Connect A New QuickBooks® File To Your ACCTivate! Database

Do you have a QuickBooks®/ACCTivate setup that you need to change the QuickBooks® file in but you’ve been told it’s impossible? Well, the “impossible” has been made POSSIBLE (in many cases). It is not practical to simply change the QuickBooks® file connected to an ACCTivate database just because you don’t like the one that is currently […]

Custom Advanced Reporting In QuickBooks® Enterprise And Microsoft Products

We were recently asked by several different users how the QuickBooks® Custom Reporting Tool interacts with Microsoft Excel and Access.  We have found the Custom Reporting Tool to be very helpful and the interaction between it and Crystal Reports is great.  However, we have noticed that there is an “issue” in the way that the product […]

Increase QuickBooks® Speed And Performance

Update:  Intuit has now posted detailed instructions for all versions of QuickBooks®.  You can view these instructions here, but please feel free to continue to ask us any questions you might have. ******************************************************************************** Update: It has been brought to our attention that in the latest release of QBES 12 and all versions of 13 Intuit has […]

Moving Memorized Transactions In QuickBooks®

We recently had a situation where we needed to combine three QuickBooks® company files into one single  file.  Overall this wasn’t extremely difficult and we had a plan in place to take care of all the tasks at hand; that was until we got a look at the list of memorized transactions that the client wanted […]

Can’t Pay An Employee? Could Be A QuickBooks® Set-Up Issue

Question: We just added a new employee into QuickBooks® last week and I am trying to run payroll but the new employee isn’t showing up.  I have verified all the employee’s data and I can’t see why they aren’t showing up.  The hire date is 2/22, their earnings are filled in and the taxes are all […]

Custom Reports – Cash Register Receipt

One of the latest reports we created using the great new Custom Reporting tool in QuickBooks® Enterprise 2011 was a Cash Register Receipt Report that a client requested.  This report allows the client to enter a specific date and see the checks that were received for that day, what invoices they paid off, and then […]

Product Registration Tip

I have not been a huge fan of the  QuickBooks® registration process ever since version 10, when it became necessary to use an Intuit log in to register the product.  As Intuit Solution Providers we are able to order product for our clients and have it pre-registered, which means we get the validation codes with […]

Custom Reporting And QuickBooks® Enterprise 2011

We are very excited about one of the new features in QuickBooks® Enterprise 2011!  We haven’t really seen anything written about it yet so we thought we might as well take the opportunity to do so.  The Intuit Press Release “ QuickBooks® 2011 Saves Small Businesses Time in the Back Office” mentions most of the new […]

What’s Your Backup Plan?

We could have many long debates on the topic of cloud computing and on-line services, but that is not where we want to take this post.  We feel that there is a time and a place for everything, but a majority of the time we try to keep services “in house” if at all possible.  […]

Credit Card Security Standards And QuickBooks®

If you process or store credit card information within your QuickBooks® file you must have secure passwords for your users.  This is to ensure that you are in compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS). QuickBooks® facilitates this compliance; however, there are additional steps outside of QuickBooks® you and your business will need to […]