Exciting news! – Intuit has released a new version of QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop software v18. It is your one-stop way to ring sales, accept credit cards, manage vendors and inventory, and build customer relationships.

NEW! Modernize the look and feel of your store with a powerful, ultra-portable device With new Microsoft Surface® Pro compatibility, you can save counter space and get the flexibility of ringing up sales or checking inventory from anywhere in your store.

Depending upon your business needs, you can select from QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop v18 Basic, Pro or Multistore.

QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop  v18 Basic Pro MultiStore
NEW! Save time with Faster Performance: 10 x faster startup time & faster workflows
NEW! Allows better screen readability with improved visual design
NEW! Improved Keyboard Shortcuts
NEW! Multi-Task by working on different parts of the program (i.e. sales receipt, checking reports, etc.)
NEW! Sorting in Key Workflows such as: Ring a Sale, Received Items, Returned Items
NEW! Support for backing up files with sizes greater than 4 GB
Seamless credit card processing with QuickBooks Payments
Answer a few simple questions to start
Use a bar code scanner to ring sales
Set up a payments account (Merchant Account) that lets you accept credit cards right in your software
Includes over 50 built-in sales, customer and inventory reports
Create and save customized reports quickly
Ring up sales on your smartphone or tablet (iPad®, iPhone®, Android™)
Sync sales & Inventory information from mobile device with QuickBooks Point of Sale software
Transfer sales data to QuickBooks Financial software
Automatically track inventory as you sell and receive items
Import inventory items from Microsoft® Excel®
Track customer contact and purchase info
Import customers’ files from Microsoft Excel
Create customer letters easily with Microsoft Word® integration
Synch customer data and accounts receivable with QuickBooks Financial software
Use data from the Customer Center to improve your business decisions
Import vendor information from Microsoft® Excel®
Create and manage staff access to Point of Sale system
Allows discounts, returns, store credit and gift receipts
Track petty cash payouts
Access built-in tutorials for common tasks
Includes practice file for exploring without affecting your own business data
Track work and sales orders
Include pictures of inventory items
Track multiple vendors, UPC codes and serial numbers
Track employee hours and sales commissions
Send time cards to QuickBooks Financial software for payroll processing
Customize price tags, receipts and more
Generate purchase orders automatically at pre-set inventory levels
Built-in tools to update prices and create discounts across products and departments
Track layaways
Increase traffic and sales by using built-in tools to create promotional pricing of specific items
Capture “ship-to” addresses for creating mailing lists and labels
Ship and track packages using Shipping Manager
Set up a Rewards Program to increase sales and reward customer loyalty
Drill-down capability for sales and inventory by store location
Access to sales and inventory reports for each store location and at the “Company” level
Consolidate multi-store data into one file
Track inventory transfers between stores

Source: Intuit

Ready to upgrade? email Diane today for advice, pricing and installation support.

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QuickBooks 2018! What’s New?

by Diane on October 4, 2017

13774169_540276639516680_416331705_aQuickBooks Desktop 2018 is Available!

According to Intuit, the two most warmly received changes measured during trial testing are the new Multi-monitor Support feature and the security change associated, which allows users to “Remain Logged-in.”


New and Improved Features In QuickBooks Desktop 2018

Multi-monitor supportMulti-monitor-makes it easy to move a Quickbooks window to a different monitor where Quickbooks was resident. It also means that pop-up windows associated with the working window will appear on the correct monitor. That means no more having to track down pop-up messages hidden behind an un-associated window.



Remain Logged-in-now you don’t have to log-in every time you open or switch Company files. (This is an optional preference)




QB2018_COA_SearchSearch Chart-of-Accounts-allows you to search by part or all of an Account Name or Number.




QB2018_Cash_Accrual_ToggleCash/Accrual Toggle on reports-QuickBooks 2018 has added a Cash-Accrual Toggle right on the report to make changing your reports easier than ever.





Past Due Stamp on Invoices-QuickBooks 2018 Desktop now displays a Past Due Stamp when viewing past due invoices. You can also elect to have the Past Due stamp print on invoices in either printed or PDF formats.



