If you have a small business, there is a very good chance you use Quickbooks for your accounting solution. QuickBooks has an incredible 80 percent
market share — that means 29 million small business owners count on the program to keep their books organized. It’s also likely you use a number of other cloud-based apps to help run your business.
Take a look at why you should integrate Quickbooks with these other programs.
You’ll find there is a wide variety of cloud-based applications you can integrate into your Quickbooks business workflow. For example, let’s say you use Square for processing transactions in your retail store. Using the Sync with Square app, you can auto-import your sales and expenses into Quickbooks. The advantages include:
- Eliminating manual entry of data
- Saving time, money and worker hours that can be better used helping customers
- Simple reconciliation to match deposits, fees, refunds and payments against your bank statement
- Automatic invoice creation, including product details and category
- Viewing all payment processing fees in one location
Square is just one example. There are hundreds of apps
you can integrate with Quickbooks. For example, you can:
- Sync Quickbooks with Constant Contact to nurture better customer relations
- Connect Quickbooks with Google Calendar to track important dates and events
- Track time sheets and employee work schedules with TSheets Time Tracking
- Sync receipt data with Receipt Bank
- Receive quicker payment using InvoiceSherpa
Webhooks for Quickbooks Online API
With a talented developer, you can create your own Quickbooks cloud accounting software integrations. Developers can use the Webhooks for Quickbooks Online API, which features a push model instead of periodic polling for data changes.
For instance, you might want to get an alert when a customer’s data changes. All you have to do to achieve this is create an endpoint that the online API can contact for the change information.
Webhooks aggregates data for each request and sends a notification to your API. You can learn more from the Intuit Developer
page, which includes SDKs, developer guides, informative hangouts, sample code, a developer sandbox and tutorials on working with the Quickbooks enterprise cloud.
You are also free to use the API for your own app as long as it passes muster with the Quickbooks marketing, security and tech guidelines. Once complete, you can post it on Apps.Intuit.com, the Quickbooks app marketplace.
There may come a time when your business outgrows Quickbooks and you need to move up to a full-blown Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
system. With an ERP, everything is self-contained, so there’s no need to integrate Quickbooks with third-party vendors. When you make a sale, your General Ledger and Accounts Receivable automatically update to the new status.
Your staffers may lobby for Quickbooks online integration because the interface is effective and familiar. However, a modern ERP system offers functionality, internal integration and seamless operation benefits that far outweigh familiarity and comfort. Over time, your team will get used to the new system.
Exceptional and Versatile Accounting Software
Quickbooks offers you versatility in the way you run your business — you can select from hundreds of apps covering project management, scheduling, manufacturing, membership, non-profits, retail operations and more. So, if your first choice isn’t a good fit, you have many others to choose from.
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