Before you went into
business, you had a strong idea of what you
were going to do, and how you were going to
do it. Before you plunge into entering
numbers and names into QuickBooks, you need
to understand what the program will and will not do for your business. If you are going to pay someone else to do it, the same understanding is at least as important.
Yes, I am preaching.
Please note my credentials. I spent
nearly two years in Technical Support,
answering questions about Quickbooks from
some 6000 people. Understanding the
system first does pay off.
has great reporting capabilities, but
please do not assume that the reports you
want are in the program. Some users
have spent weeks entering data, and then run
reports. The reports may have been
disappointing, or worse. A minor change
in data format, made early, would have made
the information easily accessible, or the
user might have found out that the desired
reports are absolutely not available.
The answer is to try out reports early in the
The end of this chapter contains a few facts that are important, but not big enough for a chapter of their own.