks later; Sunburst is still going strong. We would like to say "thank you" to all of our current and past customers for their…
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What’s So Different About Accounting for Contractors?

Be A Better Bookkeeper, QuickBooks Add-Ons, QuickBooks Setup & Cleanup
As we all know, having an accounting system is a vital piece of any successful business.  An accounting system provides an automated and easy way to track how much money you are making vs. how much money you are spending. Creating proper accounts  in your accounting system to track your businesses Assets, Liabilities, Equity, Income, Cost of Goods Sold and Expenses will allow you to see an overall picture of your company's worth or value from a financial standpoint - not only for yourself but also when you apply for a loan or have to be bonded.A construction company, like any other company, has numerous responsibilities - to their employees, customers, vendors, subcontractors, investors and even the government.This is where the similarities end!The construction industry has some very specific accounting…
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Press Release

Construction News, The "Sunburst" Website
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact Nancy Smyth Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. (888) 348-2877 phone (866) 684-5157 fax sales@sunburstsoftwaresolutions.com https://www.sunburstsoftwaresolutions.com SUNBURST SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, INC. RELEASES FEDERAL WH-347 COMPLIANCE UPDATE FOR "CERTIFIED PAYROLL SOLUTION" AND CONTRACTORS USING QUICKBOOKS. "Certified Payroll Solution" Integrates with QuickBooks to Help Contractors Working on Government Funded Construction Projects Comply With Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements, Saving Them Time And Money. West Charleston, VT - January 16, 2009 Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc., an Intuit Gold Developer, is pleased to announce the release of a compliance update, on January 14, 2009, for their flagship QuickBooks integrated application "Certified Payroll Solution."  This compliance update meets new Federal WH-347 certified payroll reporting requirements which become effective January 18, 2009, as mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor on December 18, 2008.…
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