Monday, September 3, 2007

Whats new in Peachtree 2008

What’s New In Peachtree 2008

Hi, I’m Jayne Miller, Peachtree Pro. Welcome to another in our series of “Peach Pods” – informational podcasts about Peachtree, QuickBooks, and related bookkeeping topics. You can listen to our archived podcasts at or

I’d like to talk about What’s New In Peachtree 2008. The new Peachtree 2008 is out and on store shelves. I have been using it for some time and I have to say that I am very happy with the changes. Before you install it, up may want to listen to my podcast about installation issues as they pertain to your firewall or visit to make sure you are aware of any issues that could arise when you install the software.

Some of the new features in Peachtree 2008 are listed below. Please note that this discussion will focus on Peachtree Complete Accounting. You will find a complete product comparison and more information at

Reporting Improvements

• Effectively see more information
• Enhanced drill-down function
• Select more fields to include; expanded filtering options
• New! Filter date ranges by dates within the 2-year period without accounting period parameters.

For example: May 21 – Jul 4. This enhancement is long overdue and just wonderful.

Forms Design Improvements

• Enhanced customization of invoices, sales orders, and quotes
• Add colors, logos, and more!
• Simplified process

Flexible Unit and Quantity Decimal Settings

• Multiple decimal settings for units & quantities
• Up to 5 decimal places

Add Attachments

• Associate information files (customers, vendors, employees, inventory items)
• Works with Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheets or Word files
• Photos or scanned documents
• Include nearly any info in Peachtree

Hide Navigation Centers

• Permanently hide or show Business Status Center or other Navigation screens
• Reduce the amount of information that you or employees can view
• Faster start up when you use these new features

Saving Records and Transaction Performance

• Saving transactions is faster
• Saving while using open reports is faster
• Speedy “saves” when multi-tasking - open reports/transactions at the same time

Our office is a power user of the new Peachtree. We are very pleased with the improvements this year. If you want more information, visit to compare versions, download a free trial version, or to review new features. Don't forget to double check your computer(s) specs to assure that your processor and ram meet the system requirements of the new Peachtree 2008.

Are you backing up your data?

I hope you find this discussion helpful. If you have questions about this topic, just drop me a line at If you are a QuickBooks user, check out for our podcast series about QuickBooks and other related bookkeeping topics. Don’t forget that we are now serving Incline Village and Lake Tahoe. We have two great consultants in the area that will be happy to assist with QuickBooks or Peachtree training & support. Visit our website at

Well, that’s it for now. I appreciate your time and hope you will join me again next time for another in our PeachPod series. If there are topics you would like me to cover or have questions, send your email to

Don’t forget to visit our website, or to learn more about me and our services. Remember, you can read or listen to past podcasts at or

I’m Jayne Miller, Peachtree Pro. Thanks for listening.

Jayne Miller, is the owner of Custom Business Solutions, is a consulting firm in Reno, NV that specializes in providing bookkeeping and software support.

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