Thanks to QuickBooks Reporting, accounting software that can help your business to achieve all this. With QuickBooks, you can create a dashboard to help you manage and monitor your business revenues and expenses.

You can also generate reports from such dashboards. In this article, you will be looking at QuickBooks Reporting and Dashboarding in depth. 


This is what you need for this article:

  • A QuickBooks Account. 

Here are a few useful features of QuickBooks

  • With QuickBooks Accounting Software, you get powerful invoicing features such as Payment Reminders and Invoice Tracking at your fingertips.
  • You can also access dozens of reports to help you manage your expenses. You can also use the mobile app to manage your business on the go.  
  • QuickBooks Accounting software also allows you to enter bills from vendors, and pay them only when they are due.
  • Recurring payments can also be scheduled to save time.
  • QuickBooks Accounting Software further houses free unlimited support to provide answers and useful information on running your business.  
  • QuickBooks allows you to get a real-time view of your cash flow.
  • You can connect your bank account to automatically categorize and import transactions.
  • You can also seamlessly integrate and sync with popular apps to easily snap photos of your receipts. You can store these receipts with QuickBooks Mobile.

Understanding the Key Aspects of QuickBooks Reporting

QuickBooks Reporting Tools: QuickBooks Dashboards

When you log into QuickBooks, you will be taken to the dashboard.

QuickBooks Reporting Example
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The type of information shown on the QuickBooks dashboard will depend on your level of access. 

At the top of the dashboard are the company name and the logo. 

To see the account settings, click the company logo. This will open the “Account and Settings” page. 

You will see 5 tabs under this page as shown below:

QuickBooks Reporting: Account and Settings
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To edit the basic details of the company like the name and type, click the “Company” tab. To update your billing information, click the “Billing & Subscription” tab. 

To customize the way sales pages will look and feel to the customers, click the “Sales” tab. Here, you can set form details like Sales form content, products and services, progress invoicing, messages, reminders, and more. To edit, you simply have to click the edit pen on the right. 

QuickBooks Reporting: Customizing the Look and Feel of Account and Settings
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To set up bills, expenses, and purchase orders, open the “Expenses” tab. 

You can also find advanced settings in the “Advanced” tab and make necessary edits. 

QuickBooks Reporting: Advanced Settings
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Once done with making changes, click the “Done” button at the bottom and you will be taken back to the main dashboard. 

The main dashboard also has two tabs namely “Get things done” and “Business overview”. 

The “Get things done” tab has shortcuts to various activities. You can use the shortcuts to create a new customer, add an invoice, write a check, etc. 

QuickBooks Reporting: Getting Things Done Tab
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To connect to financial accounts such as your bank accounts, click the “Connect accounts” option shown within the “Bank Accounts” box. 

QuickBooks Reporting: Bank Accounts Tab
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QuickBooks also supports integration with various apps like eBay, Shopify, and others to make your life easier. To integrate with these apps, click the “Discover More” box. You will be taken to a page with the list of supported apps that you can connect to. 

QuickBooks Reporting: Find Apps Tab
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To hide or show your financial info, you can use the Privacy toggle button shown at the top. 

QuickBooks Reporting: Privacy Toggle Button
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The “Business overview” shows information about your business in the form of visualizations. The information shown under this tab includes profit and loss, expenses, bank accounts, income, and sales. 

QuickBooks Reporting: Business Overview Tab
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You can hide and show this information by turning the privacy toggle button on or off. 

Under every widget, you will find a drop-down button that you can use to change the time shown on the visualization. 

QuickBooks Reporting: Profit and Loss Tab
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QuickBooks Reporting Tools: QuickBooks Reports

  • QuickBooks reports are found under the “Reports” page which can be accessed by clicking the “Reports” .
  • The reports on this page are put into three categories namely Standard, Custom reports, and Management reports. 
QuickBooks Reporting: Standard Report
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Once you open a report, you will see the “Customize” button that you can click to get options for customizing the report. You can change the time represented in the report, the title of the report, the report’s headers and footers, etc. Once you have made the changes, click the “Save Customisation” button. 

QuickBooks Reporting also provides a search bar that you can use to search for the report that you are interested in. 

QuickBooks Reporting: QuickBooks Report Search Bar
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As you can see in the above image, you will get auto-suggestions as you type the name of the report. 

Once the report is opened, you can make customizations, run, and save it. 

QuickBooks Reporting: Customize QuickBooks Report
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After making changes, save the customizations.


This blog talks about the two critical aspects of QuickBooks Reporting in great detail highlighting the QuickBooks Reports and QuickBooks Dashboards.

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Nicholas Samuel
Technical Content Writer, Hevo Data

Nicholas Samuel is a technical writing specialist with a passion for data, having more than 14+ years of experience in the field. With his skills in data analysis, data visualization, and business intelligence, he has delivered over 200 blogs. In his early years as a systems software developer at Airtel Kenya, he developed applications, using Java, Android platform, and web applications with PHP. He also performed Oracle database backups, recovery operations, and performance tuning. Nicholas was also involved in projects that demanded in-depth knowledge of Unix system administration, specifically with HP-UX servers. Through his writing, he intends to share the hands-on experience he gained to make the lives of data practitioners better.

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