QuickBooks Add-ons: Save you Time and Money
Posted August 31, 2015
QuickBooks is a powerful accounting package for small businesses, but there may be time when you will find that it doesn’t have all of the features that you’re looking for. Thankfully, there are third-party developers that you may be interested to know can be some excellent resources for rescue! These top 9 add-ons can help you with everything from fine tuning strategy, automating, lowering shipping costs, inventory management, to setting up a store in Facebook. Most are FREE or reasonably priced and you can get them through the Intuit App Center.
1. Manage the Vital Signs of your Business with Corelytics Analysis
Corelytics Analysis uses your current accounting data to develop a picture of your overall trends, predictions and performance. Each month you will see what parts of your business are performing and which parts aren’t so you can make adjustments. The helpful dashboard keeps your team current on where your company is headed and what challenges you face so that you can make better business decisions with greater precision.
2. Engage a Higher Response with Direct Mail Manager
Direct Mail Manager caters to small businesses that want to reach customers by mail without spending a fortune on agencies or graphics pros. Integrated directly with your QuickBooks data, you gain access to advance mail reporting tools to include: USPS tracking, ROI Reports, A/B Marketing Testing. The data will then be used in comparison to your QuickBooks activity to determine your ROI (Return on Investment).
3. Save time on Sorting through Shipping Options with AgileShip Beta
Businesses have lots of shipping options, but sifting through them can be time-consuming. AgileShip does the leg-work for you. Collecting order data from QuickBooks, AgileShip compares the rates for U.S. mail, parcel, and freight services (including insurance), and then sets up the shipment, validates the address information, records the cost, and provides you with one consolidated bill.
4. Stay One Step Ahead of Fraud with AuditMyBooks Analyzer
AuditMyBooks Analyzer checks your Quickbooks data for suspicious data and entries as well as more than a dozen possible accounting problems to help you detect errors and fraudulent activity keep your financial structure safe, sound and honest.
5. Manage your Inventory with SOS Inventory
Inventory features are not one of QuickBooks fortes. With SOS Inventory you can easily integrate with QuickBooks and helps you keep track of inventory, cost history, sales orders and management support tools right from your desktop or smartphone. You can even keep tabs on multiple locations from one simple platform.
6. Turn your Facebook Page into a Sales Channel with OneWay Commerce
As projections for Facebook retailing continue to grow, OneWay Commerce offers businesses the ability to have an online store up and running within a matter of minutes. Your customers can view products, “like” any product, and share the product with their Facebook network. The application also makes check-out easy, as the customer can pay with PayPal or Google Checkout, without ever leaving the Facebook main page. Finally, OneWay Commerce syncs with your QuickBooks Company file, allowing for updating of products, inventory, prices, and descriptions.
7. Go Paper-Free with Your Bill Pay Process using Bill.com
Manually recording your bills and payments into QuickBooks Online can be time-consuming. Bill.com for QuickBooks Online lets you receive e-bills (or store scanned paper bills) and pay vendors electronically from PCs and mobile devices and it updates QuickBooks and your online bank account automatically each time you sync.
8. Make Importing Excel and CSV Data Easier with Transaction Pro Importer
If you’ve ever tried to import Excel or CSV data into QuickBooks you may have discovered by now the slew of problems that you can encounter. Transaction Pro Importer makes it easy to import many list and transaction types into QuickBooks Online from any text or Excel file.
9. Manage Your Remote Workers with AtDuty Field Service
AtDuty Field Service is designed for businesses that have mobile employees who work on customer sites. Manage 1 to 50 employees. Dispatch work orders to mobile devices; locate employees and jobs, track time spent on jobs, and invoice customers instantly.
Remember, your decisions are as strong as your data! QuickBooks has been around since the mid to late 1990s and many small businesses have been using it for a number of years. However, many now have large data files which are slow and frustrating and some files may have a large number of data base fragments or other data integrity problems. LRBBC is proud to be your one-stop solution helping you ensure the health and integrity of your books. Don’t forget to schedule your Health Screen and Check Up TODAY! As we enter into 2016 – A new year filled with potential, NOW is the time to get started on the right foot! Call us at 703-519-7954.