Over 5.6 million businesses use QuickBooks to streamline their business’ accounting. The eye-pleasing interface, streamlined workflows, and powerful automation that QuickBooks provides to these business owners are invaluable, saving them time and money.
While QuickBooks’ core product is great and sufficient for the needs of most businesses, its ability to integrate with other apps is what gives it the scalability required for today’s growing businesses.
What Are QuickBooks Apps?
At its core, QuickBooks is accounting software that’s designed to streamline your operations and let you focus on growth. The “no-coding-required” integrations allow QuickBooks to connect the other aspects of your business to your accounting workflows, further increasing the efficiency of your business as a whole.
When you use QuickBooks Online and combine the accounting power of QuickBooks with the additional capability of QuickBooks Apps, your business indeed becomes a unified productivity machine.
How QuickBooks Apps Can Benefit Your Business
Now that we’ve clarified what QuickBooks Apps are, we’ll explain how integrating these apps with your existing QuickBooks workflows can help your business become more productive and successful.
Provide Context to Business Data
As any good business owner knows, data without context is meaningless. Using QuickBooks Apps provides context to the raw data that flows through your business every day and informs your business decision with actionable insights.
For example, apps like Float automate your cash flow forecasting, providing you with automated daily updates to your cash balance that are visual and easy-to-read. LivePlan, another forecasting app, provides you with real-time updates on your progress in achieving your business most important metrics so you can make intelligent business decisions.
Unify Your Business Parts
For business owners who are short on time, always having to look in several different places for information about a client is inefficient. Integrating QuickBooks Apps can unify many parts of your business like sales, marketing, inventory management.
For instance, the Method’s CRM app in the QuickBooks App Store lets you integrate your customer’s contact information, past orders, and interaction history within QuickBooks, empowering you and your sales team to provide personalized service to your customers. Sync with Square syncs data from your Square transactions with QuickBooks and TSheets simplifies time tracking for easier payroll management and invoicing.
Automate Routine Processes
Whether it’s freeing your own time or your employee’s, automation is typically worth its weight in gold. The apps listed below are examples of the way QuickBooks Apps let you automate or optimize many of your business processes and give you more time to focus on growing your business.
JuvodHR lets you easily share employee performance appraisals with them, ensuring a mutual understanding of employee expectations and increase employee engagement
Expensify streamlines receipt and expenses tracking, inputting relevant data from pictures of receipts into QuickBooks.
Business Payments syncs your transactions from PayPal and Stripe with QuickBooks, saving you the time spent on manual entry or tracking.