Today’s Objectives • The QuickBooks Customer • Support Resources • Product Tour/Overview • Online Features
QuickBooks Demographics • Small to medium size business • 1 to 20 employees • Younger small business owners • Age 25 to 54 • Operate on full-time basis • One location Quicken Users:- Smaller Biz (1-2 employees)- Part-time - Services Only- Older- Managing personal and biz finances
Quicken vs. QuickBooks Accounting Systems do the following: • Accurately measure your profits and financial condition • Produce checks, invoices, customer statements • Keep detailed records of assets (inventory) and liabilities Quicken is a good fit for personal finances, or a very small services only business. Quicken can’t do #3, so if you need to track anything other than cash… choose QuickBooks.
Why Online Banking? Online Banking including Transaction Download, Online Bill Payment, Intra-bank Online Transfers provides the following benefits: • Save time • More convenience • More control (i.e. online bill pay) • Improved accuracy of financial records • Check for bank errors or credit fraud • Fill in missing account data
QuickBooks Resources • In-Product • Set up fast with the EasyStep Interview • Sample company data files • 30 day free support assistance • Help Menu > QuickBooks Learning Center (see below) • Help Menu > Access Support Resources
Support Options • QuickBooks Knowledgebase www.quickbooks.com www.quickbooks.com/support • QuickBooks Accounting ProAdvisor www.UseQuickBooks.com/findadvisor • QuickBooks User Community www.quickbooksgroup.com • QuickBooks Phone Support 1(888) 320-7276 Monday - Friday 6AM - 6PM PT Web Links
What’s New? New features in QuickBooks 2006 are mainly around ease of use. There were no changes to online banking in this release. The enhancements include: • New Home Page (combines what was 5 different Navigators) • New Vendor, Customer, and Employee Centers • New Easy Step Interview • New Inventory Tracking features • More scaleable database (better performance) • 30 Day free help after registration • For more information on what’s new visit QuickBooks 2006 What’s New