We recently wrapped up another Technology Tuesday. This time, we had one of our own – Jonathan Harvey – giving attendees the new QuickBooks features your business can leverage for greater efficiency, and transparency.
Whether your accounting tasks are done on a single PC or you have multiple users working on different screens, it’s critical you make use of all that QuickBooks offers in terms of internal controls to tighten data security.
QuickBooks Desktop has progressively responded to evolving threats. It has been working on compatibility with multiple Antivirus solutions. It also has included Multi-Factor Authentication as a means of validating users, in accessing certain aspects of QuickBooks Desktop. To learn more about using MFA, review our article on account security. Less often discussed, though, is the existing reports and tools already in QuickBooks Desktop.
Inventory tracking in QuickBooks appears simple on the surface, and it can be if it is entered correctly. It is important to understand how it works and how QuickBooks expects you to be entering the transactions involved, as there are pitfalls and side effects if your day to day workflow ignores those expectations.
Errors and other unexpected issues in QuickBooks can cause a lot of trouble, and in some cases, they can be a huge pain to try and diagnose to find a root cause. Luckily, there’s a fantastic troubleshooting technique we can use to try to narrow down what the cause of an issue is, which may save you a lot of time on the phone with support agents, even if you can’t fix the issue yourself.
If you are seeing slowness when using QuickBooks, there can be a variety of causes and solutions. Evaluating performance issues and what to do about them involves determining your best balance point between following one or more possible paths:
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.
If you’re using QuickBooks Desktop 2015, access to important add-on services will stop working as of May 31st, 2018. You can prevent your essential add-on services from becoming obsolete by upgrading to QuickBooks Desktop 2018.