While QuickBooks is a widely used and popular program that has been around for quite awhile, there are a number of “issues” that cause people problems. “Bugs”, if you will. I would like to try something here. Leave a comment that briefly describes a bug that is causing you problems. Let’s see if there are some big ones that affect a lot of people, and maybe we can draw some attention to them at Intuit.
I hate to use the word “bugs”, because that is so generic (besides, I’m a programmer, I hate “bugs”). Sticky points, annoyances, hear-tearers, design flaws, shortcomings. In one prior company I owned we called them “floobies” rather than say that we had bugs. No matter what you call them, they hurt your business and we all want to see them go away.
At this time I’m focusing on things that don’t work the way they should. That leaves out “design flaws” for example. Do you need LIFO inventory accounting? That isn’t a bug, it is a design flaw. The program works the way they designed it. If there is interest, maybe later I’ll run a survey on that kind of thing. But, even it if is a “design flaw” where QB does something on purpose, if it is something that really interferes with your business flow, go ahead and add that.
So, what is bugging you about QuickBooks?
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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.