Intuit Canada

Intuit Canada

September 16, 2008 10:36 ET

Intuit Launches QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions for Midsized Canadian Businesses

New subscription-based model is a comprehensive accounting solution for the growing Canadian midsized market

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2008) - Intuit Canada has launched QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, designed for midsized companies that want to retain the legendary ease-of-use of QuickBooks yet require more capacity, functionality and support than is offered by traditional small business accounting software.

Available today, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions hits the midsized sweet spot by filling the gap between small business software and larger, more complicated accounting systems. QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions includes the features business leaders, finance personnel, and the IT departments of midsized companies expect from a top accounting solution, without the disruptive implementation and significant upfront financial burden. Compared to small business software, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions delivers greater scalability and capacity. From 20 simultaneous users to painless management of 1,000,000 inventory items or customers, midsized businesses have room to grow.

"Canadian small businesses have sprinted out of the gate in recent years, and their success has increased demand for a more robust accounting solution," said Yves Millette, president and CEO of Intuit Canada. "At the same time, these companies have stepped onto a bigger playing field, remain focused on their business, and don't want the disruption of changing software and training staff. They have a comfort level with QuickBooks, and we've delivered an accounting solution that meets their growing needs."

QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions is uniquely designed to deliver the best possible user experience and greater productivity to Canadian midsized businesses. It delivers clear, detailed reporting of information for GST and provincial sales tax returns for one or multiple provinces; prints cheques to Canadian banking standards; and includes many more features not available in non-Canadian products.

Set and Forget Subscription Model Delivers Cost and Service Predictability

QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions is delivered though a subscription format, which includes regular automatic updates, all new product versions, and a subscription to the popular QuickBooks Payroll service. Year after year, subscribers always have the most up-to-date version of QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions. The monthly subscription can be cancelled at any point, and all historical data is retained by the user.

Priority Support from Day One

Intuit's priority support separates QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions from other, similarly priced offerings. Every licensed user can kick off with a personalized, pre-arranged service call to support installation, migrate data from existing QuickBooks software, and help turn on the right features for that user's business. This helps ensure the business suffers minimal downtime as it upgrades, and avoids the growing pains associated with many types of enterprise-level business software. Every licensed QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions user also has free unlimited priority access to ongoing technical support, which can be accessed by phone, e-mail or chat.

Other Enterprise Solutions Features:

- QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions includes QuickBooks Payroll, creating a complete, in-house payroll solution, helping save time over manual entry and hundreds or thousands of dollars on outsourced payroll services.

- Existing QuickBooks data is automatically imported into Enterprise Solutions

- Advanced reporting and analytics tools deliver real-time information drawn from multiple reports, and can be delivered to Microsoft(R) Access and Excel, Crystal Reports(R), and other applications

- Registered users can leverage the free priority technical support for help modifying built-in reports to create new ones for their specific business needs

- Increased data privacy, productivity and security with 14 pre-created roles; manual control over user data access; password protected user accounts, and user access controls for more than 100 areas and activities. Data recovery and password removal services are also included

- Integration with many industry-specific applications; includes a trial of TrueCommerce Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) software that automates order processing for large customers

- A widely deployed software developer kit and broad range of third-party add-ons; visit marketplace.intuit.com to find dozens of applications available today. (Search under "Canada" to find product compatibility.)

- Server flexibility - QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions is supported on Windows and Linux platforms

- Industry-specific workflows, tools, sample standard files, and financial report templates tailored to accounting professionals, contractors, manufacturers & wholesalers, and retailers

Enterprise Solutions is also available in a number of industry-specific editions, including contractors, manufacturers and wholesalers, non-profits, professional services, retailers and accountants.

Pricing and distribution information

QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions is available in 5 ($250/month), 10 ($450/month), 15 ($600/month) and 20 ($725/month)-user versions; and includes QuickBooks Payroll and unlimited priority tech support. QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions is sold directly through Intuit Canada, and can be purchased by calling 1-866-935-7237. A free 30-day trial version and additional product information are available at www.enterprise.intuit.ca.

About Intuit Canada

Intuit Canada Limited is a leading provider of business, financial and tax management solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Key products and services include Quicken(R), QuickBooks(R), QuickBooks(R), QuickBooks(R) Enterprise Solutions, SuccesPME, QuickTax, and ImpotRapide(MC). Intuit Canada Limited directly, or through its partners, offers ProFile(R), a professional tax preparation software suite, the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program, the Intuit Developer Network for professional users and developers and other products and services. Intuit Canada Limited and its partners enable individuals, small businesses, retailers and financial professionals to better manage their financial lives and businesses. Visit www.intuit.ca and www.accountant.intuit.ca for additional product information. Intuit Canada Limited is headquartered in Edmonton and has employees located in Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Intuit Canada Limited is a subsidiary of Intuit Inc., and is listed on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol INTU.

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