Archive for July, 2008

Why Won’t QuickBooks Let Me Build This Assembly?

| July 31, 2008 | 9 Comments

Computer programs can be frustrating when they don’t let you do what you want. They are supposed to be a tool that helps you run your business! One complaint that I hear often from QuickBooks manufacturing users is that the program won’t let them build an assembly when they can see that they have the […]

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Free QuickBooks Reports and Data Export

| July 24, 2008 | 40 Comments

Your QuickBooks company file contains a large part (if not all) of your important company data, but our understanding of that data is limited by the views that QuickBooks provides to us. They have a lot of “canned” reports that are very useful, but every business has its own unique situation that isn’t covered by […]

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Custom Fields in QuickBooks

| July 10, 2008

Every business has some sort of unique information that is important to its operation. While QuickBooks provides the places to store the basic information that every business needs, you will usually find that you need to store additional data such as a customer’s vehicle registration number, or the weight of an inventory item. QuickBooks provides […]

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Manufacturing WIP in QuickBooks

| July 1, 2008 | 19 Comments

Tracking Work in Progress (WIP) in a manufacturing business can be complicated, depending on the characteristics of your manufacturing process. For an extremely oversimplified definition we can say that WIP is where you are taking items out of your raw material (component) inventory, but haven’t yet put it back into your finished goods inventory. I’m […]

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