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QuickBooks Simple Start 2009
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Product Description

Stay on top of the money going in and out of your business. QuickBooks Simple Start 2009 combines bookkeeping software and essential business tools. Start managing your business better today.

Tips and tricks in the in-product help and tutorials, and free online user forums No accounting knowledge needed - Simple Start's onscreen forms look like the checks, invoices, and sales receipts you use in your business every day Accept credit cards - Credit card sales are automatically processed as you enter them in Simple Start

QuickBooks Simple Start combines bookkeeping software with essential tools for your business. It's the simplest way to track sales and expenses.

Simple to get started. Click to enlarge.

No accounting knowledge needed. Click to enlarge.

Get help and share ideas with other small businesses directly in QuickBooks. Click to enlarge.

It's easy to move up from Simple Start to more advanced QuickBooks products. Click to enlarge.

  • Be ready at tax time
  • Stay organized--Everything in one place
  • Look more professional
  • Easy to set up, learn and use

Please note that Simple Start is for first-time users and can only import data from prior versions of Simple Start.

Key Features

Track financial information in one place

Track sales & expenses
Get rid of the piles of paperwork. Easily enter customer payments & bills from vendors. Since QuickBooks organizes everything in one place, you'll be able to access all past payments & bills for each customer and vendor with just a few clicks.

Pay bills & print checks
Easily create and print checks. Aggregate all your checks to be paid and print them in one batch.QuickBooks will keep track of each check so you can keep tabs on where your money is going.

Create & e-mail invoices
Use the data you already have in QuickBooks--such as customer contact info & products/services--to make creating invoiced a snap. Choose from pre-designed QuickBooks templates or customize the layout yourself.

Organize data on customers, vendors, and employees all in one place
No more hunting through piles of files or trying to remember where you stashed that important paper. QuickBooks organizes all your important small business information in one place, giving you easy access to a complete picture of your business.

Manage Employees

Manage payroll & payroll taxes ; offer Direct Deposit (paid subscription required)
Intuit QuickBooks Payroll Services, QuickBooks Payroll for Mac powered by PayCycle, and Payroll for QuickBooks Online save you time by eliminating steps and giving you the tools to get your payroll done right.

Attract Customers & Manage Customer Relationships

Track customer information and related transactions
Keep customer contact and transaction information in QuicKBooks, so you can follow up on past-due accounts and answer customer requests faster. See contact information and complete transaction history for any customer.

Accept credit card payments right in QuickBooks
Process credit card approvals right in your QuickBooks software. If you use Intuit QuickBooks Merchant Services, the data is automatically recorded in QuickBooks when you make a sale. And, it has no teaser rates, no hidden fees, no cancellation fees, and no long-term contracts.

Easily create a professional website with customizable templates and drag-and-drop tools.
Save time with easy-to-use website creation tools including customizable templates, one-click publishing, and website hosting. Everything is included to get your site live within minutes. Point-and-click, drag-and-drop tools. Know how well your site is doing with website tracking and statistics.

How Simple Start Can Help Your Business

Simple to learn and use.
Get started quickly. StepDbyDstep tutorials show you how to create invoices, record expenses, and more. Plus, data you've tracked in Excel spreadsheets can be easily imported into Simple Start.

Grows with your business.
Simple Start is part of a family of small business products and services designed to help you do everything from process credit card transactions to track inventory. As your business grows and your needs change, QuickBooks grows with you.

Track sales, expenses, and customers in one place.
Track the money coming into your business, and from whom it comes. Track the money going out, and where it goes. Simple Start keeps all the information in one place.

Be ready at tax time.
Use Simple Start for your bookkeeping, and you'll be tracking tax-related income and expenses automatically. At tax time, the Income Tax Summary Report puts all of your tax information at your fingertips.

Know exactly where your business stands.
Profit & Loss, Sales, Expenses, and more: One click gives you essential reports using the simple transactions you've already entered.

Look more professional and save time.
Create professionalDlooking estimates and invoices. You can customize them with a few keystrokes. Get totals automatically without writing formulas or doing math.

We're here to help!
Simple Start is easy-to-use, but if you have questions, find tips and tricks in the in-product help and tutorials, and free online user forums.

Keep everything together in one place. Click to enlarge.

Record your expenses quickly and painlessly. Click to enlarge.

Accept credit cards in Simple Start. Click to enlarge.

Simple to Get Started. Simple to Use.

Answer three easy questions, and you're up and running.

