In the past week many QuickBooks users have been faced with problems with various aspects of QuickBooks due to the Intuit Server Outages. Since many people don’t understand why and how this impacts their business, and didn’t know how to get around these problems, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about what happened and what you can do. I’ve teamed up with Kathy Ivens of CPA911.com, author of many excellent books on QuickBooks, to present an article that describes, in summary form:
- How Intuit server outages affect you even if you are using the desktop version of QuickBooks.
- How a data center should be organized to prevent the kinds of outages that we’ve seen recently.
- How you, as a user of QuickBooks, can work around these kinds of temporary outages.
The article is written as a PDF file and is posted on Kathy’s web site:
We all hope that Intuit will resolve the problems that plagued them over the past week, and I am confident that the situation will improve. However, if you found that your business was brought to a standstill when this took place you may need to change how your business is structured. I’ll be making some recommendations in future articles.
Kathy creates the content of one of my favorite sources for QuickBooks information, CPA911. She publishes a monthly newsletter that I recommend that you subscribe to for excellent tips on the accounting aspects of QuickBooks. She also is the author of many excellent books, including:
- Running QuickBooks in Nonprofits: The Only Comprehensive Guide for Nonprofits Using QuickBooks
- Running QuickBooks 2010 Premier Editions: The Only Definitive Guide to the Premier Editions,
- QuickBooks 2009 The Official Guide
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About the Author (Author Profile)
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.