We learned from a recent study that small business owners are optimistic, not anxious, about using automating technology to run their business. Two thirds of entrepreneurs report they’re already using some form of automation for things like marketing, customer service and sales.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the task business owners most commonly “delegate” to automation are financial management and billing. With that in mind, we thought it would be useful to provide a quick rundown of some of the practical ways you can use QuickBooks to automate tasks. Some examples include:
QuickBooks Auto Categorization learns from your previous transactions what an expense, income or mileage should be categorized as and automatically files it for you in the appropriate category.
QuickBooks Payments Automated Invoicing allows businesses to keep track of which accounts are paid and which ones are overdue, schedule invoices for recurring accounts and quickly convert estimates to invoices.
Pay My Bills with G Suite allows users to integrate QuickBooks with their Google Calendar and Gmail so they can automatically create invoices directly from Google calendar or Gmail by clicking the QuickBooks icon.
QuickBooks Self-Employed ExpenseFinder automatically uncovers business expenses by combing through bank and credit card transactions. Going back as far as a year, the feature helps you compile all possible deductions, the same way you would by sitting with a box of receipts and a stack of accountant statements.
QuickBooks users also have a wealth of compatible apps available to them for seamlessly syncing outside business processes with QB. Check out the QuickBooks App Store for tools to help you. Here are some ProAdvisor favorites: