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  • By Lauri Paxton
  • 10 Jun, 2013
Did you know that Intuit has an app center hosting nearly 25 apps that work with Quickbooks Online?  Here are a few of them to check out because they integrate with the popular business accounting software to offer more features and functions and many apps offer a 30 day trial.
BodeTree gives business owners solid numbers in a visual way.   Their one-click reports allow you to compare your businesses’ performance to the competition and learn how to set specific targets to reach your goals.  Cost: $49.95 a month or $495 a year.
This on-line collaboration app keeps project management and accounting teams on the same page and integrates with both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online. Allowing users to work on projects remotely; share files; track budgets, time, and expenses; and send financial information to QuickBooks.  You can choose to receive notifications about events, messages, and comments in real-time or bundled in a once-a-day email. Cost: $39 a month.
ProOnGo Expense
ProOnGo Expense lets you track, approve or deny employee expenses. It syncs with your QuickBooks credit card registers so that you and your employees can edit and categorize credit card transactions from mobile devices running iOS, Android, or BlackBerry. By activating online banking in QuickBooks, this program pulls credit card transactions from your bank. QuickBooks then pushes those transactions out to ProOnGo. You can use your mobile device to edit and categorize the expenses, which sync back to QuickBooks. It also records timesheet info and mileage data, and auto-extracts information from receipts snapped with a smartphone camera. This management tool is perfect for a sales force or construction crews.  Cost: Plans start at $15 a month for one user and go up to $290 a month for up to 100 users.
SOS Inventory
SOS Inventory offers serious inventory, order management, and manufacturing features and is designed specifically to integrate with QuickBooks Online, which on its own doesn’t include sales orders. SOS Inventory lets you create sales orders, shipments, and invoices. The program will allow you you manage inventory throughout multiple locations, track items by serial number and cost history, track multiple stages of work-in-progress, and create pick tickets and packing slips.  If you are a seasonal business, the program will provide a quick look at end of season inventory and help for future buying cycles, Cost: Plans start at $25 a month and go up to $200 a month.
Technology can be a very powerful tool.  Efficiency realized by using these types of applications can result in higher productivity and increased profit.
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