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Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 9.0

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QuickBooks continues to maintain market share with its small business accounting
products, it also continues to push the envelope with products designed not
only to fit smaller operations, but those that fit well in growing operations
as well. Enter Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 9.0, a hearty version
of the QuickBooks product line. Enterprise Solutions 9.0 allows those who find
themselves outgrowing their lower-level QuickBooks product to smoothly upgrade
without the pain of learning a new, unfamiliar ERP system. A five-user edition
of QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 9.0 costs $3,000, with licenses available
in five-user increments up to 30 simultaneous users.

From the June 2009 Review of Small
Business Accounting Systems: Tier II

The QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 9.0 user interface continues the QuickBooks
tradition offering straightforward navigation. Setting up a new company is easy
using the company wizard, where users can also choose the industry type that
suits their company (such as Contractor, Nonprofit, Manufacturing & Wholesale,
Retail, Professional Service and Accountant Edition). A company tutorial can
provide basic getting started information to assist new users.

The Home page is the hub of all QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions activity,
with centers available for all major functions including Vendor, Employee and
Customer Centers. A flowchart style menu is found on the Home page, and clicking
on the options above will take users directly to that particular Center. The
Banking option is where users can write checks, record deposits and reconcile
bank statements. Company, Lists, Reports and Online Services are also available
from the menu bar. QuickBooks data-entry fields are easily navigated. And all
versions offer an easy-to-use interface, search options and function buttons
on all data-entry screens.

Like all other QuickBooks products, Enterprise Solutions 9.0 offers GL, AR,
AP, Inventory and Banking functions, along with industry-specific functions
depending on the company type. Intuit Payroll Services are also available for
an additional cost. QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 9.0 provides larger businesses
the capability to add more users yet maintain the same feel of QuickBooks Pro
and Premier. QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 9.0 also offers some additional
features such as the ability to backup data online to ensure data safety, serial
and lot tracking, and the ability to track inventory across multiple warehouses
using the Intuit Warehouse Management ES add-on application. One user of Warehouse
Management ES is included with purchase.

There are several new features found in QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 9.0.
Simultaneous user capacity has increased to 30 users (up from a 20-user maximum
in version 8.0). The online banking function has also been redesigned to include
the ability to download all banking transactions. Multi-Currency functionality
allows users to increase their sales substantially by making it easier than
ever to conduct business globally — especially important in the current
economy. The Client-Data Review feature in the Accountant Edition of Enterprise
Solutions is a must for accountants tracking client data allows users to search
out and correct any accounting errors.

The always-on Audit Trail provides a complete record of every transaction
posted within QuickBooks, and the Customer Credit Card Audit Trail helps organize
a list of credit card transactions along with the designation of which user
initiated the charge. Pre-defined user roles simplify the setup of system users
and help to keep data secure by allowing employee access to only the functions
they need. QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions also increases data capabilities
substantially over QuickBooks Pro and Premier, allowing users to keep track
of hundreds of thousands of customers, vendors and inventory.

QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 9.0 provides more than 120 standard reports
that can be easily customized to suit the business’ needs. Using Intuit
Business Analysis ES, users can easily analyze business performance and create
custom reports designed to enhance user decision-making capabilities. The Intuit
Statement Writer provides users with customizable statement templates and easy
integration with Microsoft Excel for easy exporting of reports. Reports can
also be emailed as Excel or PDF files directly from the print screen. Additionally,
reports can be exported as CSV files. The Company Snapshot, also new in QuickBooks
Enterprise Solutions 9.0, allows relevant personnel to obtain quick, real-time
reports that detail vital business statistics such as money owed, pending accounts
payable and current account balances.

QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 9.0 works with Microsoft Windows Terminal Server
to enable users to easily provide remote access to field employees and key personnel
when traveling. The new QuickBooks Instant Messenger allows users to easily
chat with each other, and ODBC compliance means users can utilize more third-party
applications than ever before to increase productivity.

For all of its power, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 9.0 remains an easy-to-install
product. An outstanding Help function answers questions, and Learning Center
tutorials guide new users through all vital areas of the program. Telephone
support is available, as is access to the QuickBooks Support Website, which
can assist with product installation, and also offers access to the Intuit Live
Community from within the software, where extensive product information can
be found. Intuit’s Full Service Plan is included with the product purchase
and includes training, unlimited product support, automatic upgrades, reporting
services, online backup service and more.

QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 9.0 remains an excellent value for everyone
from the sole proprietor to the growing business. Flexibility of design lets
users purchase the system they need today, assured that an enhanced version
will be available should they need it. With the multiple industry-specific editions
and a more enhanced Enterprise Solutions, Intuit has ensured that QuickBooks
will retain its market share for the foreseeable future.