QuickBooks Desktop 2020 – New Features & Comparison

Intuit has launched the latest version of QuickBooks Desktop 2020. The previous model – QuickBooks Desktop 2019 saw some new functions like bill Tracker, Visit Pay bills button, & improved IIF Import function, etc. Similarly, this year as well, QuickBooks 2020 comes with some new features for the customers. The payroll process has improved, along with easy company record search and charge reminders, among others.

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So in this article we will look at all the new and advanced features that the QuickBooks 2020 has in store for us.

New features for QuickBooks Desktop 2020 – Pro, Premier, Accountant, and Business Enterprise

  1. Add User PO in the Email subject

To keep better track of user details, Intuit has introduced the PO field in the subject line of emails. The QB customers can now add the purchase order of the clients in the subject line by way of modifying the email templates for the customer invoices.

To add the PO field, you have to visit the menu bar & click on Edit > preferences > send forms > company options. After you have selected the template, click on Edit and visit Insert field > customer-PO-No.

  1. Send Batch invoices to a customer

With this new feature included in QuickBooks 2020, you may now send a user more than one invoice in a single Email. This feature is useful to clients because it cuts down the number of emails sent to the customers as they do not must connect each invoice to a separate email.

But, the issue to notice here is that you can send the invoices referring to a single job most effective. Consequently, if you wanted to send invoices of two separate jobs, you’ll have to send them in different emails. You may use this option by deciding on the file option from the menu. From File > Send Forms and tick at the field “integrate forms to a recipient in one email”

  1. Send User payment Reminder Automatically

In QuickBooks desktop 2020, you may streamline the payment process through setting payment reminders for customers. Firstly, you have to create mailing lists and add clients to the list in the manage Mailing list choice in the customer’s drop-down menu.

Once the user has been added to the mailing list, you can set the payment reminders from the scheduled payment Reminders’ choice. Moreover, you can additionally draft a reminder email template so as to be sent on the set date. The third step is to send reminders from the evaluation & send payment Reminders. Once the reminders pass their set date, they start showing in this feature.

For example, you may make a list of all of the customers who might be frequently late in paying and set a reminder of 5 days before the due date. Once the reminder date arrives, all the customers will start showing in the evaluate & send payment Reminders.

  1. Search Company files Easily

With the discover a company file button in the No Company Open window, you may easily search for any company file. The company file may be stored on your network drives, local storage, or removable gadgets like USB. 

5. Collapse or Expand Columns

In QuickBooks Desktop 2020, you may expand or collapse columns, which become not included in any of the previous versions. Once you open the client: job or class reports, on the top of the page you may find a collapse Columns choice. It gives you a compact view of the long-targeted report that was displayed in the previous versions.

  1. Payroll status for Direct Deposit

With the new payroll status characteristic in QuickBooks desktop 2020, the employers can see Go to employees > View Payroll Run status.

the fame of the payroll of the employees which can be paid through direct deposit. You may view the payroll status by clicking at the employees’ option in the menu bar.

Go to: Employees > View Payroll Run status

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Platinum 2020

  1. Landed Cost Calculation

With this option, you may calculate the product expenses extra efficiently. All the items related to freight, transport, insurance, etc. May be covered in determining the real cost of the inventory items.

  1. Change companies

QuickBooks enterprise Platinum 2020 has a centralized portal known as the company center for easy access to company information. A new items desk has been brought to the company center containing all the items related to a selected company. Moreover, creating purchase orders have become efficient with all of the supplier information up to date automatically. You can set the preferred in addition to exchange carriers for streamlining your purchase process.

  1. invoice express Pick-pack

Get all the features related to selecting and packing in the send for exp pick-pack option. Not like al other versions of QuickBooks enterprise in which the pick, pack, and shipping workflow had been treated one by one, QuickBooks Enterprise Platinum 2020 introduces a unified platform for the same.

Features difference between the QuickBooks Desktop version 2018 to 2020

Between the QuickBooks desktop versions, new features, and functions have come from 2018 to 2020 is following are:

QuickBooks Desktop version 2018

QuickBooks Desktop version 2019

QuickBooks Desktop version 2020

It gives the multi-monitor supportCustomer Invoices history TrackerAutomated Payment Reminders
Payroll Liability payment reminderTransfer credit between jobs offer the same customerAutomatically add customers PO(purchase order)into Invoice emails.
Past due stamp on InvoicesWhen using the right check user prompt to create a bill payment.Combine the multiple Emails.
Merge vendors recordsEmployee Pay adjustment historyEasily search the company file.
Copy and paste the line with keyboard shortcuts. An inactive inventory item includes inventory report totals.Get easier to reset the admin password
Cash or accrual toggle on reports Sick and vacation Payment tracking.Enhanced accessibility
Improved the search chart’s accounts.Provide sensitive Payroll permissionsCollapse column in the creation of the report.
Improved the update Email Security.Easy UpgradePayroll staus for Direct deposit enabled customers
Mobile Inventory ScanningCondense data file optimizationSmart help generate through the press the f1 key
Sales Order Fulfillment WorkflowIIF list & data importExpress the Pick-Pack
Also, track Income and ExpensesPick Pack and ship ProcessAlternate vendor
Inventory report CustomizationProtected the Intuit DataLanded Cost

System Requirements for QuickBooks Desktop 2020:

Get the best experienced with QuickBooks now the helpful information about the operating system, hardware, software, and other requirements that help to run the QuickBooks Desktop.

For QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2020 and Enterprise 20.0:

Operating System Requirements:

  • All editions of Windows 10.
  • Window 8.1.(update 1)
  • Window 7 SP1
  • Window server 2019
  • Window server 2016
  • Window server 2012
  • Window server 2012 R2
  • Window server 2008 R2, SP1.

Database Server:

To manage to run the Quickbooks desktop software the database server requirements are:

For window:

  • Window server 2016
  • Window server 2012 R2
  • Window server 2011
  • Business Server 2011
  • Window 10
  • Window 8.1
  • Window 7 SP1

For Linux:

  • OpenSuse 42.3
  • Fedora 27
  • Red Hat 7

Hardware and Operating Systems Requirements:

  • 4GB or 8GB RAM
  • 2.5 GB of Diskspace
  • US version of Windows
  • 4X DVD ROM Optical Drive
  • Better Screen Resolution

Software Compatibility:

  • Microsoft Office
  • QuickBooks Point of Sale 18 and 12 version
  • Pro-series Tax year 2018 to 2020
  • Adobe acrobat reader.

Firewall and Antivirus Software Compatibility:

  • Window server Firewall
  • Avast
  • Avg
  • Avira
  • McAfee
  • Bitdefender and so on.

Requirements for QuickBooks MAC 2020:

Minimum System Requirement:

  • At least the MacOS 10.14 version is supported
  • Core 2 Duo Intel processor
  • Minimum 2GB Ram.
  • Required the Product registration
  • 250 MB disk space.
  • CD/DVD Drive or Internet Connection 
  • Printers 
  • Checks.

Software Compatibility:

  • Report data Exporting
  • Payment 
  • Emailing system
  • Services for QuickBooks Mac desktop
  • Payroll
  • Mac Apps
  • File Conversion.

These are requirements or needs when you install the QuickBooks Desktop 2020 version read all the terms and conditions to properly installing this software.

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