What's New in 2013


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QuickBooks Accountant 2013

Increase efficiency with 5 NEW and IMPROVED powerful tools

Paste and save 1,000+ transactions from Excel. Enter client transactions in batch or paste from Excel and click to save all at once. NEW!  
Email journal entries in 3 simple steps. Send entries right from QuickBooks so clients can import with just a click.1 NEW!  
Improved design makes QuickBooks even easier to navigate and easier to read. IMPROVED!
8 powerful tools to find and fix client errors faster. Reclassify hundreds of transactions in batch vs. individually. IMPROVED!
Quickly set up new clients by using an existing company file as a template. IMPROVED!

Being able to create and send general journal entries to a client is going to save time, thus increasing my bottom line for those customers that I charge a monthly fee."

- Debbie Winn, Intuit Beta Tester

NEW! Paste and save 1,000+ transactions from Excel

  • Enter transactions in batch on a screen designed for power data entry
  • Paste over 1,000+ transactions from Excel and save all at once
  • Easily add or delete columns to show only the fields you need — saving you tabs and keystrokes
  • Customize data entry screens for checks, deposits, or credit card charges
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NEW! Email journal entries in 3 simple steps

  • Select the journal entries you want to send
  • Email entries directly from QuickBooks—no PDFs or print outs needed
  • Clients simply "click" to import the entries automatically from an email attachment1
  • Eliminates messy file transfers for you and simplifies accounting work for your clients — no need to send back an Accountant's copy
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IMPROVED DESIGN! Easier to navigate and easier to read

  • Easily get around with an optional left icon bar that shows you open windows and most common tasks, such as viewing account balances and favorite reports
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  • The new menu ribbon similar to Microsoft Office allows you to instantly access functions on Invoices, Estimates, Sales Orders, and other forms without searching through drop-down menus
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  • Improved readability with bigger fonts, taller row heights, and refined colors on forms and registers See a Screenshot
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IMPROVED! Find and fix client errors faster

  • Quickly write-off hundreds of invoices instead of one at a time
  • Now handles the corresponding sales tax with a credit memo automatically
  • See all 8 powerful tools to find & fix client errors

IMPROVED! Quickly set up new clients using an existing client file as a template for new client set up

  • This feature can now be easily discovered without searching through drop-downs
  • Keeps preferences, chart of accounts, type of tax form and more
  • Imports non-sensitive company information only

More QuickBooks Improvements to Save You Time

IMPROVED! Customer, Employee & Vendor Centers put more information at the fingertips

  • See more of what's important with expanded contact information fields in the Employee, Customer and Vendor Centers
  • Customize up to 8 contact fields to include more phone numbers, emails, web addresses and more
  • Include multiple notes for each contact to keep important info in one place
  • New tabs show "transactions", "contacts", "to dos" and "notes" on the same page — no need to launch new windows

NEW! Get third party apps with a few clicks

  • Take advantage of apps that integrate with QuickBooks and let you do more
  • Shop for apps right from QuickBooks — no need to visit multiple websites to learn more2
  • Streamlined app set up, install and free trials — it's now one stop shopping with fewer steps


Free Intuit Academy Training!

Test-drive the NEW and IMPROVED QuickBooks Accountant 2013 for FREE! Learn what's new in QuickBooks for you and your clients with FREE training from Intuit Academy. Offered in many formats, this training is designed to fit your specific needs.3

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Important disclaimers, disclosures and notes
  1. Send General Journal Entry feature is only available in QuickBooks Accountant 2013 and the client must use the 2013 version of QuickBooks in order to import the journal entry.
  2. Purchase may be necessary.
  3. Advanced registration may be required.