QUICKBOOKS PROFESSIONAL 2008
Accounting & business tools to organise your finances easily:
Manage accounting tasks - including tracking stock
View your bottom line instantly with one-click reporting
Create professional-looking custom documents and financial reports
NEW! Customer & Supplier Centres - for one-click relationship management
How QuickBooks Pro 2008 can help you
Accurately manage routine accounting tasks
Accurately manage routine accounting tasks - including accounts payable and receivable. Why bother with manual calculations or cumbersome spreadsheets? Be confident the books are done correctly
Get started easily with the improved EasyStepÂ® start-up interview
Create invoices, sales receipts & credit notes
Better track & manage stock so you always know what's in, what's low and what's on order
Set reorder points and create purchase orders
Customisable Chart of Accounts ensures QuickBooks Pro works best for your specific industry needs.
Plus! Multi-user access - for up to 5 users1.Now you and your book-keeper, accountant or colleague can access and use the same QuickBooks working file simultaneously - so you can get more done in less time.
No accounting knowledge required
No accounting knowledge required - just familiar forms, cheques and invoices that are easy to complete on-screen.
Cheques, invoices, sales receipts - the on-screen forms you'll find in QuickBooks Pro look just like the ones you use in your business everyday, so there's less guesswork. It's designed for small businesses - so simply fill in your information, and you're done.
Better manage customer and supplier relationships.
You're just one click away from viewing your entire customer relationship. Plus: find the info you need using Google DesktopTM search.
Get to know your clients better - so you can answer their questions and improve your customer service. In a single click - using Google DesktopTM - see a customer's history with your business as well as their payment statistics and balances.
NEW! Supplier Centre
Locate each supplier's contact information and transaction history in one place, with one click. Track the details of your supplier relationships - from histories to terms, balances and more.
Make more informed business decisions
Thanks to detailed report templates and more. You'll always know how your business is doing with over 100 customisable financial report templates - and an improved Audit Trail.
QuickBooks Pro 2008 includes hundreds of improvements - from better VAT management to seamless integration with Microsoft Word, Excel and even Outlook contacts2
Better reporting - In addition to 100+ customisable report templates, QuickBooks Pro 2008 includes the QuickZoomTM feature, which lets you access the building blocks of your reports. Just click through each report line item to see the original transaction
Improved Audit Trail - The always-on Audit Trail makes it easier for you or your book-keeper to locate and correct errors
Additional applications for your business - Visit the marketplace to find & start using tested & proven software applications that work with QuickBooks. Search for great products designed for your industry or business function
Look more professional
Look more professional with custom templates, sales receipts, invoices and more - and even e-mail invoices & reports to your employees or clients.
Save time on paperwork - so you can spend more time building your business. QuickBooks Pro's professional-looking templates are customisable to help you present a branded, professional image.
Include your company logo
Change styles, colours and fonts on each template
Show or hide fields
Further develop your brand with personalised office supplies from QuickBooks Stationery. Add your logo to business cheques, business cards and other forms.
Get help when you need it
Including free telephone support3 - means you're only a click away from answering your QuickBooks Pro questions.
Get free support for the first 30 days after you register QuickBooks Premier 2008. Additional help includes:
Two-minute in-product tutorials - practise a task before you do it on your own
Help screens available for quick answers while you work
Online community forum lets you connect with other QuickBooks users
QuickBooks Professional Advisors across the Globe provide local one-to-one QuickBooks help
Subscription-based support also available (fees apply)
Pay your employees easily
Pay your employees easily by adding Payroll, the simple, do-it-yourself payroll solution4. Works with QuickBooks Pro or Premier.
Better manage your employee payroll with help from QuickBooks Payroll5. Step-by-step guidance simplifies standard payroll tasks, year-end and more - and automatic scheduling ensures your payroll is processed on time.
Pay your employees in four easy steps:
Select the payroll you want to run
Enter hours worked
Approve the summary
Print pay slips & cheques
And it's fully-accredited by HM Revenue & Customs, so you can be sure your payroll meets all published standards.
Get more out of QuickBooks Pro
Get more out of QuickBooks Pro with a one-day course from QuickBooks Training. Learn via demonstration in a classroom setting - so you, your book-keeper and your colleagues can work better, faster and more confidently in QuickBooks.
QuickBooks Basic Training
New to QuickBooks? Get it right - right from the start - with Basic Training. Covers topics from installing QuickBooks to managing customers and reconciling accounts.
