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QuickBooks Simple Start 2010 [Download] [OLD VERSION]

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Windows Vista / 7 / XP
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Product Features

  • QuickBooks Simple Start 2010 tracks business income and expenses so you know where you stand
  • Easily create professionally looking invoices and pay bills
  • Stay organized with your finances all in one place, ready for tax time
  • Stay on top of it all with financial, sales, and tax reports in one click
  • Note: Simple Start is for first-time users and can import data only from prior versions of Simple Start

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  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 7 / XP
  • Media: Software Download

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  • ASIN: B002PDPIK2
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 16, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,147 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Is running your business getting in the way of doing what you love? There is a simple way to get your business mojo back! QuickBooks Simple Start can save you an extra three hours a week. Buy Simple Start and fall back in love with your business. Leave the invoicing and bookkeeping to QuickBooks.

Simple Start can import data only from prior versions of Simple Start. Simple Start can't import QuickBooks Pro or Premier data.

Easily print checks, pay bills & track expenses. Click to enlarge.

Track sales, sales taxes & customer payments. Click to enlarge.

Save time when tracking your finances

Easily print checks, pay bills & track expenses
Easily print checks, pay bills & track expenses. Aggregate all your checks to be paid and print them in one batch. QuickBooks will keep track of each check so you can keep tabs on where your money is going. Enter bills from vendors. Since QuickBooks organizes everything in one place, you'll be able to access all past payments & bills for each vendor with just a few clicks.

Track sales, sales taxes & customer payments
Get rid of piles of paperwork. Easily enter customer payments. Since QuickBooks organizes everything in one place, you'll be able to access all past payments for each customer with just a few clicks.

Track customer and vendor contacts
Keep customer and vendor information in QuicKBooks, so you can follow up on past-due accounts and answer customer requests faster. See contact information and complete transaction history for any customer.

Manage payroll & payroll taxes; offer Direct Deposit (sold separately)
Intuit QuickBooks Payroll Services, QuickBooks Payroll for Mac powered by PayCycle, and Payroll for QuickBooks Online save you time by eliminating steps and giving you the tools to get your payroll done right.

E-mail estimates, invoices, reports, and more
Create customer communications and e-mail directly from your QuickBooks using Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express using your existing e-mail address.

Create professional-looking invoices and forms
Select from Free professional designs to create a distinct look for your business across all your invoices, statements, and other forms. Apply across all your forms at once.

Organize and back-up documents by attaching them to your QuickBooks records
Document Management lets you save time by attaching any electronic or scanned document--to any customer, vendor, employee, account, or transaction.

Import data from Excel, Quicken, Microsoft Office Accounting & prior QuickBooks versions. Click to enlarge.

Get insights so you make better decisions

One-click business reports
Get pre-designed, customizable business reports to gain insights into your business. See all available reports in one screen to easily choose the right one. Drill down with one click to see the detail behind the numbers. Export any report to Excel--your QuickBooks formatting and formulas go with it. Access industry-specific reports in QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise Solutions.

Import data from Excel, Quicken, Microsoft Office Accounting & prior QuickBooks versions
Get up and running fast by importing data from the tool you use to track your finances now. However little or much data you currently have, you won't have to start over from scratch.

From the simple desktop to the familiar forms and helpful guidance, everything works just the way you want it to. Click to enlarge.

The Live Community is built right into QuickBooks 2009, so you can ask your questions without stopping the work you're doing. Click to enlarge.

It's easy to move up from Simple Start to more advanced QuickBooks products.

Keep everything together in one place. Click to enlarge.

Easily create estimates, invoices, and sales receipts. Click to enlarge.

Simple to Get Started. Simple to Use.

It's incredibly simple
Simple Start isn't someone else's idea of how you'd like your business to run-it's your idea. We listened to hundreds of small business owners talk about their difficulties and desires. You'll see what we mean, as soon as you try it. From the simple desktop to the familiar forms and helpful guidance, everything works just the way you want it to.

Import data from Microsoft Excel
If you've been using Excel spreadsheets to track your sales and expenses, now you can import your existing data from Excel directly into Simple Start. You'll save time and avoid the hassle of manually entering your data.

Get up and running in three easy steps
Simple Start is so easy to use, you don't need a thick manual--just a QuickStart card that tells you how to get started in three easy steps. You'll be up and running in less than 15 minutes:

  1. Insert the CD into your CD drive.
  2. Answer three easy questions to customize Simple Start for your needs.
  3. Start working.

No accounting knowledge needed!
Simple Start's onscreen forms look like the checks, invoices, and sales receipts you use in your business every day. The moment you see them, you'll know how to use them.

Get everything you need, and nothing you don't
Simple Start lets you create and track all the documents and forms you need to run your business efficiently, but it doesn't overwhelm you with tools you won't use and shouldn't have to pay for.

Get help and share ideas with other small businesses directly in QuickBooks
Now you can ask tens of thousands of other QuickBooks users and experts for help and get answers fast. The Live Community is built right into QuickBooks 2009, so you can ask your questions without stopping the work you're doing.

Grows with your business

Simple Start grows with your business
As your business grows, QuickBooks has a full line of small business financial software to meet your needs. It's easy to upgrade from either edition of Simple Start to QuickBooks: Pro, Premier, or Online Edition. All the information you enter into Simple Start can be automatically transferred to your new version of QuickBooks.

Note: Simple Start is for new QuickBooks users. Simple Start cannot import data from prior versions of QuickBooks: Basic, Pro or Premier Editions, Quicken, or Peachtree.

