As a small business entrepreneur there is a lot of demand on your time from competing forces, not the least of which are accounting and administrative tasks. For most business owners and their support staff, these tasks are the necessary evil of doing business, often put off until the last possible moment in favor of revenue generating activities.
Technology innovations have made it possible to reduce time and effort expended on bookkeeping keystrokes. For those using QuickBooks (the number one small business accounting software in the U.S.), it’s easy to expand the capabilities of the basic software with apps from the Intuit app store. The website features web-based and mobile apps that link with QuickBooks desktop or QuickBooks Online, allowing businesses to capture specialized data once and import it directly and automatically into QuickBooks accounting software.
Some of the top-rated QuickBooks-compatible apps available for legal and professional service providers are:
- Concur, Expensify , Tallie – These apps for travel and expense reporting allow employees to create reports from mobile apps that scan receipts, track mileage, etc., and automatically link to your QuickBooks accounts, vendor names, classes and location info.
- BigTime, TSheets, Chrometa – These mobile time tracking apps will sync to QuickBooks for payroll or invoicing. Users can enter time through the web from computer or smart phone. Chrometa may be the most automated – its “passive timekeeping” feature logs every activity that takes place on your computer and the amount of time on each task.
- Fundbox, BlueVine – Accounts receivable financing apps link directly to your QuickBooks invoice information to process cash advance requests. Total financing and fee structures vary for each of these products.
QuickBooks has been recognized by a broad range of technology developers for its top spot in the field of small business accounting products. These app developers are eager to capture new clients through integration of their product with QuickBooks, and users can benefit through administrative economies when the software integration meets their needs. This may be an opportunity for your accounting staff to benefit, too.
For general information or to discuss your particular situation, please call your Aronson advisor at 301.231.6200. Our Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors are CPAs who can provide assistance with any QuickBooks issue.