QuickBooks offers a wide variety of readymade reports that tell where your company stands. Aside from these, you can also create customized reports based on your business needs. Note though that available columns and filters differ for each report/group of reports because each draws information from the company file differently. Report source and targets are particularly important when customizing reports.
This article provides you with steps in creating some of the commonly needed Customer, Vendor, Item/Inventory and other customized Reports.
The report is a list of all customers that have a taxable sales tax code.
This report shows the check number specified by the user when they enter a sales receipt.
This report shows sales by state. This is particularly helpful if you want to see sales location trends or if you need to correct sales tax for a specific state.
Follow the steps below to create a report of payments totaled by payment methods:
This report is based on the Check Detail report. It shows customer payments you have received and the invoices and deposits to which the payments are linked. When formatted properly, it can function as a Customer Remittance report showing each Invoice and each Customer Payment.
Creating a report to show all payments on open Invoices would require a filter to see if the Payment(s) are linked to an open invoice. The only two reports that show selected transactions and other transactions to which they are linked are the Check Detail report and the Deposit Detail report. However, these reports do not total the payments. To get a total of all payments for open invoices export the Deposit Detail report to MS Excel using the Advanced option for Auto Filtering.
This report shows the outstanding amounts on estimates.
This report helps job related businesses that may need report of job status, start and end dates, and estimate totals.
Many companies want to pay commissions to sales reps based on Gross Profit rather than the gross of the sale. This enables companies to maintain a profitability on an item if it is deeply discounted. The Sales by Rep report is based on the item total and not the gross profit. Follow the steps below to create a sales by rep report based on the gross profit:
The report shows a list of bill credits you have applied to bills.
The Open Purchase Order report does not have a Total By option. However, you can create a Transaction Detail report that shows all open purchase orders for each vendor.
Note: The modified report will now display ALL vendor payments to a vendor. There may be multiple columns to reflect the 1099 mapping (Box 1: Rent, Box 7: Non employee Compensation; Uncategorized , Total, etc.). The Total column will reflect all payments regardless of the 1099 mapping.
Although you can show bill credits by going to File > Print Forms > Bill Payment Stubs, the stub does not show to which Bill the Bill Credit is applied. This report shows which bill credits are applied to which bills.
For a single bill credit, run a Transaction History report.
If you need the report for more than one bill credits, modify the Check Detail report to show multiple bill credits.
Item and item description are readily available in Open Purchase Orders Detail report available in QuickBooks Premier 2013/QuickBooks Enterprise 13 or later. If you use QuickBooks Pro or QuickBooks for Mac, you can run a Transaction Detail report.
Note: In QuickBooks for Mac, click the Filters icon then check or uncheck a filter to add/delete it. Click Apply and close the window to save the changes.
This report shows inventory items that make up assemblies currently on sales order. It will help you see what inventory items need to be ordered from a vendor (using a purchase order, in most cases).
You also have the following options:
Follow the steps below to create a Profit & Loss report that displays yearly data separated by column for easy comparison.
Currently,QuickBooks can only create a Balance Sheet and a Profit and Loss report using the home currency. On these reports, transactions using foreign currencies are converted into their corresponding US dollar amounts.
The following summary reports, however, allow you to choose to display amounts in your home currency (the default) or in foreign amounts:
To change the default currency for one of these summary reports: