TOPThe Mendelson Solutions Digest
Technology News YOU CAN USE! October 2010
In This Issue
QuickBooks Tip
Quotable Quotes
Notes from the Field...
Top Techie Award
Multi-Location Inventory
Happy Thanksgiving
QuickBooks Solutions

QuickBooks Tip

Merging Accounts

Something that comes up from time to time is the need to eliminate duplicate General Ledger accounts.  QuickBooks makes this process easy:

NOTE:  You can only merge accounts of the same type.  Also, please know that this process is irreversible.

1.  From the Lists menu, select Chart of Accounts.
2.  Right-click on the account you do not want to use and select Edit Account.
3.  Change the account name or account number so that it matches the account you're merging it with.
4.  Click OK and click Yes to confirm that you want to merge the two accounts.
Quotable Quotes

Nothing is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.
-Mike Ditka, football coach 

Success is in the student, not in the school he/she attended.

-Tope Popoola

Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.

-Peter Drucker

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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.

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Notes from the Field...
First International
QuickBooks Conference


Founder and Principal


A few months ago, I had the pleasure to visit the Netherlands Antilles as the featured presenter at the first International QuickBooks Conference.  The two-day event in September was hosted and sponsored by our colleague Intuit Solution Provider firm Class N.V. in Curašao.  I extend my genuine gratitude to Aubrey Pasial, owner of Class N.V., for inviting me to headline the conference.


Topics I covered included: Data File Management & Troubleshooting, Inventory Management, Networking QuickBooks, Reporting, QuickBooks POS & Other Add-Ons, and a Stump the Expert Panel.  Accounting professionals and business owners and managers came from several countries to attend the conference, including Curašao, Bonaire, Aruba, Surinam, Costa Rica, and United States.


I spent the rest of the week on consulting engagements with Class N.V. clients.  Working with local companies afforded the opportunity to experience the local culture -- the people, the food, the life.  That was by far the highlight of my week-long Curašao adventure.  From eating fresh-caught yellow-tail in a rustic local hangout right on the beach (in between client visits!) to partaking of iguana soup, the local flavor will never be forgotten.  And the people of Curašao impressed me the most, with their affinity for laughter and the lighter side of life and their impressive linguistic skills -- everyone is fluent in four languages: Papiamentu (a colorful local dialect), Dutch (from the colonial roots), Spanish (from the proximity to Latin America), and English (a way to communicate internationally).  Definitely something to admire.


I was invited to return to Curašao to work on more QuickBooks consulting projects -- so I write this month's issue of the Mendelson Solutions Digest from Willemstad, Curašao! 




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NEWSFLASH: For 3rd Year in a Row, Mario Nowogrodzki chosen as "Top Techie" by the Sleeter Group Consultants Network
2010 Sleeter Conference
2008, 2009, 2010 Top Techie Award Winner
The Sleeter Group Consultants Network presented the "Magnificent Member Awards" at the annual Accounting Solutions Conference, on November 10 at Paris Las Vegas.  Award winners were nominated by members to recognize their peers in the QuickBooks consulting industry.

The Top Techie Award goes to the consultant who has the most accounting software and networking technical knowledge and is not afraid to share it.  The winner of the Top Techie Award, for the third year in a row, was Mario Nowogrodzki.

Multi-Location Inventory in QuickBooks!

You can accurately track quantity and value of inventory items held in multiple locations with the Advanced Inventory function in QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 11.0.  Advanced Inventory is an optional feature and additioinal fees apply.

Some of the features of the new Advanced Inventory:
- Set reorder points by location
- Receive items into specific locations
- Sell items from specific locations
- Transfer items between locations
- Build assemblies using items from different locations

Location-specific reports include:
- Quantity on Hand by Site
- Inventory Valuation Summary by Site
- Inventory Stock Status by Site
- Pending Builds by Site


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Thanksgiving Table

Happy Thanksgiving!

You may not be having duck, fish, or deer for Thanksgiving dinner, as the Pilgrims did, but gathering with family and friends is probably in your plans.

What we think of as the first Thanksgiving in 1621 was made possible in part by the Pilgrims' friends and neighbors.  Massasoit, leader of the confederacy of Wampanoag tribes, and about 90 of his men, brought deer and other meats to the Pilgrim's harvest celebration.  The Pilgrims certainly needed the friends. After a year in the New World, their numbers had declined by half and they had faced deprivation and hardship.  The Wampanoag's generosity was surely welcome.

Just like in those times, we at Mendelson Consulting want to express our gratitude to all that in some way or another have crossed paths with us.  Our warmest wishes in this Thanksgiving.  To our friends, have a thankful, joyous, and safe holiday!