Here's a quick rundown of our favorite new features in the latest version of QuickBooks: QuickBooks 2018. There are several little improvements and a couple big additions that will make a lot of users happy.
Past Due Stamp
A new little feature that can help your cash flow is the ability to add a Past Due stamp to invoices. The stamp shows up automatically based on the date, but can be disabled on a specific invoice with a single click.
MMS means you can now have the same QuickBooks file open across two or three monitors. This is a small feature that can make a huge boost in productivity. Available in QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier.
QuickBooks Desktop now supports the multifactor authentication features of Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail and Windows Live. You no longer need to reduce your email security settings for it to work with QuickBooks.
This is a feature accountants have been asking for. With a single click, many reports are now easily switched between an accrual or a cash basis. Very useful.
Merge Duplicate Vendors
Combine up to four vendors and consolidate records and transactions into a single master vendor. This is a great way to clean up vendors for clients. Available in QuickBooks Enterprise and Accountant 2018.
Advanced Sales Order Fulfillment
This new feature allows QuickBooks users to plan the picking process by choosing which open sales orders are picked, by which user, in which warehouse. This feature works with the new QuickBooks Fulfillment App, allowing users to receive picking instructions on their Android phone or tablet. The app provides real-time sales order status updates. Barcode scanning is supported, allowing warehouse employees to scan products while picking orders, ensuring accuracy. Available in Enterprise Platinum and Enterprise Accountant 2018.
Search in Chart of Accounts
A new search bar in the Chart of Accounts makes it easier to find an account or sub account. Searching by account name or number is supported.
Inventory Reports Improvements
Important inventory reports have been expanded for QuickBooks 2018. QuickBooks has added over a dozen new columns to Inventory Valuation Summary and Inventory Stock Status by Item reports, allowing for better tracking of inventory. Improvements have also been made to Assembly Shortage (Enterprise only).