The following changes, improvements, and fixes were made to QuickBooks Pro 2016, QuickBooks Premier 2016, and Enterprise Solutions 16.0.
- Fixed an issue that prevented you from unlocking the Accountant Toolbox.
- Fixed an issue in advanced excel import that allowed changing the type of an existing item from inventory part to non-inventory part causing balance sheet to go out of balance.
- Fixed an issue with Schedule Backup that prevented the back-up file being created.
Batch Enter Transactions
- Fixed permissions check and closed period check when entering transactions through Batch Enter Transactions.
- Fixed the issue that cause QuickBooks to crash while exporting a large report to excel.
- Fixed an issue that caused a warning message to display incorrectly after changing quantity to build on an assembly item.
- You will be able to successfully save transactions that contain items that have previously been converted from an inventory/non-inventory/purchased assembly to any other item type.
- Fixed an issue that caused a warning message to display incorrectly after adding a memo to existing assembly.
- Memorized transaction list will no longer show as blank when filtering for frequency.
- For QuickBooks Desktop 2014 (R11), 2015 (R9), 2016 (R5), QuickBooks Desktop Auto Data Recovery (ADR) and QuickBooks Desktop Search were disabled for maintenance on May 23rd 2016. Both the capabilities have been restored with this release.
- Fixed an issue where weird dates were shown in Make Deposits after Adding Payment in Merchant Service Deposit.
- Users with no access or limited access will no longer be able to change Company General Preferences.
- Fixed an issue that caused QuickBooks to crash when printing a transaction, after the transaction has been edited.
- Inventory Valuation Summary and Inventory Stock Status by Item reports will now accommodate long item descriptions by showing them partially.
- Fixed an issue that caused sales tax amounts from showing unclassified on reports based on Class.
Account passwords to protect sensitive information
- All users who have the "Credit Card Protection" feature on, or whose QuickBooks Desktop file contains sensitive data such as credit card data and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) will be asked to set up a password.
- All users who have the "Credit Card Protection" feature on and can view full credit card data will be asked to your change password every 90 days.
- This does not impact QuickBooks Desktop for Mac.
Security updates to QuickBooks SDK
- SDK apps that require background access to QuickBooks will need to have credentials regenerated for the app. Credentials will get regenerated once users who need access to the app login to QuickBooks.
- If the password for QuickBooks changes, a new application is added or access levels of an application are changed – this would also require users who need app access to login.
- Fixed an issue with Small, medium and large flat rate options not showing up in the drop-down packaging options. Now the Flat rate options (small, medium and large) are shown in the drop down.
- QuickBooks for Windows 2016 R7 works with Windows 10 and Office 2016. (This means that Intuit will 'support them' in relationship to your QuickBooks software.)
Should You Update?
I always, always, always take a 'wait and see' attitude about these updates. If you are using QuickBooks 2016 and you have experienced any of the problems that this release update is intended to fix, then you may want to go ahead and update. Of course, as always back-up your QuickBooks file BEFORE updating. On the other hand you maybe one of those people who is dying to be 'the first to see if they can find a bug in the fixes...so go ahead and try that too. As for me, I will sit by a few days, a week or so, perhaps even longer before I update one of my systems to see if all goes OK, before I recommend it to either my clients or my readers.