We understand life happens rapidly; the same thing occurs in business. We have to address what’s in front of us. Some of us had encountered this, which prevented us from participating in one of our recent Technology Tuesdays – in real-time.
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.
As you’ve used the reports built into QuickBooks, or even potentially created some of your own using the Custom Transaction Detail or Summary reports, you may sometimes have found that the data you’d like to display in your report is unavailable, or available only in a format less helpful to you. Perhaps, you’d also like to make your reports more visually pleasing by adding charts or graphs to better visually compare data. In situations like this, QuickBooks Advanced Reporting, or QBAR, can be a great help in getting the data you want to see, and seeing it in the way you want to see it
A variety of businesses must collect sales tax as part of their business operations, remitting those funds to the appropriate government agency on a predetermined schedule. The process of correctly collecting, recording, and paying these sales tax liabilities can be somewhat daunting at first, but QuickBooks has some tools built in that can help this go more smoothly.
When you sell a product to a customer, you know it. It goes away, and your inventory count in QuickBooks is reduced by one. This tracking helps you know what is selling and what is not, and it signals when a reorder is due.
Welcome to part two of our post on custom reports training. If you haven’t read part one first, I’d recommend checking it out for an overview or refresher on the screens we’ll be going over in this post.
Sometimes, you find that your business needs to keep track of more information about items, customers, vendors, or employees than QuickBooks has available fields for. Not everyone needs the same information, so it makes sense to be able to track what’s important to you. For situations like this, there’s a solution in the form of custom fields. These are fields that you can add to several of your lists, specifying what they’re for, and what type of data they can hold. You can even choose whether they’ll be required when creating a list element or a transaction.
For many businesses, invoices are one of the most important types of transaction for tracking sales in QuickBooks. Full of detailed options for tracking different information, and highly customizable, invoices allow you to track what your customers owe you for the products and services you sell.