Intuit today announced a strategic alliance with BDO USA, LLP in which QuickBooks will serve as a part of an expected new BDO offering this fall.
BDO is expected to launch a new cloud business management solution for clients later this fall. As part of the small business component of the new online offering, BDO will partner with QuickBooks to offer clients online tools and processes to help them better manage their accounting. This includes several preferred, integrated apps that work with QuickBooks, including TSheets, Expensify and Qvinci.
CPA firm strategic relationships are important to software publishers as the market for accounting and ERP solutions matures and shifts from the model of simply moving from paper to online to one where companies are increasingly looking to fully integrate their existing solutions.
Many small businesses who have completed the process of automating accounting are ready for the next step of fully integrating other solutions such as online e-commerce, paperless billing and other integrations.
Software publisher Sage has also been very active in this market with the November 2014 introduction of Sage View which integrates to Sage One Accounting – US Edition, Sage 50 – US Edition and Intuit QuickBooks (Pro and Premiere 2012-2015) to provide dashboards of client data.
Source: Intuit Press Release