Mountain View, Calif. (Gawkwire.com) Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) today announced both iPhone and BlackBerry integration with QuickBooks® Online, the leading Web-based small business accounting software.
Now the more than 130,000 small businesses that subscribe to QuickBooks Online have even more freedom to manage their business anywhere, anytime – with or without a computer. These early version Web-based mobile applications are part of Intuit’s Connected Services strategy to help entrepreneurs connect to their data when and where they need it.
Available on IntuitLabs.com, an early concept release site, these iPhone and BlackBerry applications help QuickBooks Online users get an up-to-date view of their finances by:
* Checking current bank and credit card balances.
* Tracking who owes them money and who they owe.
* Finding vendor and customer contact info with addresses via Google Maps.
* Running balance sheet and profit and loss reports.
“QuickBooks Online is perfect for us as there is no ‘office,’ just volunteer member parents working from various home or work offices,” said Laura Olcott, treasurer for Twin Cities Co-op Preschool in Corte Madera, Calif. “Given the virtual nature of our interactions, iPhone support helps us be more productive. While waiting for an appointment, I was able to check QuickBooks Online using my iPhone to look up parents with open balances and send them an e-mail reminder to pay their bill.”
“A growing number of small businesses are looking to mobile technology to run their business,” said Rick Jensen, senior vice president of Intuit’s Small Business Division. “Our goal with these new mobile services is to give QuickBooks Online users the edge they need to compete and manage their busy lives by keeping tabs on their business even when they are out of the office.”
The iPhone and BlackBerry Web-based applications for QuickBooks Online are part of IntuitLabs.com, a site where customers are encouraged to try Intuit’s early concept releases and contribute to the innovation process by providing feedback.
The site includes applications that address several important customer problems in a range of categories for consumers and small businesses.
Pricing and Availability
More information on QuickBooks Online on the iPhone and BlackBerry is available at www.intuitlabs.com/apps/category/mobile/. QuickBooks Online is available starting at $9.95 per month at www.qboe.com. The iPhone and BlackBerry Web-based applications are free to QuickBooks Online users.
Mobile Software and Downloads
Billing Manager on the iPhone