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February 19, 2010    
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Editor's Note
Intuit has its head in the clouds this week as it publicly announces a new hosting program for QuickBooks, allowing QuickBooks professionals to host their clients' software and data files. This month we also have several useful tips to share with you. These tips, written by QuickBooks experts, are designed to help you make the most of your QuickBooks experience. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions.

Best wishes,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor
QuickBooks Desktops in the Cloud
cpaaspThe term "Cloud Computing" is most frequently used as another way to refer to outsourced information technology management - the servers, the applications, and the data are located and managed at a location other than your own - usually by a commercial service provider. "Cloud" solutions are accessed via the Internet, rather than being installed on your own computer. InsynQ offers cloud computing options for QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise, giving you the benefits of managed systems and anytime, anywhere to business applications and data. Visit to get more information.
Intuit introduces hosting program for QuickBooks
As of this month, Intuit is offering its hosting program to CPAs who are looking for ways to grow their businesses while delivering improved service, access, and ease of use to their clients.
Why your client's sales amounts in QuickBooks are probably wrong
QuickBooks reports are largely based on two different lists – Accounts and Items. QuickBooks uses the Chart of Accounts and the Trial Balance balances to generate financial reports like the Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss. QuickBooks also uses the Chart of Accounts for the General Ledger and other standard financial reports like those found in any accounting software product.
Financial statements in QuickBooks: Done right and in less time
New from Intuit Academy and prepared by Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP, and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, this training course covers the core functionality of Intuit Statement Writer and the new and improved features in 2010 that allow you to present financial statements in compliance with GAAP.
Your QuickBooks survival kit for year-end tasks
When most people are winding down the year, our work just begins as we start ramping up for busy season. Past and prospective clients begin to bring in their accounting records and QuickBooks data files so they can issue financial statements for the year. Deciding what to do with these files, and how best to do it, is often a complicated matter. But there are ways to make your life and your client's experience a whole lot better at year end.
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Blog: Building Leasing Automation Into QuickBooks
If you work with or are an organization that enters into leasing transactions as lessor you may find the following method of recording leases in QuickBooks helpful.
QuickBooks benefits can be found up in a cloud
The term Cloud Computing most frequently is used as another way to refer to outsourced information technology management, in which the servers, applications, and data are located and managed at a location other than your own – usually by a commercial service provider.
Making the case: Renting access to QuickBooks
Running business applications online was once considered a fad, but has now become a mainstream approach to implementing technology. Businesses large and small are finding that turning technology into a predictable expense allows them to focus on their business operations and not the IT budget.
Sleeter Group publishes new Consultant's Reference Guide for 2010
Accountants who support QuickBooks often run into complicated and difficult issues with their clients’ QuickBooks files. For years, The Sleeter Group’s extensive QuickBooks Consultant's Reference Guide has been the industry standard for consultant-level reference material. The 2010 edition has just been released.
QuickBooks Seminar System helps QuickBooks instructors build successful training businesses
The Sleeter Group has announced the general availability of the QuickBooks Seminar System, a complete, turn-key system that empowers accountants and consultants to teach QuickBooks in classrooms and industry settings without much preparation.
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