Tag: Group Items

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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Improved List Selection When Creating Invoices in QuickBooks

| May 14, 2010 | 6 Comments

When you are creating an invoice in QuickBooks (or any order type, such as a purchase order, estimate, etc.) you will be selecting information from a dropdown list. This could be something like the customer list or item list. A common complaint is that this dropdown list has very limited information. Did you know that […]

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Using Subtotals in QuickBooks Orders

| August 30, 2009 | 7 Comments

The subtotal item in QuickBooks can be useful if you want to provide a summary of the price of items you are selling in an order form. Unfortunately, if you try to get tricky with multiple levels of subtotals you may find that this feature doesn’t work the way you might expect. Today we’ll talk […]

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QuickBooks 2009 Release R6

| February 6, 2009 | 6 Comments

Just a quick note. Intuit released the R6 update of QuickBooks 2009 today, with little advance notice. There are only two fixes listed for this release: If your company file is located in certain locations (some network locations, the root folder of a drive) you would get an error (-6177, 0) when trying to open it. […]

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QuickBooks Groups for Custom Manufacturers

| June 25, 2008 | 21 Comments

Most QuickBooks users think of Group and Inventory Assembly items as an “either-or” decision – use one or the other. There are times, however, when we can mix the two items to solve problems in QuickBooks. This is particularly useful for custom manufacturers – businesses that produce custom variations of their finished product for each […]

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Groups vs Assemblies in QuickBooks

| June 20, 2008 | 81 Comments

QuickBooks provides two item “types” that can have a list of component items – an Inventory Assembly and a Group. How do they differ, and when is it best to use one instead of the other? Today I’ll list the features of each and how you can use them.

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