Timeslips has two, free built-in utilities: TAL and TALPro that are designed to link your transactions in Timeslips to the General Ledger of either QuickBooks or Peachtree. If you don't use either of these programs for your accounting, you can still use TAL to generate a General Ledger Account Transfer Register report that will provide you with the summary figures to enter manually to your General Ledger. It is important to note that the link is primarily between Timeslips and General Ledger. For example, if you create an invoice in Timeslips, that same invoice will not be automatically created in your accounting program. You will not be able to run an Accounts Receivable Aging report in your Accounting Program. Timeslips is essentially a replacement for the Accounts Receivable program in QuickBooks or Peachtree.
If you have Timeslips 2009 or earlier, you will need to enable TAL or TALPro in the Setup, Features Enabled. If you have Timeslips 2010 or later, click on Setup; Accounting Setup to choose the type of Accounting Link. Which one should you choose: TAL or TALPro. If you are not linking to QuickBooks or Peachtree, your only option is TAL, which will give you the information to make manual entries to your General Ledger.
If you have QuickBooks or Peachtree, I recommend TALPro, which will give you additional options not available with TAL. TALPro has a two-way link between expense (accounts payable) entries and Timeslips. It can create expense slips in Timeslips.
During the setup process, Timeslips links to either your QuickBooks or Peachtree General Ledger accounts. You will assign the appropriate GL account number to the Fees and Expenses that are shown on the set up screen. This is the account information that Timeslips will use to make the journal entry in the accounting program.
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Timeslips 2011 will be released with a host of new features. Some of my favorites are:
User-Defined Invoice Reports. We can now build reports that show invoice details and payments applied....YAAA!
Customize fields that display on lists: Here's a sample of some of the fields you can add to your slip list display: Markup, Profitability, Slip Hold Indicator, Billded Invoice #, Billed Date and many more.
90 Custom Fields and Field Groups. You can now create up to 90 custom fields that can be grouped together in tabbed Field Group categories that you create.
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Custom PDF names for email bill attachments
Track Payment Types: You can now assign different payment types such as credit cards to your payments
Electronic Payments: With a Sage Merchant account you can apply electronic payments from within Timeslips.
We can now take your order for Timeslips 2011 at special pre-release prices. Please call (561) 416-9288 or email me at email@example.com for the lowest price that will be offered all year on Timeslips 2011.