Having wrapped up this most recent Technology Tuesday, the intrigue around Xero is fresh. For many businesses, we look towards QuickBooks® as central to their accounting ecosystem. There are other businesses where Xero fills the same role for them, after learning about them; their specific needs and use requirements.
If this happens to be your first encounter with Technology Tuesdays, we were adopted into it recently. It’s exciting to be part of this, as this year has been dubbed “The Year of Out Of The Box”. What this means is the webinars offered weekly are centered around us, products & services we offer; and products we utilize ourselves!
A few months ago, accelerating the reception of customer payments in QuickBooks was discussed. You saw five ways you can do this. Here, you will get a deeper look into one of the five ways: assessment of a finance charge; its time and place; and the reasoning behind it.
These days, some of us find ourselves updating multiple calendars. There’s the Outlook calendar or other web-based solution for scheduling and task management. Or, maybe a smartphone app to track a “to-do” on the road with a paper calendar as backup. But where do you keep track of your everyday financial tasks? Including these in your scheduling calendars and/or task lists will make for very crowded screens, not to mention how inconvenient it can be to keep switching between applications. Consider adding one more tracking tool: the QuickBooks Calendar.
If you need to restore your QuickBooks Desktop portable file in a different folder location or workstation, your company logo, image, or template files won't come over - because they are not contained in the portable file itself. Bringing those over is fairly straightforward, giving us the opportunity to illustrate...
Last time, we covered how to create and send a portable file in QuickBooks Desktop; and how to restore it when called upon. We also discussed what is brought in, and what is not, when a portable file is restored. Though addressing the restoration of items not brought in is initially daunting, knowing where things are located mitigates this. We will cover restoring each, on a blog by blog basis – starting with company letters in QuickBooks Desktop.
Is it time to adjust your pricing? Changing the prices of your company’s services and inventory items can solve one of two problems, depending on why you’re looking for a QuickBooks pricing strategy.
Say your vendors have upped their prices. You may choose to increase your affected products (or Inventory Parts in your QuickBooks Item List) to maintain your profit margin, or maybe an item or service has not been moving well. A drop in price might trigger improved sales.
QuickBooks’ standard reports are critical to understanding your company’s past, present, and future. But the program also offers innovative tools that can make them significantly more insightful and comprehensive. QuickBooks offers two simple conventions that let you identify related data: classes and types.