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Slick-n-speedyThe all NEW QUICKBOOKS ON-LINE is like a sleek race car added to the Intuit line-up.
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Slide 1 - QBO HomepageThis isn't the same old QuickBooks On-line, it is sleek, colorful, and downright artistic in design; something you might expect to see from Apple.
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Slide 2 - The Slick New QBO MenuAt the top of the Home Page are three icons, the center icon opens a menu bar of the most common transactions (Invoice, Estimate, Expense and Check). To access additional functions or tasks, simply click on Show More. With the click of your mouse the appropriate windows slides down into place.
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Slide 3 - QBO InvoiceWith a click of the Task Menu the Invoice slides down into place, it is slick how smoothly and quickly this transition occurs. Easily turn the on-line payment option on or off as you proceed through completion of the invoice information. The moment you save (and close or send) the Invoice slides back out of view and you find yourself right back where you were before you began the invoice.
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Slide 4 - QBO Expanded MenuIf you click the Show More from the tack menu, it expands before your eyes into a comprehensive list of all of the feature functions QuickBooks Online offers.
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Slide 5 - QBO BankingOpen up the Banking window from the right side of the Home Page and any of your downloaded banking or credit card transactions that have not been self-posting using the built-in rules are waiting for your attention are easily categorized and posted. You can accept them one at a time or all at the same time, it is just that simple with the New QBO.
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Slide 6 - QBO CustomersConvenience and simplicity are the twin middle names of this new QuickBooks Online. From the left hand navigator of the Home Page, just click on Customers and there is an entirely new way to view customer related transactions. Everything from estimates and pending charges, as well as your open invoices and those that are overdue in a simplistic layout. You can see history and obtain details on any customer with ease. For example, action buttons at the right end of each listed overdue invoices enables you to send a reminder with just one click. The same visual interface is used for your each of the other major areas of this new QuickBooks Online. Both QBO Users and Intuit can be proud of this new design.
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Slide 7 - QBO Employees & PayrollIntuit made sure that the new QuickBooks Online has streamlined integration with their Online Payroll product. You can access your Employee and Payroll information and functionality from this one window.
Slide 1 - QBO Homepage
Slide 2 - The Slick New QBO Menu
Slide 3 - QBO Invoice
Slide 4 - QBO Expanded Menu
Slide 5 - QBO Banking
Slide 6 - QBO Customers
Slide 7 - QBO Employees & Payroll
No, it's not a Maserati, a Ferrari, or a Lamborghini; it’s the all new QuickBooks Online.
If you are like me, you have always thought that QuickBooks Online was just not in the same league as the QuickBooks (desktop) products. QBO was clunky and slow, to name just two deficiencies. Of course we all know that QBO didn't have the complete QB feature-set, but in some cases, and for some clients, those features didn’t matter when you ranked them against the convenient access from anywhere that QuickBooks Online provided..
But now there is a new QuickBooks Online and I can best describe it as “slick-n-speedy”, like a sleek race car added to the Intuit line-up. Let’s talk about the speedy part first. Intuit redesigned the new QBO from the core up to not only improve the functionality and user friendliness, but to reach speeds approximating the desktop QB products. I was recently privileged to see a demonstration of this new QuickBooks Online, via a Go-to-meeting with Intuit's Kevin Kirn who led the team that re-developed QBO. Even being displayed through the Go-to-meeting interface rather than directly over the internet, the performance was outstanding; I could hardly believe my eyes. Pages responded immediately with new windows simply sliding down into place; no pause and wait for a page to load while the windows wheel spins, it was instantaneous during the demonstration. I can only imagine how much ‘faster than instantaneous’ this new QBO would be if I had been logged-in directly.
So with the speedy aspect behind us, let’s look at the slick part. This is a whole new look, and I don’t say that with the same disrespect that I said it when it came to the QuickBooks 2013 desktop interface. (See Slide 1 of the attached Slide-show) The new QuickBooks Online is almost ‘artistic’ in appearance. High quality resolution and sophisticated coloration make this new QBO a viewing comfort. Yes with the new left hand navigation bar, you might think that this new QuickBooks Online looks a lot like QB-desktop but that is where the similarity ends.