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Global leader in small business accounting software to become principal sponsor to Premier League’s West Bromwich Albion FC

Intuit QuickBooks, the global leader in small business accounting software today announces a major new sponsorship deal with West Bromwich Albion Football Club, which will run throughout the 2014/2015 Barclays Premier League Season.

Under the terms of the principal sponsorship agreement, Intuit QuickBooks and West Bromwich Albion have become official partners, and both the Home and Away team shirts of West Bromwich Albion FC will carry the QuickBooks logo.

“We’re thrilled to be forming a close partnership with West Bromwich Albion Football Club,” said Rich Preece, Intuit QuickBooks VP & UK MD.  “As one of the founding members of the Football League, West Bromwich Albion has a long and impressive history as a well-supported, family–focussed club with incredibly passionate fans”.

“Making up more than 99% of private sector companies and 60% of private sector jobs, small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurship are a part of the nation’s DNA. So is football!” said David Walsh, Intuit QuickBooks UK Marketing Director. “As the world’s number one online solution for small business accountancy software, QuickBooks is proud to support the businesses and sporting passions of entrepreneurs in West Bromwich, the West Midlands and the entire UK.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with QuickBooks as our exclusive shirt sponsor for the 2014/2015 Premier League Season” said West Bromwich Albion Football Club Chief Executive, Mark Jenkins.

About West Bromwich Albion:

West Bromwich Albion Football Club will kick-off an unprecedented fifth successive season in the Barclays Premier League in August 2014. Established in 1878, Albion has a proud heritage and rich tradition as one of the 12 founder members of England’s Football League. The Club won the Football League Championship in 1920, is a five-time FA Cup winner (1888, 1892, 1931, 1954 & 1968) and lifted the League Cup in 1966.

Strong footballing principles remain at the core of the Club and its progressive thinking has seen it thrive on and off the pitch on a global stage, while not forgetting its roots. The home of ‘the Baggies’, The Hawthorns, has a 26,586 capacity and sits in a central Midlands location. Like the Club’s state-of-the-art training facilities, the stadium offers the ideal backdrop for Premier League football. It remains a hive of activity all-year round as the Club’s directors and staff strive to remain competitive in the biggest league in the world.

About Intuit in the UK

Intuit in the U.K. helps small businesses get paid, manage their money and pay their employees, and accounting professionals be more productive and grow their practices. The company’s flagship products in the U.K. include QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Payroll and Intuit Pay. For more information visit www.intuit.co.uk

Intuit Limited is a company registered in England and Wales (Company No. 2679414) with registered address and principal place of business in 1 Cathedral Piazza SW1E 5BP London.  Intuit Limited is a subsidiary of Intuit Inc.

Receipt Bank and Quickbooks

 

We are pleased to announce that we have integrated the popular Receipt Bank app into QuickBooks Online. You can now send receipt data to QuickBooks Online with no data entry required.

 

Gone are the days of having to manually enter multiple of individual receipt expenses each month. The Receipt Bank app allows you to simply take a picture of the receipt or invoice and then automatically extract and publish the data to Quickbooks Online.

Receipt Bank removes the hassle of processing invoices, bills and receipts by allowing small businesses and accountants to submit invoices and receipts via smartphone, email and post which it then converts into data for a company to use.

The integration of Receipt Bank with QuickBooks Online allows users to seamlessly use the service within the platform, where receipt information will be classified under suppliers, expenses and show up in the P&L. This improves data accuracy, safely stores all receipts and save hours of manual entry.

Please visit the Receipt Bank + QuickBooks Online Integration page to connect both services. See the QuickBooks add-ons page to find more than 40 add-ons and apps that connect with QuickBooks Online.

