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Demo: QuickBooks in the clouds!

Good morning beta testers. 

I'm here in the Intuit sales and support office in Tucson, Arizona, showing the staff here what Method means to QuickBooks.  Eyes are bulging, as they can't wait to recommend this to QuickBooks users they support.  Finally, QuickBooks desktop data is available in real time, on the web (a.k.a. "the clouds"!).

I'm going to be doing my share by educating everyone on the power and freedom of Method by recording some informal tutorials / demonstrations and publishing them here on this blog.

The first one, about 10 minutes long, is about how Method connects to QuickBooks, and an overview of some of the main features of integration.

Click here to watch the movie:




Answer Man said:

Great movie.  Helped me figure out problem with my installation.  Speak louder.

May 6, 2008 10:53 PM

Method_Paul said:

Good to hear.  I've got another couple movies going up over the next two days.

Out of interest, Kevin, what was your installation problem?  Any way we could have made it more intuitive?  

May 7, 2008 2:14 PM

Answer Man said:

It was a misunderstanding about which puter I was on.  Since I travel I have done away with my CPU and only use this weak laptop.  Danny thought I was at a puter that would be connected to the Method beta QB database.  All is fine now I think?

May 7, 2008 5:10 PM

Method_Paul said:

I see.  So it was an issue of picking the correct computer to be the "main" QB computer.  Further on that, it makes sense when you think about what happens when a new customer is added in Method.  The web server needs to wake up one of the computers and add the new customer to QuickBooks, so if two computers are the host computers Method would have tried to add the customer twice.  By having one host be the "main" computer, you ensure everything goes smoothly.

May 7, 2008 8:33 PM

About Method_Paul

While studying at Queen's School of Business in 1999, Paul founded Alocet Incorporated, developing 'QXpress', which later became the top rated field service scheduling add-on for QuickBooks. Alocet Incorporated later went on to create Method Integration - an innovative small business management platform that allows users to create their own web apps for QuickBooks.