QB 2008 New Features
From the moment you open QuickBooks 2008, you'll notice the difference
We've made over 100 improvements to our QuickBooks line-up - from a redesigned Home Page to new relationship-management tools, like the Customer Centre.
And, because our improvements are based on feedback from QuickBooks users, you can be sure that each enhancement will help save you time and improve your efficiency.
Improvements to QuickBooks Pro & QuickBooks Premier:
Faster ways to access your information
Four new centres in QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Premier make it easier for you to locate vital information. With more centralised views, you're just two clicks away from better managing your business and your relationships.
Improved tools & resources
Get set up easily and take control of your small business finances with enhanced tools in QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Premier.
Easy StepÂ® Start-up Interview gets you up & running faster
Customisable invoices, reports & Chart of Accounts
VAT management - for cash & accruals schemes
Import to/Export from MS Word, Excel & Outlook contacts1
Audit Trail - it's always on, so you can easily locate & correct errors
More comprehensive Home Page
We've kept the easy-to-use QuickBooks look & feel you're familiar with - but we've made it easier to find your critical business information from the Home Page. No more tabs to click through. No more double-checking data from screen to screen.
Now, get an instant overview of your business from the moment you open your QuickBooks - and, in another click, get the specific information you need.
EasyStep ® Startup Interview
The improved EasyStep ® Startup Interview simplifies new company file setup and should in particular cut down on mis-classification of expenses. The number of steps is reduced from 126 to 28!
Simple "yes/no" questionnaire defaults clients to the right accounts for their industry.
Customise further by simply adding or deleting individual accounts.
29 new default chart of accounts.
Customer and Supplier Centres
The new Customer and Supplier Centres help QuickBooks customers get their customer and supplier-related information from a single, easy to use place. All information that belongs together is now presented together, making it easier for customers to view and act upon their data. Common tasks (such as viewing up-to-date information on a customer) will now be simpler and faster to accomplish.
Improved Accountant's Copy
Improved Accountant's Copy - Exchange, review and adjust your client's prior period accounting using the all new Accountant's Copy. While you work in the Accountant's Copy, the client can continue to work in their QuickBooks file but is restricted from making changes to the periods in which you are working. Send your adjustments back to the client, and they can review and automatically integrate them into their QuickBooks file. Accountant's Copy will then prompt them to password protect access to prior periods with the "Set Closing Date" feature.
"QuickZoom®" feature for Retained Earnings
The new "QuickZoom®" feature for Retained Earnings lets you instantly view details of Retained Earnings accounts from reports or the chart of accounts. You can now see manually posted transactions and automatic closing entries by simply double-clicking on the account balance!
Find information easily in QuickBooks with Google DesktopTM - Quickly search and find the customer, supplier, or financial data you want in QuickBooks. Type in a few key words and get a complete list of files that match your search in seconds.
The Payroll Centre provides an end-to-end view of your most important payroll tasks, from paying employees to reporting and paying liabilities and processing forms. The centre displays tax periods and a suggested workflow for the common payroll activities which are all accessible using a single mouse click.
VAT management and reporting
VAT management and reporting - Users can now opt to track VAT to separate sales and purchases VAT accounts. An additional benefit for QuickBooks Pro and Premier users is that all transactions on a Return are now date stamped (cash and invoice based schemes), and at the end of each period the VAT Liability account is automatically cleared.
Improvements to QuickBooks SimpleStart:
More easier design:
QuickBooks SimpleStart: Now, an even easier design.
Simpler set-up. Customisable templates. Improved invoicing. QuickBooks SimpleStart 2008 makes it easier for new and home-based businesses to manage their finances.
Create estimates & invoices - and e-mail PDF versions to clients
Find information easily using Google DesktopTM search
Track changes easily with the audit trail - great for you or your accountant