Does your Quickbooks seem to run at a snail’s pace? There’s nothing more frustrating than starring at a loading screen rather than performing actual accounting work. The good news is that you typically speed up Quickbooks by making some simple adjustments to it. Whether you have Quickbooks Essentials, Plus, Pro or Premier, there are ways to speed it up. Keep reading for some important tips on how to make your Quickbooks run faster.
One of the most common causes of a slow-running Quickbooks is actually due to outdated computer hardware. So, what hardware specs should you upgrade to improve the performance and speed of Quickbooks? Well, Quickbooks is a memory-intensive operation that will drain your computer’s resources; therefore, it’s recommended that you run Quickbooks with a minimum of 4GB or RAM. In fact, it’s not a bad idea to use 6 or even 8GB of RAM.
In addition to adding more RAM, you can also speed up your Quickbooks by upgrading your computer’s processor. The duel-core i5 or quad-core i7 are both excellent processors that will give your computer a significant boost of power and speed. Of course, not all of processors are compatible with every motherboard, so you’ll need to check to see which processors your computer can hold before purchasing one.
Custom Sorted Lists
While most speed problems are the result of outdated computer hardware, there are some problems which may occur within Quickbooks that results in a slower speed. If you haven’t done so already, open up your Quickbooks account to check the custom sorted lists. Access the area of your Quickbooks that’s experiencing the slowest speeds and look for a diamond on the left-hand side of the “Name” column. If everything is working properly, there won’t be a diamond here. However, if you see a diamond here, you’ll need to remove it by clicking on it.
Create Item List
Did you know that you can merge together inactive items to speed up your Quickbooks account? To do this, simply log into your Quickbooks account and create an item list with all of the inactive products and items that are no longer used by your business. When these items are merged into a list, Quickbooks will have less units to process.
These are just a few steps you can take to speed up your Quickbooks account. If you are still having experiencing exceptionally slow speeds, read the official Intuit.com page on how to speed up your Quickbooks here.