The months of August and September are filled with excitement, expectations, hope, and improvement for all the accounting professionals and SMEs because this is that period of the year when Intuit launches a new version of their popular accounting software QuickBooks desktop.
With 85% market share in U.S and with the number one position in the accounting industry, Intuit knows how to fulfill the expectation of its user through its new launch as they have been doing this for the past many years.
Whether it was the release of QuickBooks 2018, 2019, or 2020, Intuit has never let its user down and this is why it still enjoys the number one position in the accounting industry. And Intuit is going to follow the same trend with the release of QuickBooks Desktop 2021.
Although there has been no announcement regarding the release date, Intuit has not missed the opportunity to keep the excitement alive by providing a sneak peek to the expected features of QuickBooks Desktop 2021.
Option to customize the payment receipt
The ability to send and print sales receipt is nothing new in QuickBooks but a major change in this function came with the release of QB 2020 in which users were given the option to send multiple invoices in a single email and now Intuit is planning to further enhance this function by giving the option to customize the payment receipt.
Intuit is going to add the option of customizing the payment receipt as per the need of the user in the new QB 2021. This new feature will be a big relief for many users like the ability to customize the payment receipt has been in the wishlist of users from a very long period of time. With proper customization, users will have a better understanding of their payment and the overall process will be spruced up.
More focus on subscription options
Intuit is going to focus on its subscription options with the release of a new version of QB and it is going to do so by motivating users to pick up one of their QuickBooks Desktop Plus subscription offerings. If you will opt for this subscription-based model then you will be able to keep working on the same product that you have been using from so many years but with additional benefits like;
The option of creating customer groups on rule-base
If you are already using QB desktop software then you must be aware with the feature of creating customer groups that help the user to categorize all the customers as per their need and purchase behavior instead of dealing with them one by one.
But in the new 2021 version of the accounting software, Intuit is planning to give an option of creating a rule-based customer group that will further streamline the flow of information for the user.
Intuit keeps making efforts to provide its product to accounting professionals at a better price. This is why you will now see a huge 25% discount on the first year of Desktop Plus Subscriptions and a 10% discount on one-time purchase products. You will have to call the Intuit sales team in order to avail these discounts.
Spruced up bank feeds
You must be using the online banking future that comes along with QB desktop in the form of Bank Feeds. This feature is mainly used by the admin for downloading transactions directly from a wide array of financial institutions. Although this specific feature of QB has been proved to be one of the most unique features but at the same time, this feature has been under a lot of criticism due to some errors and issues.
Well, Intuit has addressed this issue raised by its users and this is why with QB 2021, Intuit is going improve the bank feed feature to make it more useful for the users.
Improved retail availability
This might be a feature of QB 2021 but this is surely an improvement that is coming along for QB by Intuit. In order to maximize its reach and makes its product available on platforms other than the digital one, Intuit is soon going to make its QB desktop plus subscription available on the retail store shelves. Along with this, Intuit will continue the availability of a one-time product purchase on its official website, through the sales team and even through online retailers.
Intuit has been slowly adding the touch of automation to its new QB releases as last year we saw automation related to Invoice in emails. There was an option given by Intuit through which users can automate the whole process of adding PO to the invoices and then set reminders for the same.
Even with its 2021 release, Intuit is going to follow its new trend of automation by giving the power of automatically sending the statements to customers. If this new feature will be added to the latest version then you will be able to save time and effort that you earlier wasted in creating and sending statements to all the customers.
This is just a glimpse of the new and improved features that will come along with QB 2021 as we are expecting a much longer list of new features and improvements. Soon, Intuit will announce the release date of the new QB 2021 and the internet will be flooded with the new feature that will be officially announced by Intuit. So keeps your hope high and devices ready to use the all-new QuickBooks 2021