SOURCE: Intacct


April 20, 2011 10:30 ET

Welcome Wagon Selects Intacct Cloud Financial Software to Replace QuickBooks

An American Institution, Welcome Wagon Will Save Money, Streamline Processes and Enhance Financial Visibility With Intacct

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - Intacct, a leader in cloud financial management and accounting software, today announced that Welcome Wagon, the world's largest welcoming service for new homeowners, is migrating its on-premises financial system to Intacct. Prior to Intacct, Welcome Wagon had been using Intuit QuickBooks® with a homegrown CRM solution to manage customer billing, order entry and other day-to-day financial processes. Switching to a complete, cloud-based system from Intacct will enable Welcome Wagon to reduce costs, streamline processes and enhance visibility into company performance.

In business since 1928, Welcome Wagon has provided its services to more than 75 million United States households, including American Presidents such as John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush as they moved into the White House. When in-home visits stopped in 1988, Welcome Wagon shifted its approach to mailboxes and the Internet. Through the years, the company has maintained its commitment to families by welcoming and connecting new homeowners to community businesses and professionals.

Having outgrown QuickBooks and needing to replace its homegrown CRM application, Welcome Wagon began looking for a new financial management solution. The company researched all available options on the market before selecting Intacct for its flexibility, open platform, ability to handle deferred accounting transactions, intuitive and accessible reporting and dashboards, and affordable cost.

Welcome Wagon will use Intacct Revenue Management to support the company's complex revenue recognition requirements. Intacct Revenue Management completely automates this process, eliminating the needs for spreadsheets or manual workarounds, improving accuracy and saving labor costs.

Welcome Wagon will also benefit from the openness of the Intacct platform. The company is swapping its homegrown CRM system for new applications based on the open source vtiger CRM. The new vtiger CRM solution will be integrated with Intacct to streamline business processes including order entry, customer invoicing and IT management. According to Welcome Wagon, Intacct's open platform makes integration with vtiger easy.

Above all, the move to Intacct will provide Welcome Wagon executives with fast and easy access to the financial data they need to make real-time business decisions. From web-based dashboards, executives can view sales reports sorted by sales rep and region, as well as cash availability and accounts receivable reports. Before Intacct, Welcome Wagon relied on its IT staff to produce reports that relied too heavily on one or two persons trained to use the homegrown system.

"We were due for a change and Intacct quickly materialized as the most sensible business decision," said Eric Nudelman, director of IT for Welcome Wagon. "QuickBooks is a great product, but our accounting needs are more sophisticated now, and we needed a system that could keep up with our growth. Plus, our homegrown system was expensive to maintain. By moving to Intacct and cloud computing, we will save a significant amount of time and money."

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About Intacct

Intacct is a market and technology leader in web-based financial management and accounting applications for businesses and CPA firms. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Intacct's award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. Intacct applications are used by thousands of businesses from startups to public companies and are designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. The Intacct system includes accounting, contract management, revenue recognition, inventory, purchasing, vendor management, financial consolidation and financial reporting applications, all delivered over the Internet via cloud computing.

Intacct is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit or call 877-437-7765.

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