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QuickBooks Sync Manager Discontinued – What’s Next?

March 2, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Hi everybody – Just a quick post today because things are about to get very busy around here. But if you found this page through a Google search you probably already know that yesterday, 3/1/2016, Intuit discontinued their Sync Manager, which was the method that many third-party application developers used to connect to Windows desktop […]

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A Philosophy of Integration for SMBs

December 8, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

When I started this business 10 years ago, most of my work was with businesses that used QuickBooks. At the time, there were very few off-the-shelf products that integrated really well with QuickBooks. Eventually a few integration platforms appeared, but many of these were priced for the enterprise market and were too complicated or expensive […]

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Extending The Power of QuickBooks with Custom Programming

July 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Many QuickBooks users and prospective QuickBooks users like the basic accounting functions in QuickBooks (financial reporting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, banking, etc.), but find that there are other aspects of their business where the existing QuickBooks features don’t quite meet their needs. These users are typically faced with two options: time-consuming and costly workarounds, […]

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The Time Is Right for and SMBs

May 1, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

This year, is making a big push to attract small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and I couldn’t be more excited. As a consultant and software developer specializing in QuickBooks and Salesforce I’ve been the odd man out for the past few years. There are several good CRM systems that integrate well with QuickBooks, with […]

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QuickBooks Web Connector: When To Use It

February 19, 2015 | By | 30 Comments

I’ve received quite a few inquiries lately about how to integrate web-based applications with QuickBooks. In cases where the query comes from another software developer  one question comes up almost every time: Should I use the QuickBooks Web Connector to do this? The short answer: I would only use the QuickBooks Web Connector if I was […]

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Salesforce Is Now PCI Certified

February 1, 2012 | By

In an earlier post I wrote about and PCI compliance. I’m pleased to report that Salesforce is now PCI/DSS (Payment Card Industry / Data Security Standards) certified. This is a big boost for those of us who develop custom applications on the platform. The Salesforce announcement can be seen here.

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Intuit Introduces Salesforce for QuickBooks

September 8, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

On September 7 Intuit announced the release of a new application in the Intuit App Center that integrates QuickBooks (Windows desktop and online editions) with CRM. We heard rumors about this back in March, with few details, so as someone who’s heavily involved in custom programming for both QuickBooks and I’ve been looking […]

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Musings on the Demise of IPP Native Development

August 14, 2011 | By

Intuit recently announced that they are pulling the plug on Native development on the Intuit Partner Platform and are partnering more closely with Windows Azure to provide developers with tools to support Federated development on IPP. (The difference – at the risk of oversimplifying – is that with Native development you could build an application […]

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August 3, 2011 | By

I wrote this in response to a query from a prospective client who needs a payment application developed for their org. I thought it might be useful to share with the world in general. I welcome any comments and conflicting opinions, as this is an important discussion. 2 documents referenced in my original email […]

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Repairing QuickBooks Point of Sale Financial Exchange

July 19, 2011 | By

By far the most common QuickBooks Point of Sale support call that I get is for a broken financial exchange. So I decided to post these instructions to help you correct the problem yourself, should you find yourself in this situation. In these instructions I’ll refer to QuickBooks Point of Sale as “POS” and QuickBooks […]

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