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Technology News YOU CAN USE!February 2013
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QuickBooks Tip
Quotable Quotes
From the Desk of...
Online Classes
Meteor Showers

QuickBooks Solutions

QuickBooks Tip




One of the main upgrades in QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 13 is the look and feel. Not only is QuickBooks nicer to look at, but it also allows for much more customization, making QuickBooks much more convenient to use.


The new Ribbon Toolbar on top of sales forms puts commonly used functions in a more logical location, unlike previous years where you had to go to different menus to find these functions. And the new Left Toolbar allows you to store shortcuts to transactions and reports you most use in one easy to access location.

Quotable Quotes


"A superior man understands what is right; an inferior man understands what will sell."



"Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price."

-Vince Lombardi


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Founded in 1992, Mendelson Consulting specializes in QuickBooks Solutions and Information Technology consulting services.  Mendelson Consulting was recognized with 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.  We were also 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 served 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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From the Desk of... 


Founder and Principal


From the Kitchen Table...


We are among a select few Intuit Reseller Partners to be invited to Intuit's Reseller Round Up in San Francisco last week (conference theme was Country Western, hence the name).  I was fortunate to represent our firm and participate in this international gathering of top QuickBooks partners, attending product showcases and meeting with colleague industry leaders.


My trip to the Bay Area was completed with a stop by Mountain View (Silicon Valley) and Intuit Headquarters for meetings with several key Intuit personnel.  In one of the buildings resides Intuit founder Scott Cook's actual kitchen table where in 1983 he gave birth to Quicken.


Scott Cook kitchen tableThe idea for Quicken was born at Cook's kitchen table (photo on left), where he often watched his wife pay bills.  She loathed this tedious and repetitive monthly chore, and he realized there might be an easier and faster way to do it.  He imagined a computerized software system that would automate the entire bill-paying process.  At the time, the personal home computer industry was in its infancy as developers struggled to find uses that related to people's lives away from the office.  And thus, Quicken was born...


Based on his research, Scott Cook determined that a new product was needed to address basic financial tasks that software could easily and accurately perform, such as writing checks, maintaining the register, and reconciling monthly.  It was also decided that the software should look and work like the forms people use in the real world.  When Quicken launched, there ware forty-six other personal finance products on the market -- all of them exceedingly complicated to use.


"What made Intuit successful was that both the engineering and business sides infused the same principles into product development," says Cook. "When we design and build products, we start with and focus on the customer."


This same focus still shows from the makers of QuickBooks financial software.  Intuit consistently relies on customer driven invention along with keeping a keen eye on economic conditions facing customers and the latest technologies to create software versions that best meet the needs of people and business.




The Mendelson Academy 
now offers online classes! 


Interested in attending our QuickBooks training courses but don't reside in South Florida? Good news! We now offer all our classes via streaming online web conference. Now you can benefit from learning to master QuickBooks from anywhere in the world! To celebrate this exciting new class format we are offering 20% off all course fees to our newsletter subscribers for all registrations made in February. Just mention offer code FEB13 when registering to receive this discount. 


See bottom of newsletter for upcoming classes and click on any of the links for the course information page. Customized group and individual training is also available online and in person. For more information or to register please call 954-447-0250 and speak with Jake or Susana, or email

Meteor Showers
Willamette Meteorite discovered in Oregon
Last week's meteor shower in Russia caused quite a bit of excitement, especially in this age of cell phone cameras, with images and videos of it streaking across the sky. While approximately 500 meteorites strike earth every year, most of them are as small as a marble by the time they make impact, and typically only 5 or 6 a year are discovered by scientists. Last week's meteor shower was definitely a significant event and considered to be the largest in the last century.
The most visible regular meteor shower is called The Perseids, with peak visibility typically on August 12th each year. The runner up is The Leonids meteor shower, with peak visibility around November 17th annually. Mark your calendars and have your telescope ready!
  26 foot wide hole from meteor fragment in Russia  
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