September 18, 2011

Today’s meeting of the GTPCC was held in the Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095 Folsom in Beaumont, Texas

Guest Speaker:  Paul Baker of Juxtapose, Inc

Presentation: QuickBooks

Attendance: 17 members and 6 guests.

2 New Members and 1 Renewal

1:30 p.m.: Dr. Sam opened meeting with Questions & Answers. Topics discussed:

Gizmo's freeware

inpics.net from Ira's article in the Examiner

Open Office, Word 2003 & Word 2007

Encrypted files

Forums on products websites

Windows 8

2nd generation chips

Windows based phones

Note: Make sure you always back-up everything

2:30 p.m.: Main presentation by guest speaker Paul Baker with Juxtapose on Quickbooks

2012 QuickBook just released with several versions from $99 to $500

Payroll subscription mainly what Quickbooks known for

Handles bills, vendors, invoices, taxes, ...

Has basic invoice form that can be modified and employee center

Integrates with Outlook Express and now with others such as gmail, yahoo,...

Separate area included to handle payroll and sales taxes

More expensive versions send out IRS forms for you

Check register included and checks at extra costs, direct deposit - $1 per check

New features of 2012 version: Calandar Feature

Lead Center (for non-customer info)

Free document attachment now

Payroll: Assistant and advanced versions

Basic fee for up to three employees, additional charges for more.

Sincs with credit cards also

No deposit slips with customized report size of deposit slip instead

Produces monthly statements, daily reports, etc. in Report Center

Inventory feature included

Free version does not include payroll and has few vendors

There are also Enterprise, Pro and Basic versions

After version is purchased, subscriptions to payroll, check register, etc. applied

30 day use trial available online

3:05 P.M.: Our treasurer held drawing for door prizes.Door prize winners were:

Pat Williams: Puzzle ball donated by Barns & Noble

Dorothy Evans: Hi-Speed USB 4 Port, Bus Power, Hub donated by Computer Dimensions

Angela Walker: "Open X" Dual-Blade Package Opener donated by GTPCC

Gwen Jones: Charger & Flashlight for iPods, iPhones, Cell Phones donated by GTPCC

Billy Hardee: Universal Big Button Remote for TV, VCR, CBL donated by GTPCC


3:15 p.m.: Announcements were made by our President

Next month: Presentation on new color Nook by Barnes & Nobles

November: Shopping on line by Ira Wilsker

December: Training classes available by Lamar University

Ideas for future meeting presentations are needed.

3:30 p.m.: Meeting was adjourned.


Submitted by,

Gwen Jones

GTPCC Secretary