Set Up Employees and Other Names in QuickBooks 2012

By Stephen L. Nelson

If you click the Employee Center button, QuickBooks 2012 displays the Employee Center window. You can use this window to see a list of the employees — active or inactive — that you’ve identified to QuickBooks. You can also click the New Employee button to add employees to the list.

If you choose the Lists→Other Names List command, QuickBooks displays the Other Names List window. The Other Names List identifies those businesses or individuals that you pay but who don’t fall into one of these other standard categories: customers, vendors, and employees. For example, you may use the Other Names List to identify government agencies that you pay.

To add a name to the Other Names List, click the Other Names button, which appears at the bottom of the Other Names window. When QuickBooks displays the Other Names menu, click New. The New Name window that QuickBooks displays after you choose the New command provides boxes for a name, identifying the entity, recording an address, and so on.