The Franchise Owner's most trusted news source

Log In / Register | Jun 20, 2018

Accounting Tools of the Trade

Holding over 80 percent of the small business market share, it’s a given that QuickBooks is a popular accounting software solution. But for a business who needs specific features and functionality, QuickBooks isn’t everything for everyone. So how does a franchise create a customized accounting environment on a budget?Small business owners are looking beyond just an accounting system. Their businesses demand vertical-specific, back office functionality with an effective and efficient approach to information management. Intuit recognized it’s inability to service all areas of business, so it offered the developer community a chance to create solutions that integrated with QuickBooks using a software developer kit (SDK).

The Intuit Developer Network, or IDN, was created to serve as the bridge between small businesses and independent developers, adding value to both sides while enhancing the QuickBooks experience. When software is integrated with QuickBooks, sharing data reduces calculation and entry errors. Integration also provides a single point of entry for information, such as daily transactions and database information. Dating back to 2002, the Intuit Developer Network now offers over 400 integrated solutions servicing multiple industries. The Intuit Solutions Marketplace allows the business owner to search for a solution by industry, by application, and by product name. Ratings, white papers, customer reviews, comparison charts, and feature listings are all available per solution.


For more information on software solutions that integrate with QuickBooks, visit these websites:

Solutions Marketplace for Clients IDN Forums Custom Solutions Provider Directory

For help in evaluating software solutions and developing a streamlined accounting process, contact Christine Galli at

No votes yet

About christinegalli

christinegalli's picture

Area of Interest
Franchise Consultant