QuickBooks Audit Trail Removal Service
QuickBooks Audit Trail Removal Service is a service to remove the audit trail from a QuickBooks data file. This will reduce the files size of the data file by as much as 30-50% and considerably speed up the data file. This service will also delete entries in the Voiced/Deleted Transactions Summary and Detail reports.
Audit Trail explained
QuickBooks maintains an internal Audit Trail to record all changes made to every transaction in the data file. This is a very helpful tool for Accountants/Bookkeepers to track users who made changes to transactions and other details such as amounts, etc. However, as the number of transactions increase in a data file, the audit trail grows by a factor of 2, thereby increasing the size of a QuickBooks data file, and slowing QuickBooks down considerably. Removing the audit trail brings down the file size of a data file and speeds up QuickBooks. It is also often required to remove the audit trail when handing over data files to government or other agencies such as the CRA and IRS in cases of data audits.
Advantages of an Audit Trail Report
One of the main problems that accountants and bookkeepers often encounter is trying to locate missing or historical transactions. At times, there are situations when you are sure that you have entered any specific transactions, but you are unable to find it in chart of accounts or any other company files.
Audit Trail Reports provide the fingerprint of each and every transaction that you have recorded in QuickBooks Desktop. For example, by using Audit Trail Report you can easily check all the modified transactions, entries, deleted transactions and even voided transactions.
Disadvantages of the Audit Trail Report
As the number of transactions increase in a data file, the audit trail grows by a factor of 2, thereby increasing the size of a QuickBooks data file, and slowing QuickBooks down considerably.
Does Removing the Audit Trail impact QuickBooks?
Removing the audit trail brings down the file size of a data file and speeds up QuickBooks. Removing the audit trail data does not impact QuickBooks in any way but rather helps in maintaining a low file size and improved performance in QuickBooks. This service works for QuickBooks US, Canada, UK, AU and NZ data files.
How does the service work?
E-Tech’s Audit Trail Removal service is a simple and straightforward service. You upload a backup of your QuickBooks file, the audit trail is removed and the size of the data file thus reduced. A secure download link to download a backup of the smaller file is then sent to you without the audit trail.