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Intuit Inc. is an American software company that develops financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals.

Intuit & Small Business

Intuit produces tax and financial software designed for small businesses, accountants and other consumers.

Products for Small Business

Intuit makes the popular personal finance programs Quicken and TurboTax (and its Canadian counterpart, QuickTax), as well as the small business accounting program QuickBooks. In addition, they produce QuickBooks Point of Sale solution for small retailers, the market leading professional tax solutions ProSeries and Lacerte, and the Web-based corporate workgroup productivity solution QuickBase. The following is a list of most of their services that are used by small businesses.

Quicken Incorporation Services

Quicken Incorporation is a document filing service.


JumpUp (formerly JackRabbit Beta) is a free social networking and resources site for small business owners and/or start-ups. Free tools and services include an interactive business planner, online training for developing a successful business plan, starting costs calculator, cash flow calculator, break even calculator, templates for business planning and sample business plans.


TurboTax is a U.S. tax software package. There are a number of different versions, including TurboTax Deluxe, TurboTax Premier, etc. TurboTax is available for both Federal and state income tax returns.


Intuit's ProSeries tax software evolved from TurboTax and grew over the years to become a full-fledged professional preparer product and a leader in the market. It serves full-time tax preparers. In 2004 two additional ProSeries versions were released - ProSeries Basic and ProSeries Express.


Lacerte is tax preparation software. It is used by professional accountants who prepare taxes for a living. It is a sister product to ProSeries; however, it is generally used by larger firms with more complex workflows and clients. Lacerte was originally produced by a company of the same name; this company was acquired by Intuit in 1998.


TaxAlmanac taxalmanac.org is a free online tax research resource using a wiki-model, collaborative approach. Content on TaxAlmanac is written by tax professionals from across the country and takes advantage of the knowledge of academia as well as practitioners. The site includes key information including the Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations, Tax Court Cases, and a variety of articles.


A web-based collaborative database application. QuickBase was created when Intuit acquired Turning Mill Software in 1999. The application is hosted by Intuit and sold by subscription.


Quicken is a personal finance management tool, with a wide array of features. There are several versions of Quicken including, but not limited to: Quicken New User, Quicken Basic, Quicken Deluxe and Quicken Premier. Each version of Quicken also tends to have the release year in the product name, (eg. Quicken Basic 2007).

Quicken Medical Expense Manager

MEM is a desktop software tool for managing healthcare paperwork, tracking claims and payments, and consolidating related information.

Quicken Rental Property Manager

QRPM is a desktop software tool for managing rental properties, tracking tenants, expenses, payments and producing tax reports.


QuickBooks is the most commonly used small-business accounting and financial management software in the U.S..

QuickBooks Online Edition

QuickBooks Online Edition is the web-based version of QuickBooks. Some features in the desktop version of QuickBooks are not present in the Online version. Like other web-based software, this is strong for small distributed organizations with limited resources. As of September 2005, a 20% discount was offered for non-profit organizations. Despite being web based it requires Internet Explorer 6.0 or newer, which is currently available only on Microsoft Windows.


Innovation.intuit.com is a website Intuit created to get new solutions into people's hands quickly. The early versions of these products and services are called roughcuts, and they're offered for free so people try them and give feedback to enable rapid improvement and make sure they solve real problems well.


QuickPayroll is the company's successor to the QuickPay add-on to Quicken. Sporting a similar interface to QuickBooks version 5, the software is used for processing payroll in house. Updates to tax tables and software updates, once offered on floppy disks by mail are offered online on a yearly subscription basis.


QuickTax is a Canadian tax software package. The software is designed to guide users through their tax return step-by-step. It is available on CD-ROM or online at QuickTaxWeb.ca. ImpôtRapide is the French version of QuickTax, mostly used by residents of the province of Québec. The online version of QuickTax is named QuickTax Web, or ImpôtRapide Web for the French language version.

Customer Manager

A CRM application that focuses on integration with other tools such as QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Outlook, and more.


Zipingo is a free website where users can rate services such as contractors, restaurants, and other businesses. Ratings and comments can be entered from the website or through Quicken and QuickBooks.

Intuit Real Estate Solutions

Intuit Real Estate Solutions (IRES) offers residential, commercial, and corporate real estate management solutions for Windows and the Web.

Intuit Eclipse

Eclipse is an enterprise management software for wholesale distributors. Eclipse is a centralized database (UniVerse) residing on AIX, (an NT based version is available as well) with client stations connecting via a simple terminal emulator and a thick, Java based, client. The basic software has such features as support for multi-branch operations, integrated interface for emailing and faxing (using VsiFax), customer calling queue (troubletickets), and several add-ons are available for an employee punch-clock, RF warehousing, Digital Imaging, Proof of Delivery/Signature Capture, and many others.

(Sources: Wikipedia: Intuit, Intuit.com)


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Category: Small Business Technology

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