Pricing: $225 QuickBooks Pro; $375 QuickBooks Premier; $615 QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions (Available through UPS CTP and FedEx Tech Awards)
Target Customers: Small businesses that use UPS WorldShip and/or FedEx Ship Manager to ship 20 or more packages per day.
ShipGear by V-Technologies offers integration between accounting software (QuickBooks, Peachtree and others) and UPS WorldShip and FedEx Ship Manager. ShipGear’s two-way synchronization pro-vides a simple way to ship packages, update QuickBooks invoices to include freight charges, and eliminate double data entry in the two systems. As the package ships, ShipGear generates a personalized email notification.
It also integrates with Peachtree, Sage MAS 90/200, Microsoft GP, Exact Macola and eBay.
bMobile Route Manager — bMobileRoute Software
Pricing: bMobile Sales – from $299 per user; bMobile Route – from $9,850 (final software price based on number of mobile users, number of routes, industry module, support services selected, optional modules, optional customization services selected)
Target Customers: Distributors of food, beverages, and other products.
For businesses whose business happens in the field, bMobile is a great solution. Great for food and beverage distributors, bMobile can track inventory movement and provide critical business process management for distributing products to the field. If you deliver by truck, bMobile helps you plan and track everything from how you load the truck, to what route your drivers take to most efficiently deliver inventory, to even avoiding traffic along the way. With bMobile’s hand-held device integration, drivers can enter sales data and customer information directly into QuickBooks from the field.
Seamless integration is available with QuickBooks and other accounting systems, including Peachtree, Sage MAS 90/200/500, BusinessVision, DacEasy and Cougar Mountain.
SmartVault V3 — SmartVault Corporation
Pricing: Free plan for up to 100MB of storage. $19 to $69 per month, depending on number of users and storage size; first month is free. Discounts for annual billing.
Target Customers: Accountants and businesses that need an online document management solution and a web portal for secure file sharing.
When SmartVault launched in 2008, its flagship product was designed specifically for QuickBooks. However, with the enhanced document management and collaboration features released in SmartVault V3 (February 2010), any small business or accounting firm can now use SmartVault to store all of their documents, not just those associated with QuickBooks, and securely share files via the web portal. Although our rules state that a product cannot win our Awesome award multiple times, we feel SmartVault V3 is a completely different product and worthy of our recognition.
SmartVault users can now create and organize multiple levels of folders for all of their documents, not just the files associated with QuickBooks. In addition to custom folders, SmartVault also introduced the SmartVault Drive, making it easier than ever to manage and access files and folders, by mapping a drive directly to SmartVault. Windows, Mac, Linux and even iPhone users can leverage the power of the SmartVault Drive for easy document storage and access.
Combining the seamless integration of the SmartVault Toolbar for QuickBooks, the intuitive Web Portal and Web Drive for easy document sharing and collaboration, and the electronic Inbox for quick scanning and processing of documents, SmartVault V3 enables accounting firms and businesses to go paperless with a single solution.
Intuit Statement Writer — Intuit Inc.
Pricing: $49 to $149
Target Customers: Accountants who need to produce full financial statements from QuickBooks data.
Intuit Statement Writer helps accounting professionals prepare complete, properly formatted financial statements and supporting documents from QuickBooks data. Intuit Statement Writer is an add-on tool that brings QuickBooks financial data directly into Excel and Word, allowing for the easy creation of cover letters, supporting schedules and more. Every period, the user simply has to change the dates, and click a button to refresh the numbers. The “live link” automatically brings the data from QuickBooks.