Good news for Australian users of Quickbooks Online that should mean more useful Australian-made add-ons for the cloud accounting service.
Good news for QuickBooks Online users: the company behind QuickBooks, Intuit, has published the mechanism (technically, an API) allowing Australian developers to make add-ons for the cloud-based accounting software or to integrate their services with QuickBooks Online.
Why would you care? There are some very useful add-ons and integrations available for accounting software.
We don’t know yet what integrations and add-ons will be made for QuickBooks Online users in Australia, but fingers crossed they will be useful ones like those listed below.
Among those we'd like to see are integrations with:
- White Pages TotalCheck to ensure addresses are entered quickly and accurately (as used by Xero)
- POS systems such as Kounta and Vend to simplify the transfer of data to the accounting system
- a range of online store/shopping cart systems (ditto; some do exist but we could do with more that specifically suit Australian conditions)
Until now, a relatively small number of companies - including Web Payroll (payroll), Shoeboxed (bulk scanning service), SOS Inventory (inventory, order management and manufacturing), KeyPay (payroll) and FiFo Workpapers (workflow) - have been able to develop them through the QuickBooks Partner Program.
(If you're a developer of SaaS or mobile applications that could usefully connect to QuickBooks Online, Intuit would like to hear from you - click here. There are opportunities overseas as well as in the Australian market.)