TOPThe Mendelson Solutions Digest
Technology News YOU CAN USE! October 2010
In This Issue
QuickBooks Tip
Quotable Quotes
Notes from the Field...
The Magic of Holidays
QuickBooks Solutions

QuickBooks Tip

Intuit releases latest version of QuickBooks Point of Sale

With the recent release of QuickBooks versions, QuickBooks Point of Sale has added several great features that will help any retail business be more productive.

Below, are a few of these:
- Streamlined interface: Easier to complete key tasks
- Sticky Notes: Create notes & reminders directly in QuickBooks
- Faster, better search: Easily find what you need
Quotable Quotes

A good goal is like a strenuous exercise -- it makes you stretch.
-Mary Kay Ash 

Accept responsibility for your life.  Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
-Les Brown

The most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of American capitalism.
-Warren Buffet 
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Founded in 1992, Mendelson Consulting specializes in QuickBooks Solutions and Information Technology consulting services.  In 2008, Mendelson Consulting was recognized with two prestigious distinctions awarded by Accounting Technology magazine: 'Killer VAR', acknowledging our commitment and character as a value-added-reselling (VAR) organization, and 'Technology Pacesetter', recognizing our reputation among peers and participation on advisory boards and speaker panels at industry events.  In 2009, we were recognized as part of Bob Scott's Insights 'VAR Stars' for our accomplishments in mid-market financial software.
We were the first charter member of the Intuit Solutions Provider Program.  Mario Nowogrodzki currently serves on the Intuit Solutions Provider Program Advisory Council--the only consultant in the nation to serve since program inception, for three consecutive terms.
Mario Nowogrodzki, CPA/CITP
Notes from the Field...


Founder and Principal

Greetings from Los Angeles!  In the space normally reserved for the "From the desk of..." feature, this month I come to you from the City of Angels -- live from the 2010 Intuit Solution Provider Summt.  At this conference for QuickBooks Value Added Resellers, Intuit is unveiling the latest certification courses for Solution Providers, which I was proud to be part of creating.  I am happy to also be the instructor for the QuickBooks Enterprise Technical Certification curriculum -- focusing on troubleshooting and providing support to QuickBooks Enterprise customers.

The timing of this conference coincides with the latest release of the QuickBooks family of products last week: QuickBooks Pro and Premier 2011, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 11.0, and QuickBooks Point of Sale 10.0.  Last month, I wrote about some of the changes in 2011.  At the top of my list are new functions in QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions:

- Advanced Inventory -- multi-location inventory tracking

- Advanced Custom Reporting -- a faster way to directly access QuickBooks data for more flexibility in external reporting

For more information on these and the rest of the enhancements in 2011, refer to our archive of last month's newsletter.

The Intuit Solution Provider Advisory Council held a meeting at the conference.  Being the only member since the formation of the council four years ago, I led several discussions to chart the course of this reseller program.

A big wave from the land of the rich and famous (well, one of them)!

Mendelson Consulting wins "Rookie of the Year" at the 25th Annual Accounting Show
Mendelson Consulting at the 2010 Accounting Show
Mario Nowogrodzki and Mendelson Consulting served "double duty" at the recent Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) 25th Annual Accounting Show in Ft Lauderdale.  The double duty included (1) serving on the FICPA Accounting Shows Committee, which plans and organizes the statewide accounting trade shows, among the largest in the nation and (2) having the flagship QuickBooks exhibit booth.  Our firm won "Rookie of the Year" award, given to the first-time exhibitor with the best and most exciting booth, attracting a lot of crowd attention.

2010 Sleeter Conference
Mario Nowogrodzki will be presenting the session "QuickBooks Data Management & Troubleshooting" at The Sleeter Group's Accounting Solutions Conference in Las Vegas, Nov 8-10, 2010.

The Sleeter Group Conference is the premier event for the small business accounting consultant community.  The conference offers over 60 educational sessions packed with information plus numerous networking activities.  In addition to offering 31 CPE units for CPAs and Enrolled Agents, there will be 50 Accounting Solution providers to meet with in the Exhibit Hall.  Visit

When registering for the main Conference use promotion code "MC2010" and receive 10% off your registration!

The Magic of Holidays!
Fall brings that energy where everything seems so magical.  Nature starts preparing for winter and gives us its last manifestation of colors.  But the best is in the kitchen, the smell of warm spices coming alive... and for you a special Pumpkin Pie recipe: 

1-1/2 package of silken extra firm tofu (each package 12.3 oz)
2 cups of canned or cooked pumpkin
2/3 cup of honey
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 unbaked 9" pastry crust

Drain tofu and blend in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend well.  Pour into unbaked pie crust.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 1 hour.  Filling will be soft, but will firm as it chills.  Chill and serve.

Feel the smell... enjoy the taste...
Have a Delicious Happy Halloween!!