Upgrade QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software? Online Banking?

This is no first-look article on Upgrade QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software. It is by a CPA who, with his ProAdvisor staff, often spend 3+ months on extensive annual pre-release QuickBooks tests, before heavy production use. QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software once had bug and related test contests. I got them dropped after winning two contests with scores up to 25 times above average.

Upgrade QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software? Online banking and credit card downloads? NOT YET! Unless you use online banking you should definitely upgrade. We now try to only use QuickBooks 2009. However, our extensive QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software pre-release tests rarely test online banking. Many banks, incluing Bank of America, only upgrade for QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software after beta tests close, so we cannot pre-release test online banking. That is why there are now VERY SERIOUS online banking problems in what is otherwise the fastest, easiest and most innovative QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software. Intuit says this only affects 4% of users, but it is CRITICAL for those that use it.

Upgrade QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software? Online banking and credit card downloads? NOT YET! Greg Wright (OnlineBanking_QB2009@intuit.com, QuickBooks Product Manager) has engineers working nights and weekends on online banking. A delay in an expected November 14 Bank of America upgrade for QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software only involves BoA programmers. One possible reason for it: BoA was the largest investor in recent financing by a startup that wrote its online banking suite. The suite works with and competes with QuickBooks. Some at BoA may want only their program to run. It seems unlikely, but many once correctly said that Microsoft made it so, “DOS isn’t done until Lotus won’t run.” I hope other BoA customers will now join me in daily protests to BoA about its ridiculous annual delays, though I expect the upgrade very soon.

Upgrade QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software? Online banking and credit card downloads? NOT YET! Greg now expects Quick Add (add new names or accounts in online banking), Quick Fill (typing in drop down fields fills in names) and manual match (see register to manually match transactions) in a December upgrade. He is also rushing Add Multiple (review and edit multiple transactions before entry) and working to let us use forms like sales receipts and inventory for downloads. I know what “as soon as possible” means at Intuit, after getting a QuickBooks Small Business Accounting Software program fix in five days (counting the weekend before Christmas), for one small add-ons developer. For the latest information see Greg’s online banking problem forum, where he often posts: http://community.intuit.com/quickbooks/post/detail/db1_IYMvSr3yp1acfARklS

 

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