It's incredibly simple
Simple Start isn't someone else's idea of how you'd like your business to run--it's your idea. We listened to hundreds of small business owners talk about their difficulties and desires. You'll see what we mean, as soon as you try it. From the simple desktop to the familiar forms and helpful guidance, everything works just the way you want it to.

Import data from Microsoft Excel
If you've been using Excel spreadsheets to track your sales and expenses, now you can import your existing data from Excel directly into Simple Start. You'll save time and avoid the hassle of manually entering your data.

Get up and running in three easy steps
Simple Start is so easy to use, you don't need a thick manual--just a QuickStart card that tells you how to get started in three easy steps. You'll be up and running in less than 15 minutes:

  1. Insert the CD into your CD drive.
  2. Answer three easy questions to customize Simple Start for your needs.
  3. Start working.

No accounting knowledge needed!
Simple Start's onscreen forms look like the checks, invoices, and sales receipts you use in your business every day. The moment you see them, you'll know how to use them.

Get everything you need, and nothing you don't
Simple Start lets you create and track all the documents and forms you need to run your business efficiently, but it doesn't overwhelm you with tools you won't use and shouldn't have to pay for.

Get help and share ideas with other small businesses directly in QuickBooks
Now you can ask tens of thousands of other QuickBooks users and experts for help and get answers fast. The Live Community is built right into QuickBooks 2009, so you can ask your questions without stopping the work you're doing.

Grows with your business

It's easy to move up from Simple Start to more advanced QuickBooks products.

Simple Start grows with your business
As your business grows, QuickBooks has a full line of small business financial software to meet your needs. It's easy to upgrade from either edition of Simple Start to QuickBooks: Pro, Premier, or Online Edition. All the information you enter into Simple Start can be automatically transferred to your new version of QuickBooks.

Note: Simple Start is for new QuickBooks users. Simple Start cannot import data from prior versions of QuickBooks: Basic, Pro or Premier Editions, Quicken, or Peachtree.

Simple Start also works with other products and services to help you run your business better.

Trust the solution recommended by businesses and accountants
With millions of users, QuickBooks is the most widely-used small business accounting software. It's recommended by accountants over any other product. A 10-year history of continuous improvements assures you of the simplest, most flexible software for your business.

Track Sales, Expenses, and Customers in One Place

Simple Start makes it easy to track the money coming in and going out of your business.

Keep everything together in one place
Stop digging through piles of paper, switching applications, or searching through files to find the information you need. Simple Start organizes everything from customers and vendors, to sales, estimates, and invoices, to receipts, deposits, checks, and expenses?all in one place.

Simple Start keeps track of tax-related income and expenses year-round as you write checks and receive payments, so there's no need to scramble at tax time. Click to enlarge.

Essential business information at your fingertips. Click to enlarge.

Professional-looking templates you can customize. Click to enlarge.

Create your own professional Website--for free. Click to enlarge.

Create estimates, invoices, and sales receipts
With Simple Start you can easily create professional-looking estimates, invoices, and sales receipts just by entering information into basic forms. No more toggling back and forth between spreadsheets and a word processor to create bills and track them. To save you even more time, you can easily turn an estimate into an invoice, or an invoice into a payment.

Record your expenses quickly and painlessly
Tired of rustling through check registers and credit card statements to see where your money is going? Use Simple Start to write checks and track your expenses. Every time you pay a bill, Simple Start keeps your records up-to-date so you'll know where you stand.

Easily manage payroll yourself or get help with Intuit's Payroll Service (additional fees apply)
Intuit Payroll makes payroll easy so you can confidently focus on running your business. With over 1 million customers, you can be confident you're choosing the small business payroll leader.

Whether you want to manage payroll yourself or let Intuit handle the hassles for you, our flexible solutions help you easily manage your key payroll tasks: paying employees, paying payroll taxes and filing tax forms.

Learn More about our easy, time-saving Payroll Solutions.

Accept credit cards in Simple Start
Everything you need to accept credit cards is right in Simple Start. There's no need to buy additional hardware or software. Credit card sales are automatically processed as you enter them in Simple Start, so all your financial information is organized in one place.

Complete and accurate records at tax time

Make tax time a snap when all of your information is organized. No lastDminute panic!

Get the numbers you need
Simple Start keeps track of tax-related income and expenses year-round as you write checks and receive payments, so there's no need to scramble at tax time.

The "Income Tax Summary" report helps you complete federal income tax forms. Print it out, and copy the totals to Schedule C and other tax forms. You can also give the report to your accountant or download the numbers into TurboTax, the best-selling tax preparation software (sold separately).