 

Full press release shown below:

QuickBooks Online Adds Receipt Bank

Small businesses and accountants to save hours of time and reduce errors through integration of receipt management app with QuickBooks Online ecosystem

 

London, July 7th 2014 – Intuit, the largest provider of back office software to small businesses in the world, has announced that it has integrated the popular Receipt Bank app into its QuickBooks Online system. Receipt Bank helps remove the data entry hassle of processing invoices, bills and receipts by allowing small businesses and accountants to submit invoices and receipts using a smartphone app. The integration with QuickBooks Online will allow users to seamlessly use Receipt Bank’s service and manage more of their finances from one place, removing the hassle of juggling multiple pieces of software. The integration will also allow users to reimburse expenses unlike some other providers.

Receipt Bank – the latest addition to the large and rapidly growing QuickBooks Online ecosystem – is already used by more than 10,000 small businesses and finance professionals globally to save hours of manual entry, improve data accuracy and safely store their receipts. QuickBooks Online users can now submit receipts using the Receipt Bank app, email or post; the information will be uploaded to QuickBooks Online and properly classified under categories such suppliers, expenses, as well showing up in the P&L.

Rich Preece, VP and UK Managing Director at Intuit commented: “Everyone hates dealing with receipts; they get lost, damaged, are a pain to enter and it’s easy to make mistakes. Now you can scan them in on the move using the Receipt Bank smartphone app, and have them appear almost instantly and properly classified in QuickBooks Online.

“Adding Receipt Bank is a great example of how we are constantly innovating to make our customers lives easier so they can concentrate on the important things. Our customers have told us they really wanted a way to ease the hassle of manually entering receipts. With Receipt Bank’s integration with QuickBooks Online, we’re delighted to bring it to them. The integration adds to our growing ecosystem of applications that help small businesses and accountants manage their finances and grow their business from one place.”

“I am delighted with QuickBooks Online’s partnership with Receipt Bank”, said Charlie Carne of Charlie Carne & Co, Chartered Accountants. “The ease with which my clients can now upload their purchase invoices and expense receipts directly into QuickBooks Online will dramatically improve the efficiency of our work. Our bookkeepers can now spend more time on valued-added work, as much of the data entry is automated. We can now provide a quicker and more responsive service for our clients, with much more timely reporting.”

 

Nelson Da Silva, Partner Manager at Receipt Bank said, “The days of a small business owner taking a shoebox full of receipts to their accountant at the end of each month are over. Using Receipt Bank within QuickBooks Online gives small businesses and accountants the ability to process receipts and invoices instantly.  This enables them a real-time view of what is coming in and going out of a business. We estimate that using our software saves accountants one hour per week, per client.”

For more information and to see a product demo please use the following link: http://blog.intuit.co.uk/8577/popular-receipt-bank-app-now-integrates-quickbooks-online/

 

ENDS

About QuickBooks

Intuit QuickBooks is the worldwide leader in cloud business management because it offers small businesses an unprecedented ecosystem of easy-to use solutions to drive growth. QuickBooks has evolved from the world’s number one small business channel to the world’s small business operating system – an open platform that was redesigned from the ground up to help small businesses get the most out of the cloud. QuickBooks Online is available in 124 countries and has been translated in 12 languages. For more information, please visit http://www.intuit.co.uk/quickbooks-accounting-software.jsp.

About Intuit in the UK

Intuit in the UK helps small businesses get paid, manage their money and pay their employees, and accounting professionals be more productive and grow their practices. The company’s flagship products in the UK include QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Payroll and Intuit Pay. For more information visit www.intuit.co.uk

Intuit Limited is a company registered in England and Wales (Company No. 2679414) with registered address and principal place of business in 1 Cathedral Piazza SW1E 5BP London.  Intuit Limited is a subsidiary of Intuit Inc.

About Receipt Bank

Receipt Bank’s aim is to remove the burden that receipts and invoices place on small businesses.

Working with bookkeepers, accountants and with small businesses directly, Receipt Bank has developed its software and service to make the gathering, storage and processing of receipts and invoices as easy and as cost effective as possible.

