Intuit & Barclays relationship goes from strength to strength
Latest QuickBooks 2005 accounting software now available to Barclays bank's Business Manager customers
Intuit today expanded its successful three year partnership with Clearlybusiness, a Barclays company, with the inclusion of the latest QuickBooks Pro 2005 software, within the new and successful Barclays Business Manager subscription package. Barclays Business Manager is a unique all-in-one subscription package that combines market leading business essential software applications and services, all for a small monthly fee, and with the addition of QuickBooks 2005 will give Barclays Business Manager subscribers an additional choice of a bookkeeping application that is suitable for a sole trader to a small enterprise employing upwards of 20 people. In addition to the Barclays Business Manager collaboration, the two companies will continue to work together to develop and pilot a range of new initiatives and developments to ensure small businesses have the essential tools for success and growth.
QuickBooks is designed to give any small business entrepreneur control over their cash flow, help manage their VAT and reporting obligations and give a clear picture of how the business is performing.
QuickBooks 2005 includes new electronic services of the kind previously only affordable and therefore available to larger enterprises. These services are completely integrated into the software, making them easy to use and manage. They include the ability to make electronic payments to staff and suppliers; automatic reconciliation of accounts with a Barclays business bank account online; and acceptance and processing of customer credit and debit card payments.
Susan Lazareff, UK country manager, Intuit Ltd, said: 'We are delighted to be reinforcing our long relationship with Barclays and Clearlybusiness with exciting new and improved offerings. Small businesses don't want software that straightjackets their ability to innovate and concentrate on their business. By giving them the choice of QuickBooks as part of the Barclays Business Manager subscription, we are providing small businesses with financial management tools that free them to focus on their core business, as well as adopt new electronic business processes that help them punch above their weight'.
John Davis, Managing Director, Clearlybusiness, a Barclays company said: 'The addition of the latest QuickBooks Pro software to our range of Barclays Business Manager subscription packages together with our strong partnership with Intuit, ensures that we continue to deliver unrivalled value for money and choice for our customers, and through the Business Manager monthly subscription fee give small businesses the opportunity to own and benefit from the market-leading essential tools - helping them grow sales, control cash flow and manage their business with greater confidence and success.'