Intuit has released QuickBooks 2016 R5

Intuit released the QuickBooks 2016 R5 update for the U.S. version of QuickBooks. This is available as a manual update from the Intuit support website. It is currently being pushed as an automatic update.

The biggest issue is a change that relates to PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance – if you need this, then you have to do some extra work to remove a component from your system. If you remove that component, several features in QuickBooks will stop working (and possibly other programs).

Items addressed in QuickBooks 2016 R5:

Accounts Receivable
  • Transactions can now be saved successfully even if they contain a line item with a manufacturer’s part number for an assembly item that was not purchased through a vendor.
Advanced Inventory (Enterprise Only)
  • Barcodes can now have alignment changed, be printed, and be previewed before printing without the screen freezing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the following error in the QBWIN.LOG when running a Verify: Sum of item xxxxxxxx on item site table not match quantity on hand stored at item history table.
Database
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the Verify to fail after deleting the class selected on a record.
Inventory
  • For customers who disallow negative quantities, when creating an invoice from a sales order you will only receive a ‘Negative On Hand Detected’ alert after you’ve completed editing all line items.
Online Banking
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users with Internet Explorer 11 from accessing their banks website using the QuickBooks Internal Browser.
Other
  • Migration of MSXML code base from 4 to 6 to address PCI (Payment Card Industry) Compliance standards.
    • For users concerned with PCI Compliance, you should consult your IT professional to remove MSXML 4.0 from your system and complete the upgrade process.  We can help you with identifying any issues
    • Once MSXML 4.0 is removed from your computer, the following third party apps that require MSXML 4.0 will not be supported: Contacts Sync, Scan Manager, and Shipping Manager.
Utilities
  • Rebuild has been updated to delete stray item sites.