It was nice to wake up this morning to see Method’s name splashed on ZDNet, and Intuit’s press releases. Today Intuit announced a new way of integrating with QuickBooks, called Intuit Anywhere. For QuickBooks users it’s a great way to connect your favorite web apps all in one place. It’s also got a cool little blue-dot widget that has a menu listing all your Intuit Anywhere apps. Just click the blue-dot, choose your app, and you are automatically signed into that app. Alex Barnett from Intuit demoed Method CRM to the press, which was fun to watch on YouTube (we’re at about the 3:50 through to the 5:30 mark of the video). I was also quoted in the Intuit press release, which was nice. Rather than giving a self-serving quote glowing about all the great things Method does, I instead gave a quote about what I think Intuit Anywhere will do for QuickBooks users - hey.....call me the geek and not the PR pro....but I really think this will be a big hit for QuickBooks users - and in our case, Method Solution Providers.
We began working with Intuit on this stealth project in early April, as a way for Method to work with QuickBooks Online. I personally have been very involved on this project, and I am glad that the cat is out the bag so that we can now talk more freely about it. While I have been managing the syncing portion, Danny has been working on a new version of Method CRM, which we highlighted to a packed room of Method Solution Providers at Scaling New Heights a couple weeks ago. The response was outstanding - with lots of “wows”, “oohhhhs”, “that is so clean!”, clapping and THREE standing ovations! Okay.....the standing-o’s may not have happened - but that’s because people were out too late the night before and were 'tired'.The new CRM version is being finished off this month and will be available for both QuickBooks Desktop, and for QuickBooks Online in early July. I’ll post more news when I have it! 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.