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Track QuickBooks usage - Is there a way to see how much time I've spent using QB?

Are there any reports I can run or settings in QuickBooks that would show me how much time I've spent using the program? Very interested in knowing if there's a time log I can pull up somewhere within the program.  Thanks for any answers!

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Best answer 06-28-2019

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Re: Track QuickBooks usage - Is there a way to see how much time I've spent using QB?

Good day, Real Estate Partners LLC.

 

Yes, there is!

 

You can run and customize the Audit Trail report. This report shows all activities done on the company file with the name of the user. There's also a timestamp on when a transactions is added, modified, or deleted. Moreover, you can manually calculate how much time was spent while logging in to QuickBooks.

  1. Go to the Reports menu. 
  2. Select Accountants & Taxes.
  3. Choose Audit Trail.
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  4. Customize the date period.

For additional reference, you can check this article: Customize reports in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

That should do it. Keep me posted if you have follow-up questions about reports. I'm still here to provide more help.

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Re: Track QuickBooks usage - Is there a way to see how much time I've spent using QB?

Good day, Real Estate Partners LLC.

 

Yes, there is!

 

You can run and customize the Audit Trail report. This report shows all activities done on the company file with the name of the user. There's also a timestamp on when a transactions is added, modified, or deleted. Moreover, you can manually calculate how much time was spent while logging in to QuickBooks.

  1. Go to the Reports menu. 
  2. Select Accountants & Taxes.
  3. Choose Audit Trail.
    1.PNG
  4. Customize the date period.

For additional reference, you can check this article: Customize reports in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

That should do it. Keep me posted if you have follow-up questions about reports. I'm still here to provide more help.

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Re: Track QuickBooks usage - Is there a way to see how much time I've spent using QB?

Thanks for getting back to me on this! 

 

What I was looking for is if QB keeps track of how many hours are spent working in the program.  I've been setting up my books over the span of many days, and I wanted to see how many hours I've logged working in the program.  Is that possible?   

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Re: Track QuickBooks usage - Is there a way to see how much time I've spent using QB?

I can help provide additional details, @Real Estate Partners LLC.

 

At this time, you can only track hours spent when adding, modifying or deleting transactions using the Audit Trail. However, the total hours spent working in the program isn't available.

 

It'd be nice to have this feature though. Telling us what's best for your business will show our developers what they need to consider in future product updates.

 

For QuickBooks product updates, you can visit the Firm of the Future to keep you in the loop as to what's new and what's coming.

 

Let me know if you have additional questions about using QuickBooks. I'll be here to help.