Founded in 2010, our award-winning service is used by accountants and bookkeepers around the world to improve their efficiency and to improve the service they can offer their clients. Receipt Bank integrates directly with the leading bookkeeping software packages and with other software that help us in our mission – to free small businesses from the data entry of receipts and invoices!

Intuit - Death of the Office (UK - High-res)

 Cloud computing, digital and mobile technologies have started to transform businesses. Many of us now access documents from mobile devices, attend virtual meetings via teleconferencing and collaborate on tasks using social media. And all of this means we don’t have to spend so much time chained to our desks. In fact, a whitepaper by Citrix Systems found that 72% of UK employers are providing or expanding telework options. This focus on mobile and flexible working is happening across the board from sales people and tradesmen using tablets in the field to business owners bookkeeping on their smartphones on the way home. But, with technology constantly evolving, what will the workplace of the future look like for SMEs and how will this play out across different areas of the business?

We’ve already seen how consumer technology has been brought into the realms of business with the Bring Your Own Device phenomenon. The lines between our personal and business lives are continuously blurring, and this is only set to continue into 2020 and beyond. According to Kinvey, half of employers will require that employees use their own devices for work purposes by 2017.

In a back office capacity, you can manage your books and instantly pull up cash flow figures wherever you are. This means you can access your finances on the move at any given time and make updates in real-time. Some of the most forward thinking SMEs are already doing this via mobile phones and tablets, but we could even see this go one step further with wearables. Imagine being able to do this via a smart watch or using Google Glass.

When it comes to physical work spaces, in 2020 cars might be the new meeting room. For example, Regus envisions commuters of the future working in self-driving cars, where front seats can swivel around to create a four-person meeting space. The design of the work space itself could also undergo radical change. From fresh air pumped into air con units to healthy snacks and water being automatically provided at regular intervals – all this could help drive productivity, efficiency and staff satisfaction.

Change could be seen right down to the network. Collaboration platform firm, Huddle thinks that ‘work networks’ will die out, as firms shift to cloud-based systems. This process is already in motion, as many SMEs in particular are realising the cost benefits and efficiency gains of working in the cloud from managing customers in Sales Force to managing your finances online. This also allows greater collaboration. For example, you can work with your accountant to update and instantly access the books via the cloud. You can query invoices or payments processes and get answers in real-time. This helps take the pain out of financial management, allowing SMEs to focus on more strategic tasks and growing their businesses.

All these technologies enable remote working and businesses are already realising the benefits of having greater flexibility in the workplace. For example, 80% of managers surveyed in an IBM study agreed that flexible working improved productivity. What’s more SMEs can actually save money by adopting this approach. A study by Telework Research Network found that if those with compatible jobs telecommuted for just two days a week, employers could save over £3,000 a year.

This approach to work is only set to rise as we become more mobile in future. The possibilities are endless. Whether it’s wearable technology, a bigger move to the cloud or re-designing the office space to encourage a more collaborative workforce, technology really has the power to fuel the future of business and transform the work environment.

We have published this and other research insights in a new interactive Infographic with the name “Death of the Office – How technology is shaping the workplace of the future”. You can find the image version below and the original dynamic version here.

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QuickBooks Online UK Private Mode

You told us loud and clear: there’s always room for improvement!

Based on your suggestions, here’s what’s new in QuickBooks Online:

