QuickBooks 2010 introduced something new: a suite of optional products/services that integrate into QuickBooks. There have been 3rd party solutions available for QuickBooks for years, but the difference here is that these new products/services live on the web.
They are accessible directly within the QuickBooks application, by clicking on the App Center button. You’ll see the Intuit Workplace App Center.
Almost all of these solutions are available to try for free for a limited time. Then there is a monthly subscription fee if you choose to continue using them.
There are currently three main categories of apps:
1. Professional Services apps. These include document, fax, and expense managers and other efficiency-enhancers for professional offices.
2. Financial Services apps. Add-ins for accountants, tax practioners and financial advisors.
3. Field Service apps. Route and vehicle tracking and more.
There are also project management apps, marketing and CRM apps, management reporting apps, and a nice inventory analysis app.
The suite of available solutions is growing all the time and with it, the possibility of making millions of offices more productive.