Fifth Point Enterprises, Inc
  May 2012

Intuit QuickBooks Payroll
Important System Maintenance Announcement




We just received this Critical Announcement from Intuit

The Intuit Small Business Division, including QuickBooks and QuickBooks Payroll product lines, will be performing a system-wide upgrade starting on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6pm PT and ending on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 5am PT. As a result of this upgrade, some of the services you receive today on the websites, as well as within your QuickBooks and/or QuickBooks Payroll products will be temporarily unavailable at various times throughout the weekend.

*Creating direct deposit paychecks                       Unavailable 8pm 05/25 - 2am 05/26

*Product Activation and Upgrades                         Unavailable 6pm 05/24 - 5am 05/29

*Access Account Info from Within QB                   Unavailable 6pm 05/24 - 5am 05/29

*Intuit Payroll Phone Support                                Unavailable 6pm 05/25 - 6am 05/29

QuickBooks Payroll will not process direct deposit checks dated for Monday, May 28, 2012 due to the Memorial Day holiday. In order for your employees to receive their paychecks before Monday, May 28, you should change your paycheck date to Friday, May 25 and send your payroll by 5pm PT on Wednesday, May 23.

If you need to access your account information from within QuickBooks, we encourage you to do so prior to May 24 or after May 29.

Things to do before May 24th:

  1. Download the latest tax table: version 21210. Go to Employees and then select Get Payroll Updates. If you are not using tax table version 21210, click on the Update button and follow the download instructions.
  2. Print and share this email. Please share this information with anyone else who has access to your QuickBooks or QuickBooks Payroll products.

As always, please contact Tammy or Wanda for assistance. We will be happy to help you. If we don't have the answers, we will find out for you.



DEADLINE. QuickBooks 2009 Retires in THREE WEEKS!


If you are currently using any version of QuickBooks 2009, it is important that you upgrade your program prior to May 31, 2012, if you use any of the QuickBooks "supported" features, such as Payroll (any version), Merchant Account, etc.  As of May 31st, these services will no longer be available to you for QuickBooks 2009.

Please call Tammy or Wanda if you need assistance with purchasing, installation or configuration, or if you have any questions about QuickBooks 2012 or the upgrade process. We will be happy to talk with you and assist you with your particular situation. Because MANY of our Clients will need to upgrade within the NEXT 3 WEEKS, please contact us as quickly as possible to schedule time to make this happen for you.


Edit QuickBooks Templates for a Professional Look and to Gather Data


The foundations for many QuickBooks forms such as Invoices, Statements, Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, etc. are called "Templates" and can be modified to greatly enhance their appearance, and maybe even more importantly, to collect valuable information for your reports. The templates can be edited by rearranging the fields, adding additional text blocks and graphics, moving/deleting/adding columns, adding fields for data collection, and "custom" data (user-defined) fields (which may be the most important fields in your database).



We typically tell new Clients to make a "Wish List" of the reports they would like to have available in their QuickBooks file. This begins the process of determining what data must be gathered. From here, we can go to the Lists menu, Templates, double-click on a template, and modify the Template to meet the needs of that specific company. It is extremely rare that data you need to manage and grow your business cannot be gathered through the multiple QuickBooks databases. The beginning point for gathering that valuable information is often working with the Templates. There is also an option for downloading additional templates from the Web, with polished ready-to-use designs.

Fifth Point Enterprises, Inc
Wanda Green
Lexington, KY
Fifth Point Enterprises, Inc
Tammy Maxwell
Covington, GA