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QuickBooks Corner:  QB Desktop 2019 Updates

QuickBooks logoQuickBooks Desktop 2019 was recently released and has many new updates and improved feature usage compared to prior year's desktop versions. There are updates across all versions of QuickBooks Desktop - Pro, Premier, Accountant, and Enterprise.

New features include:

  • Customer invoice history tracker
    • With real-time customer invoice history information available, users can take timely actions to improve communications with clients about their open receivables
  • Transfer credits between jobs of the same customer
    • Efficiently apply customer credits across all jobs of the same selected customer
  • Employee pay adjustment history
    • Track changes to employee pay rates (only hourly, salary, bonus and commission items)

Improved features include:

  • User prompt to create a bill payment when using write checks to a vendor with open bills
    • New and improved prompt helps users avoid using the Write Check transaction type when the proper transaction type should be a vendor Bill Payment.
  • Inactive inventory items included in inventory report totals
    • Users can choose to include inactive inventory items in the Inventory Valuation Summary or Detail report
  • Sick and vacation pay tracking
    • New company preference for setting the Maximum type for Sick and Vacation time. Settings include either Maximum hours at a time, or Maximum hours for the year.
  • Sensitive payroll permissions (Enterprise 19.0 only)
    • Provides the Admin for the file with a more definitive view of any permission levels that when assigned to a user, would include access to sensitive payroll transactions.
  • Condense data file optimization
    • Reliably reduce a QuickBooks company file size without deleting data
  • Other items improved:
    • Easy Upgrade
    • IIF List and Data Imports
    • Intuit Data Protect
    • Receive Inventory Process - Purchase Order Worksheet
    • Pick, Pack, and Ship Process - Sales Order Worksheet
    • QuickBooks for Mac 2019
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