Archive for July, 2010

Item Types in a QuickBooks Bill of Materials

| July 22, 2010 | 6 Comments

QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise provides us with 11 different item types, of which 5 can be used as component items in an inventory assembly. Which should you use, and why? Each of the item types have their own characteristics and uses.

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QuickBooks Service Outage – Repeat

| July 14, 2010 | 10 Comments

Back in June Intuit had a major failure of most, if not all, of their online services. Well, looks like we have a problem again. At this moment, many Intuit web sites (QuickBooks sales, Intuit Community Forum) are down due to what is characterized as a “commercial power failure”. Services are being restored. How long […]

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QuickBooks and Floor Plan Financing

| July 13, 2010

A Floor Plan is a method that a business (such as an auto dealership) can use to finance inventory that they are holding for resale, without having to tie up their own capital in that inventory. This article reviews how you can manage Floor Plan Financing with QuickBooks.

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What is the QuickBooks QBDataServiceUser and Do I Need It?

| July 1, 2010 | 4 Comments

Occasionally I’ll get a query from a security-conscious client who says that they have found a user account that mysteriously appears, called QBDataServiceUser (often with a number appended to the name). They want to know why it shows up and what they should do about it.

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