  • Hide financial numbers from view. Click the Private mode toggle at the top of the home page to hide sensitive information from passerby. (We call this “Starbucks mode.”)
  • Access recent transactions in forms. Click the clock icon in the upper left of a transaction form (like an invoice or payment) to view a list of recent transactions.
  • Richer sales form customization.
    • We added a new template called “Fresh.” It’s like Bold but with no background color.
    • We added the invoice number to the Friendly template.
    • The Airy template is now window envelope compatible. Click the More tab to turn it on.
  • More convenient timesheet entry.
    • No more horizontal scrolling.
    • You can now view subtotals by day.
  • Receive payment by invoice number. Click the Find by invoice no. button at the top of the Receive Payment form.
  • Save as you go. On most forms, click the new Save button, located to the left of the primary action button on the bottom right.
  • Finding a customer is easier. Now you can search for a customer by company or contact name on the Customers list.
  • Smoother check printing. We improved the way you select, align, and print checks.
  • “Other details” are now called “Notes.” Find this in the Customer Information window and the customer detail page.
  • Drilling down to customer detail is easier. Click anywhere on a customer row to view their detail page.
  • Better tabbing. Tabbing is more logical on the sales transactions and expenses lists, as well as the invoice, sales receipt, receive payment, expense, and check forms.
  • Fixes to various features. This includes .bmp attachments, multi-recipient reminders, check balances, and markup calculations on products and services.

Don’t see this yet?

If your QuickBooks doesn’t look like the screenshot shown here, it means you haven’t been switched over to the new QuickBooks yet. Learn when the switch will happen for you. If you see the new interface but don’t see this kind of sales customization, it’s because we are running two versions of sales form customization in parallel. Don’t worry, we will make sure you get the winner soon.

Got an idea or suggestion?
Leave feedback by clicking the Gear icon in QuickBooks, and then click Feedback. This is the official way to get your ideas recorded and heard! Follow us on Twitter @QuickBooksUK for regular updates. If you don’t use QuickBooks Online yet, you can try it for free for 30 days.

Earlier this year we introduced a new way for accountants to become Certified ProAdvisors for QuickBooks Online. Our new self-study course covers the same content as our classroom and webinar sessions, but it breaks the content down into more easily digestible chunks. It’s all the benefits of the other courses with extra bonus benefits added on top.

1.       You can get certified without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

It may be summer now, but let’s face it – we’ve been having some pretty bleak weather lately. Even when the sun does come out it doesn’t last for very long.  Commuting can also be a pain, even in the best weather.

2.       You don’t need to take an entire day out of billable work to attend.

We know you’re busy. Sometimes it’s really difficult to take an entire day out of practice to attend a full day classroom session or webinar. Self-study is accessible 24/7. You can do a little bit every day in your lunchtime, at the end of the day or in that blissful moment of silence after you’ve put the kids to bed. You have 30 days from registration to complete the course, and chipping away at the content bit by bit is a great way to get it done.

3.       You get (un)fair advantage.

Self-study has practice examinations ahead of each module examination. This is something that is not available in either classroom sessions or webinar sessions- these are intense days with everyone working at the same pace. Because of this, you get extra preparation for the exam.

4.       You can wear whatever you like.

We aren’t fussed about bare feet, slippers, uncombed hair or unshaved faces. To be honest we’d never know (unless you tell us!)

5.       You can work at your own pace.

In a face-to-face class or webinar we work to the pace of the slowest person in the room.  At self-study you work at your own pace. If you’re one of those people who understand technology with ease – by all means power through the course. If you need a little more time, there’s no shame in that at all. You can pause and rewind me as many times as you want and you don’t have to worry about inconveniencing others or slowing the course down as a result – remember slow and steady wins the race.

6.       You still get to ask questions and participate.

Many accounting professionals see self-study as a solitary activity, but throughout the entire exercise we are only a mouse click away. You can even message us from within the exam. You are also showed how to create a test-login and given all the upload files so that you can work alongside us as we work through the training. It’s not just someone talking at you on videos for hours and hours or endless PowerPoints. You get to participate as well just as you would in a classroom or webinar.

7.       You get to speak to a person.

Throughout the QuickBooks Online self-study course you hear from a real, non-computerised voice. We help you through the training with genuine enthusiasm, gusto and even the occasional laughter thrown in.

Hopefully this has sold you on self-study. If it has – click here to get started. If it hasn’t please comment below or tweet us @QuickBooksUK us with questions or  read the Getting Started guide here.

Dana