18 Nov Integrated QuickBooks Add-On
With this solution the information is extracted from QuickBooks directly, or may update the QuickBooks data file directly. Some programs require mapping of information so the interface is bi-directional. Others simply extract the information as needed. These are available in one of two formats:
- Off the Shelf Program – standard packages mass marketed that are usually very cost effective and feature rich solutions. Examples include BillQuick, Expert Analysis Upgrade, Aatrix, ReportWiz, Customer Payment Analyzer, and countless others.
- Off the Shelf Tools – standard packages that provide flexible solutions. These typically fall into the category of data base or report generating products. Examples include Alpha 5, Adagio FX, and QODBC. These products may be a little more complex to use in the beginning but the flexibility they provide can make the investment in training well worth it in the long run.
- Custom – this may begin with an off-the-shelf solution that is then modified based on the specific client need. Other times it may be a completely custom solution. The cost is usually a little higher because the programmer works specifically on solving a client need with a solution that cannot be readily sold to another customer. A perfect example of this is the QData Viewer, several reports are available off the shelf, but countless reports are possible with a little custom programming.