New cloud-based service from Intuit is optimized for smartphones and
tablets, instantly connecting busy entrepreneurs to the business
information they need to succeed
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's tech savvy
entrepreneurs have a new solution to help them build their businesses
anywhere, anytime: QuickBooks Online. With Intuit's QuickBooks Online, small business owners can get instant
snapshots of their businesses - helping them see what they're making,
what they're spending, and who owes them money, all on a single screen.
Created by Intuit to empower the mobile small business owner, QuickBooks
Online is PC and Mac-compatible and optimized for iOS (iPhone, iPad)
and Android devices. Intuit is offering time-crunched entrepreneurs
QuickBooks Online for free for the first 30 days.
"QuickBooks Online is the evolution of our mandate to help businesses
access the information they need, anywhere, anytime," says Barb
Anderson, Global QuickBooks Online Leader, Intuit. "We're thrilled with
the feedback from our initial test group of Canadian entrepreneurs
about how QuickBooks Online is already helping to streamline their
day-to-day business lives."
With more than 300,000 users globally, QuickBooks Online products are
emerging as a growing force internationally as small business owners
around the world see the power of an easy-to-use solution for managing
their finances that keeps them connected to their most critical
Intuit is making QuickBooks Online available to Canadian businesses for
free for the first 30 days. To get their free trial and find out more,
entrepreneurs can visit http://quickbooksonline.intuit.ca/
Key time-saving benefits of QuickBooks Online include:
Online banking integration - QuickBooks Online safely links your accounting to your bank, importing
your statements so you don't enter those transactions twice. Keep track
of your cashflow.
Estimate-Invoice-Payment - In three clicks - designed to be easier, quicker, and more accurate than
using spreadsheets. Bill customers promptly and professionally. Helps
you get paid faster.
Simplified taxes - Make sales tax easy with automated GST/HST reporting; generate sales tax returns in a single click. Eliminate tax headaches.
Data back-up - QuickBooks Online stores all financial data on central servers,
protecting it in the event your laptop, tablet or smartphone is lost or
stolen. Have peace of mind knowing your information is automatically
backed-up, every two hours.
Anywhere, anytime access - QuickBooks Online gives you and your accountant protected access to your
accounts from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
Pricing and Availability
QuickBooks Online is available to Canadian small businesses in three
QuickBooks Online EasyStart - Design and create professional invoices,
keep an eye on cash flow and have one convenient place for your
customer data. $9 per month for one user plus accountant access.
QuickBooks Online Essentials - Generate sales tax returns with one
click; handle multiple currencies, harness powerful reporting tools.
$19 per month for three users plus accountant access.
QuickBooks Online Plus - Plan ahead with budgeting and customizable
reports. $29 per month for five users plus accountant access.
QuickBooks Online is free for the first 30 days. Intuit offers small
business owners a 60-day money back guarantee, and they can cancel the
service at any time.
To sign up for a free trial and to find out more, please visit http://quickbooksonline.intuit.ca/.
About Intuit Canada
Intuit Canada ULC is a leading provider of business, financial and tax
management solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, consumers and
accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including
Quicken®, QuickBooks®, QuickBooks® Enterprise Solutions, SuccèsPME,
TurboTax, and ImpôtRapideMC, simplify personal finance, accounting
software and tax preparation and filing.
Additional offerings include ProFile®, a professional tax preparation
software suite, the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program and the Intuit
Developer Network for professional users and developers. All are
provided by Intuit Canada or through its partners.
Intuit Canada has employees across Canada and offices in Edmonton, AB,
and Mississauga, ON. Intuit Canada is an affiliate of Intuit Inc.,
which is listed on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol INTU. More
information can be found at www.intuit.ca.
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About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management
solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions,
including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting
professionals. Its flagship products and services, including
QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, simplify small business management
and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and
filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation
offerings for professional accountants. Intuit Financial Services helps
banks and credit unions grow by providing on-demand solutions and
services that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $3.9 billion in its fiscal
year 2011. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major
offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and
other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.