QuickBooks Pro 2007 for Mac Goes Universal

Intuit has announced the upcoming release of a new version of its QuickBooks program for Mac, one of the first major business applications to be developed to work efficiently on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs.

The new Universal version of QuickBooks Pro 2007 for Mac is designed for speed, giving small business owners a competitive advantage when managing daily tasks, looking professional and getting more done with less effort.

In response to customer requests, QuickBooks Pro 2007 for Mac includes a new Layout Designer feature, allowing users to easily create customized, professional templates for invoices, estimates, purchase orders, statements, sales receipts and credit memos. Business owners said that creating a professional image is important, helping build brand image, customer recognition and confidence in everything from estimates and invoices to sales receipts and purchase orders.

The flexible templates can be tailored and saved with every customer transaction, so corporate account invoices may be designed to look different from consumer estimates and invoices. Users have full control over placement of logos and text on the form, and can format borders, colors and background colors any way they like on a variety of business forms.

Templates customized in prior versions of QuickBooks for Mac can be used with the program but cannot be edited. QuickBooks for Windows templates are not transferable to QuickBooks for Mac.

From paperwork to payroll, QuickBooks Pro 2007 for Mac helps small business owners easily organize their business finances, quickly run reports and effortlessly stay on top of their business performance and not on bookwork. The software includes new time-saving tools that help small business owners focus on their core businesses, and not on accounting tasks.

These include:
* Creating and printing deposit slips, which are sold separately, and the ability to record deposits and cash back, in a single step.
* Applying single payments to multiple jobs in a faster, streamlined process.
* Helping small businesses get started quickly with a new, interactive Tutorial Center. This teaches new users how to complete key tasks and gives upgraders a tour of the new features.

The new Universal version of QuickBooks Pro 2007 for Mac works on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs. Both platforms work fast and efficiently, giving all users optimized QuickBooks performance and providing a seamless transition to small business owners moving to Apple's Intel-based machines.

QuickBooks also continues to improve the ability for Mac users to share their data with Windows users, such as an accountant, by making it easy to exchange data with the latest versions of QuickBooks, QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Premier Accountant Edition 2007. Additionally, integration with .Mac, iCal and Address Book continues to enable Mac small business owners to get the most out of their QuickBooks.

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