Performance matters a lot when working with an accounting software. Users need to handle a lot of aspects of finance. Computer lags and slows down system performance. It can often become a bane for users. QuickBooks is the most popular financial software. The simple design of this accounting software, along with various tools is geared towards boosting the efficiency of the users.
There are many reasons for slow system performance, some of which have been mentioned below:
- Recommended system requirements not met
- Background updating process
- Huge company file
Let us address each of these issues accordingly and view at possible solutions for the same. Once you’ve done everything mentioned in this article, you should get an excellent performance from QuickBooks accounting software.
Recommended System Requirements
Each software defines a set of minimum and recommended system requirements separately. While fulfilling the minimum system requirements, it is enough for running the software. Users often need to have the recommended system requirements to work without experiencing any lag.
Here are the recommended system requirements for some of the latest versions of QuickBooks desktop:
- Windows 7 or above. Else, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or above
- Processor with speed of above 2.4 GHz
- 3 GB free hard disk space
- 4GB of RAM. Better to have more than 8GB if you plan to open other software while using QuickBooks
- Access to internet with speed of above 1 MBPS
- Email client software, PDF engine and word processors
If you have the aforementioned system configuration, then you’ll be able to work without experiencing slow system performance due to QuickBooks. Further, if you plan to use QuickBooks online, then download the latest version of one of the following browsers:
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
Background Update Process
If you have automatic updates turned on, then the process for checking and downloading updates will go on in the background. This process will consume additional system resources. This can be a significant deterrent to the system performance if you have only the minimum system requirements.
To switch off automatic updates, follow the instructions provided below:
- From the top menu, click on Help
- Select Update QuickBooks
- Select the Options tab
- Mark the radio button against No for automatic updates
- Click on Close
Now, QuickBooks will not check for updates or download update files in the background. Still, if you have good system specifications, then this isn’t recommended. Also, QuickBooks only checks for updates and downloads the files in background, when the usage of system resources is low.
Huge Company File
A huge company file can be a great deterrent to the performance of QuickBooks. Since, QuickBooks needs to render the entire company file when starting, the read time for data file can significantly impact your efficiency. Hence, it is better to divide a huge company file into multiple company files. While the users cannot perform this operation on their own, they can still contact QuickBooks experts for getting this done.
How can RepairContact help you?
At RepairContact, we specialize in optimizing QuickBooks and users’ system for optimum performance. Our certified QuickBooks experts can fix all system issues and divide the company file into multiple parts for better system performance. To know more and for QuickBooks performance issues tech support, contact us at 1-800-272-4169 (Toll Free.)