It has been quite a month at Method, so it only seems appropriate for the team to close out October dressed up in crazy costumes, eating treats, and even performing interpretive dances…I’ll explain that in a bit.

Why such a great month for the team, you ask?  

Beta Launch

Prior to October, Method’s development team has been hard at work preparing the new Method for beta. There were all nighters and lots of red bull, but they did it. Our developer team got the new Method ready for beta this month and we couldn’t be more proud of their incredible hard work and dedication.  

QuickBooks Connect  

Leading up to October, the team was also hard at work preparing for our journey to San Jose for Intuit’s inaugural conference, QuickBooks Connect. We knew signing up to be a Main Street exhibitor was the perfect opportunity to show off the concept behind the new Method platform. So, our Main Street store was turned into a “Made for Me” cafe, where customers could order a small business CRM solution with just the right number of apps for their business.    

  And while most of the Methoders were manning the “Made for Me” cafe, members of our executive team were invited to speak at QuickBooks Connect sessions.  

Paul on the panel of Learn from Your Peers: How Other Developers Found Success

Danny in Running your entire business with QuickBooks Online with Kevin Kirn   Overall, QuickBooks Connect was an incredible event that featured world class keynote speakers and provided fantastic learning opportunities for small business owners, accountants, and developers looking to join the Intuit ecosystem.  Needless to say, we’re already excited for next year’s event.  

The Hackathon – Method:Donor   There were many big wins this month, but one that really struck a chord throughout the whole company was the QuickBooks Connect Hackathon win.  The challenge? To design, build, deploy and pitch an app within 36 hours at the QuickBooks Hackathon.  The Method Team created Method:Donor, a non-profit app designed to provide an easy way for donors to send charitable gifts and for non-profit organizations to accept and process those gifts within the QuickBooks environment.    

  “This win is a huge validation of the possibility that Method can provide its users with. Our winning app was designed using Method’s drag and drop app creation and customization environment.  It is a great example of the level of depth and personalization our solution can provide users and partners. We can’t wait to see the app go live on Apps.com so our not-for-profit customers can get as much as enjoyment and satisfaction out of using the app as we did in creating it.”- Paul Jackson, Method Founder and CEO 

  There was much celebration following the Hackathon win, including a series of photos taken of the giant check, cake and shots back at the office, and even an epic “new Method” inspired Halloween dance by our sales team.      

What Next?   November also promises to be a busy month for us Methoders. In addition to bringing the first wave of beta participants onto the new Method, we’ll be in Las Vegas for the Sleeter conference Solutions14. The team will be showing off the new Method and welcoming new QuickBooks ProAdvisors to the Method Partner Program.
The team will also be preparing for Method’s 2014 Partner Retreat, taking place this year in our home town of Toronto! If you’re a Method Partner and haven’t registered yet – what are you waiting for?! Register here – we’d love to have you join us.