[QODBC-Desktop] Intuit Announces QuickBooks 2007
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Intuit Announces QuickBooks 2007
New Features and Integrated Services Solve Small Businesses' Most Important Problems
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today announced the availability of QuickBooks® 2007. The new line of products and services focuses on what matters most to small businesses: making day-to-day tasks even easier to complete while adding deeper functionality for specialized and growing companies.
QuickBooks 2007 includes powerful new tools and services that help small businesses succeed in activities beyond accounting. For the first time, Intuit is offering customers integrated tools to market their business and attract new customers, as well as new services that extend QuickBooks' functionality - from accepting credit cards to managing timesheets and running payroll. Combined, these create a robust ecosystem of distinctive solutions to help existing and new-to-the-world businesses be successful.
"No one serves small business and accountants better than Intuit," said Brad Smith, senior vice president of Intuit's Small Business Division. "For nearly 15 years, we have remained laser-focused on ease, continuously improving the market-leading small business management platform. At the same time, we have developed a powerful mix of integrated services that our customers asked us for to help better connect them with their customers, vendors, partners, and employees."
Solutions Beyond Accounting
QuickBooks offers more than 25 products and services beyond core accounting functionality. From QuickBooks Merchant Service for Web Stores to Intuit Small Business Payroll services, customers can leverage their existing QuickBooks data to manage better and market their companies. QuickBooks also offers easy solutions to process payments, such as the QuickBooks Credit Card Processing Kit and the new QuickBooks Time Tracker to easily collect and manage employee timesheets on the Web.
The latest addition to Intuit's comprehensive small business ecosystem is a series of popular marketing tools from Google. The new integrated online tools include Google maps, Google AdWordsT, and the QuickBooks Product Listing Service, designed to solve another critical small business concern - attracting new customers online.
Customers can easily find more than 400 add-on applications that solve specific needs, from sales force automation to eBay integration, through the QuickBooks Solutions Marketplace at: http://www.marketplace.intuit.com.
"Small businesses are increasingly interested in moving from piecemeal solutions to more integrated approaches to company operations," said Merle Sandler, senior research analyst at IDC. "But this can be tricky because small firms also want resources supporting company growth but not being too expensive or difficult to use. With that in mind, Intuit's strategy of extending beyond basic accounting to build a valuable network of available capabilities will resonate with both small businesses and the accountants that serve them."
Focusing on What Matters Most - Ease
QuickBooks 2007 features numerous enhancements that simplify users' most frequent activities, helping the approximate 3.7 million small businesses using the software be more efficient:
New "Right for Me" Solutions to Solve Specific Needs
As part of Intuit's Right for Me strategy to offer QuickBooks versions for companies of different sizes and industries with specific needs, the QuickBooks 2007 line adds new capabilities for specialized businesses and growing companies:
"To meet the needs of large retailers, we were spending two to three hours a day manually calculating and converting quantities. We have different shipping requirements for each retailer. Any error in shipping too many or too few of any one item results in shipping error fees" said Tom Mitchell, CFO of HBH Pet Products in Springville, Utah. "QuickBooks gives us that peace of mind to know that we have shipped out what our customers want when they want it."
In addition, an improved Shipping Manager enables multi-parcel high-value shipping with FedEx, and UPS handles third-party billing. It can print labels right from QuickBooks on popular thermal printers.
"Time Tracker saves us so much time when entering employee timesheets," said Leticia Zaragoza of K Page Kistler, PC in Virginia Beach, Va. "Plus, I have total control when managing these entries for billing."
Pricing and Availability
QuickBooks Premier - including industry-specific editions for accountants, contractors, manufacturers and wholesalers, nonprofits, professional service firms, and retailers - is priced at USD$399.95.
QuickBooks Pro retails for USD$199.95, and QuickBooks' entry-level product, QuickBooks: Simple Start Edition, is USD$99.95. A new three-user value pack for QuickBooks Pro is USD$ 499.95, and a five-user value pack for QuickBooks Premier is USD$1,499.95.
QuickBooks 2007 products are currently available direct from Intuit at: http://www.quickbooks.com. They will be available starting on October 11, 2006, at fine retailers everywhere, including Amazon.com, Best Buy, CDW, Circuit City, CompUSA, Costco.com, Fry's Electronics, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Sam's Club, and Staples.
For mid-market companies, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 7.0 starts at USD$3,000 for a five-seat license and is available for up to 20 simultaneous users. The QuickBooks Enterprise price includes a 12-month full-service plan that entitles businesses to 24/7 technical support from a dedicated support engineer, product upgrades, data recovery, reporting services, interactive training tools, and automatic renewals. QuickBooks Enterprise can be purchased directly from Intuit by calling 866-379-6635 (+1 866-379-6635).
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading business and financial management solution provider for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers, and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken®, and TurboTax® software, simplify small business management, payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation software suites for professional accountants.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $2.3 billion in its fiscal year 2006. The company has nearly 7,500 employees with principal offices in 13 states across the United States and in Canada and the United Kingdom. More information can be found at: http://www.intuit.com.
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