Quickbooks is the most popular online accounting program introduced by Intuit, a U.K based company. It is being used by thousands of small and medium sized businesses for bookkeeping and overall financial management. Quickbooks support has now decided to add new innovative features to its product as part of its summer release to help its customers in recovering from the negative impacts of Covid-19.
The most important of these features are as follows.
- An improved planner for cash flow
- Integration of PayPal into the program
- A payroll feature to calculate the wages of employees on prolonged leave
- New improved features for small and medium sized businesses in the fields of construction and accounting
It is a known fact that over half of all small businesses fail within the first year of their launch. This is a figure before the arrival of corona virus pandemic. One can easily assume how many more businesses are going to fail because of negative impacts of Corona this year. This is the reason Intuit came up with these innovations to help businesses recover well and reduce chances of failing because of corona virus.
Cash flow problems are the number one reason behind collapse of businesses in the first year of their operations. One can only imagine the worsening cash flow situation for business owners in a post Covid world. To help these customers, Quickbooks support services have made available their updated cash flow planner to all the customers. Earlier, this planner was available to only those customers using iOS based operating systems. This improved planner is backed by open banking and AI and thus capable of giving insights into cash flow situation in real time to the business owner. It means they can take better decisions in time to take their businesses on the path to recovery.
The cash flow planner has been made so strong that it can accurately predict cash flow situation 3 months from now. It can also tell the business owner likely impacts on the business with decrease in the number of workers and also that of customers.
With most businesses allowing prolonged leave of absence to their employees, owners find it difficult to calculate their salaries. The new feature of payroll that easily calculates the actual wages to be paid to each employee based upon his salary before Covid-19 has solved the headache of business owners. This feature has allowed business owners to deal with furloughed employees without any delays. This feature also makes it easy for the company to accept employees reporting to work after a long shutdown and their return to normal payrolls seamlessly.
Late payments from customers are another major reason why new businesses fail in the first year of operation. The new feature of integration of PayPal into the software by Quickbooks enterprise support allows customers to make payments using their credit and debit cards or through PayPal. This integration means the problem of late payments has been solved to a great extent by Intuit.