Intuit debuts Quickbooks Desktop 2019
Mountain View, California — Intuit introduced Quickbooks Desktop 2019, which adds several new features and updates to existing features. The highlight is an effort to make backing up data easier and more foolproof, a major pain point for users of the desktop software in the past. The main feature updates include: Intuit data protect was improved; The invoice status tracker now enables users to expedite collections;
The new transfer credits feature allows users to transfer customer credits across jobs;
Check-to-bill-pay provides visibility into unpaid vendor bills; Data file optimization; A new report on inactive items in inventory was added;
An improved IIF (the proprietary Quickbooks file format) importing feature checks the data before importing it and generates a report of issues if the import fails; and,
The pick, pack and ship feature, available for the QBD Enterprise Platinum Edition only, was enhanced.
Xero improves UI, adds features to core platform
Brisbane, Australia — During its annual Xerocon Australia conference, Xero announced several new features and updates to its accounting software, which include:
The “files required” feature is a new, more efficient way for advisors to identify and collect client documents in one place.
Email-to-bills, a machine learning feature for Xero bills, is being expanded to extract and automatically populate details from any email PDF bill into Xero.
The Xero app marketplace now offers a new way for advisors to get curated app recommendations for their clients, and showcase their expertise in technology integrations.