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Control How Payroll Works in QuickBooks 2012

The Payroll & Employees Preferences set in QuickBooks 2012 includes only Company Preferences. The QuickBooks Payroll Features radio buttons let you tell QuickBooks how you want to handle payroll: using [more…]

Tell QuickBooks 2012 How Reminders Should Work

The My Preferences tab of the Reminders Preferences set consists of just one check box: You can use it to tell QuickBooks 2012 that you want to see the Reminders list when you open a company file. [more…]

Specify Reports & Graphs Preferences in QuickBooks 2012

The My Preferences tab of the Reports & Graphs Preferences set in QuickBooks 2012 provides radio buttons that you can use to indicate how QuickBooks should refresh reports when the information upon which [more…]

Set Sales & Customers Preferences in QuickBooks 2012

The personalized preferences for dealing with sales and customers in QuickBooks 2012 are pretty basic. The tab lets you specify whether QuickBooks should prompt you to invoice a customer for time or costs [more…]

Specify How Sales Are Taxed in QuickBooks 2012

Although no personal preferences are available for sales tax, company preferences do exist. QuickBooks 2012 offers the Company Preferences tab for the Sales Tax Preferences set. The Do You Charge Sales [more…]

Set the Send Forms Preferences in QuickBooks 2012

The My Preferences tab for the Send Forms Preferences in QuickBooks 2012 lets you check a box to specify whether the To Be E-mailed check box is selected for customer invoices; click an option button to [more…]

Control Spell Checking in QuickBooks 2012

No company preferences exist for the Spelling Preferences in QuickBooks 2012, but the My Preferences tab provides several options for controlling how spell checking works for you within QuickBooks. [more…]

How Profit-Volume-Cost Analysis Works in QuickBooks 2012

QuickBooks 2012 allows you to quickly perform profit-volume-cost analysis. Profit-volume-cost analysis uses three pieces of information to show how your profits change as sales revenues change: estimates [more…]

How to Calculate Break-even Points in QuickBook 2012

QuickBooks 2012 allows you to calculate product break-even points quickly and easily. A break-even point shows the sales revenue volume that produces zero profit and zero loss. Remember the formula for [more…]

Business Strategic Plan Components

A business strategic plan is a plan regarding how to manage the future but basing it on history and the facts contained in QuickBooks 2012 probably makes the exercise more accurate and valuable. Business [more…]

Reviewing Financial Statements and Ratios for QuickBooks 2012

For the QuickBooks 2012 users, the term financial statement can refer to one of several types of schedules and summaries of economic information. Typically, however, the term describes a set of documents [more…]

Writing a White Paper Business Plan

There are many sources of information, including QuickBooks 2012, on the process of writing white paper business plan. Within the QuickBooks 2012 software, choose the Company→Planning & Budgeting→Use Business [more…]

Keeping Your QuickBooks 2012 Data Confidential

Because the information is private, your first concern in administering a QuickBooks 2012 accounting system is to keep your data confidential. You have two complementary methods for keeping your QuickBooks [more…]

QuickBooks 2012 Enterprise Solutions in a Multi-User Environment

QuickBooks 2012 allows you to set up several passwords for the QuickBooks 2012 data file. What’s really neat about this is that you can tell QuickBooks 2012 to limit certain users and passwords to do only [more…]

QuickBooks 2012 Pro and Premier in a Multi-User Environment

QuickBooks Pro and Premier 2012 allow you to set up several passwords for the QuickBooks data file. What’s really neat about this is that you can tell QuickBooks to limit certain users and passwords to [more…]

Changing User Rights in QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 2012

In QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, you can also modify the rights that you assign to a user. To do this, choose the Company→Users→Set Up Users and Roles command to display the Users and Roles dialog box [more…]

Simultaneous Multi-User QuickBooks 2012 Access

QuickBooks 2012 allows your multiple users to have simultaneous or serial access, depending upon your business needs. For example, if a small business has only an administrative assistant and the owner [more…]

Maintaining Good Accounting Controls in QuickBooks 2012

When you introduce multiple accounting system users into your QuickBooks 2012 you increase the need for accounting controls. By having access to the accounting system, users can either inadvertently introduce [more…]

Business Owner Management of QuickBooks 2012 Accounting System

Many business owners don’t view the accounting system contained in QuickBooks 2012 as anything more than a tool to produce invoices and paychecks and information required for the annual tax return. Unfortunately [more…]

Basics of Backing Up the QuickBooks 2012 Data File

A critically important task that either you or some co-worker needs to complete is to back up the QuickBooks 2012 data file. Quite literally, the QuickBooks data file describes your business’s financial [more…]

Online Backups of QuickBooks 2012

The QuickBooks 2012 Save Copy or Backup dialog box shown below, includes an Online option button. If you want to find out more about backing up the QuickBooks company data file online — which means using [more…]

QuickBooks 2012 Backup Tactics

Backing up your QuickBooks 2012 data file is, mostly, just a matter of common sense. That being said, however, here are some ideas about how and when and maybe why you should back up: [more…]

Restoring a QuickBooks 2012 Data File

If you find that the working copy of the QuickBooks 2012 data file becomes corrupted or gets destroyed, you need to restore the QuickBooks data file so you can again begin using QuickBooks. Restoring the [more…]

The QuickBooks 2012 Condense File Function

The QuickBooks 2015 Condense function does a couple of things. First it creates an archival copy of the data file and it processes that data file to allow it to be smaller. For more detail check out the [more…]

How to Condense Your QuickBooks 2012 Data File

The QuickBooks 2012 Condense command creates a permanent copy ,called an archival copy, of the QuickBooks data file. An archival copy of the company file amounts to a snapshot of the company file as it [more…]


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