We all know how powerful QuickBooks is, how vast its range of capabilities are and that there’s likely a QuickBooks product—or more than one—that suits where we’re at in terms of the size and scope of our business. It is as much a business partner as any flesh-and-blood part of our operation. We could not do without it and we would not want to try. But for all of its strengths, QuickBooks is not a perfect program.
Some of those weaknesses are larger than others. For instance, in our current time and climate, businesses need to be nimble across platforms in order to cut down on costly errors, be able to make real-time assessments and decisions and set themselves up for success. QuickBooks Online has made it possible to do business on the go, while QuickBooks Enterprise is an excellent solution for midmarket businesses that have outgrown QuickBooks Pro or Premier. But one of the areas in which both Online and Enterprise fall short is in their integration with QuickBooks Point of Sale. This is not just a weak point with an easy workaround. The lack of real-time syncing between QuickBooks Online or Enterprise and QuickBooks Point of Sale presents very real issues when it comes to the kind of accurate inventory control and reporting that makes it possible for businesses to operate with less waste and fewer errors.
That’s where Ability Financial Exchange enters the picture.
Integration with QuickBooks: Introducing Ability Financial Exchange
Since 2002, Ability Business has been developing apps for QuickBooks all with the goal of bringing greater capability and functionality to your business operations. Most of our apps and app bundles are targeted to meet a specific need or set of needs whether they be apps for QuickBooks Online, apps for QuickBooks Desktop, or apps for QuickBooks Enterprise. We don’t just consider ourselves to be expert QuickBooks resellers, instead we want to provide your business with solutions that enable you to operate smoothly, make decisions swiftly and do so with the familiar functionality of QuickBooks as your base.
While we have designed several third-party QuickBooks apps (more on that below) to make your workday easier, we are particularly proud of Ability Financial Exchange, which addresses the issues of QuickBooks Online and Enterprise and their integration with QuickBooks Point of Sale.
Think of Ability Financial Exchange as a bridge that connects QuickBooks Online and Enterprise with POS in a way that makes the kind of seamless integration with QuickBooks that you’ve dreamed of a reality.
With Ability Financial Exchange for QuickBooks Online, you can run your fully featured QuickBooks Point of Sale with all its many attributes and benefits while also having access to your entire QuickBooks Online financial dashboard at the same time. This means you can simultaneously run reports and manage the back end of your business while employees are selling items in your storefront. Sounds somehow so simple while also being too good to be true, but with Ability Financial Exchange QuickBooks app integration is smooth and seamless.
For midmarket businesses that have leveled up to QuickBooks Enterprise, we offer a version of Ability Financial Exchange for you as well. As powerful as the inventory management tools of QuickBooks Enterprise are, it still doesn’t offer smooth syncing and real-time integration with QuickBooks Point of Sale. When you connect QuickBooks Point of Sale with QuickBooks Enterprise out of the box, QuickBooks Point of Sale becomes your inventory management system. But with Ability Financial Exchange bridging that gap, your business will be able to sync data almost in real time, allowing for employees to operate the Point of Sale system while decision-makers generate complex inventory reports, make financial forecasts, keep an eye on cashflow and order products and services based on real-time data.
In a business climate that requires nimbleness and informed decision-making, never has it been more important to have seamless systems that offer QuickBooks Online or Enterprise integration with QuickBooks Point of Sale, and Ability Financial Exchange makes that possible.
Technology Bundles with QuickBooks Third Party Apps
Now for the fun stuff. At Ability Business, we are QuickBooks true believers—indeed we’ve won awards for our devotion to its programs and platform. But one of the core values of our business is to go above and beyond whenever possible. And that includes creating apps for QuickBooks Point of Sale. Whenever we see a way to make QuickBooks POS stronger and your experience using it run more smoothly, we mobilize and let our creativity and proactivity take the wheel.
Over the years this has resulted in such QuickBooks third party apps as Age Verification to scan IDs and automatically verify age, Instant Scan to capture and update customer information, Integrated Scale to enable retailers to sell by weight, Membership to quickly add and renew memberships, Signature Capture to collect digital signatures, and more. There’s even Ability apps to Round Up Donations, set Purchasing Limits, and augment your QuickBooks POS with an EBT Calculator—and we’re not finished yet. We take great pride in being award-winning Intuit app developers, but even greater pride in going above and beyond for our customers. Our QuickBooks third party apps and app bundles will help power your business and empower you.