Many larger industries rely on QuickBooks ® Desktop software to perform a wide variety of accounting functions including payroll, expense management, and bill payment. However, the scope of larger industries like manufacturing, supply chain, and logistics often involve the complex interaction of accounting with a wider variety of business functions and processes across a variety of devices and legacy systems. As a QuickBooks ® Desktop integration solution, QBD Connect provides a strategic digital solution to three main issues around API integration between accounting, financial, and other business processes.
Manual Data Entry across Multiple Software Platforms
Every business collects data from various sources, and entering that data manually is often the first logical step. However, in larger businesses and enterprises, this process can be needless complicated and extremely time-intensive. As a result, many businesses face specific challenges when entering data into various software packages manually, including
- High Amount (and Higher Cost) of Labor – Manual data entry across various platforms (including QuickBooks ® Desktop) frequently takes a large amount of time to perform, especially when dealing with complicated data sets. Ensuring consistent cross-platform data entry also requires appropriate internal labor and often larger projects require the hiring of temporary and/or freelance resources to ensure consistency and diligence over time.
- Greater Risk of Errors and Mistyped Entries – Even in a perfect system, data can sometimes be mistyped or misinterpreted. In many software packages, data is categorized by different labels between platforms. Although accounting and financial staff can account for nuances in terminology and categorization, the opportunity for mistyped entries and placement errors can often complicate processes, meaning unnecessary delays in acquiring appropriate data.
- Lack of Accessibility Via QuickBooks ® – Although many platforms can handle specific data sets and business functions, several do not have an easy interface with QuickBooks ® desktop. Larger-scale functions like order entry and fulfillment, inventory control, and income tax preparation often require strong integration with an accounting software platform. Although QuickBooks ® Desktop provides some function in this regard, many higher-end platforms do not easily integrate with this particular set.
However, QBD Connect provides a solid API integration solution for businesses using the desktop version of QuickBooks ®. Relatively straightforward functions like order entry, inventory control, and higher-end expense tracking require data sharing amongst various systems, and QBD allows for a single integration point for various software packages. Eliminating the need for extra labor, ensuring greater accuracy, and a central point for QuickBooks ® Desktop integration are all functions easily handled with QBD Connect.
QuickBooks ® Desktop and Real-Time Data Access
Business decisions often have to be made with great speed, and having the right data at the right moment can make the difference between a smart pivot and a mistimed strategy. Pulling data from different sources can be needlessly time-consuming, resulting in unnecessary delays and inaccurate matching of data points. Effective raw material and inventory management can facilitate more efficient, faster production and order fulfillment, giving your enterprise a significant advantage when providing goods and services.
By providing an effective API integration solution for your digital transformation efforts, QBD Connect enables real-time access to key business data. Real-time data access means greater agility and flexibility when making critical decisions that impact your business. QuickBooks ® Desktop API integration through QBD Connect can provide the right data at the right time for strategic decision making.
QuickBooks ® Desktop and Remote Access
As many businesses adopt remote work policies due to recent events, ensuring access to various databases and financial information is especially critical. Having the benefits of real-time data access and integration provides confidence and efficiency to a remote workforce. Having a software integration solution that works across various software platforms and devices eases solutions and fosters a smoother, more efficient business process. Even though remote access for QuickBooks ® Desktop is possible, other critical software processes may not provide such access.
Adopting QBD Connect as a QuickBooks ® Desktop integration solution eliminates several steps in the process, increasing the efficiency of your remote workforce as well as the value in your customer relationships. Our QuickBooks ® API integration service provides cross-platform and cross-device functionality, allowing your enterprise to implement and execute across your remote workforce. As more businesses rely on QuickBooks ® Desktop for their accounting and financial tracking needs, QBD Connect provides the primary tool to ensure that all of your business functions are handled in an effective, precise manner.