How quickly things are changing in the technology world!
Shortly after Intuit announced they would be dropping their mobile app for the desktop versions of QuickBooks, the following plopped into my inbox:
"Salesforce.com for QuickBooks desktop will no longer be offered"
DON'T BE CONFUSED!
"Salesforce.com for QuickBooks" is NOT the same as the longstanding Salesforce.com product. The Salesforce.com product is still going very strong and there are several companies that do offer links to connect the traditional Salesforce.com software to QuickBooks desktop.
The "Salesforce.com for QuickBooks" solution was something Intuit introduced four years ago with great fanfare. Apparently, the great din and commotion back then has been reduced to background noise and demand far below expectations for the program to be discontinued.
The "Salesforce.com for QuickBooks" web site is still active as of this writing. Note that all inquires once you get to the site are being directed to the traditional Salesforce.com folks.
There is also mention of Salesforce integration with QuickBooks Online, so it appears that program is still alive and well.
This move to drop the connection to the desktop version of QuickBooks isn't surprising, as Intuit continues their march toward getting their users into the cloud somehow (more on that in a future blog post).
Find all of the above to be migraine inducing and want a more stable, less hassle CRM solution for your business?
The Intuit Marketplace has a listing of CRM programs that work with the desktop versions of QuickBooks. The marketplace allows you to browse the solutions, check out use feedback, and much more.
If you were to ask me which CRM systems I like, my answer would be:
- Infusionsoft (this is what I use to power my business)
- Results Software (note the bonus 10% off special at the bottom of the page!)
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