REVIEWS - QuickBooks Premier Edition 2008 [OLDVERSION]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating4.5 out of 5Product FeatureIndustry-specific and business-planning softwareqdesigned to take your business to the next levelManage customers, vendors, and employees andqwork flexibly with specialized, easy-to-useaccounting toolsOrganize sales, expenses, business loans, andqmore in one convenient placeShare data with Microsoft Office applicationsqStart fast and get help when you need it withqbuilt-in tutorials, onscreen help, and freeQuickBooks callback supportRead moreqProduct DescriptionQuickBooks: Premier Edition 2008 offers industry-specific and business planning tools tailored to your businesstype. Along with saving you time on routine accounting tasks Premier makes it simple to monitor businessperformance build forecasts and manage payables and receivables. Premier also includes tools for trackinginventory creating purchase orders and setting pricing levels.System Requirements:b>Recommended SystemConfiguration QuickBooks Pro/Premier on XP At least 1.8GHz processor 2.0GHz recommended At least 256MB(512MB recommended) of RAM for a single user At least 512MB of RAM for multiple concurrent users 1 GB ofdisk space (additional space required for data files) QuickBooks Pro/Premier on Vista At least 2.0GHz processorAt least 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) 1 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files) Format:WIN XPVISTA Genre: BUSINESS / FINANCE UPC: 028287016873 Manufacturer No: 403699 Read moreProduct DescriptionQuickBooks: Premier Edition 2008 offers industry-specific and business planning tools tailored to your businesstype. Along with saving you time completing routine tasks like payroll, invoicing, bill tracking and check-writing,Premier makes it simple to monitor the performance of your business. Automatically build forecasts and buildbudgets or create a business plan in just minutes.
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Use your existing e-mail address to send invoices, statements, estimates, sales receipts, purchase orders, reports,and pay stubs from your QuickBooks to your customers, vendors, employees, and accountant.Customized for Your BusinessFeatures designed for your industrySave time on everyday tasks with products and services developed with your business in mind. Access reports,forms, and features specifically designed for your industry. Choose from Premier editions designed foraccountants, contractors, manufacturers and wholesalers, nonprofit organizations, professional services firms,and retail businesses.Create 100+ customizable reports, like Profit & Loss Statements and sales reports, in two clicksQuickBooks Premier provides with more than 100 pre-designed, customizable business reports includingspecific reports for your industry. Use the Report Navigator to easily choose the right one. Accessindustry-specific reports such as:Profitability by Product for manufacturing and wholesale businessesJob/ Project Costs for professional services firms and contracting businessesDonor Contribution Summary for nonprofit organizationsSales Tax Liability for retail businessesIMPROVED! View unbilled employee time and expenses in a single screen; transfer to an invoice inone clickBuild a professional business plan quickly by answering step-by-step questions. QuickBooks fills in the numbersbased on your QuickBooks data. You can export the projections to Excel and save it as a PDF file.Plan for the future by creating a business plan and sales & expense forecastsClick a button to create a forecast of income and expenses for the coming year, based on your existingQuickBooks data. Increase or decrease line items by any percentage to adjust for future changes.Advanced features to track costs for assembled products and inventoryYou can buy the same item in one unit of measure, stock it in another, and sell it in yet another. This flexibilitywill help streamline workflows and enable you to easily buy and sell products in precisely the way your vendorsand customers prefer.Set billing rates by employee and service typeQuickBooks provides the flexibility of setting different billing rates by employee and service type. You can set afixed hourly rate for each employee or create custom hourly rates by service.Create sales orders and track back ordersQuickBooks helps you manage complex invoicing with sales orders. Track customer orders with sales ordersuntil you are ready to invoice a customer–for instance, if you wait to include multiple orders on one invoice.Also, use sales orders to identify back orders until you can send the product to your customers.Access your QuickBooks data from any secure Internet connectionAccess your financial data even when youre not in the office by using QuickBooks Remote Access, powered byWebEx. All you need is an Internet-connected PC. All transmissions are protected by encryption technologyused by financial institutions.
