How QuickBooks 2013 Makes You More Efficient

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Small businesses in the area now can work more efficiently thanks to the most recent release of Intuit’s infamous QuickBooks software for accounting. QuickBooks is well known for its ability to simplify business management, giving its users the ability to create invoices, send them off to clients and even monitor cashflow as it happens. Millions of small businesses around the world already use QuickBooks, and the 2013 edition only makes its use even more efficient.



With a new design, small businesses no longer need to focus on figuring out what features are where; everything is more intuitive, allowing users to focus more on developing products and building their own brand. All of the features from previous versions are still present, but now everything is sorted out into the software, designed for optimal efficiency.

Intuit’s vice president noted an increase in the number of small businesses starting to use QuickBooks and similar financial management systems, although a number of them still have to deal with the difficulty of manual management–about 33 percent of all small businesses. Because of this, Intuit designed QuickBooks 2013 to be more intuitive and easier to use for any small business, allowing them to save on management while building their brand and prospering.

Some small business owners who tested the beta version of the software agreed that one of the most important parts of the business was to make sure that they always know where the money is at any given time, and QuickBooks 2013 has been able to follow through with ease from installation all the way to every day functionality. It permits its users to monitor receipts, payments, finance tracking and professional invoices, making it easier for users in the long run and saving them time that can be better spent elsewhere.

A Clean Software

QuickBooks 2013 uses three independent values to make sure that anybody can use the product with ease and total understanding. A survey conducted in 2012 among testers for the beta version of the software agreed that the changes promoted efficiency through visual cues and other useful things:

  • Clarity: Workflows no longer offer guesswork with the new design, which speeds up task completion. For instance, there is now a navigational ribbon that displays the most used menu items like invoices and receipts.
  • Familiarity: The design looks rather similar to existing popular applications, making it even easier to learn how to use QuickBooks faster.


There are other changes to QuickBooks 2013 that decrease task completion time and increase speed and optimal efficiency:

  • New centers: It is now possible to organize information in the centers to save on time spent searching for customer data. Small businesses can also assign more than one contact to a supplier and a customer, and they can track twice as much information like Twitter or Facebook usernames.
  • Better navigation: The most commonly used parts of QuickBooks are readily accessible through the navigation panel on the left hand side of the screen, which further decreases time spent on the project. It is also possible to add favorite reports to quickly read the latest on performance.

Inuit also listened to the users and their suggestions for how to improve future versions of QuickBooks. For instance, the 2013 version now offers larger fonts and tables so users can read tables better, and they can also add notes to their reports for inventory.

It is clear that Intuit had small businesses’ needs in mind with the release of QuickBooks 2013, and it will only get better for those that are rapidly growing with the release of QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions.

Bernard Roesch About Bernard Roesch

Bernard Roesch is co-founder and Managing Partner of Mission Consulting. Bernard’s background in the early years of his career was spent in the manufacturing sector, making his QuickBooks perspective a unique one – he understands the intricacies of a complex environment and then applies his strategic skills accordingly.