Author Archive: Charlie

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.

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Fixing QuickBooks Bugs

| January 8, 2018 | 31 Comments

It would be fun to have a comprehensive list of QuickBooks bugs, at least as far as the desktop product. Want to help? Over the years I’ve tried to build a list like that, on several occasions. I never keep up with that, though, because it tends to be an exercise in frustration. When Intuit […]

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QuickBooks 2015 Discontinuation Scheduled

| January 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

As happens every year about now, Intuit has announced are discontinuing an older version of QuickBooks. If you are using QuickBooks 2015 (Windows and Mac) then you won’t be able to use certain services and features after May 31, 2018. I won’t address why they do it, or if I think it is a good practice, I’ll just discuss what […]

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QuickBooks 2015 R15

| December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Intuit has released QuickBooks 2015 R15, which should be available via automatic updates. You can also go to the QuickBooks Update site to download the patch. This is a maintenance release, probably the last one that will be released for QuickBooks 2015. I’ve not had a chance to test this particular update. I recommend that […]

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QuickBooks 2018 R4

| December 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Intuit has released QuickBooks 2018 R4, which should be available via automatic updates. You can also go to the QuickBooks Update site to download the patch. This is a maintenance release of the relatively new QuickBooks 2018 product. So far, QuickBooks 2018 has been fairly stable, which is an improvement over past years. However, I’ve […]

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QuickBooks 2016 R13

| December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Intuit has released QuickBooks 2016 R13, which is available via automatic updates. You can also go to the QuickBooks Update site to download the patch. I’ve not had a chance to test this update. I recommend that you wait a week or two to see if anyone runs into any problems. I don’t expect any problems, […]

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QuickBooks 2017 R8

| December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Intuit has released QuickBooks 2017 R8, which is available via automatic updates. You can also go to the QuickBooks Update site to download the patch. I’ve not had a chance to test this update. I recommend that you wait a week or two to see if anyone runs into any problems. I don’t expect any problems, […]

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QuickBooks 2016 R12

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Intuit has released QuickBooks 2016 R12, which should be available via automatic updates, or you can go to the QuickBooks Update site to download the patch. This update isn’t huge, which is what I would expect this late in the version’s life cycle. If any of these issues affect you, go ahead and install the […]

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QuickBooks 2014 R1

| September 25, 2013 | 9 Comments

Intuit has released QuickBooks 2014 R1, which contains a number of new features as well as improvements to existing ones. This article is a short list of the major new features – for a comprehensive list of the changes as well as in-depth drilldowns, see the articles in QuickBooks and Beyond. All Versions of QuickBooks […]

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Free QuickBooks Performance Update Confusion

| September 18, 2013

I’ve been seeing a lot of discussions, and confusion, relating to a messaging change that Intuit implemented in QuickBooks 2013 recently. It seemed like a small change to me when I first noticed this, but in this day and age of malware and “free performance update” scams there have been people questioning if this is […]

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Too Many Subscription Emails? RSS Can Help

| March 18, 2013

It should be no surprise to anyone that I’m addicted to blogs. After all, I write articles for several blogs myself (Accountex Report, Practical QuickBooks, Intuit Small Business Blog,  California Wildflower Hikes). I try to follow over 40 different blogs on many subjects – QuickBooks, local news, wildflowers and natural history, blogging tips, and many […]

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