This article outlines the features introduced in QuickBooks Desktop Pro/Premier 2018, QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 18.0, and QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.
Recent changes, improvements, and fixes in QuickBooks Desktop 2018
QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier
Increase your productivity significantly with Multi-Monitor support which allows you to use QuickBooks Desktop on up to three monitors. You can now place your customer list on one screen while creating invoices on the second or third. Tailor your monitor setup to your work style and gain more insights from viewing more reports at the same time.
To learn more about this feature, see Use QuickBooks on multiple screens or in Multi-Monitor mode.
Search in Chart of Accounts
Find an account or sub-account faster with an added search bar in the Chart of Accounts. You can search by account name or account number making a large Chart of Accounts easier to manage.
Analyze your business from different angles in the same report. With just one click in the report window, you can switch to cash or accrual basis and easily switch back and forth between the two.
Note: This feature is not available on all reports.
Past Due stamp
Get customers to pay you faster with a Past Due stamp for invoices. QuickBooks can automatically add a past due notice on overdue invoices for emailing or printing. If you don’t want to add the notice to a specific invoice, simply toggle the notice off with one click.
For additional information, see Show Past Due stamp on invoices.
Add flexibility and insight to your business with newly customizable inventory reports and get better tracking of your inventory with additional fields.
The three customizable reports are:
- Inventory Valuation Summary
- Inventory Stock Status by Item
- Assembly Shortage (available only in Enterprise)
Copy and Paste Line Keyboard shortcuts
Be a lot more efficient by using keyboard shortcuts when copying and pasting lines in an Invoice. Use Ctrl+Alt+Y to copy a line and Ctrl+Alt+V to paste a line on an invoice.
For a complete list, see QuickBooks Desktop keyboard shortcuts.
Enjoy the updated security with improved multi-factor authentication when sending emails from Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail, and Windows Live through QuickBooks Desktop.
Merge Duplicate Suppliers (Premier Accountant)
QuickBooks Desktop Premier Accountant 2018 now has the new Merge Duplicate Suppliers feature which allows you to easily combine up to four suppliers, consolidate all transactions to a master supplier, and update information as needed.
For steps and requirements to use this feature, refer to Merge duplicate suppliers.
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise includes all Pro/Prem features and the following enhancements to Advanced Inventory1:
Mobile Inventory Barcode Scanning
Speed up the picking process and reduce data entry errors with Mobile Inventory Barcode Scanners. You can send sales orders to workers on the floor, scan inventory within a warehouse, and transfer data wirelessly. It works across multiple warehouses or anywhere that has an internet connection.
Improved Sales Order Management
Empower your employees and impress your customers with the improved sales order management! Prioritize urgent sales orders, view critical information, and check sales order status in real time for your customers while giving your employees the power to fulfill sales order tasks.
Fulfill sales orders faster with a new picking process. Create customized pick-lists completed by warehouse workers across multiple locations, and check the status in real time.
For more details, see Warehouse Manager App for Enterprise Solutions.
1 These features are only applicable to customers using Advanced Inventory module available only in QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Platinum
QuickBooks Desktop Payroll
QuickBooks Desktop includes the following enhancement to Payroll2:
Payroll Liability Reminder on Home Screen
Enjoy increased peace of mind when doing payroll with a Payroll Liability reminder. To help you remember the timing of various payroll liabilities, such as federal and state payroll taxes, workers’ comp, and more, a red reminder will now appear on the home screen under Pay Liabilities before they are due. The reminder will now appear 7 days ahead of the due date.
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