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A Quick Primer: Intuit, Reckon and QuickBooks

AuthorTammy Lam, Senior Public Relations Specialist, Intuit Small Business Group

Who is Intuit and what do they have to do with QuickBooks?

We get a number of questions regarding the relationship between Intuit, Reckon and QuickBooks. We want to shed some light on the topic.

Who is Intuit?

Founded in 1983, Intuit is a Fortune 500 company and the creator of QuickBooks. We continue to develop and support QuickBooks in markets around the world, including QuickBooks Online in Australia.In fact, QuickBooks Online is already the world’s #1 small business cloud accounting solution. 1

It was in 2013 that we expanded to Australia and we have made significant strides in becoming a recognised brand for cloud accounting software.

Intuit’s aim is simple – make business administration and finance easy for small business owners, self employed workers, and the accountants who work with them, so they can spend more time doing the things they really love.

A big part of that means giving our customers an easy way to manage their business tasks anywhere, which is why we developed QuickBooks Online.


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How is Intuit related to Reckon?

Does Intuit belong to Reckon and vice versa? The answer is “No”.

Intuit is the maker of QuickBooks and has now developed an Australian version of its latest offering QuickBooks Online a true cloud accounting solution.

In the past, Intuit had been working with Reckon as a distributor and reseller of QuickBooks Desktop in Australia.

To better serve our customers, Intuit now has its own direct presence in Australia with QuickBooks Online while Reckon continues to be a reseller of QuickBooks Desktop.

It’s an online solution that builds on QuickBooks’ long legacy of helping small businesses save time and money.

However, because it’s not tied to one specific computer/desk/office, QuickBooks Online users can access their finances and perform business tasks anytime, anywhere 2. Learn more at QuickBooks Online Australia.

What does this mean for me, the QuickBooks customer?

It means you have options!

  • If you’re a QuickBooks Desktop customer, you’re still working with Reckon. Their sales and support team can help you with any questions or concerns you may have. If you need support from Reckon.
  • If you’re a QuickBooks Online customer, it means you’re working directly with Intuit already, the company that developed QuickBooks and continues to innovate upon the solution. For more information on the cool features available to you, please visit:

Intuit is committed to helping small businesses and the accounting professionals they rely on be more successful. We hope this primer has been helpful in explaining the ins and outs of what’s happening with QuickBooks Online in Australia.

Follow us on Twitter @QuickBooksAU and ‘Like’ us on Facebook to stay on top of small business news and developments. We can’t wait to hear from you!

  1. Based on number of paying users as of April 2013.
  2. The QuickBooks Online mobile app works with the iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. QuickBooks Online is accessible on mobile browsers on iOS, Android, and Blackberry mobile devices. Devices sold separately; data plan required. Access is subject to Provider service availability. Access subject to occasional downtime due to systems and server maintenance and events beyond our control. Not all features are available on the mobile apps and mobile browser. QuickBooks Online mobile access is included with your QuickBooks Online Simple Start subscription at no additional cost.

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