The super successful financial software, Quickbooks, was recently made available online and via web application for customer testing on the iPhone, BlackBerry, and other smartphones. The software, which aids in bookkeeping, customer account tracking, and other equally important financial task, has made itself a favorite of a great number of small businesses nationwide for its user-friendliness and affordability. I would be lying if I said that we hadn’t taken it for a spin a time or two in the past.
Having the option to take this handy tool on the road is a pretty nice feature. Thanks to the new Quickbooks Web Application, transactions can be recorded immediately and customer account information can be located from anywhere, but the greatest aspect of this system just may be the potential for virtual collaboration with coworkers and colleagues hundreds or thousands of miles away. Despite the numerous reasons for considering this new application an instant hit, there are also some drawbacks that I feel necessary to mention.
The first and most notable is that this is a web application, not one available in the Apple App Store or BlackBerry App World. Although, I suppose, despite the annoyance of having to call up the website each and every time you wish to use the mobile application, that there is an added level of security in knowing that if lost your phone is not broadcasting that you have a web based financial account to the finder. This application also requires that a monthly membership is paid for web-based Quickbooks. It will not coincide with other versions of the software, so the update must be made immediately if you wish to use this feature. Though, once this upgrade is made to the web based system, the user will never have to make another upgrade again, it provides the freedom to work from desktops anywhere, and provides a comparison of your company against those in your industry (specific company names are not disclosed).
All in all, this application is a very intriguing prospect for many entrepreneurs and businessmen. With the added benefit of a highly sophisticated security system-worthy of national banks- I imagine many people will find their way to the Quickbooks app relatively quickly.