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Software provider extends partnership

A partnership between two US-based accounting software providers has been extended to Australia to address “key pain points” for Australian users.

Technology Aidan Curtis 27 April 2020
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Intuit QuickBooks has announced the extension of its partnership with work management software firm Karbon to Australian users.

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Intuit QuickBooks Australia head of advisor strategy Meagan Wood said the partnership, which was struck in the US in February, is being extended in response to feedback from Australian users.

“In Australia, our accountant and bookkeeper community tells us that efficiency and improving visibility across their practice are key pain points,” Ms Wood said.

“This led us to explore bringing the partnership to the Australian market, and we are thrilled to see this come to life for the local accountant and bookkeeper community.”

Ms Wood said the partnership is aimed at increasing collaboration between staff members and managing workflows.

“Managing the firm’s workload is key for accounting firms — the more efficient a firm is, the more productive they are,” Ms Wood said.

“The Karbon solution enables firms to easily allocate work to team members as well as track who is working on which job at any time, from anywhere.

“Karbon creates a platform that makes team collaboration and communication seamless and transparent by tracking every client communication, task and interaction so firms can quickly see what has occurred on a job and where it’s up to.”

QuickBooks updates

Intuit has also said it has rolled out updates for its QuickBooks software to help customers accessing government stimulus measures like JobKeeper.

According to Intuit’s Australian vice-president and country manager, Natira Drayton, the updates include access to customised profit and loss reports to allow businesses to determine their JobKeeper eligibility.

QuickBooks payroll has also been updated to identify which staff members in a business are eligible for JobKeeper payments.

“Intuit QuickBooks Australia is committed to playing its role to support small businesses at this time and has been working hard to make small changes to its product to ensure we make it as easy as possible for users to access the help they need,” Ms Drayton said.

“[We] worked closely with the ATO to update protocols to ensure that once a user alerts QuickBooks that they are claiming JobKeeper, QuickBooks is able to let the ATO know through STP.”

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