6 Reasons to Integrate QuickBooks with Zoho
Managing finances is one of the most important and complicated functionalities of a business. It is only with superior financial health that a business can grow. For many companies, hiring a finance specialist or an accountant can be a costly affair, but the good thing is that small business owners have an alternative available to them. They can either become well versed in managing their own finances or they can purchase affordable accounting software such as QuickBooks.
Quickbooks is popular as affordable accounting software that enables businesses to manage different aspects of accounting and finance. The integration of QuickBooks with Zoho CRM increases the functionality of account management much more.
As it is well known, Zoho CRM is a customer relationship management solution that helps business owners manage and delegate business activities such as customer support, team management, lead management, social media management, etc. It collects and manages all the information related to a customer from the stage of procurement of leads to the time when they are converted into customers.
Multiple functionalities are involved when a lead decides to purchase a product or a service. The Zoho CRM integration with QuickBooks helps the business owners manage and understand the financial aspects much more easily. The integration of Zoho CRM with QuickBooks helps in doing the following things:
- Easing the data transfer between Zoho CRM and QuickBooks.
- Exporting records and synchronizing vendor or customer details.
- Keeping important data as a common record or fields between the two solutions.
QuickBooks helps the sales team generate and track invoices, track expenses and bills, generate detailed financial statements of your business to keep track of the income, profit, and expense, keep track of employee work hours and offers salary accordingly, and much more.
The thing is that Zoho CRM already has features for tracking inventory and QuickBooks makes it extremely simple to track the quantity and cost of inventory. QuickBooks helps its employees and businesses to manage taxes, scan receipts, and send them back to the customers through Zoho CRM.
After seeing an overview of why one should integrate QuickBooks with Zoho, let’s look at the reasons in detail.
1. Measuring Productivity
Time tracking can go a long way in measuring productivity of employees. With Timesheets, one can get a detailed understanding of the Project costs and budgets. When Timesheet gets integrated with QuickBooks, many things can be done.
The time logs from approved timesheets can be pushed as Time Activity or as Time Charge and the employees can be paid out on the basis of the approved timelogs using this integration. The time logs that are created for clients get pushed as Time Charge in the local currency.
Please note that the currency defined when the client was created on Zoho People should be the same as the local currency in QuickBooks because if this is not the case, the time logs can be pushed as Time Activity. The time logs created without being associated with any clients will be pushed as Time Activity for which the payment can be carried out in QuickBooks.
Basically, the bills that have been generated in the Zoho account can be pushed as Invoice into QuickBooks. The currency used in the bill can be the currency of the organization as created in QuickBooks. However, in case you would like to push the bill in some other currency then you can enable an option called Multicurrency in QuickBooks.
2. Inventory Management
The Zoho inventory is integrated with QuickBooks online for making the accounting and inventory management proceed seamlessly. This seamless integration can help the QuickBooks users easily access all of their sales and purchases in the Zoho inventory.
With this Zoho CRM integration, you can import your accounts into the Zoho Inventory from QuickBooks Online. In addition, you can also export your invoices, credit notes and bills along with their payments from Zoho Inventory to QuickBooks Online. The only thing is that you must have an active account with QuickBooks online.
Remember that you cannot connect multiple QuickBooks organizations to your Zoho Inventory organization and vice versa. The base currency of the organizations should be the same. In case you have enabled multi currency in Zoho Inventory then you have to enable the same in QuickBooks as well.
3. Transfer Important Data
The business owners are completely aware of the hassle that bookkeeping can bring with it. With the integration of Zoho CRM and QuickBooks, it is possible to create and update all the sales orders, customers and product list, invoices, etc. This integration can help in syncing data with the Zoho CRM so that you can gain complete visibility of customer updates with Zoho.
Zoho CRM also enables all aspects of the business to work in complete sync. You can depend on this accounting software for managing incoming and outgoing payments. For example, in case you are in a conversation with a client and they are enquiring about the latest sales that was processed then instead of going through the task of flipping through QuickBooks, you can stay within your Zoho account and have all the questions answered.
4. Importing Data
Zoho Books is an ideal accounting package for many businesses that seek an affordable and a user friendly alternative to other cloud accounting solutions. It offers a wide range of features that make getting paid easier than ever.
The QuickBooks integration with Zoho CRM can help you in using the best of both Zoho Books and QuickBooks. Zoho Books features an intuitive client portal that helps in accepting bulk payments from customers, expediting the estimate approval process and accepting valuable customer feedback.
In fact, Zoho Books also allows you to send and confirm sales orders before they get sent out along with an automatic reminder that can be set for invoices and bills so that it can be ensured that the client pays at the right time and you never fall behind when it comes to timely payments. Zoho Books can also offer seamless scalability for growing businesses integrating with Zoho’s line of business apps, payment gateways, POS appa, G Suite, and more.
5. Syncing Contacts
QuickBooks is an accounting application for small businesses and one man bands. It is a full scope of app integrations and features including billing, accounting, invoicing, and estimates which helps in keeping the books balanced and staying organized without ever losing valuable time.
On the other hand, the use of Zoho CRM empowers businesses of all shapes and sizes to automate many business workflows, get extensive reporting and analytics, and engage with customers through various channels such as social media, email, phone, and live chat. Zoho CRM is an important part of Zoho’s suite of applications and it integrates natively with other Zoho products.
You can create customized book sync for QuickBooks in less than five minutes. All you have to do is add collections, actions, and map the billing fields. You can either have all of your customers and suppliers sync two ways with QuickBooks or do it based on the custom attributes in your CRM or marketing platform. On the other hand, you can also go for a simple one to one integration or a workflow that spans across multiple apps within minutes without any technical help.
6. Saving Time and Energy
QuickBooks is one of the best solutions designed for small and medium sizes businesses. It is easy to set up and use because it replaces the need for spreadsheets. Zoho CRM QuickBooks helps in keeping track of all the money coming in and out of the business.
It is structured in a way that it makes the accounting process implemented automatically within the software. This further helps in saving time and energy for the financial team and helps the team to concentrate on other important tasks.
In essence, any business that opts for QuickBooks integration with Zoho CRM can benefit from the time saved by providing payment and invoice information for salespeople while reducing any need for double accounting entries. This is the best option that revolves around important factors of affordability, direct integration, user friendliness, and customer support. All these factors can strengthen the sales cycle and enhance customer experience.
The benefits of Zoho CRM with QuickBooks online cannot be stressed enough. The syncing of these two programs can help a company manage each of their accounting functions. This integration is also extremely user friendly and can help the users with a virtual orientation process.
With this integration, the team also does not need much time for making adjustments because most of the features can be easily activated with just a click of a button. All the updates are designed to streamline the relationship between a client and a customer.
In case you need any more support to make the QuickBook integration with Zoho possible then Encaptechno is at your service. Get in touch with us to get the process of integration going.
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