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QuickBooks Online Now Available to Mac Users on Safari

Improved iPhone Features Also Offered

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May. 05, 2009 – Business owners who use a Mac can easily stay on top of their finances when and where they want using QuickBooks® Online, now available on the Safari® browser.

QuickBooks Online accounting software, from Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), keeps accounting simple so that businesses can focus on making money. Without any accounting background, business owners can easily create professional-looking invoices, pay bills and track expenses no matter where they are – their home office, a client’s site or an Internet café.

Along with new Safari support, QuickBooks Online offers improved mobile Web-browser features for the iPhone™ that let users manage more of their business on the go like creating and sending invoices. 

“As promised, we’re pleased to now give Mac users the ability to use QuickBooks Online on Safari,” said Heather Kirkby, QuickBooks group product manager. “With QuickBooks Online we’re making it easier for business owners to work the way they want – whether that’s on a Mac, PC or mobile phone.”

Mac users give QuickBooks Online high marks.

“Since 2700 miles separate our offices, we needed an online accounting tool to bridge the gap,” said Scott Wolfe, owner of Wolfe Law, a boutique law firm in Seattle and New Orleans. “We chose QuickBooks because it’s the standard. As we run exclusively on Macs, we used virtualization software to use QuickBooks Online, while we anxiously waited for it to support Safari. And now it does!  As a result, we’re able to work a lot faster in the program now that we’re not using a workaround.”

About QuickBooks Online

Available since 2000, QuickBooks Online meets a variety of business needs. For new businesses, they can try online accounting for free with QuickBooks Online Free.

Designed for businesses that have outgrown pen-and-paper or spreadsheet-based accounting, the free version gives them an affordable way to create invoices and track money. QuickBooks Online Basic offers these essentials and more with the ability to manage an unlimited number of customers and share information with an accountant.

For growing companies, QuickBooks Online Plus offers advanced features to stay in control including automatic billing, time tracking and the ability to share information with multiple employees in multiple locations, including an accountant.

For all versions, improved mobile Web-browser features for the iPhone let entrepreneurs not only view key data such as bank balances and profit and loss reports, but also now edit customer, vendor and employee information as well as create and send invoices.

To increase sales and cash flow, all versions, at an additional cost, can integrate with a QuickBooks Online Merchant Account to let businesses process credit card payments directly from QuickBooks Online. 

Pricing and Availability

QuickBooks Online is available at www.qboe.com. There are Free, Basic and Plus versions. The latter two offer more features and sell for $9.95 and $34.95 respectively. A chart comparing features is available at: http://oe.quickbooks.com/compare_products.cfm.

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 $3.1 billion in its fiscal year 2008. 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.

Intuit, the Intuit logo, and QuickBooks, among others, are registered trademarks and/or registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 

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