Intuit Hits 50,000-member Milestone With QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program
ORLANDO, Fla. 19, 2008 Today, Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) announced that more than 50,000 accountants, CPAs and independent business consultants are members of its QuickBooks ProAdvisor® Program. The program provides crucial training, software, technical support, and other resources to help tax and accounting practitioners grow their practices and support clients using QuickBooks financial software.
The success of the program results from its ability to continually expand as the needs of its members' businesses evolve. It also enables access to clients looking for reliable, local QuickBooks support and consulting. Hundreds of thousands of businesses start every year and the majority are choosing QuickBooks to manage their finances.
In fact, since the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program's inception in 1997, there has been a 48 percent increase in the number of companies that use QuickBooks. Currently, more than 3.7 million small businesses use QuickBooks and as of March 2008, QuickBooks' share of retail units in the business accounting category reached 94.2 percent, according to NPD Group.
"These milestones come at a poignant time as both accountants and the small businesses they serve are looking for ways to thrive and grow amidst the current economic uncertainties," said Jill Ward, vice president and general manager of Intuit's Accounting Professionals Division. "Our success is determined by the success of our community and we continue to offer the highest level of service in order to remain the top resource for accounting professionals as they serve their clients and build their businesses."
The QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program provides accountants with the tools they needs to be successful by providing business-building resources, including accountant-specific editions of QuickBooks accounting and payroll software, tech support, do-it-yourself marketing tools, helpful training resources and certification courses, and QuickBooks-branded merchandise for marketing. Additionally, user forums enable ProAdvisors to share best practices, allowing individuals to set themselves apart and become recognized as creditable experts.
"Working with QuickBooks since 1998, the ProAdvisor Program has allowed us to qualify our experience," said Kendra Salot of Accounting 4 Computers/Pro-Tax Solutions, Inc. "Its one thing to say you know QuickBooks, it's another to show you have complete understanding and confidence when sharing with our clients information that they need to know."
Accountants can get more information or apply to the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program by visiting http://proadvisor.intuit.com.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax® software, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation software suites for professional accountants. The company's financial institutions division, anchored by Digital Insight, provides on-demand banking services to help banks and credit unions serve businesses and consumers with innovative solutions.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $2.67 billion in its fiscal year 2007. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
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