Archive: Aug 2011

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IPP Developers Win $100,000 at Intuit Apps Showcase

What amazing day yesterday…the IPP team had a blast and all of the developers of the 30 apps that made the finals delivered awesome demos during the day. Here's the official Intuit press release announcing the 4 winners – Corelytics, Bill.com, Postcard Services and Profitably - who each received $25,000 in prize money, and a special congrats to Corelytics who also took the grand prize – to be featured in a targeted… Read more

 August 12, 2011 | admin

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Live Blog from the Intuit App Showcase (The Finale)

We're back!  The judges have deliberated.  Hula dancers and drummers are on stage now warming up the crowd.  There's definitely a lot of energy in the room as folks snack and mingle but there's no disguising that there's $100,000 up for grabs in minutes. The VCs have taken to the stage to announce the winners . . . . David H. announces the first winner is Postcard Services! Eric announces the second winner is Bill.com! Josh announces the third winner… Read more

 August 11, 2011 | Annie Terry

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Live Blog from the Intuit App Showcase (Part VI)

Profitably takes the stage to kick off the final wave of three demos.  Profitably positions themselves as a new generation of business modeling and forecasting tools.  They contrast all of the passion and energy of starting a business, describing it as a driving force of nature, with slogging through Excel as a business planning tool. Profitably keeps it simple with its intuitive drag-and-drop interface.  Their customers tell them it doesn't behave like a web app or like a spreadsheet, it… Read more

 August 11, 2011 | Annie Terry

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Live Blog from the Intuit App Showcase (Part V)

We're still at it, folks! BotBill takes the stage.  This app is focused on automatic invoicing, electronic payments, and late payment follow up.  In about 30 seconds, they demonstrated how you can receive and pay for an invoice, send invoice, charge credit card, send receipt, send email confirmation, and write the transaction automatically to QuickBooks.  BotBill can also send reminder emails at set frequencies for customers that don't pay–beware.  The VCs are asking about distribution and BotBill is talking about… Read more

 August 11, 2011 | Annie Terry

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Live Blog from the Intuit App Showcase (Part IV)

Bill.com leads off the next wave of presentations.  Bill.com saves their customer 75% of the time it takes to pay their bills and they get paid two to three times faster.  Who wouldn't want that?  This app is a comprehensive portal that helps business managers manage their receivables and payments.  Businesses and customers can short-circuit the slow process of snail mail and telephone tag as they ask and answer questions about invoices, attaching documents, tracking conversations and resolving issues in… Read more

 August 11, 2011 | Annie Terry

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Live Blog from the Intuit App Showcase (Part III)

"3 – 2 – 1 Showcase that App!"  That's our mantra for today and the way we introduce each app team.  Here comes the next wave! Full Slate is getting us started this afternoon and introducing us to their appoinment app.  Full Slate allows clients of small business to go online and make appointment at an available time.  The client enters basic data which is written to QuickBooks.  The business is notified via text message that they have a new… Read more

 August 11, 2011 | Annie Terry

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Live Blog from the Intuit App Showcase (Part II)

And we're back . . . FrequencySupport is on stage, promising easy online help desk solution for small business.  Since the app is integrated with QuickBooks, you can see a customer's purchase history with company.  It's as easy to use as email with its one-screen design.  You can just sit down and get started.  FrequencySupport is also priced for small businesses at $49 per month versus other enterprise solutions that might cost upwards of $300.  We like that since the… Read more

 August 11, 2011 | Annie Terry

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Live Blog from the Intuit App Showcase

We're in San Francisco today for the Intuit App Showcase and we'll be live blogging all day.  There are 30 talented developers here to pitch their apps that solve small business challenges to group of VCs.  At the end of the day, we'll award $100,000 in prize money to three winners. Bang the gong (literally–there's a guy in a fur vest and leg warmers and a Viking hat banging a gong) the game is on! Agile Ship has taken the… Read more

 August 11, 2011 | Annie Terry

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Partnerships, IPP + Windows Azure

When we started the Intuit Partner Platform, we had a pretty simple vision: To delight Small Businesses with an ecosystem of applications that solve lots of needs and work extremely well together. We set out to build a platform that would enable us to work with our partners to build more and better offerings for the small business community. Although the vision hasn’t changed, the path along our journey has certainly evolved. Three years ago, platforms-as-a-service were… Read more

 August 10, 2011 | admin