One more click creates your "Sales Tax Due," which summarizes the sales tax you owe to your city, state, or county tax boards. It's really that simple.

Know exactly where your business stands

Instantly create reports on profit & loss, sales, expenses, unpaid invoices, and more.

Essential business information at your fingertips
You'll always know where your business stands with Simple Start's reports. See who owes you money and how much. Find out who your best customers are and what they're buying. Click on any item in the report to zoom in for the details--all the way down to individual transactions.

  • Profit & Loss Standard
    How much money did my company make or lose over a specific period of time?

  • Invoices that Haven't Been Paid
    Which bills are due and overdue?

  • Total Sales by Customer Report
    What are the total sales for each customer and job?

  • Income Tax Detail
    What transactions make up each amount on my company's income tax forms?

Look more professional and save time

Spend less time on your bookkeeping and paperwork and more time building your business.

Professional-looking templates you can customize
Choose from sales receipt, invoice, estimate, and credit memo form templates that you can customize to present a branded, professional image. You can change styles, colors, and fonts. You can show or hide fields. You can even include your company logo!

Calculate totals accurately and automatically
No more erasing and rewriting totals or double-checking calculations. Simple Start helps keep your transactions and records accurate by doing all the math for you, including sales tax, discounts, and markups. If you change a transaction, any figures linked to it update instantly.

ReDuse information instead of retyping it
Type information about a customer, vendor, or product one time, and never type it again. Enter the first few letters on any invoice, check, or other form and Simple Start fills the rest in automatically. Easily create new estimates by duplicating and editing existing ones. And when you finish a job, click a button to turn your estimate into an invoice. Billing has never been so easy!

Create your own professional Website--for free
Free with purchase of QuickBooks 2009--Easily create a professional website with customizable templates and drag-and-drop tools.

  • Easily create professional-looking invoices, estimates & sales receipts
  • Stay organized with your customer, vendor and sales information in one place
  • Automatically track tax-related income and expenses so tax time is a snap
  • Easy to setup, learn & use…no accounting knowledge necessary

Customer Reviews:

  • For easily sending out bills it's the best
    This starter edition of quickbooks has everything you need to manage billing you sent out to customers. That is all I use it for and it works very well. The main thing that this version doesn't have that I didn't really need is inventory tracking and it won't download your finanacial banking statements (you can manually input them). Otherwise you can't beat the price.

    Do download the demo from quicken then buy from amazon for cheaper. The only demo limitation is that it will only keep track of 20 customers but is otherwise identically featured....more info
  • Good for cash flow monitoring
    I just wanted something that would track receipts/expenditures and generate professional-ish invoices and reports. Simple start definitely delivers; it's quicker than creating my own access db. This program is available for free @ the intuit website. After downloading (takes ~30 min) I was able to generate invoices (print and pdf) within 15 min.

    BTW, if you're looking for a full featured program, SS is prolly not for you. For example, I have yet to figure out how to create recurrent billing. Just remember, SS is NOT an accounting system, just an electronic means of tracking cash flow....more info
  • Quick Books Simple Start
    When I ordered this product, I found out after using it, that it was a "free copy" and could not accomodate the number of customers that we needed. The product is good but the company that shipped it would not allow me to return it. Not too happy with that company but Intuit did take it back and I purchased another copy....more info
  • Bait and sell?
    The product received was actually the FREE version of Quick Books Simple Start. I want my money back!!!

    Had to rate the item - no possibility for minus stars....more info
  • Updating from what I already had
    When I got started in building furniture for my customers I was doing all of my finances the in cash. Over the years I got better expose with my work I needed a better way of keeping track of my money, so I went shopping and found QuickBooks Simple Start 2007. I've been updating for the last few years, and then I updated my computer to Vista and needed software that was compatible with Vista that is when I went with QuickBooks Simple Start 2009. Not much of a change from the previous years, but I see a difference with the Vista computer....more info
  • Slow books...
    Right after I purchased this and before it arrived, I saw an ad on TV from Intuit, giving these away. Now I know why. It takes a lot of time to boot up. It's a substandard product, not intuitive, clugey and comes with an agenda for you to buy more stuff. I was disappointed to say the least, but I am giving it a try. If it doesn't get easier soon (particularly with quotes and invoicing), I will switch to another product to keep the books for our small business.

    ...more info
  • free edition
    you can get this edition for free from the intuit web site. i have used it and it is not much more than than a personal money program. it is like a big checkbook, only harder to work. it is easier to use a ledger book and pen and paper.

    pk...more info