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    TimeCurve QuickBooks Utility

    User Manual

    Version 1.0

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    Index Of Contents

    1. Overview ................................................................................................................3 1.1 Purpose of QuickBooks Utility application.........................................................................................3 1.2 Minimum Requirements ............................................................................................................................3 1.3 Overview of Data Synchronization ........................................................................................................3 1.4 Order of Steps When Synchronizing Data...........................................................................................4

    2. Using QuickBooks Utility Application.......................................................................4 2.1 Running QuickBooks in Administrative Mode..................................................................................4 2.2 Launching QB Utility for the First Time...............................................................................................4 2.3 QB Utility Login Screen...............................................................................................................................5 2.4 Initial Data Load ............................................................................................................................................6 2.5 Import Invoices Tab.....................................................................................................................................7 2.6 Import Timesheets Tab ..............................................................................................................................9 2.7 Export Clients Tab .....................................................................................................................................10 2.8 Export Employees Tab.............................................................................................................................10

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    1. Overview

    1.1 Purpose of QuickBooks Utility application

    QuickBooks Utility Application (QB Utility) is a Windows Desktop program used to

    synchronize data between Windows Desktop version of QuickBooks and TimeCurve

    Scheduler Online. QB Utility must be installed on the same PC where QuickBooks is

    installed in order to communicate with it.

    1.2 Minimum Requirements

    QB Utility can be installed on any Windows PC, including Windows XP, Vista,

    Windows 7 and Windows 8. Additionally QB Utility will work with a QuickBooks

    version 2010 or higher.

    1.3 Overview of Data Synchronization

    QB Utility serves the purpose of a data and communication bridge between your

    local QuickBooks Windows company file and TimeCurve Scheduler Online. Data

    exchange between QuickBooks and TimeCurve Scheduler is bi-directional:

    Data imported from QuickBooks to TimeCurve Scheduler Online:

    • Clients • Employees • Client Charge Rates • Employee Pay Rates • Client Types

    Data exported from TimeCurve Scheduler to QuickBooks:

    • Invoices for clients • Timesheets for employees

    Please note that while you can explicitly select which clients and employees are

    exported into TimeCurve Scheduler, the rates and client types are exported behind

    the scenes in its entirety. Additionally keep in mind that only active clients,

    employees, rates and types will be included into export list. Entities that are marked

    in QuickBooks as inactive will not be exported.

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    1.4 Order of Steps When Synchronizing Data

    Before first schedule can be created in TimeCurve Scheduler Online, a list of clients,

    client charge rates, employees and employee pay rates must be exported from

    QuickBooks. Once this data is successfully exported, you will be able to create

    schedules in TimeCurve Scheduler and then import invoices and timesheets into

    QuickBooks based on these schedules.

    2. Using QuickBooks Utility Application

    2.1 Running QuickBooks in Administrative Mode

    Prior to starting QB Utility after installation, make sure that your QuickBooks is

    open and running in Administrative Mode. To start QuickBooks in Administrative

    Mode, RIGHT-CLICK on QuickBooks Icon on your desktop and select “Run as

    Administrator” in popup menu.

    2.2 Launching QB Utility for the First Time

    The very first time QB Utility is run, it will need to be permitted to connect to

    QuickBooks. QuickBooks will display Authentication Dialog where administrator

    needs to click on Allow button to establish permanent access to QuickBooks data.

    Select one of the authentication options and click on Continue button. Follow

    QuickBooks prompts to complete the process. This is a one time process that takes

    place only during the first time QB utility is run.

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    2.3 QB Utility Login Screen

    QB Utility opens to display a Login Screen. Use your TimeCurve Scheduler Online

    credentials to login. Please note that you will receive an error if a user with these

    credentials already logged into TimeCurve online. Any given user can be logged in

    once either to TimeCurve Scheduler Online or QB Utility.

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    2.4 Initial Data Load

    Upon successful login, QB Utility will collect necessary data both from QuickBooks

    and TimeCurve Scheduler online to prepare for data synchronization. It will display

    progress bar to indicate the status of initialization. During the initial data load

    information is not transferred to or from QuickBooks.

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    2.5 Import Invoices Tab

    The invoices tab section is used to import (generate) invoices into QuickBooks,

    based on the schedules created in TimeCurve Scheduler. Please note that in order to

    create schedules in TimeCurve Scheduler Online, you first need to export the list of

    clients, client charge rates, employees and employee pay rates. Please see sections

    further in the document describing these operations.

    The Invoices Tab loads by default a list of clients with schedules for the current

    week (Mon – Sun). Please note that it will only display clients that have existing

    schedules in TimeCurve Scheduler for the selected date range.

    Use date picker controls located at the top of the screen to select a different date

    range. QB Utility will refresh the list of clients based on the new date range selected.

    You can filter the client list by selecting a client type from the drop down list called

    “Customer Type”. Please note that this list will be empty if you do not have any

    customer types setup in QuickBooks.

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    The “Template” dropdown box contains a list of available invoice templates which

    QB Utility loads from QuickBooks when it starts up. Select one of the templates to be

    used to generate invoices in QuickBooks.

    Finally you can set the invoice due date using date picker located under the template

    drop down box.

    The last step is to select one or more clients in the list for which the invoices will be

    generated, by placing a checkbox next to their names. You can select all of the clients

    in the list by clicking on “Select All” button in the bottom left corner of the screen.

    Please note that all of the invoices generated in QuickBooks will be based on the

    selections that you have made for invoice template and invoice due date. If you need

    to generate different sets of invoices, or invoices with different due dates, then

    generate invoices for smaller groups by selecting a subset of clients. To generate

    invoices click on “Import” button in the bottom right corner.

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    2.6 Import Timesheets Tab

    The timesheets tab section is used to import (generate) employee timesheets into

    QuickBooks, based on the schedules created in TimeCurve Scheduler. Please note

    that in order to create schedules in TimeCurve Scheduler Online, you first need to

    export the list of clients, client charge rates, employees and employee pay rates.

    Please see sections further in the document describing these operations.

    The Timesheets Tab loads by default a list of employees with schedules for the

    current week (Mon – Sun). Please note that it will only display employees that have

    existing schedules in TimeCurve Scheduler for the selected date range.

    Use date picker controls located at the top of the screen to select a different date

    range. QB Utility will refresh the list of employees based on the new date range

    selected.

    To generate timesheets select one or more employees in the list, by placing a

    checkbox next to the name. You can select all of the employees in the list by clicking

    on “Select All” button in the bottom left corner of the screen. To generate timesheets

    click on “Import” button in the bottom right corner.

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    2.7 Export Clients Tab

    The Export Clients Tab is an area used to setup expor