Author Archive: William Murphy
William “Bill” Murphy is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with over 30 years of financial and teaching experience. His consulting company, RRR, Ltd. has been helping businesses get the most from their Intuit software since 1989. His practice focuses on system set-up, product integration, problem resolution, data file analytics and repair. He holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma, and is an Adjunct Instructor for Oklahoma City Community College-Corporate Learning. He also served as Technical Editor for Business Analysis with QuickBooks by Wiley Publishing in 2009.
I have openly been critical of Intuit’s intentional limitations of RAM for their QuickBooks products. In more than one article in this blog, I have written about the effects of these limitations on QuickBooks performance. We are all too aware that the performance of QuickBooks has always become worse as the database increases in size. [...]
How many times have you found yourself needing to make a mass change of some type to your QuickBooks transaction data? It may be simple enough to make that change on a few transactions, but what if it is the same item of information hundreds of different transaction? Perhaps you mistakenly entered a group of [...]
In our first article we saw how the QBWin.log file provides many ‘simple English’ descriptions of problems and forms of corruption which may arise in the QuickBooks database. In this edition we will examine some additional common errors you may encounter. Duplicate List Entries Under some conditions, including certain data imports, QuickBooks fails to prevent [...]
As the number and expertise of QuickBooks users grows, there is also a growing interest in understanding how QuickBooks works, and why QuickBooks errors develop. Central to what is happening when QuickBooks reports an error message, or fails to verify, is the QBWin.log file. There are a lot of complexities to understanding the QBWin.log file; [...]
A couple of years ago, Intuit introduced a new subscription based add-on to QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, Advanced Inventory. In its initial year this new feature provided “multi-site” capabilities, allowing users to track inventory quantities for each item by specific physical locations. This gave users the ability to create up to 200 Inventory Sites such as [...]
Last month in my article QuickBooks File Doctor Finally On Duty (Part 1) I talked about the new QuickBooks File Doctor tool from Intuit that combines the features of the Company File Diagnostic Tool (CFDT) and the Network Connectivity Diagnostic Tool (NCDT). In this article we will look at the tool’s “Networking” related functions. While [...]
Several months ago, Intuit leaked word that there would be a new ‘diagnostic tool’ that would be released to deal with a variety of Company file and networking issues. Preliminary information indicated that this new tool combined the tests associated with both the prior Company File Diagnostic Tool (CFDT) and the Network Connectivity Diagnostic Tool [...]
Early after QuickBooks Enterprise V12.0 was released there were several bugs associated with the new Auto Cost/Price Update feature, which were reported as being resolved by subsequent updates. However, just recently a new error has started to show up and this error also seems to be associated with the Auto Cost/Price Update feature.