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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.
Technology

Why your client's sales amounts in QuickBooks are probably wrong

Ideally, all revenue should affect both an Item and an Income account in QuickBooks. When this doesn't happen, it is important for you to quickly locate the offending transactions and make any necessary adjustments.

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.
Technology

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. There are ways to make your life and your client's experience a whole lot better at year end.
Technology

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.
Technology

Sleeter Group publishes new Consultant's Reference Guide for 2010

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.
Technology

Lesser-known QuickBooks shortcuts

I admit it — I like to save time. When I find a shortcut, it makes me happy. QuickBooks accounting software has all these neat little features hiding under the hood. I am sharing some of the niftiest shortcuts I've found so far. These are shortcuts you can show your clients.
Technology

Intuit Academy: Cleaning up at year-end with the QuickBooks Client Data Review

CDR can help reduce non-billable time. Becoming more productive and efficient can streamline your quarterly reviews and/or year-end procedures to meet deadlines in a more timely fashion. Your clients can benefit from these improvements resulting in an increase in client satisfaction, referrals, and profitability.Download this course from the Intuit Academy today:Save up to Four Hours from QuickBooksClean-up Utilizing Intuit’s Client Data Review
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QuickBooks Tip: Tying the Profit and Loss to the Profit and Loss by Job

The Profit & Loss by Job report shows all of the income and expenses you have assigned to Jobs on Checks, Bills, Invoices, Journal Entries, etc. However, the totals on the Profit & Loss by Job report may not agree to the totals on the Profit & Loss.

Intuit challenge offers $1,000 for QuickBooks users

Intuit, the maker of financial software products including QuickBooks and Quicken, has launched the Client Data Review Challenge, a sweepstakes that gives QuickBooks Premier Accountant 2009 and 2010 users the chance to win $1,000 simply by using Client Data Review.
Practice Development

Increase billings (and value) for existing QuickBooks clients

There is a new technology available that brings the local accounting professionals back into the game, especially when offering QuickBooks training to their own clients.
Technology

New and enhanced features in QuickBooks 2010

As with any new version the value proposition for upgrading is very high for accounting professionals. In my opinion the enhancements to the Client Data Review feature alone more than justify the investment in the new version for any accounting professional.

U.S. DOL revises certified payroll reporting requirements for Form WH-347

By Nancy SmythEffective January 18, 2009 Prime/General contractors and subcontractors who perform work on federally funded construction projects are no longer required to display the home address and social security numbers of employees on the certified payroll report form WH-347 that they submit. Instead you are now required to display the employee's full name and the last 4-digits of his/her social security number as follows XXX-XX-1234.

Break-even point: 5 easy steps to understand pricing and ensure profitability

By Pam NewmanHow many units (products or hours of service) do you have to provide to cover your costs? Don't know? Well, then it is about time to find out! Follow these 5 Easy Steps to Understanding Your Break-Even Point! It's the key to determining your pricing and profitability!First of all, you need to know your selling price and the direct costs of the product/service you provide per unit.
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Social media strategies to build a QuickBooks practice

By Diana DiBello and Scott H. Cytron, ABCRemember the old story about getting that "first" job? The feedback went something like this: "Without experience, we can't hire you. However, you have no experience, so we can't hire you."

Repairing corrupted data files in QuickBooks

By Joe Woodard, AccountingWEB QuickBooks columnistIntroductionIn my opinion QuickBooks is as "bug" free as any product on the market and is much less troublesome than most applications. Intuit has an incredible beta testing process before each new version and the company issues releases periodically throughout the year as users report issues and the programmers resolve those issues.

Can you really do that in QuickBooks?

By Joe Woodard, AccountingWEB QuickBooks columnist Restricting Changes to the Chart of AccountsThis trick prevents users from making the following changes to the chart of accounts: Merging Accounts Changing Account Types Changing Sub-Account/Parent Account AssignmentsReason for the Trick
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Intuit acquires PayCycle, expands services for small businesses

Intuit Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase PayCycle Inc., one of the nation's fastest-growing online payroll services, serving more than 85,000 small businesses. The cash transaction is valued at approximately $170 million, subject to adjustment. Privately held PayCycle, based in Palo Alto, CA, is a leader in online payroll for small businesses, accountants, and financial institutions.

Using QuickBooks to prevent fraud

By Amy VetterYour protection against fraud is only as good as your internal control and accounting procedures. Often business owners simply rely on software, yet software is only one component of the control environment. In this article, CPA and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Amy Vetter shows how QuickBooks can contribute to a holistic approach to control. A Case Study in Weak ControlsIt was the day before I was going to have my second child. I was saying my "Goodbyes" at my client before leaving to go to the hospital the next morning.

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