QuickBooks 2009 is Coming

| September 3, 2008

Intuit has starting telling ProAdvisors about the new features coming up in the 2009 release of Pro, Premier and Enterprise. You won’t find much information on the public QuickBooks web site, that will be coming later. In their announcement to ProAdvisors, and on the ProAdvisor web site, they briefly mention the following (I’m skipping the features that are specific to accountants):

  1. Multi-User Enhancements: Relaxing some of the locking restrictions so you are forced to single-user mode less often, backing up data while in multi-user mode, a “messenger” feature to communicate between users.
  2. Company Snapshot: A single screen display of income and expense graphs, customer balances, reminders and other metrics that can help you get a picture of the state of your business.
  3. Improved Online Banking Integration.
  4. Multiple Currency Support: If you deal with foreign currencies this is an absolutely essential feature, available in the US at long last.
  5. QuickBooks Live Community: The user-to-user forum web site is being rewritten and is more closely integrated with QuickBooks, to help you get the answers you need.
  6. Support for large numbers: You can have a number as large as 99,999,999,999 (11 figures), up from 99,999,999 (8 figures) – a big assist if you are working in foreign currencies.
  7. Adobe Form Templates: Submit invoices, estimates and PO’s to QuickBooks by using PDF forms! See my article on Adobe Acrobat and QuickBooks.

Note that this is not a complete list of new features.

I’ll be posting more details on some of these features over the next month or so, as the product becomes available. I’ve been able to preview some of these features and I’m very excited about the improvements. Unfortunately I’m not allowed to give any more details at this time. If you are going to the QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions user conference next week you should get a preview of the new features.

Tentative Release Timeline

The QuickBooks web site should be showing details on this roughly September 29th. You will start to see press releases starting about September 10th. It is not clear when product will be shipping, but you can expect it to be the end of this month.

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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.

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  1. Chrissie says:

    Great news! I had a question tho, while 2009’s support for large figures is certainly a long awaited blessing, is there a work around for those using 2008 or older?


  2. Charlie says:

    There really isn’t any way to enter larger numbers in QuickBooks than it allows. The best way to approach it usually is to use units of measure – if your individual units can’t fit in an order, create a UOM for a case, or a hundredweight, or something of that sort.

    I’m curious, are you a US based business? If so, what kind of things are you doing where you exceed the values in the current copy?