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Average Collection Period Ratio and QuickBooks 2014

You can track the average collection period ratio easily in QuickBooks. The average collection period ratio shows how long it takes for a firm to collect on its receivables. You can think about this ratio [more…]

Asset Turnover Ratios and QuickBooks 2014

In QuickBooks, you should keep track of a couple of asset turnover ratios. The fixed-asset turnover ratio quantifies how efficiently a firm employs its fixed assets. The total assets turnover ratio also [more…]

Gross Margin Percentage Ratio and QuickBooks 2014

You can track your company's gross margin percentage ratio in QuickBooks. Also known as the gross profit margin ratio, the gross margin percentage shows how much a firm has left over after paying its cost [more…]

Return on Assets Ratio and QuickBooks 2014

Track your return on assets ratio in QuickBooks. The return on assets shows the return that the firm delivers to stockholders and the interest that the firm pays to lenders as the percentage of the firm’s [more…]

Profitability Ratios and QuickBooks 2014

Profitability ratios analyze a firm’s profitability, and you can use them in QuickBooks. In a sense, profitability ratios are the most important ratios that you can calculate. They typically provide terribly [more…]

The Purpose of Economic Value Added Analysis

The purpose of EVA analysis is simple: You want to see whether you’re earning an economic profit by owning your own business. You can use the information that you create with QuickBooks to help with your [more…]

Use Economic Value Added Analysis When Your Business Has Debt

In very large businesses, economic value added (EVA) analysis gets computationally burdensome. You can use the information that you create with QuickBooks to help use EVA analysis when your business has [more…]

The Theory of Capital Budgeting and QuickBooks 2014

When working with QuickBooks, it's helpful to understand the theory of capital budgeting. Capital budgeting boils down to the idea that you should look at capital investments [more…]

How to Calculate the Rate of Return on Capital

Calculating the rate of return on a capital investment is a little bit tricky, and you'll need more than QuickBooks. In almost every case, you need either a financial calculator [more…]

How to Calculate the Investment Amount

The first step in calculating a return is estimating the amount that you need to invest. Note you will need more than QuickBooks to make this calculation. Your best bet is to use Microsoft Excel. This [more…]

How to Estimate the Net Cash Flows in QuickBooks 2014

The process of estimating the net cash flows from the investment requires a bit more work than the previous exercise did. Although you're working with QuickBooks, you'll need the help of Excel or another [more…]

How to Calculate the Return Measure in QuickBooks 2014

There are two basic ways that you can calculate a return by using Microsoft Excel. You cannot do this calculation by using QuickBooks alone. To calculate a rate of return with Microsoft Excel, you first [more…]

QuickBooks 2014: Problems with the IRR Measurement

The internal rate of return (IRR) measurement makes a lot of intuitive sense. Capital budgeting is burdensome enough without being weighed down further by some tricky, abstract, theoretical capital budgeting [more…]

How to Measure Liquidity with QuickBooks 2014

For many smaller businesses, liquidity is important. If you're working with QuickBooks in a small-business setting, you need to understand the importance of liquidity. You can make only a limited number [more…]

Risk and QuickBooks 2014

Obviously, risk matters. Risk is an issue even with simple investments like bank CDs. But with capital investments, no government agency is looking out for your interest and picking up the pieces if things [more…]

QuickBooks Pro and Premier in a Multi-User Environment

You aren’t limited to using just one password to control access to your QuickBooks data file. To set up additional users in QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Premier, follow these steps: [more…]

Online Backups of QuickBooks 2014

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

Basics of Backing Up the QuickBooks 2014 Data File

A critically important task that either you or some co-worker needs to complete is a backup of the QuickBooks data file. Few items stored on your computer’s hard drive deserve as much caretaking as the [more…]

How to Condense Your QuickBooks 2014 Data File

The QuickBooks Condense command creates a permanent copy of the QuickBooks data file. (This copy is called an archival copy of the file.) An archival copy of the company file amounts to a snapshot of the [more…]

How to Restore a QuickBooks 2014 Data File

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

7 Government Web Resources for Businesses

When you're using QuickBooks in a small-business environment, you may find that you need more help than QuickBooks alone can provide. The government has a bunch of websites that can be an enormous help [more…]

How to Record and Print Checks from QuickBooks

Obviously, any business writes checks to pay bills and to pay employees. QuickBooks includes a command and a window specifically for the purpose of recording and possibly printing checks. [more…]

How to Customize the QuickBooks Check Form

QuickBooks enables you to customize the check form. If you’ve used QuickBooks’s little-brother product, Quicken, much of the information that you see here will be familiar. The QuickBooks banking tools [more…]

How to Make Bank Deposits with QuickBooks

QuickBooks, as a full-featured accounting program, supplies a command and window for recording bank deposits. To record bank deposits with QuickBooks 2014, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Transfer Money between Bank Accounts with QuickBooks

The QuickBooks Banking menu supplies a useful command for transferring money between bank accounts. To transfer money between accounts, you can choose the Banking→Transfer Funds command. When you do so [more…]

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