Among the changes being made is a partnership between Intuit and the cloud-based storage service Box. The two companies plan to deliver a project collaboration center in Quickbooks Online Accountant. So, how will this new feature work? We still don’t know the details, but a spokesperson for Intuit said accounts and clients can share key information from within the Quickbooks online portal. So instead of emailing or faxing information to the accountant, clients can upload it directly to Quickbooks where the accountant is free to access it.
“Our partnership with Box is all about strengthening the relationship between small businesses and accounting professionals by making it easier than ever to share information,” said Wernikoff, the SVP of Intuit’s small business group. “The new document sharing center in QuickBooks Online Accountant is a way of leveraging the cloud to make the accountant-small business relationship even stronger,” he added.
Intuit also announced plans to launch a new payment API that will support third-party apps and programs. The goal is to streamline payments made to merchants who utilize Intuit’s merchant center. Delayed payments can spell disaster for small businesses, which is something that Intuit hopes to tackle with its new payment API. Third-party program and app developers can access this API to streamline payments made to merchants.
It appears that Intuit is finally putting its recent acquisition of itDuzzit to use. We broke the story of Intuit buying the cloud tech company itDuzzit for an undisclosed sum earlier this year. At the time, however, we didn’t know what Intuit had in store for the service. According to a spokesperson for Intuit, the company will use itDuzzit to create a new tool that bridges the gap between web apps and mobile apps. After a developer creates an app, he or she will be able to publish it within just two weeks at Intuit’s new Apps.com website.
Last but not least, Intuit has revamped its Quickbooks mobile app to include a wide range of new features like expense categorization, finger swipe functionality, and the ability to snap photos of bills and invoices to input them into your account.