Simple Start also works with other products and services to help you run your business better.

Trust the solution recommended by businesses and accountants
With millions of users, QuickBooks is the most widely-used small business accounting software. It's recommended by accountants over any other product. A 10-year history of continuous improvements assures you of the simplest, most flexible software for your business.

Track Sales, Expenses, and Customers in One Place

Keep everything together in one place
Stop digging through piles of paper, switching applications, or searching through files to find the information you need. Simple Start organizes everything from customers and vendors, to sales, estimates, and invoices, to receipts, deposits, checks, and expenses--all in one place.

Create estimates, invoices, and sales receipts
With Simple Start you can easily create professional-looking estimates, invoices, and sales receipts just by entering information into basic forms. No more toggling back and forth between spreadsheets and a word processor to create bills and track them. To save you even more time, you can easily turn an estimate into an invoice, or an invoice into a payment.

Record your expenses quickly and painlessly
Tired of rustling through check registers and credit card statements to see where your money is going? Use Simple Start to write checks and track your expenses. Every time you pay a bill, Simple Start keeps your records up-to-date so you'll know where you stand.

Easily manage payroll yourself or get help with Intuit's Payroll Service (additional fees apply)
Intuit Payroll makes payroll easy so you can confidently focus on running your business. With over 1 million customers, you can be confident you're choosing the small business payroll leader.

Whether you want to manage payroll yourself or let Intuit handle the hassles for you, our flexible solutions help you easily manage your key payroll tasks: paying employees, paying payroll taxes and filing tax forms.

Accept credit cards and debit cards directly in QuickBooks
With an Intuit QuickBooks Merchant Service account you can accept credit cards and debit cards directly in QuickBooks. There's no need to buy additional hardware or software. Eliminate the need for double data entry; just process the credit card and debit card transactions directly in QuickBooks and the data is automatically recorded in your QuickBooks software.

Complete and accurate records at tax time

Get the numbers you need
Simple Start keeps track of tax-related income and expenses year-round as you write checks and receive payments, so there's no need to scramble at tax time.

The "Income Tax Summary" report helps you complete federal income tax forms. Print it out, and copy the totals to Schedule C and other tax forms. You can also give the report to your accountant or download the numbers into TurboTax, the best-selling tax preparation software (sold separately).

One more click creates your "Sales Tax Due," which summarizes the sales tax you owe to your city, state, or county tax boards. It's really that simple.

You'll always know where your business stands with Simple Start's reports. Click to enlarge.

Professional-looking templates you can customize. Click to enlarge.

Know exactly where your business stands

Essential business information at your fingertips
You'll always know where your business stands with Simple Start's reports. See who owes you money and how much. Find out who your best customers are and what they're buying. Click on any item in the report to zoom in for the details-all the way down to individual transactions.

  • Profit & Loss Standard
    How much money did my company make or lose over a specific period of time?
  • Invoices that Haven't Been Paid
    Which bills are due and overdue?
  • Total Sales by Customer Report
    What are the total sales for each customer and job?
  • Income Tax Detail
    What transactions make up each amount on my company's income tax forms?

Look more professional and save time

Professional-looking templates you can customize
Choose from sales receipt, invoice, estimate, and credit memo form templates that you can customize to present a branded, professional image. You can change styles, colors, and fonts. You can show or hide fields. You can even include your company logo!

Calculate totals accurately and automatically
No more erasing and rewriting totals or double-checking calculations. Simple Start helps keep your transactions and records accurate by doing all the math for you, including sales tax, discounts, and markups. If you change a transaction, any figures linked to it update instantly.

Re-use information instead of retyping it
Type information about a customer, vendor, or product one time, and never type it again. Enter the first few letters on any invoice, check, or other form and Simple Start fills the rest in automatically. Easily create new estimates by duplicating and editing existing ones. And when you finish a job, click a button to turn your estimate into an invoice. Billing has never been so easy!


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome and not as expensive as I expected! June 16, 2010
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This was just what I needed in order to track expenses for work. It's a basic version of QuickBooks, but it serves well for my purpose, which is tracking expenses so I can check profitability and run reports when it's time to file my taxes.

If you're a small business and don't deal with inventory, invoicing, etc., this ia a great program and all you need. Being able to download it makes it cheaper and the download was very easy, as well as the install and set up.

I used to work as a bookkeeper so I was already familiar with QuickBooks. But I had worked with other programs in the past (MAS 90 and Peachtree) and can tell you that QuickBooks is the most user friendly and easy to use program I have ever worked with. If you have never used an accounting software, I think this is a great one to start with. It's even good if you just want to track your personal finances, reconcile bank statements, etc.

Enjoy!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get Quicken... Much better product February 24, 2010
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I ordered this in a hurry and had intended to switch from Microsoft Money to "Quicken" but clicked on "QuickBooks". I was VERY disappointed in the features for a normal person. They lacked numerous qualities that anybody doing accounting would use. I ended up buying quicken and after installing the program and seeing the significant difference between QuickBooks (simple start) and quicken 2010, I can't imagine ANYBODY using the simple start.

As a side note, Simple Start IS a business oriented program, but many basic features were lacking. Upgrade to the next level if you need to track customers and billing. I doubt this program will meet your needs.

Corey
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good product, was hard for me to get used to June 30, 2014
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Seems like there would be an easier way to keep track of everything in business, so we ended up not using this much and just used the tools in paypal.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just that, simple start February 1, 2011
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It's exactly what it says simple start, a good program to start out learning on, but you'll end up getting the pro version eventually.
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