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QuickBooks 2007 - What's New?

In this podcast I’ll be discussing what’s new in QuickBooks 2007. Later, I’ll also tell you about some potential problems users of older versions of QuickBooks may experience with Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Vista.

QuickBooks 2007 is making it easier than ever for small business and accountants to succeed. 2007 reduces data entry errors, improves security, and goes beyond accounting.

For those who might not be familiar with QuickBooks, it is the premier small business accounting program on the market today. There are 3.7 million active QuickBooks users today, with 1.4 million copies of QuickBooks sold in 2006 alone. Intuit, the maker of QuickBooks, holds 92% retail market share.

Improvements in the 2007 release include:
Improved install and setup process
Easier installation wizard
New Wizard walks you through getting the right database “hosting” mode set for your situation
Offers Expert installation option for power users
Easy Step Interview Improvements
Easier to choose start dat…

Peachtree 2007 - What's New?

Hello. I’m Jayne Miller.

Today I want to discuss a 3 issues related to the new Peachtree 2007.

As a bookkeeper and trainer, I keep multiple versions of Peachtree on my computer. As a power user, I was originally frustrated with the new user interface, but after using the program for several months now, I really like it. The new dashboard is great. My clients are really happy with the program.

I’ve only found one thing I don’t like: in this version, you can enter an invoice today that is dated in a prior period. An onscreen warning appears, as usually does, but you now can bypass the warning and enter the invoice with the prior period date. I’m sure this move is an attempt to compete with QuickBooks. However when I use Peachtree, this is one of the features that I consider when I select this software versus QuickBooks.

This year, Peachtree 2007’s new Pervasive Data Base, which is great by the way, presented a problem for me as a bookkeeper with clients using older versions
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· How do I work …

W2s and 1099s - End of Year

Hello. Welcome to QuickBooks Gal. My name is Jayne Miller, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Enterprise Solutions Provider, Sleeter Certified QuickBooks Advisor, Peachtree AccountCare Partner and Microsoft Partner.

I'm the owner of Custom Business Solutions, a firm specializing in QuickBooks, Peachtree and Microsoft Small Business Accounting software support. If you've got a QuickBooks Mess, call us for training and support. We offer bookkeeping, payroll and QuickBooks classes. Send your questions and comments to info@quickbooksgal.com or call me at 775-348-9225.

Today I’ll discuss getting ready to process W-2’s and 1099’s.

As a business owner with employees or subcontractors you will be required to issue W-2's to employees and 1099M's to non incorporated, non-employee service providers. Subcontractors and service providers who are not incorporated must provide a form W-9 to you. You'll use this information to issue a 1099 to them if they were paid $600 or more in the …