If you’re like 44% of businesses, you’re planning to up your IT spend in 2020. You already know and love your QuickBooks products. Yet, do you know all the QuickBooks integrations you should be taking advantage of?
You’ve got work to do and no time to explore all the applications available for QuickBooks users. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the top apps and software you need to know about. Keep reading for our top 10.
Salesforce is a powerful cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) tool that seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks. With Salesforce, you get personalized marketing tools, deep customer insights, and the capability to automate tasks through customization.
Salesforce + QuickBooks
Now, you may be wondering: isn’t QuickBooks already a CRM? Why do you need another one? While QuickBooks alone may suffice for startups, larger businesses need a more robust solution to manage the whole client and customer relationship pipeline. Enter Salesforce.
Another noteworthy CRM, Zoho is a web-based solution that’s well-loved for its highly user-friendly interface. Zoho gives businesses the power of real-time sales cycle analytics and integrates with social media apps, so you can find more leads and close more sales.
Zoho + QuickBooks
PCMag, a leading tech industry magazine, named Zoho the Business Choice top CRM of 2019. That’s because Zoho was the top-recommended CRM by businesses across the country.
Why do businesses love Zoho? Primarily because it’s highly reliable and offers the ability to customize import/export into QuickBooks to a T.
Plus, considering Zoho offers its CRM free for businesses with 3 subscribers or less, it’s an excellent choice for small businesses with modest budgets.
WooCommerce is a WordPress plug-in that makes e-Commerce a breeze. With a free download of the WooCommerce app, you can easily turn your business website into an online store. The app offers an easy-to-configure payment gateway with automatic tax calculating functions and more.
WooCommerce + QuickBooks
If you’re an online retailer that’s looking to scale up, you’ll love that WooCommerce allows unlimited products and product types. You can even track inventory data and get shipping notifications in QuickBooks.
Another option for digital stores is Shopify. More than 820,000 online merchants use Shopify to power their shops. That should be no surprise, either, since Shopify supports such a broad range of products, from rentals to ticketed events to services and consultations.
Shopify + QuickBooks
Integrating QuickBooks with your Shopify store helps businesses keep track of inventory, monitor orders, analyze customer data, and get updates on shipping. What’s more, you can hook up payment systems like PayPal and time-tracking programs like TSheets.
For every order you export from Shopify, QuickBooks auto-updates to show the cost of the transaction plus tax and shipping fees. Shopify also communicates with QuickBooks about inventory, updating the stock of your available items automatically and continuously.
Some consider HubSpot merely a CRM, but it’s really much more than that. In addition to managing client relationships, HubSpot offers an incredible suite of sales and marketing tools to help you get to know your customers better so you can run better advertising campaigns.
HubSpot + QuickBooks
HubSpot is for companies that want to grow fast and for cheap. The CRM itself is free, with optional upgrades as your business grows. However, keep in mind that HubSpot isn’t meant for businesses larger than 200 people.
Another downside to this CRM is that you can’t do QuickBooks integrations directly. Instead, you’ll have to head to the QuickBooks App Store and check out a HubSpot application.
Since an Amazon store doesn’t feel like a “real” store, you may forget that you need to keep track of your business transactions. Luckily, Amazon integrates with QuickBooks Self-Employed to help you import and categorize your business sales.
Amazon + QuickBooks
If you want to sell items online, Amazon is one of the best places to do it. Indeed, there are over 310 million customers active on Amazon already.
The only downside is that you can’t keep track of gift card purchases. Yet, the ease with which QuickBooks communicates with your business bank accounts and Amazon more than makes up for this shortcoming.
7. TSheets Time Tracking
TSheets is a timekeeping application meant for businesses with hourly employees. The awesome thing about this program is that it works directly within QuickBooks for a seamless user experience that helps you create incredibly precise payrolls every time.
TSheets + QuickBooks
Since Intuit (the owner of QuickBooks) bought out TSheets, they’ve been helping small businesses save more time on manual data entry even more. Whether you work with QuickBooks online or through your desktop, you can automate all your time-tracking needs in TSheets.
If you don’t have an accounting tool already, you need Expensify. This receipt and expense management tool automates accounting for your business. Plus, you can customize everything from expense categories to auto-employee reimbursements.
Expensify + QuickBooks
QuickBooks integrates with Expensify to offer you expense coding capabilities, spending analytics, and more. You set rules for how expenses are to be categorized in QuickBooks and Expensify does everything else for you.
Also, because Expensify integrates directly with QuickBooks, data is synced in real-time throughout the workday. That way, you’ll never miss a thing about your business finances.
PayPal is a global payment acceptance system that also allows customers to pay with credit for purchases. While PayPal used to be a solely digital payment-processing system, brick-and-mortar stores are starting to accept it, too.
PayPal + QuickBooks
When you integrate PayPal with QuickBooks, you get a payment-processor and an invoicing system bundled into one. The two systems communicate so seamlessly, payments collected at your business are auto-recorded in QuickBooks. No manual data entry required.
When syncing PayPal and QuickBooks, you have options. You can turn on the “data-only” feature for free to sync your data. For an additional PayPal transaction fee, you can add on the ability to accept payments in QuickBooks.
Lightspeed is the #1 most popular point-of-sale (POS) system around, especially for retailers and restaurants. Though it doesn’t integrate directly with QuickBooks like QuickBooks POS, the two programs can talk to each other with the addition of Lightspeed Accounting.
Lightspeed Accounting + QuickBooks
After hooking up Lightspeed Accounting with QuickBooks, all data about future transactions will auto-sync from the POS to your QuickBooks products. If you use QuickBooks on your Windows desktop instead of the internet-based version, you’ll need to use QuickBooks integration software like Web Connector.
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