Do You Need an App for That?

Matam Jaswanth

We’ve recently changed our approach to helping clients with apps. In the past, we had a web page that listed the apps Fourlane likes and frequently recommends. However, we discovered this did not work. Clients would look at the list, see an app that seemed like a good idea and buy it. The problem? Sometimes they did not need the app at all.

We took the webpage down and now we’re instituting a new consulting process to help client’s get what they need. The first phase is answering the question: Can QuickBooks solve this problem?

You’re probably saying: of course not. If QuickBooks could do it, I wouldn’t need an app.

Fourlane’s foundation was built on QuickBooks expertise. Sometimes that means finding unique workarounds in QuickBooks, teaching our clients a new way to use QuickBooks or a need for a third-party app.

Let me give you an example of using QuickBooks to solve a problem. Last week, we were working with a taxi company that needed to track expenses by each vehicle. They had set up the vehicles in QuickBooks as “assets,” which is correct for tax purposes, but doesn’t help them in managing their books. We suggested they set up each car as a “customer” in order to track expenses by vehicle and run reports tied to each of those vehicles.

Problem solved. If you have a problem and you’re not sure whether QuickBooks can solve, we’re happy to help! Contact us today via email or call 800-931-2120.


About Marjorie Adams

Our head QuickBooks trainer and guru, Marjorie Adams, is Founder and CEO of Fourlane, Inc., an award-winning consulting firm and Intuit’s #1 QuickBooks Reseller Partner. Fourlane’s team of experts offers several QuickBooks oriented services including consulting, training, programming, integration, and more. Over the years, Fourlane has helped over 10,000 customers across many different industries with their QuickBooks accounting software. Marjorie Adams is considered one of the top QuickBooks trainers in the country. She was listed on CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 Under 40 in 2014 & 2015, and has been recognized as Intuitive Accountant’s 2015 QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor of the Year. Marjorie sits on Intuit’s VIP Program, is a frequent contributor to Inuit Accountants News Central, and has developed Intuit’s QuickBooks Enterprise Certification training. She has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, American Express Open, the Huffington Post, and Inc. Magazine.

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