QuickBooks Online is a Web-based accounting service for small businesses that offers 24/7 access to financial information, including reports on the money coming in and going out, customer balances, as well as real-time book sharing with accountants and staffers and invoice creation functionality. There are currently about 130,000 small businesses that subscribe to QuickBooks Online, making for some 340,000 actual users.
As of Monday, QuickBooks Online subscribers can use their BlackBerry and iPhone smartphones to check current bank and credit card balances; keep tabs on who owes them money and who they owe; lookup customer and supplier contact information along with graphics from Google Maps; and access to balance sheets with profit and loss reports, Intuit says.
Monthly QuickBooks Online subscriptions start at $9.95 per month, and the BlackBerry and iPhone applications are free to subscribers. Both apps are currently in beta, or test, stages, and they can be found on Intuit’s “early concept release site,” IntuitLabs.com. The company is also welcoming user feedback, which can be submitted directly through the new apps.
“Our goal with these new mobile services it to give QuickBooks Online user the edge they need to compete and manager their busy lives by keeping tabs on their business even when they’re out of the office,” said Rick Jensen, Intuit Small Business Division senior vice president, in a statement.
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