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Use your company data from your QuickBooks reports and export it to new or existing Word documents.Easily share your accounting records with your accountant.Flexibility to Work the Way You WantExport company data to Excel spreadsheetsUse your company data from your QuickBooks reports and export it to new or existing Excel spreadsheets whilekeeping all Excel formulas and formatting intact. Anytime you export updated data from QuickBooks, Excelmaintains your existing formulas and updates the results automatically.Create letters with Word using customer dataUse your company data from your QuickBooks reports and export it to new or existing Excel spreadsheets whilekeeping all Excel formulas and formatting intact. Anytime you export updated data from QuickBooks, Excelmaintains your existing formulas and updates the results automatically.Create and customize professional-looking formsCreate professional-looking forms by choosing from more than 100 expertly designed forms, including invoices,estimates, and sales receipts. Or create one for yourself in Microsoft® Word. You can also customize thetemplates by adding your company logo and tag line to present your business uniquely to your customers.IMPROVED! Allow your accountant to review data & make changes while you work.Easily share your accounting records with your accountant. Increase your productivity by allowing youraccountant to review historical data and make changes while you work. Seamlessly import your accountantschanges back into your file for improved accuracy.Easily map and obtain directions to your saved customer, vendor and employee addresses--rightfrom within QuickBooks!Open up any record in the Customer, Vendor and Employee centers to access links to maps and directions tocustomer and vendor locations or employee addresses.Other Tools to Meet Your Business NeedsPrint checks and forms directly from QuickBooks to keep better, more accurate records while alsosaving timeAccurate records: All your information will be updated and stored in QuickBooks.Save time: Three out of four QuickBooks customers save at least one-half the time printing checks vs.
handwriting them.Check out our deposit slips, envelopes, tax forms, invoices, stamps, and labels - all designed to work withQuickBooks.We guarantee your checks will work with QuickBooks and your printer, and they will be accepted by anyfinancial institution in the United States–or we will refund or replace your order within 60 days of purchase.Save time by accepting all major credit cards and debit cards with QuickBooks Merchant ServicesBuilt into your QuickBooks software, QuickBooks Merchant Services is easy to set up and use. No new hardware,software, or phone lines are required. When you make a sale, the data is automatically recorded in QuickBooks.QuickBooks Merchant Services requires no additional data-entry, and you wont waste hours searching forerrors. You can process sales on screens you already know and use. Reconcile quickly, without headaches. Thiscredit card processing from QuickBooks has no teaser rates, no hidden fees, no cancellation fees, and nolong-term contracts.Keep track of your inventory and customer information while you ring up salesQuickBooks Point of Sale software and hardware save you the time and trouble of doing it yourself, making iteasier to focus on the products and services that will keep your customers coming back. Pair Point of Sale withQuickBooks financial software and you can transfer sales information to your financial software–in one click.NEW! Quickly capture billable hours online and from Outlook CalendarFree 60-day trial! Time Tracker is the simplest way to track and record employee and contractor time inQuickBooks. Your employees can track their hours from anywhere, using a timesheet on the Web and, now bydesignating meetings, emails, and appointments in their Outlook calendar for billing! You can download anentire set of timesheets into QuickBooks with one click. Administrators can review and edit timesheets beforesubmitting to ensure accuracy, as well as run custom reports on submitted time.Meet key business needs with third-party software found at QuickBooks Solutions MarketplaceFind industry-specific solutions that work with QuickBooks and help solve your unique business challengesincluding specialized inventory and order management, scheduling, document management, multiple billingrates, complex estimating, and project management.QuickBooks Premier Edition ReportsWith QuickBooks reports, youll always know where your business stands. See who owes you money and howmuch. Find out who your best customers are and what theyre buying. Learn where your business is profitableand where youre losing money. You can also customize report templates to best meet your needs.Reports in QuickBooks PremierForecast OverviewWhat are my companys forecasted income and expenses each month?Forecast vs. ActualWhat transaction changes were made on or before the last closing date?Closing Date Exception ReportWhat changes were made after the last closing date was set to transactions dated on or before that closingdate?Open Sales Orders by CustomerWhat are the open sales orders for each customer or job?Reports in QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks PremierInventory Stock Status by VendorWhat is the detailed information about each inventory item, organized by vendor?Profit & Loss Budget PerformanceHow do the actual income and expenses compare to what has been budgeted for the current month and year?Time by ItemHow much time has my company spent on each service we provide?Purchases by Item SummaryHow much has my company spent on purchased items or services?
Profit & Loss StandardHow much money did my company make or lose over a specific period of time?A/P Aging DetailWhich bills are due and overdue?Statement of Cash FlowsWhat was the cash inflow (from profit and additional cash received) and cash outflow (cash spent) during aspecific period of time?Income Tax DetailWhat transactions will need to be included on my company income tax forms?Read more