Have you ever crashed Quickbooks? It ain’t pretty. Here is an often-ignored tip to avoid bringing down QuickBooks on your network. This is not a hardware-based tip, like plugging every network component into a battery backup unit.
This one requires cooperation from every one of your QuickBooks users.
TIP: Close QuickBooks whenever you are going to be gone from your computer for awhile.
Lunchtime, trip to the dentist time, staff meeting time, quitting time…get out of QuickBooks.
Why? For some reason, if you leave your company open (but inactive) in QuickBooks for a long time, it tends to lose connection with your company data file. So when you come back to your computer and try to resume your work, QuickBooks will often be unresponsive. It may crash. You may get a “Connection Lost” message. You may get a fatal error code. None of these are good.
The simple prevention is to just log out of QuickBooks when you are going to walk away from your desk for awhile. When you get back, run QuickBooks again, open up your company, and get to work.
You would maybe think that you could leave QuickBooks running indefinitely across your network without problems. That is not so.
So this tip is simply one of making office policy: Before you walk away, close QuickBooks. Easy.
Have you ever lost connection in QuickBooks because of extended inactivity? What happened?