QuickBooks Integration: Default and Customized Points of Integration

By Default, VISCO integrates with QuickBooks at 4 major points: Vendor Data Updates Customer Data Updates Posting of AP Cost Entry Posting of AR Invoices In order for Customer and Vendor data to be able to push updates to QuickBooks the Accounting Key in VISCO must match the name of the customer’s or vendor’s name […]

QuickBooks Integration: Advanced Points of Integration & Add-Ons


Outstanding Receivables and Credit Limit Checks In VISCO most reports will show you information strictly based on what the user(s) have entered into VISCO up to that point, however, there are a few areas in VISCO that will also provide information based on QuickBooks information as well. Specifically, the Outstanding Receivables by Customer Report and […]

How One Drop Ship Company Created Their Own Payment Tracking


Some companies that are looking to use VISCO aren’t looking to integrate with QuickBooks but would still like a way to track incoming and outgoing payments. One Drop Ship customer asked if we could build out our default Invoice area to include payments entered on both accounts receivable and payable. At the time of this […]

Addressing the “Two Systems” Concern

Two Systems Concern

How a specialized logistics and distribution ERP integrates with existing Accounting software…successfully As co-founder and head of VISCO Operations, I’m often asked to justify a decision we made 19 years ago when we developed our highly focused logistics and distribution ERP without including basic accounting functions that we ourselves had written from scratch. I have […]

Choosing the best import and export software for a food distribution company


General “Everything to Everybody” type accounting software is simply not sophisticated enough to manage the complexities of importing and exporting food products. The downside of using general accounting and inventory software is blatantly obvious to anyone who is trying it, so I’m going to skip the reasons why a company would be looking for other […]

Why QuickBooks/Excel is not the best choice for importers

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QuickBooks has over 3 Million customers so Intuit is doing a lot of things right.  The QuickBooks software is generally considered the easiest accounting software to learn and use.  In addition to having an intuitive user interface, the elegant simplicity of the software itself makes it an easy choice for any new company starting out. […]

Credit Limit Handling in VISCO

Credit Limit Handling in VISCO

One of the questions that I receive most often is what options are available to help manage customer credit limits in VISCO.  This is one of the more flexible areas of the system with lots of options available:   Integration with QuickBooks-For the credit limits to have any use, we need to know the open balance […]

VISCO User Conference 2013-QuickBooks Integration


In day two of the conference Andy discusses the additional options now available in the integration between VISCO and QuickBooks.  Also discussing how QuickBooks reporting is improved by the additional data that VISCO can now send it. Part 1:   Part 2:   Part 3:

Shirley’s Blog – What Does a VISCO Customer Look Like?


 It is a Small Importer who receives one to ten containers per month.  They buy VISCO and pay a rather small monthly fee for Web Hosting and an annual Maintenance & Support fee to use the software.  They tend to model their business to the constraints and identifiers used in the software.  They integrate their […]

How VISCO Integrates with QuickBooks


There are 4 points of integration with QuickBooks: Customers, Vendors, Invoices and Vendor Bills. CUSTOMERS and VENDORS: When you need to add a new Customer or Vendor into the system, you would add them in VISCO first. When updating, VISCO checks QuickBooks to see if the Customer or Vendor exists. If not, you are prompted […]