Intuit QuickBooks has added an apps tab within QuickBooks Online Accountant. Users can add apps directly to clients’ QuickBooks Online and their own firm’s free version of QuickBooks. Accountants can also help clients find the right app stack for their specific needs through the solutions available via the tab. Once an app is selected, books are synced and ready to use. When adding apps on behalf of clients, accountants are able to ensure the collected data is organized and in the correct place within QuickBooks. When adding apps on behalf of their firm, they can customize settings and optimize performance.

Host Analytics releases latest software version

Host Analytics has released the Summer 2017 version of its cloud-based financial planning, consolidation and reporting software. The new release is compatible with most internet browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge. The update includes more than 50 enhancements, including enhanced integration with NetSuite with native, transaction-level data analysis, drill-through capabilities, and account balances. This is meant to streamline setup and maintenance between applications, and lets users drill into transactional detail when performing “what-if” analysis. Additional UX and UI software improvements include global search, bookmarks, segregation of duties, multi-dimensional report bursting, and enhanced report sets, the company reports.

Chrome River signs Indiana University

Expense reporting software provider Chrome River has earned a new customer in Indiana University. The university has selected Chrome River Expense to manage expenses across all of its eight campuses. The solution is an automated, cloud-based expense management solution, which is planned to integrate into IU’s existing travel and procurement card solutions. Faculty and staff will submit travel bookings and out-of-pocket expenses through Chrome River Expense from any device. Chrome River serves approximately 75 colleges and universities.

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