The answer below is dated January 11th, today is August 12th. What are you doing about this? Tide are obviously blaming QBO for the delay. Why?
Please advise asap with time frame and dates as either my bank changes or my software does, and right now it doesn't look like banks fault. Manual upload cannot continue in this modern world of business.
Valentine at Tide Head of Community
Our objective is to integrate with all accountancy software providers, as you know, our mission is to save small business owners time.
What this means in practice is that we’ve been having discussions with Xero, Quickbooks, FreeAgent, Sage (+others) since we launched. Xero and FreeAgent work on a public API basis, which means we can connect without requiring any time or resources from them. Sage and Quickbooks don’t have APIs, which means we require them to do some tech development work for us to provide a feed. While Sage has been quick to prioritise us, Quickbooks is taking a bit more time.
The good news is that discussions are advanced with Quickbooks and we’re really hoping to release something in the first half of this year. However, we depend on them so we’re not able to promise any time frame until we actually begin the work.
We’ll let update the community as soon as we have more information. Thanks again for your patience.
In the interest of disclosure the following message was a reply to my question to Tide back in Nov 18.
Valentine_at_Tide Head of Community
I’m afraid we don’t have any update at this stage as QuickBooks don’t have a Bank Feed API for now.
We’ll start working on this as soon as they launch their API.
Let me know if you have any other questions in the meantime, I’d be happy to help.
I understand the urgency of connecting your financial institution (FI) so you won't have to manually upload transactions.
I recommend leaving a suggestion through the website so our Bank Team can see how to support Tide in the future.
To do so, here are the steps you can follow:
Feel free to read through this article: Connecting to your Bank Account in QuickBooks. This link provides video tutorials about to help you connect your FI using standard feeds or upload CSV file methods.
Thanks for posting here in the Intuit Community. Don't hesitate to post again if there's anything else you need and I'm here to help you out.
Couldn’t agree more. This has been going on way too long. Either I dump Tide, or QB, or both as it’s increasing my workload rather than decreasing it like it’s supposed to and I have little confidence my transactions are being tracked accurately with manual data transfers. Even the HSBC integration is poor at best. Come on, please sort it, out subscription fees surely cover more than hosting and database access?! I expect high end backend integration that moves with the times otherwise what are we paying for?
I suspect that Intuit haven't been prioritising this work as they are focused on moving to Open Banking (https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-uk/banking/open-banking/01/283336), that will allow them to connect to any bank that has an API, which Tide does (https://tideapi.github.io/docs/).
It would still be nice if they gave us some clearer information and timescales though, as there are many of us who are suffering the overhead of manually updating our transaction information until this is resolved.