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If your business will be handling some of its accounting on its own, you might want to use QuickBooks Pro software. QuickBooks is one of the most common software programs and learning how to use it will always be helpful, regardless of whether you're working for yourself or working for someone else. But it can be difficult to know how to get started.
Analyze Your Business Before Starting
Before you begin using QuickBooks, you're best off reviewing the volume and data that you have for your business. You'll want to understand the basic needs of your business so you may understand what you'll need to get out of QuickBooks.
Know What Software You Need
Typically, a business will only need QuickBooks Pro. It is a great program to start off with and many businesses are happy only using this software program. If you are in a specialized field, such as manufacturing, you may eventually upgrade to one of the QuickBooks premier packages. QuickBooks also comes with "Payroll Enhanced," which automatically calculates payroll.
Use the Interview Process
The easiest way to get started with QuickBooks Pro is to follow the interview process. Answering the questions will set up QuickBooks to be optimized for your business. If you don't feel comfortable setting this up yourself, consider hiring an accountant who has experience with the software.
Figure out which function your business needs the most and spend a week or two learning it. For example, if you need to use the functionality designed for writing checks, spend time learning this.
Create a Mock Company
If you're concerned with making a mistake when setting up QuickBooks, consider setting up a mock company. This will allow you to make mistakes and understand the software without having to worry about correcting the mistakes later on. Once you're comfortable with the software, you can set up your own company.
Use the Help Section
QuickBooks comes with an internal help section that allows you to search any aspects of the software that you might not be familiar with. It also allows you to ask questions on the forum and browse an FAQ.
Host QuickBooks on the Cloud
If you'll have more than one individual accessing QuickBooks, it might be inconvenient to have the software only installed on one server. When you instead use cloud-based hosting for QuickBooks, employees can access the software from anywhere. This can be helpful when you must perform bookkeeping while on the go.Share
23 April 2019