Archive for May, 2008

Tracking QuickBooks BOM Revisions

| May 28, 2008 | 5 Comments

In most manufacturing businesses you will find that the structure of the Bill of Materials for items will change over time. Today I’ll discuss how QuickBooks deals with these changes.

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Review: Data Transfer Utility

| May 20, 2008 | 65 Comments

There are times when you want to move information from one QuickBooks company file to another. You might want to merge records from your salesperson’s laptop to your desktop company file. Perhaps you want to set up a new company with just the open records. QuickBooks doesn’t make this an easy chore. Today I’ll discuss […]

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QuickBooks Manufacturing Bill of Materials

| May 15, 2008 | 18 Comments

In my post on QuickBooks manufacturing basics I discussed the essential nuts and bolts (sorry for the pun) of building assemblies in QuickBooks. Today I’ll talk about structuring your bills of material (BOM’s). A BOM is a simple thing, right? You want to build something, you just enter in the list of all the parts […]

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Apparel (Matrix) Inventory

| May 12, 2008 | 42 Comments

QuickBooks is a flexible accounting product but it has limitations when it comes to anything related to Inventory. One of the areas CCRSoftware is interested in is the Apparel industry, where your basic inventory item may come in a variety of sizes, colors and styles. We call this a matrix inventory. This can apply to […]

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QuickBooks in a Virtual PC

| May 8, 2008 | 15 Comments

Do you want to install an older version of QuickBooks on Windows Vista, but can’t get it to work? One tool that can help you is a “Virtual PC”. Today I’ll give a quick introduction to working with this kind of technology. It’s hard to cut through all the jargon – but the goal in […]

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Goodbye to QuickBooks 2005 Support

| May 1, 2008 | 4 Comments

It’s that time of year – Intuit’s annual “Sunset” of older versions of QuickBooks. If you are using QuickBooks 2005 then you won’t be able to use certain services after May 31st. I’m not going to comment on the reasons for this, or whether I agree with this policy or not (lots of comments about […]

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