I feel it in the distance...
The rumble of the QuickBooks marketing train is steadily increasing as we get closer to the release date of the QuickBooks 2015 product line.
When will it arrive? Past experience shows that the new versions of QuickBooks are unveiled in September or October. We'll see if that holds true this year.
SO, WHAT'S NEW?
Guess we'll have to find that out together as well. Be sure to subscribe to my blog for updates once I have a chance to sort out the facts with the QuickBooks 2015 lineup.
WHAT FEATURES ON ARE YOUR WISH LIST?
I'd love to hear what's on your mind when it comes to functionality you'd like to see in future editions of QuickBooks. Feel free to post your thoughts and comments in the box below!
MY TAKE FOR QUICKBOOKS 2015?
For 2015, I'm not going to put together a wish list.
In fact, I would prefer that Intuit simply skip a year of new releases entirely! (though that will never happen as they need to drive revenue for their shareholders)
Why would I prefer that?
I would much rather have the engineers and developers spend their time fixing the myriad of things that are not working in the current editions of QuickBooks, some of which have been trouble spots for years.
Things such as:
- Memorized reports that get corrupted for no reason (known issue for years)
- Average cost on inventory items can get totally whacked out if you ship an item negative (more on this whopper in a future post - known issue for years)
- Display problems with QuickBooks 2013 and 2014 - you can't see various parts of the screen in some situations (i.e. can't see the Save and Close button)
- The fact that QuickBooks is not certified to work with Office 2013 or Office 365
- The way QuickBooks treats notes that carry over from older versions during the conversion process
- The fact that no early alert system exists to let users know they are approaching the 14,500 limit for inventory items and names in QuickBooks Pro and Premier
- Report filters that simply don't work as they are supposed to or missing filters (why can't you filter a job profitability report by job end date?)
You get the idea.
I will keep you posted on things as we get further into the 2015 product release. Until then...
YOU MAY BE ALSO BE INTERESTED IN:
- The QuickBooks Accounting Virtual Conference - I'll be there, and hope to see you there too!