what is new in QB Premier 2006 ?

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Bamboo Sticks in Gelly

Anyone have a clue what will be avialable in 2006 versions
that are new ? especially with respect to Inventory ?
 
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Bamboo Sticks in Gelly

It sound like they are playing catch up to MYOB.

It sounds like they have done nothing ! Simply made up new
forms for the database. I would also be very wary of the
importing feature, the website you posted doesn't say anything
about how this importing feature will work, only has 1 statement
about importing, this is how the 2005 version work too but is
plagued with major problems..

Hope they will make some major changes for 2007 to the
inventory system.
 
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Gary E

I wouldn't hold my breath on Intuit making any major changes to inventory.
They had an opportunity when they created the Premier Manufacturing edition,
and all they did was add sales orders, and assemblies. If you are looking
for proper inventory control, you might look at a QuickBooks add-on, or find
another software package.

Gary
 
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Allan Martin

Bamboo Sticks in Gelly said:
It sound like they are playing catch up to MYOB.

Actually if I were to take a really educated guess (MYOB who?) I'd say that
the improved interface is in direct response to the upcoming Small Business
Accounting 2006 from Microsoft.

I've been evaluating SBA 2006 for a few days now and the one thing that
stands out, (especially for version 1.0) is its slick interface. Great to
see that Intuit will be meeting the challange head on.
 
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Bamboo Sticks in Gelly said:
It sounds like they have done nothing !
More bloat for Customer Centers and Vendor Centers and similar useless
crap.

The Vendor History sounds like it could be useful *but* the way they
have implemented other features makes it almost certain that this also
will be a half-baked poorly implemented feature by people who have no
idea what a Vendor History should show and how it should show it.
Especially for Construction where everything revolves around Jobs
there's no chance they'll get this right.

The exporting feature is 1/10th of 1% what they should be offering in
terms of Excel <-> Quickbooks integration.

No change in the horrific waste of space and resources in creating a
huge data file when less than half of its size is necessary for the
exact same operation in the Enterprise version (that's $3,500 for the
privilege, or, for the suckers, take your pick.)

No improvement in the pathetic inadequate reporting non-features.

And to think that someone said that the 2006 version will be *vastly*
different?! Different how? The only vastness I see is in the
incompetence of their development. This is Quickbooks Crap version
2006.

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Allan Martin said:
I've been evaluating SBA 2006 for a few days now and the one thing that
stands out, (especially for version 1.0) is its slick interface.
Post a screenshot of the window for entering vendor bills if you can.

You can use a free image hosting site:
http://www.imageshack.us

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Allan Martin

Nothing special although it looks better designed than Quickbooks'
stupidity. I bet M$ gets the better pick of pc-farms in Asia.

I agree, especially the link field that allows the user to link multiple
external files to the bill record. Who would ever want to be able to scan an
image of the original invoice sent by the vendor and have it linked to
invoice entered in the accounting system? Or a Word or Excel document, URL
or short cut? Who needs a 250 character memo field? Or the ability to flag
any of eight stored vendor addresses? Certainly not someone as jaded as you.
 
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Bamboo Sticks in Gelly

I agree with you.

There must be a moron as the IT director at Intuit.

It would only take about 1 week for any college student to write up the C++
code so that importing can be done right.

I prey that Bill Gates comes to Canada with thier US accounting version so
that there is some motivation to improve the software.

Its like making cars that run on square wheels.
 
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Allan Martin

Bamboo Sticks in Gelly said:
I agree with you.

There must be a moron as the IT director at Intuit.

It would only take about 1 week for any college student to write up the
C++ code so that importing can be done right.
I bet it can be done by a physical education major during lunch hour. One
hand holding the knockwurst sandwich and the other writing code.
 
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Allan Martin said:
I bet it can be done by a physical education major during lunch hour.
Their vast incompetence can only be paired up with your vast
ignorance.

I told you long time ago, get a programming course in a local
community college and even if you drop out, which is reasonably
expected of you, you'll immediately notice a a dozen of glaring
inadequacies within 10 minutes of running Quickbooks.

Then go cheer vastly for the vast lack of skill that created the
vastly different 2006.

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Bamboo Sticks in Gelly

Wow, you are soooooooooo right.

Its true, 80% of university data structures class drop out, but
you learn so much.

The problem is that nerds are not creative.

Concerning the SDK from Intuit, if I download and install it, will
it be as easy as setting up an MS Access databse to build something
to work around the mediocracy of QB ?
 
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Allan Martin

Bamboo Sticks in Gelly said:
Wow, you are soooooooooo right.

Its true, 80% of university data structures class drop out, but
you learn so much.

The problem is that nerds are not creative.

Concerning the SDK from Intuit, if I download and install it, will
it be as easy as setting up an MS Access databse to build something
to work around the mediocracy of QB ?
How in the world can anyone answer this question when we do not know your IT
back ground?
 
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Bamboo Sticks in Gelly said:
Concerning the SDK from Intuit, if I download and install it, will
it be as easy as setting up an MS Access databse to build something
to work around the mediocracy of QB ?
You can certainly build whatever is available as a third-party add-on
with the SDK but it depends on your skills. This is for advanced
programmers with prior experience in working with a convoluted mess of
a pathetic flat file database trying to get information out of it.

Your best bet is getting an add-on (I use a couple from Synergration -
I'm just a customer) that will do most of the work for you in creating
and updating an Access database or Excel worksheets.

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Allan Martin

You can certainly build whatever is available as a third-party add-on
with the SDK but it depends on your skills. This is for advanced
programmers with prior experience in working with a convoluted mess of
a pathetic flat file database trying to get information out of it.

I would also add that unless you plan on going into the business of
developing third party applications for QB the effort could never be
justified.
 
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Ken

Grandiose claims but little more than sweeping generalisations and
puffery. What I want to see is if they have tried to make the nuts and
bolts work better.

For example, have they used positive and negative numbers consistently
to refer to debits and credits respectively instead of the current
hodge-podge? Polarity can and should be a useful tool in any
accounting system, but the shambles in QB results in such idiocies as
accounts where both debits and credits are shown with the same
polarity.

Ken
 
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Ken said:
What I want to see is if they have tried to make the nuts and
bolts work better.
No. Their blurb for the 2006 version is the usual ad copy. Nothing
remotely substantial.

For example, have they used positive and negative numbers consistently
to refer to debits and credits respectively instead of the current
hodge-podge? Polarity can and should be a useful tool in any
accounting system, but the shambles in QB results in such idiocies as
accounts where both debits and credits are shown with the same
polarity.
There are so many blatant displays of stupidity in Quickbooks that
it's hard to keep track on all of them. Who in their right mind would
let a bookkeeping product go out the door with such an
incomprehensible way of showing debits and credits? Nobody, unless
they are either incompetent or indifferent. This stupidity is also in
the $3,500 per sucker Enterprise version.

Many transaction reports don't even show totals. They have a long way
to go to figure out how to put totals on reports. The correct signs on
credits and debits is a very advanced concept for them.

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