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Intuit QuickBooks Introduces Cash Register Plus Free Edition

April 27th, 2009

Free Cash Register PlusToday the popular Intuit QuickBooks accounting software company launched a new product called Cash Register Plus Free Edition. It is designed to help businesses keep track of things like sales reports, customer information, and end-of-the-day bookkeeping chores such as reconciling cash receipts. If you would like to try it out, there is a free version which you can download by clicking on the little square banner in the upper left corner of this paragraph (don’t worry — the affiliate link does not bite). Meanwhile, here is the official QuickBooks “marketing copy” that explains more details about the new software package.


Intuit QuickBooks Cash Register Plus Free Edition allows you to move beyond a cash register – and it’s FREE. Simply manage sales, customers, and credit cards all in one place.

  1. FREE and Easy to try
  2. Faster to ring up sales and track how you’re doing
  3. Put sales and customer information at your fingertips
  4. Simplify end of day closing and bookkeeping

Disclaimer: The free edition of Cash Register Plus lets you track up to five departments, forty items & forty customers. When you’re ready, get an unlimited number of departments, items & customers with Cash Register Plus 2009.

Benefits

Ring Sales Faster and Run Detailed Reports

Cash Register Plus Free Edition makes it easier to manage sales than a traditional register, plus it automatically tracks detailed sales data for instant business reports.

  1. Ring sales and add discounts in seconds with intuitive short-cut keys.
  2. Returns are simple because you can look up prior transactions by date, customer, and more.
  3. One-click reports show you top customers, best sellers, most profitable items and sales trends over time.
  4. This free version gives you up to five departments and up to forty items (in total) to track your sales in more detail. For an unlimited number of departments and items, you can easily upgrade to Cash Register Plus 2009.

Automatically Track Customer Information

Every time you ring a sale, you can automatically track the info you need to offer more personalized service.

  1. View every customer’s purchase history, preferences and contact information with a click. Track up to forty customers.
  2. To stay in touch, create mailing lists to update customers about new products and promotions, or just to say Thank You.
  3. Track up to forty customers. When you’re ready, easily upgrade to Cash Register Plus 2009 for unlimited customer tracking.

Simplify End-of-Day Closing and Bookkeeping

Close your day in the time it takes to count your cash drawer.

  1. A simple wizard walks you through reconciling your cash drawer and closing out the day so you can be sure it’s done right each time.
  2. Sales information is recorded automatically, so you don’t need to worry about copying it into a notebook or Excel.
  3. Transfer sales, sales tax, and cost of goods sold information to QuickBooks Accounting software1 so you don’t have to waste time retyping it.

Get Started in Just a Few Minutes

Cash Register Plus Free Edition is just as simple as a cash register so that you and your employees can start ringing sales in minutes.

  1. To get started, just enter basic information to customize your receipts and set your sales tax rates.
  2. With simple screens that look like a cash register, you and your employees can start ringing up sales in no time.
  3. When you’re ready, it’s easy to upgrade to Cash Register Plus 2009 to have an unlimited number of departments, items & customers.

QuickBooks Cash Register Plus Free Edition System Requirements

Required Operating System

  1. MS Windows XP or MS Windows Vista (32-bit version only)

Recommended System Requirements

  1. At least a 2.0 GHz processor
  2. At least 1 GB of RAM for Windows XP (2 GB if running Windows Vista) 1
  3. 1 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)

Minimum System Requirements

  1. At least a 1.8 GHz processor
  2. At least 512 MB of RAM for Windows XP (1 GB if running Windows Vista) 1
  3. 1 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)

Disk Space Requirements for Additional Software 2

  1. 50 MB for Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework (provided on CD)
  2. 4 MB for Adobe Flash Player 9 (provided on CD)

Hardware System Requirements (optional)

  1. QuickBooks Cash Register Plus Hardware Bundle: 2 USB ports, with cash drawer plugged into receipt printer
  2. Receipt Printer: 1 USB port
  3. Credit Card Reader: 1 USB port
  4. Bar Code Scanner: 1 USB port
  5. Pole Display: 1 USB port
  6. PIN Pad with Integrated Card Reader: 1 USB port

Note that Intuit QuickBooks Cash Register Plus does not work with the 64-bit version of Windows Vista. Also, disk space requirements do not include company data files. If your company data file is very large you may need more disk space.



One Response to “Intuit QuickBooks Introduces Cash Register Plus Free Edition”

  1. comment number 1 by: Jean

    I installed it (CashRegisterPlusFreeEdition2010.exe) on MS windows XP. All went well but Quickbooks did not start at all. So I uninstalled it. Any suggestion?
    Kind regards

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