Intuit has announced that QuickBooks 2012 and Enterprise Solutions 12.0 will ship on September 26, 2011. That’s about 1 week later than last year, but it still gives users plenty of time to get the new version up and running before the end of year. We’ve already downloaded the software and have begun to prepare articles on some of the new features.
Highlighting the changes are:
- New Calendar View
- Improved To-Do List
- Ability to update existing Excel reports directly from QuickBooks
- Improved memorized transactions
- Changes to document management
- New Lead Center to manage leads and prospects directly in QuickBooks
Enterprise Solutions 12.0 users will have the ability to use FIFO inventory costing with an extra-cost service. For industry specific products, such as QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition, there are additional enhancements, such as the inclusion of Intuit Statement Writer.
Our first impression is that QuickBooks 2012 seems to perform faster than previous versions on the same company files.
Every QuickBooks user will have his or her own favorite, but for those that prepare reports in Excel, if that feature can deliver on the promise, it will prove a huge timesaver.
What looks the most interesting to you?