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Running a SaaS business and best practices

Special Guest Post by Joe Dennis, Intuit Group Product Manager Special contribution by Vishal Aggarwal, Intuit Senior Product Manager In a comment on a recent blog post, some questions were raised about moving from desktop-focused development to a SaaS-based model.  We’re increasingly hearing these kinds of questions from developers who want to take advantage of Intuit’s growing SaaS ecosystem. In this post, I’ll try to address some of these questions (e.g., hosting / resource strategy, data persistence)… Read more

 December 17, 2014 | Jo Peach


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


IPP – Alterity’s Story: From the Desktop to SaaS

It’s always exciting when a new app goes live on the Intuit Workplace App Center, and especially so when it is has been developed by a long-standing member of the Intuit Developer Network. Brian Sweat of Alterity had good conversation (full recording as an mp3 here) with Redmonk’s Michael Coté to talk about the new Easy Analytics for Inventory, and why – as a 10-year-long member of IDN developing "traditional" desktop applications – Alterity is adopting… Read more

 February 1, 2010 | admin


Announcing IPP V2.4 – More Than More Data!

The IPP team is excited to announce that IPP v2.4 is now live and available for IPP partners. Take advantage of the new and enhanced capabilities: access to more data, new configuration options for application Sign Up and Sign In (including more control over application invitation messaging), and additional click-stream analytics. Read all about it below. (Additionally, we’re offering a webinar on January 14th that will cover the IPP v2.4 features in depth. Note: You must… Read more

 December 15, 2009 | admin


Sleeter Group: IPP – What It Means for Intuit Consulting Communities

The Sleeter Group has published the second article of a two part series focusing on the Intuit Partner Platform (IPP). The first article compared the IPP and the "traditional" QuickBooks SDK. This second article explains the IPP offering, how developers can take advantage of it, and what it means to the Sleeter Group and Intuit consulting communities. The Sleeter Group is a respected community… Read more

 December 9, 2009 | admin


Announcing IPP Dev Voice – Enhancement Voting and Tracking System

I’ve been fortunate to speak with many of you over the last several months as the Intuit Partner Platform gains momentum. The progress we’ve made together in the last 90 days alone is ASTOUNDING! We released a new App Center with QuickBooks 2010 to let small business customers easily discover your great solutions; we’ve seen a dozen new apps launch, and we’re putting the finishing touches on a whole host… Read more

 November 24, 2009 | Annie Terry


Redefining Software Platforms – How PaaS changes the game for ISVs

The following is the introduction to a new 16-page report created by Phil Wainewright, “Redefining Software Platforms – How PaaS changes the game for ISVs”. The Table of Contents, information about the report and the author and a link to the report as .PDF can be found at the bottom of this blog post. Preparation of this report for publication was funded by Intuit, Inc. Introduction: A New Kind of Platform  … Read more

 October 12, 2009 | admin


Sleeter Group: What is the IPP and how does it compare to the QuickBook SDK?

The Sleeter Group has published an interesting blog post (by Chuck Vigeant) comparing the Intuit Partner Platform (IPP) and the "traditional" QuickBooks SDK. We liked what Chuck had to say…here's a snippet:  "[IPP] contains tools for database creation, programming, billing, usage metering, licensing procurement, security mechanisms, and even creates a listing for the product that can be accessed directly from within QuickBooks.  In the… Read more

 October 11, 2009 | admin


New Promo Video – Intuit Workplace App Center

Below is the new promo video for the Intuit Workplace App Center, featuring some of the great web apps that help Small Business owners boost their bottom line and get connected to a wider array of powerful online services. We'll be updating the video with other new apps as they come online, but this is our first public version. A quick note to developers new to the Intuit… Read more

 October 5, 2009 | admin