For some small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), QuickBooks offers a complete accounting solution. And with the ability to track expenses, send invoices, keep up with sales tax, pay 1099 contractors, and more, many business owners opt for the familiarity QuickBooks Desktop rather than choosing an online solution.

At the end of the day, though, it’s difficult to find a single solution that meets all of your business’ needs. For all of the functionality provided with QuickBooks Desktop, there are limitations that can present major challenges when it comes to your organization’s accounting.

If you’ve run up against a wall trying to make QuickBooks Desktop work for your business, you might be tempted to switch to an entirely new accounting platform. We’ve got good news, though: switching to a new service is probably unnecessary.

The solution: QuickBooks Desktop Apps

QuickBooks recognizes that every business is different, and they’ve designed their software so as to allow for integration with various third-party apps. Whether you need more from QuickBooks Desktop when it comes to inventory, accounts receivable, billing, e-commerce management, or a whole host of other tasks, there’s likely an app out there that can provide a solution.

But what exactly are QuickBooks Desktop apps? How do they work, and where can you find them? And, perhaps most importantly, what sorts of apps are available? Keep reading to find out.

What are QuickBooks Desktop App Integrations?

Rather than attempting to build every conceivable feature into QuickBooks Desktop, Intuit has created the Apps for QuickBooks Desktop hub. Here, users can browse through hundreds of third-party applications designed to integrate seamlessly with your existing QuickBooks data.

Intuit also offers a QuickBooks Online App Store for users looking for QBO app integrations. However, many QuickBooks Desktop users are unaware of the fact that the software has its own dedicated app integrations available, many of which are free.

Where can I download QuickBooks Desktop Apps?

To get started with Desktop apps, click here for the Apps for QuickBooks Desktop database. You’ll find apps categorized by business function, industry, compatibility, developer, and more. If you prefer, you can browse according to these categories. Or, if you’re looking for a particular app, you can use Intuit’s search feature.

QuickBooks Desktop Apps by Category

At first glance, the list of QuickBooks Desktop apps can be a little overwhelming. There are a ton of options available across 25 different business function categories. The list of QuickBooks Desktop apps is constantly growing, with new apps being added on a regular basis.

We won’t go into detail regarding every functionality offered by apps in the Desktop apps hub, but here are a few worth highlighting:

CRM Apps

Whether you’re currently using a dedicated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system or looking to get started with one, it’s important to ensure that your CRM interfaces properly with QuickBooks Desktop. The Desktop app database contains apps dedicated to integrating your customer data with QuickBooks.

Expense Management

Every business owner knows how important it is to track time and expenses. Unfortunately, though, expense management can quickly fall by the wayside when you’re faced with other high priority tasks. If you’ve ever found yourself scrambling to account for expenses come tax time, you know essential proper expense tracking is. QuickBooks Desktop integrates with a number of expense management apps designed to make tracking time and expenses quick and easy for business owners.

Inventory Management

If your business sells physical products and maintains an inventory, you need a solution that allows for automatic syncing with QuickBooks Desktop. Particularly when it comes to e-commerce tracking, QuickBooks’ built-in functionality is fairly limited. With the right inventory management app, however, you’ll be able to integrate your business’ inventory with QuickBooks, eliminating the need for manual data entry.

All-in-one App Solutions

While there are hundreds of QuickBooks Desktop apps available, very few offer an all-in-one solution for business owners. It’s easy to find yourself attempting to integrate half a dozen apps with your existing QuickBooks data. Doing so can be time-consuming, difficult, and inefficient.

When it comes to accounts receivable, though, Biller Genie offers a wealth of functionality to SMBs without the need to sign up for multiple apps.

Think of Biller Genie as your full-time automated assistant. If you’re performing repetitive tasks related to invoicing and customer payments, why not hand them off to Biller Genie?

Biller Genie offers the invoicing and billing solution you’ve been looking for, with features like:

  • Automated accounts receivable process. From the moment you create an invoice, Biller Genie will handle the initial notification, follow up reminders, past due notices, and more automatically.
  • One-click payments. Make it easy for your customers to pay you with a single click! Biller Genie then automatically reconciles successful payments and closes your QuickBooks invoices.
  • Custom branded, secure payment portal. Your customers can log in, check their outstanding invoices, reprint invoice history, store cards on file, and more!
  • Late fees. Don’t let unpaid invoices impact your profitability and cash flow. Biller Genie can send automatic late fee notices, calculate customizable late fees, and update your invoices accordingly.
  • Custom invoices. No more generic QuickBooks-branded invoices. Create custom invoices with your company logo and color scheme.

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