Chapter 1: Administering QuickBooks

In This Chapter

check.png Keeping your data confidential

check.png Using QuickBooks in a multi-user environment

check.png Closing QuickBooks

check.png Using QuickBooks for simultaneous multi-user access

check.png Maintaining good accounting controls

QuickBooks does something that’s critically important to the success of your business: It collects and supplies financial information. For this reason, you want to have a firm understanding of how you can protect both the data that QuickBooks collects and stores and the assets that QuickBooks tracks. This chapter describes all this.

Keeping Your Data Confidential

Accounting data is often confidential information. Your QuickBooks data shows how much money you have in the bank, what you owe creditors, and how much (or how little!) profit your firm produces. Because this information is private, your first concern in administering a QuickBooks accounting system is to keep your data confidential.

You have two complementary methods for keeping your QuickBooks ...

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