QuickBooks Desktop 2018 is here, offering some great new features and a modernised user interface. QuickBooks is always looking to make its software quick to learn and quick to use, but with this upgrade, EasyBiz QuickBooks is trying to redefine the entire realm of digital accounting with the ultimate aim of enabling it’s users to get more done, improve cash flow and fulfill their order commitments with faster and more accurate inventory.
QuickBooks 2017 saw the introduction of some great features such as ‘show filter,’ ’communication tool’ and ‘smart search.’ These features were well received by the QuickBooks community and the forthcoming version of QuickBooks sees even more enhancements to make the QuickBooks 2018 user experience even better.
QuickBooks Desktop 2018, like all previous versions, has been tailored for small and medium sized enterprises. A plethora of new features have been introduced in order to redefine the user experience for both accountants and non-accountants. Let’s look at some of these features in detail:
Multi Monitor Support
To manage finances or to reconcile accounts, one may need to refer to multiple different forms and accounts. This can be simplified with the multi monitor support. Through this feature, users can view multiple windows of QuickBooks on multiple monitors. Hence, tallying transactions won’t be as onerous.
Merge Multiple Vendors
The new version of QuickBooks enables you to simply merge multiple vendors. Consolidating multiple vendors into one makes it easier for users to manage multiple vendors. Further, users can search for duplicate vendors and merge their records together. Records will be sorted according to time. Past versions allowed only two records to be merged, but QuickBooks 2018 allows users to merge 4 records at once.
Switch Between Accrual and Cash Basis
Selecting the right basis for accounting can be a difficult situation for organisations. Accrual basis has always been the choice of medium sized enterprises, whereas cash basis is preferred by small businesses. Now you can use both these accounting basis as switching between the two has never been easier. With QuickBooks 2018, users can switch accounting basis directly through the Reports window.
New Keyboard Shortcut
New shortcuts have been introduced in order to boost the productivity of users. Through these shortcuts, complete lines of transactions can be directly copied and pasted. Some of the new shortcuts introduced include CTRL + ALT + Y and CTRL + ALT + V.
Past Due Stamp
If you resend copies of past-due invoices to your customers, this feature makes it clear that they are past due accounts. This is a flexible feature and allows this to be customised, but will help with improving cash flow as this is automatically generated.
Chart of Accounts Search
In previous versions of QuickBooks, it could take minutes to search for particular accounts in QuickBooks. With QuickBooks 2018, the search feature for chart of accounts has been enhanced. In the 2018 version of QuickBooks, a user can search for a particular account through a partial name, full name or account number.
Security is a major concern for most organisations and this has therefore been a big focus for the QuickBooks development team for the past couple of years, and that continues this year. Security is indeed essential, since these books contain confidential information such as Personally Identifiable Information (including credit/debit card details, names and addresses of customers and vendors, and so on.) EasyBiz QuickBooks has addressed these security concerns via QuickBooks 2018. Email integration has been further secured. Further, encryption for Personally Identifiable Information has also been provided and the use of passwords has been reduced without compromising on security to offer a more user-friendly experience.
Says Gary Epstein, MD Of EasyBiz QuickBooks, “QuickBooks is proud to announce the arrival of QuickBooks 2018, the latest software release that boasts a number of user-friendly enhancements which will allow our users to get more done, faster than ever. As always, the latest version of QuickBooks retains the simple, easy to use functionality that is synonymous with the QuickBooks brand. QuickBooks Desktop 2018 offers software features across the full range of QuickBooks packages, from QuickBooks Pro to QuickBooks Premier and QuickBooks Accountant, meaning that there is a package to suit all small to medium and growing businesses, all aimed at allowing users to get more done, improve cash flow and fulfill their commitments with faster and more accurate inventory.”