QB2018_customize_inventory_reportsEnhanced Inventory Reports (customize columns)-with this feature, you can customize the columns within the Inventory Valuation Summary, Inventory Status by Item and Assembly Shortage by Item reports. This feature is available in all QuickBooks Desktop 2018 with the exception of QuickBooks Pro.



QB2018_secure_webmail (1)Webmail Users: Secure Webmail– with the new Secure Webmail (enhanced security), you will use OAuth 2.0 – the industry standard to send emails.




QB2018_Payroll_Liabilities_ReminderPayroll Users: Payroll Liability Reminder-this new badge alerts you seven days prior to any payroll liability item deadlines.




qb2018_merge-vendorsMerge Multiple Vendors– with this new Merge Vendors feature you can merge up to four vendors at one time. You can also retain relevant information from the vendors you’re merging into the “master vendor” you’re retaining.



Sales Order Fulfillment Enhancements and Portable Scanner Option (and more) for Order Fulfillment-Enhanced Security and Behind-the-scenes-ImprovementsQuickBooks Enterprise v18 is offering several new Sales Order related functionalities for Advanced Inventory users. These include enhanced Sales Orders as well as a Mobile Scanner option (or Android app) for order fulfillment

IMPORTANT: In our experience, it is best to wait to upgrade to the new version until we have had time to work with it. Typically, there are several patches that are released fairly quickly to address problems that arise.
Ready to upgrade? email Diane today for advice, pricing and installation support.

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QB 2014 Sunset

March 22, 2017

Intuit has announced that it will no longer be supporting QuickBooks versions 2014 after May 31, 2017. After May 31, 2017, access to add-on services will be discontinued for QuickBooks 2014 Desktop (Windows and Mac). This includes all versions of QuickBooks Desktop 2014 (Pro, Premier, Enterprise Solutions, Accountant Edition, and Mac). Note: If you do not […]

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POS v10 Sunset

March 22, 2017

Beginning May 30, 2017, the payments features that are built into Point of Sale v10 will no longer be operational. In order to continue processing without interruption, you will need to complete the upgrade process described below.   We’ll help you get upgraded We recommend that you upgrade to QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop 12.0 as […]

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QB Connect

October 19, 2016

Diane will be attending the annual QuickBooks Connect conference from October 24-26 in San Jose, California. QuickBooks Connect is unlike any other event! Thousands of entrepreneurs, small businesses, accountants and developers unite under one roof to connect, learn and grow. In addition, she will be staying for the rest of the week to attend the Intuit Reseller Dream […]

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BIC wins QuickBooks Enterprise Gadget Giveaway Contest

January 25, 2016

We were one of two winners of an iPad Pro in a contest run by Intuit. Diane is thrilled with her prize as it is a great way to demo Intuit’s Field Service Management and QuickBooks Point of Sale Powered by Revel.

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New Addition to our Team

January 25, 2016

Tess Larichiuta New to the BIC team is our new administrative assistant, Tess. Tess  is a senior at the University of Baltimore and is majoring in Accounting. She is working to expand and get hands on knowledge in her professional field. Her duties include placing orders, customer service, and other administrative tasks. We are excited […]

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New Addition to our Team

January 20, 2015

Anthony Decint, Jr. Anthony is the newest addition to our team. Anthony is Diane’s son and is excited about learning the family business. With his eagerness to learn and dedication, Anthony has stepped right into his position at BIC. Anthony’s responsibilities include administrative tasks as well as bookkeeping. Anthony is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is currently working on […]

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QuickBooks 2015 is here!

September 25, 2014
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QuickBooks 2015 for the desktop has arrived. Intuit has mentioned that they have added quite a few new features as well as improvements to existing features. However they are keeping most of these changes under wraps until the official October 1st release. Some of you may be entitled to the upgrade at no additional cost: […]

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Intuit Point of Sale v10 Patch

September 9, 2014
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An important release patch is now available. The POS engineers have been hard at work on this patch to fix many of the issues we have made them aware of. The patch will address stability, performance, some functionality and miscellaneous problems. All in all, there are 22 bug fixes and a crash reporting and diagnostics […]

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