Two of the biggest changes on their way to QuickBooks in the 2012 release are the “Condense Data” feature, as well as the “Period Copy” option. These features are ones that many QuickBooks users have been waiting for, especially those in the accounting profession.
The Sleeter Group has an excellent overview of what these features do. Essentially, the Condense Data feature uses a number of tricks to make your QuickBooks file smaller. Period Copy lets you take a snapshot of data within given parameters and save it as a QuickBooks file. You can then send the file to someone else, who doesn’t have to wade through several years’ of financial data if they only need the last quarter, for example.
These are both welcome improvements, and open up all sorts of options for users.