QuickBooks Advanced Training
Designed for more experienced QuickBooks users, Advanced Training includes lessons on customising QuickBooks, modifying reports, budgeting - and more.
QuickBooks 2008 Fast-Track Training
Switching to QuickBooks 2008 from a different accounting software or prior-year version of QuickBooks? This course shows you how to transfer your skills and get more out of its improved features.
1. Requires purchase of a license for each additional user. All copies of QuickBooks must be the same version-year.
2. Requires Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, 2003 or 2007. Excel integration requires Excel 2000, 2002, 2003 or 2007. Outlook synchronisation requires QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook tool, available for free www.quickbooks.com/contact_sync and Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003 or 2007. Business software applications sold separately.
3.QuickBooks 2008 support is included for 30 consecutive days from first-time registration. First-time registration must be completed within 90 days of purchase. UK only. See terms and conditions inside software.
4. QuickBooks 2008 support is included for 30 consecutive days from first-time registration. First-time registration must be completed within 90 days of purchase. UK only. See terms and conditions inside software.
5. QuickBooks Small Business Payroll requires a subscription. Internet access required for e-filing.
The new Home Page - helps you get jobs done faster
See your entire business at a glance with the new QuickBooks Home Page. Divided into three centres - Customers, Suppliers and Employees - and with clear icons & titles to help you find the right information faster, the Home Page is the first step in a two-click process that takes you from an overview of your financials to the details you need.
Pay bills from a supplier
Wondering what bills are due? See them sorted by due date, supplier and more. Once you've sorted the bills, choose which suppliers you'd like to pay and how much you'll be paying - and QuickBooks will change the total amount to pay accordingly. Easy-to-use features like these help simplify bill payment and tracking
Enter bills from a supplier
From the Home Page, click on Enter Bills (under Suppliers) to enter the details of each invoice you receive. When you're ready to pay the bill, simply hit Save & Close, and then move along to the Pay Bills screen.
Are all forms this easy to fill out? Throughout QuickBooks, you'll find easy-to-use, familiar forms like the above cheque. Invoices look like invoices. Sales receipts look like sales receipts. Intuitively-designed forms like these are just another way QuickBooks makes accounting easier.
Receive customer payments
When you receive payment for an invoice, simply click on the Receive Payments icon on the Home Page to be redirected to the above screen.
Here, select the customer from the drop-down menu, select the invoice, enter the amount received and method of payment - and save. QuickBooks automatically adjusts balances and applies changes where relevant throughout your books (such as to your accounts receivable ageing summary). Want to undo changes after saving? Just click Un-Apply Payment.
Centres to show you general & specific data: Customer Centre
Improvements to QuickBooks 2008 include centres - such as the Customer Centre - to reduce the amount of screens you'll need to view and give you one-click access to data and transaction histories.
How do I use the Customer Centre? Simply click on the name of the customer, and view Account information, transaction dates, contact information and more. Customise & print reports. Export information to Excel or Word. In the QuickBooks Customer Centre, you're just a click away from better client management.
Secure & speedy QuickBooks search
Intuit, maker of QuickBooks, is working with Google Desktop to give QuickBooks users better, faster tools for finding information in their software. With QuickBooks Search, you can now search either your QuickBooks company file or your desktop applications as easily as if you were to search the Web using Google.
Search for a supplier name or an invoice number quickly and easily. Find information faster so you can serve your clients better.
Run Profit & Loss reports
See the details that affect your profitability in this easy-to-read income statement. Use information in this report to show managers, investors and the bank how your business is performing and to help predict future performance as well as risks.
Automatically create budgets
Using your existing QuickBooks data, create a new budget in an easy-to-understand spreadsheet format. Use your budget to compare actual costs and help you plan for the year. Want to save yourself more time? With multi-user access in QuickBooks Pro and Premier 2008, you can allow up to 5 people in your office to contribute their departments' expected revenues and expenses to the final budget. So the right people are involved as they need to be - and you are able to free up more time to get back to business.
Keep track of the invoices you pay
Some periods are more expensive than others - which is why QuickBooks has an easy-to-read accounts payable ageing summary to help you track when you've paid bills and what those bills cost. When you know how expensive certain periods are, you can better anticipate costs and budget for upcoming months and years.
View your accounts receivable
Wondering about money coming in to your business? The ageing summary report shows you which customers have outstanding invoices and how long they've been outstanding - so you can create a better picture of your cash flow. As with all QuickBooks reports, the ageing summaries are modifiable and let you e-mail or export to Excel.