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QuickBooks 2015: The Missing Manual: The Official Intuit Guide to QuickBooks 2015 by Bonnie Biafore introduces you to the essential features of the popular Intuit QuickBooks 2015 accounting and sales forecasting tool for small business. It delivers, in a clear and easy to grasp language, consistent step-by-step advice on how to set up and run a small business. This guide is for the QuickBooks 2015 software for Windows, and not the cloud-based QuickBooks Online system.

The The Official Intuit Guide covers in 802 pages a lot of ground, familiarizing you to the latest QuickBooks release and showing you how to set up business accounts, track expenses, make the most of the app’s dashboard to quickly view financial activity at a glance, streamline the bookkeeping process by creating and reusing invoices, receipts, or bills, and use reporting and analysis tools to examine spending, income, and inventory. One of the pluses of the book is that it presents and explains some of the newer features introduced into the latest QuickBooks for Windows release, including the new Insights tab, the Income Tracker upgrades, and the improved Reminders window.

More than a practical QuickBooks guide, this book helps you use the popular application more effectively, both as a standalone accounting solution, and in conjunction with other complementing software such as a forecasting tool for small business, or a reorder point inventory management system. The 25 years of experience in project management that the author Bonnie Biafore has becomes obvious as you delve deeper into this book, and especially in the way she approaches the subject of bookkeeping and how she relates it to other business operations.

The wealth of information that The Official Intuit Guide offers and the straightforward approach of the author makes it a valuable read if you’re just starting up with the QuickBooks 2015 software. If you’re an advanced user of the application, you will still find useful information in this book, although this is not intended to be the definitive guide to the QuickBooks app.

QuickBooks 2015: The Missing Manual: The Official Intuit Guide to QuickBooks 2015 by Bonnie Biafore is a good read for those who use a forecasting tool for small business, a reorder point inventory management solution, or an online inventory system that integrates with QuickBooks, such as DashboardStream’s DataQlick. Reading this book can help you understand and use features such as DataQlick’s inventory view and control more effectively.