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Why am I Having QuickBooks Performance Issues? [SOLVED]

Posted by Jakob Mann on Feb 8, 2019

Is Using the Same QuickBooks Data File for Long Time Causing My Performance Issues?

There’s more than one approach to how long you use the same QuickBooks company file. You can create a new file each fiscal year, or whenever you upgrade QuickBooks Desktop. Other users prefer using the same file as long as possible. Which approach works best depends on your preferences, and the way your business uses QuickBooks. While entering a lower volume of transactions into QuickBooks helps you use the same file longer, there are possible situations where you need a new QuickBooks data file.  

find out if you are getting the most return from your accounting software investments

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, QuickBooks Company File, QuickBooks Upgrades

ebs Associates is an Elite QuickBooks Solution Provider

Posted by Lester San Jose on Jan 17, 2019

The Intuit QuickBooks Solution Provider (QSP) program includes only the top business professionals, qualified in meeting their customers’ diverse needs. The program tiers providers into Member, Advanced, Strategic, Executive, and Elite levels - with Elite being the highest tier. Membership evaluation is based on capability requirements, along with achieving product and service goals. Read More

Topics: Intuit QuickBooks Solution Provider, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Desktop, Small Business Accounting

[8] Best QuickBooks Add-Ons and Apps You Need To Try In 2019

Posted by Lester San Jose on Jan 14, 2019

There are plenty of QuickBooks apps to choose from to provide automation to the many tasks done manually in QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online. The depth of QuickBooks app integration can inevitably overwhelm - while you look for QuickBooks add ons & extensions to fill specific gaps encountered in recording transactions.  Each business will have specific operational needs, requiring specific apps. While acknowledging this, here are apps providing immediate impact for ANY business in 2019.

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Topics: Avalara, QuickBooks Field Service Management, TSheets, Fishbowl Inventory Management, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Cloud Hosting, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online

Do You Need to Use QuickBooks' Tools to track fixed assets ?

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Dec 6, 2018

Much of the work you do in QuickBooks is short-term. You send an invoice and it gets paid. Your purchase order is fulfilled, and the products move into your inventory. You run payrolls and submit their related taxes and other payments.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Training or How To, QuickBooks Desktop, Small Business Ideas, QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, year-end

5 Ways to Accelerate QuickBooks Payments

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Dec 6, 2018

If you asked five small business owners to name the top three roadblocks they face in their quest for ongoing profitability, it's likely that all five would point to slow payments.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Invoices, Customer Relationship Management, Small Business Accounting, Payments Processing

Your QuickBooks Pricing Cheat Sheet

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Oct 26, 2018

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 solution.

Say your materials suppliers have upped their prices. You may choose to increase your affected products to maintain your profit margin, or maybe an item or service has not been moving well. A drop in price might trigger improved sales.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Invoices, Vendor Management, Customer Relationship Management

Handling Fraud with QuickBooks Desktop  | Cyber Security

Posted by Lester San Jose on Oct 9, 2018

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.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Desktop, Cyber Security Awareness, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Company File, Small Business Ideas

How to Track QuickBooks Classes, Customer, Job & Vendor Types

Posted by Lester San Jose on Oct 3, 2018

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.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Invoices, Vendor Management, Customer Relationship Management, QuickBooks Training or How To

QuickBooks Desktop Inventory: Expectations vs Reality - Part 1

Posted by Lee Booth on Sep 26, 2018

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.

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Topics: QuickBooks Import and Export, QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, Fishbowl Inventory Management, Vendor Management, Payments Processing, QuickBooks Invoices, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Software, Customer Relationship Management

What Are the New Features of QuickBooks Desktop 2019?

Posted by Jakob Mann on Sep 20, 2018

It’s that time of year again. If you’ve been using QuickBooks desktop for a while now, you probably know that new versions of the software typically release each fall. This year is no different, and with the impending release of QuickBooks desktop 2019, Intuit had included several new features that are going to save a lot of us some time and effort.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, New QuickBooks Features, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Import and Export, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Invoices, Vendor Management, Customer Relationship Management

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