QuickBooks Corner: QB Desktop 2019 Updates

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QuickBooks 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

For more information, please contact Ashley Barak, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor at Porte Brown at (847) 956-1040.

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