Mountain View, Calif. - Intuit has released QuickBooks 2011, with new features designed to allow small-business owners to access essential information remotely. A new service, QuickBooks Connect, lets small businesses access QuickBooks data remotely via the Internet or a mobile device. Other key additions include customer and vendor history features and a customer snapshot. QuickBooks 2011 also includes a simplified start-up process, with start center guides that assist users through installation and allow them to import business contacts directly from their Gmail, Yahoo! or Hotmail accounts.


New York - The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has released a new product that helps accountants and clients collaborate online. Accounting CS Client Access is an extension of the company's recently introduced Accounting CS, and will initially offer clients check-writing and payroll-calculation capabilities,with accounts receivable and payable to be added over the coming year. Firms can choose which functions to deploy on a client-by-client basis.

Firms can maintain control over how clients interact with data and execute their day-to-day bookkeeping functions. Clients can access the software through a secure portal on the firm's Web site with customizable permissions. Firm employees can set up each client directly from the firm's computer systems, with no client visit required.


Fountain Valley, Calif. - Personable Inc.has introduced ScanWriter for QuickBooks, a technology that will allow for automation of all previously keyed entries into QuickBooks. ScanWriter is designed to capture scanned documents or existing electronic statements, including bank statements, credit card statements, receipts, invoices and other documents, and immediately populate QuickBooks transactions for a client.

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