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Quicken QuickBooks Contractor Edition 2012/13

Quicken QuickBooks Contractor Edition 2012/13

QuickBooks Contractor accounting software includes all the core Accounting functionality you expect plus it allows you to see which jobs are profitable, get airtight estimates, set up and track your holdbacks, and set up multiple labour rates for various employees, jobs and customers.

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Product Description

Designed specifically for your industry

Contractors tend to have a unique way of doing business and QuickBooks Contractor is designed specifically with contractors in mind. With specialised tools, features and reports unique to your industry, QuickBooks Contractor can help you spend more time working on site rather than working on the books.

Easy navigation

The Contractor menu lists the most commonly used tasks that you need to do in your business day. It’s a shortcut to those activities, such as creating estimates or invoices that you do most often.

Share data with up to 5 simultaneous users*

QuickBooks Contractor increases efficiency by allowing up to 5 users to work on a company file at the same time. Smart security features can restrict access to confidential financial information, to help you control access to your data.
*1 licence included in Perpetual Licence Version and 5 licences included in Annual Licence version, additional licences required for up to 5 multi-users.

Manage inventory

Track your inventory movements and costs, including in different units of measure where required.

Conduct job costing

Job costs such as labour, materials, subcontractors and equipment rental, are all the costs of providing your service for a specific project. Once you know how much a job costs you, you can compare it to the revenue the job generated. That lets you see whether the job is profitable or not. Plus, the Job Costing Centre lets you quickly view your 3 most (and least) profitable jobs.


With QuickBooks you can record, track and account for foreign transactions regardless of the currency used. Tracking these foreign-currency transactions is as easy as selecting the foreign Customer or supplier from your list; QuickBooks takes care of everything else.

With multicurrency,you can also set up a fixed foreign price for items, or enter prices in your home currency and then have QuickBooks calculate the foreign price based on the current exchange rate. The home currency refers to the currency that is used in the country in which your business is located.

Real-time BAS lodgement

Easily prepare and lodge your BAS with Reckon GovConnect, SBRTM enabled software. It helps to pre-fill your e-form with data direct from the ATO and provide you with realtime feedback and lodgement confirmation, so you will instantly know that BAS has been successfully submitted and the refund entitlement or money owed. Find out more about Reckon GovConnect at

Track change orders

Everyone knows that when you send an estimate to bid on a job, the customer will want to make changes. Now you can easily track those changes directly on your estimate with a change order.

Use holdbacks when paying subcontractors

You can withhold a portion of a payment to a subcontractor until you have determined whether the quality of the work performed by the subcontractor is to your satisfaction. QuickBooks will even remind you when the holdback payment is due.

Use different labour rates

The hassle free way to bill out different labour rates for the same type of job. This ensures that your best customers get the best rates and that you can vary rates for different individuals doing similar jobs (for example, an apprentice versus a journeyman).

Comprehensive payroll management

All payroll information is centralised and available at your fingertips in the Payroll Centre. From here you can perform all payroll tasks, drill down to previous payroll transactions, enter time for all employees in a single window, create and schedule payments, email pay slips to your employees, store employee existing and past superfund details and even split their pays into multiple bank accounts.
Quickbooks helps you comply with the Federal Government’s Paid Parental Leave Scheme. 

The inbuilt security safeguards and information messages allow users to edit or void past payroll payments without the need to recalculate entire pay cheques while the Detailed and Streamlined Payroll Summary Reports help make end of period reporting and analysis effortless.

QuickBooks Contractor integrated payroll will save you time and money by avoiding duplicate data entry and will help you avoid hassles associated with incorrect payroll withholding.

Customisable Company Snapshot

Quickly view your business performance using the company snapshot tool. Customisable fields and graphs allow you to design a ‘snapshot’ that presents the most significant information that impacts your business decisions – with the ability to drill down into transaction, customer or supplier details. 

Increased efficiency with advanced tools

Save your business undue costs by utilising QuickBooks email functionality. Invoices, statements, estimates, purchase orders, sales orders, sales receipts, adjustment notes and reports can all arrive on your suppliers’ or customers’ desktop within minutes. There is no need to separately track your contact lists - you can easily synchronise your contact information with Microsoft® Outlook.

Reports to interpret and track your business

Customise and re-size displays and the appearance of your desktop. QuickBooks lets users customise and re-size displays, reports and workflows, including the company desktop with colours, content, toolbars and icons to suit individual preferences.

An ‘always on’ Audit Trail

The ‘always on’ Audit Trail makes it easier for your accountant to spot possible trouble spots or mis-postings in your accounts.

Work more efficiently with your accountant or bookkeeper

The Accountant’s copy of your company data file allows you to work more collaboratively with your accountant, with a dividing date that clearly delineates which periods are for your accountant to work in, and which are for you. QuickBooks also allows you to perform a bank reconciliation – even if your Accountant is working on your file.

QuickBooks home page

All key tasks and functions are available within a few clicks of the home page with the Customer, Supplier, Employee and Report Centres. You can also customise how information is displayed in each of these centres. Plus control access to your confidential account balances with the QuickBooks’ Hide/Show preference. Simply switch your Account Balance previews to “off” to help ensure only you have access to your business’ confidential account balances.

Reckon Tools

This powerful portfolio of integrated financial solutions expands the capabilities of your accounting software with online data-backup, credit card payment systems, streamlined cash flow and superannuation compliance solutions.

System Requirements

  • At least 2.0 GHZ Intel Pentium IV (or equivalent)
  • Microsoft Windows XP users: At least 512MB of RAM for a single user and at least 1GB of RAM for multiple, concurrent users
  • 1GB of RAM required for Windows VistaTM and Windows 7 users
  • 1GB RAM for Windows Server 2003/2008*
  • Windows XP/VistaTM /7 operating system
  • 1GB of disk space (additional space required for company files)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later required
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Common Language Runtime 1.1 (provided on QuickBooks Installation CD. Requires an additional 150MB)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Common Language Runtime 2.0 (provided on QuickBooks Installation CD. Requires an additional 150MB.)
  • Requires 9 MB for QuickBooks Pro Timer
  • At least 256-colour SVGA video
  • 1024 x 768 pixel screen resolution
  • 24X CD-ROM
  • All online features/services require Internet access with at least a 56 Kbps modem (ADSL or Cable Modem recommended)
  • Reckon GovConnect requires .NET Framework 3.5 and 60MB for install.

* Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires 4GB RAM. Windows Small Business Server 2003 is not supported.
Note: Windows 7 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit currently supported.

Integration/Compatibility Requirements

Multi-User Requirements

** Not all versions of Windows VistaTM/7 are supported. Support is provided for Windows VistaTM Business and Ultimate and Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate.

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