Intuit has released the R2 update for QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2010 and Enterprise 10. If you are set up for automatic updates you should be getting it, or go to the manual update page. If you aren’t sure how to determine what release you are using, see my posting on automatic updates. I’ll outline the changes here.
You can also view the release notes for details on what has changed.
It is often hard to evaluate the importance or impact of a release. Early in the product cycle, after the release of a new version (year of product) has been released, I generally recommend that you get the new releases as soon as possible. These come after Intuit has made a big change in the product that many people have installed, and the “big” problems that were missed in testing start to shake out. As time goes on and releases become less frequent the urgency usually isn’t there, and it is reasonable to wait for a convenient time to install the update.
This year things are working out a bit differently, or so it seems to me. I haven’t noticed too many glaring problems in the initial release, outside of some issues with integration with third party programs and some issues relating to custom fields. In addition, the R2 release doesn’t include a lot of major fixes.
- The Intuit Marketing Center (not found in Enterprise) has been cleaned up a bit – a number of error codes would be displayed in certain situations and they are resolved now. This is not a feature that many businesses would have been using daily.
- If you have an Accountant’s Edition, the troubleshoot inventory portion of the Client Data Review no longer crashes QuickBooks when making items inactive in certain situations. Again, not a feature that most businesses are using daily.
- Some speed issues in the Report Center have been resolved and it should start faster.
Not a big list, no earthshaking fixes here. I’ve installed the update myself and don’t see any new problems being introduced, but I haven’t been running this very long.
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Charlie Russell is the founder of CCRSoftware. He’s been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70’s, focusing on inventory and accounting software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Look for Charlie’s articles in the Accountex Report blog, as well as his California Wildflower Hikes blog.