Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) today unveiled its latest innovation designed
to help millions better understand and navigate their finances.
QuickBooks Assistant offers a conversational chat experience that solves
a common problem for the self-employed and small business owners –
quickly and easily staying on top of their finances.
“We know people who work for themselves have a lot on their mind with
limited time to manage the day-to-day, let alone unearth information and
insights about their business,” explained Alex Chriss, chief product
officer, QuickBooks at Intuit. “By adding a virtual assistant
side-by-side with business finances, people simply tap to ask questions
and find answers – rather than running reports and analyzing data.
QuickBooks Assistant represents a turning point in how work gets done
today, with an eye toward improving success rates in the future.”
QuickBooks Assistant is an example of Intuit’s continued focus on
innovations that help customers make smarter decisions. The new chatbot
combines data-driven insights and natural language processing to ease
business operations by merely asking questions or stating requests,
using a smartphone. The service understands intent and identifies
context to uncover numerous financial data points – from tax obligations
to expense tracking, cash flow, profitability and more. Benefits include:
Ease of Use: QuickBooks Assistant understands a wide variety of
financial questions. Customers simply ask how much money they made,
what they’ll owe in taxes, or which customers are most profitable –
and QuickBooks Assistant will share the answer, no need to toggle
between screens or set up queries.
Time Savings: Using chat helps customers instantly access their
financial snapshot with a simple question or command, making it easier
than ever to review data or information.
Business Confidence: Customers now access the insights
necessary to make financial decisions when it matters most, and feel
confident that they are making intelligent, informed decisions about
their finances whenever, wherever.
Mobile Office: Whether newly self-employed or a veteran of the
gig economy, people who work for themselves are regularly on the go,
focused on their businesses, with limited office time to review key
business metrics and finances.
How to Guide: For people who are unfamiliar with specific
features or capabilities of QuickBooks, QuickBooks Assistant now acts
as a “how to” guide – answering questions about how to add an account,
create an invoice and more – making the product even easier to use
than ever before.
QuickBooks Assistant is available today in QuickBooks Self-Employed for
iOS and Android, and will be released for QuickBooks Online in 2018 with
a beta now available in QuickBooks Labs. Both products are targeted at
helping the self-employed
and small businesses better manage their finances, with easy to use
features and services that make everything from expense and mileage
tracking to invoicing and getting paid easier and more seamless.
Inc. is committed to powering prosperity around the world for
consumers, small businesses and the self-employed through its ecosystem
of innovative financial management solutions.
Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks® and TurboTax®,
which make it easier to manage small
businesses and tax
preparation and filing. QuickBooks
Self-Employed provides freelancers and independent contractors with
an easy and affordable way to manage their finances and save money at
tax time, while Mint delivers
financial tools and insights to help people make smart choices about
Intuit's ProConnect brand
portfolio includes ProConnect
Tax Online, ProSeries®
the company's leading tax preparation offerings for professional
Founded in 1983, Intuit serves 46 million customers in North America,
Europe, Australia, Brazil and India, with revenue of $5.2 billion in its
fiscal year 2017. The company has approximately 8,200 employees with
major offices in the United
, Israel, Australia and
other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.