How Ability Business can help you…we understand that each business has its own story…
Ability Business listens to learn about its customers and their needs. Then Ability Business uses its award-winning expertise combined with out-of-the-box thinking and troubleshooting skills to find, discuss, and implement retail QuickBooks solutions for your organization. With Ability Business, you’ll find an established yet innovative, trusted, and professional team that delivers results.
This article describes and links a case study, giving the approach and highlighting the value you’ll receive with an Ability Business solution.
What Does Ability Business Offer?
Ability Business offers software and hardware bundles using the latest available technology plus training and support services. Ability Business has developed proprietary app solutions to fill some QuickBooks feature gaps. And Ability Business provides a path for scalability that matches your business growth plan.
What Does Ability Business Want to Know About Your Company?
For Ability Business to provide the best recommendation that meets your needs, we want to know about you and your business story. We like to know our customers and for clients to know about Ability Business and the team members who will help you. Then we’ll be prepared to consider and discuss solutions with you.
- Pain points
- Business goals
About the Ability Business Team
The Ability Business team is experienced, with solid skills and a wealth of knowledge in these areas:
- Problem solvers
- Support gurus (experts)
Ability Business Case Study: Thinking Outside-the-Box to Find Solutions to Real Problems
Client: Brown County Art Guild
Location: Nashville, Indiana
In this case study of its client, Brown County Art Guild, Ability Business fixed a broken system by recommending and guiding the implementation of a customized QuickBooks solution fitting their unique business needs by maximizing QuickBooks.
Their new automated system provides reliable information needed by Brown County Art Guild to smoothly operate, manage transactions, including consignment payments, and make timely business decisions.
After actively engaging in understanding Brown County Art Guild, Lisa Burnett and her team at Ability Business considered problems and solutions, with some solutions using out-of-the-box thinking.
Ability Business took a deep dive into reviewing and understanding Brown County Art Guild’s workflows. Then Ability streamlined the workflows, eliminating duplicate work. Ability Business automated business processes and established syncing between QuickBooks accounting software and Point of Sale software. These solutions save significant time and improve accuracy for Brown County Art Guild.
Every three months, the Guild does a gallery painting change out. Instead of entering 100+ new items into the POS system, we at Ability Business decided to create vendor base item templates connected to the QuickBooks general ledger accounts. It’s easy for staff to select the template, create a copy to edit the item name and price, and receive and sell on the spot.
Ability Business understood the challenges, described the new solution, the training and implementation process, and the timetable to solve significant system problems. Ability provided necessary customer support.
Lisa, Business Consultant & General Manager, became a trusted advisor based on both skills and relationship with the client, continuing to help Brown County Art Guild and its Board of Directors handle new challenges as they arise.
Ability Business Expert Support
As an award-winning, established QuickBooks Solution Provider, Ability Business has a process for providing expert support to its customers:
- We get to know you, your staff, and QuickBooks setup
- Review settings to meet your needs
- Provide training
- Quickly troubleshoot & resolve issues
Ability Business offers QuickBooks support and training services for small and mid-sized companies.
Top 5 Ability POS Apps for QuickBooks Point of Sale
Ability Business offers proprietary business apps to expand the functionality of QuickBooks. By using these apps, you’ll experience less errors and reduce manual steps. These apps differentiate Ability Business from other QuickBooks consultants and value-added resellers (VARs).
Top 5 Ability POS apps for QuickBooks Point of Sale are:
- Integrated Scale
- Customer Display & Signature Capture
- Handheld Receiving
- Age Verification
The Ability Business Integrated Scale software app for QuickBooks Point of Sale lets your business weigh items at the checkout and scan barcodes for random-weight items measured by a label-printing scale.
Customer Display & Signature Capture
The Ability Business Signature Capture app for QuickBooks Point of Sale displays items for customers to view as the sale is processed, collects electronic signatures, and emails the receipt. Signature Capture is used for retail and wholesale house accounts, credit card charges, and other customer payment methods at the QuickBooks Point of Sale station.
To streamline workflows for receiving goods, the Ability Business Handheld Receiving for QuickBooks Point of Sale app scans products or items with a Cipher Lab Inventory Scanner. The app creates a receiving voucher for a batch, or ties the Batch Receive to a Purchase Order (PO) in QuickBooks Point of Sale. An Internet connection is required.
Businesses also use Ability’s Handheld Receiving for QuickBooks Point of Sale app to perform random inventory cycle counts.
The Ability Business Age Verification app for QuickBooks Point of Sale uses a 2D scanner to scan driver licenses and check IDs instantly for age verification. Age Verification is used in retail businesses that sell age-restricted products like beer, wine, hard liquor, tobacco, and vape products.
The Ability Business Consignment app for QuickBooks Point of Sale is a solution for tracking, reporting, and making payments to consignees while keeping your inventory and accounts payable accurate and up to date with QuickBooks Point of Sale and QuickBooks financial software.
Ability Business AFE Sync Tools
Ability Business also developed and offers Ability Financial Exchange (AFE) apps to sync QuickBooks Point of Sale (POS) with QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks Desktop accounting software in near real-time. AFE adds functionality to QuickBooks POS Desktop that only natively syncs to QuickBooks Desktop as part of the End-of-Day procedure.
Ability Business Expertise and Affiliations
Ability Business specializes in providing custom QuickBooks POS and QuickBooks accounting software and hardware solutions, including proprietary apps that add features to enhance QuickBooks functionality.
Ability Business awards, credentials, and affiliations include:
- Top QSP & Award-winning (QSP = QuickBooks Solution Provider)
- Certified ProAdvisors
- QuickBooks POS Council Member
- 2020 Top 100 ProAdvisor – Lisa Burnett, Business Consultant & General Manager
- Intuit Trainer/Writer Network – Lisa Burnett, Business Consultant & General Manager
Ability Business is a consulting and software development firm that begins by understanding your business story. Ability then makes thoughtful recommendations, offers training, and guides you in implementing customized solutions to solve your company’s pain points.
Besides providing services, Ability Business, a QuickBooks value-added reseller (VAR), offers proprietary software apps and QuickBooks software and hardware bundles.
Ability Business will help your small or mid-sized business reduce manual processes to increase efficiency, achieve information visibility, and handle operations with scalability for growth.
About the Author
Barbara is currently a financial writer working with successful B2B businesses, including SaaS companies. She is a former CFO for fast-growing tech companies and has Deloitte audit experience. Barbara has an MBA degree from The University of Texas and an active CPA license. When she’s not writing, Barbara likes to research public companies and play social games including Texas hold ‘em poker, bridge, and Mah Jongg.