Intuit has released the QuickBooks 2010 R11 update to manual update. I’ll list the changes that I’m aware of. There often are other changes that aren’t officially announced. Please note that I haven’t tested every one of these updates myself at this time.
At the time I’m writing this Intuit hasn’t posted the official list of changes. They may add some more info later.
Intuit added integration between the Intuit PaymentNetwork (IPN) and QuickBooks when they released the 2011 upgrade. They have finally been able to bring this integration back to QuickBooks 2010. With the 2011 product this created some problems for some people.
The first problem is that the feature is turned on by default for emailed invoices. That is, if you install this update, without your making any changes, links to IPN will be inserted in your invoice forms if you send them via email. This should not be enabled by default in my opinion. It is easy to turn it off if you wish.
One of the reasons why I don’t like this to be on by default is the OTHER aspect of enabling this – the link is added to your invoice templates automatically, and often in a place you don’t like. Again, this is easy to fix. If you disable the feature then the templates shouldn’t be changed. Or, if you want to use the feature, you can edit your invoice templates to move the link to an appropriate place.
Note that I like Intuit PaymentNetwork very much, and I use it myself. A very low cost way of getting payments. But, I just wish that these features were not enabled by “stealth” when you update.
- There is a change in Payroll that relates to an error involving EIN’s with new Payroll customers. Sorry, this one isn’t clear to me (I avoid Payroll issues…).
- If you were using QuickBooks 2010 R8 through R10 and a third party add-on product that used the QuickBooks SDK you may have run into issues with the add-on product displaying “connection errors”. The actual error may display in different ways depending on the add-on. This connection issue has been resolved.
To get the manual update, go to http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/Support/ProductUpdates.aspx. As always, I recommend that you wait to install this until after it is released as an automatic update – let OTHER people be the beta testers of this update!
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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.