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									     5 Signs You Need Better Business Software

    Webinar will start at 12:00 p.m. Pacific, 3:00 p.m. Eastern




Whether your business is outgrowing its current software package or you just never
started off on the right one, learn five easy indicators you can use to self-assess
whether it’s time to invest in better business software. We’ll also share tips to help
you justify a new software purchase once you determine you’re in need of a change.

This Free 60-minute LIVE WEBINAR with live Q&A will help you decide if your
business needs better software to operate more effectively and efficiently.

                               For audio, please call:
         1-866-587-4262 (Toll free in US) or 1-650-599-0166 (international)

                                     Meeting ID: 8888

                    If you have any questions or require online assistance,
                          please send e-mail to webinar@intuit.com.




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    5 Signs You Need
Better Business Software

     Webinar sponsored by
  Welcome to the webinar

Presenters:



               Simon Pass
               Channel Manager
               Intuit, Inc




               Andrew Abrams
               CEO/Founder
               Technology In A Box, LLC




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             Today’s Topics


 5 Signs You Need Better Business Software

 How To Justify A New Software Purchase

 About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions

 What You Can Do Next




                                              4
             Today’s Topics


 5 Signs You Need Better Business Software

 How To Justify A New Software Purchase

 About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions

 What You Can Do Next




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     5 Signs You Need Better Business Software



I.     Poor ease of use and performance

II.    Lack of critical functionality

III. Inadequate and/or overpriced support

IV. Incompatible/poor integration with other software

V. Limits your growth




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      5 Signs You Need Better Business Software

                   I. Poor Ease of Use and Performance

       Difficult and time consuming to complete tasks
       Hard to train new employees – and painful for them to learn
       Slow software performance (eg. in generating reports)
       Poor and limited graphical user interface
       …all leading to staff frustration and low morale



   Example
"I was working 12-15 hour days when we were on [Product X] and I spent 75 percent
of my time dealing with account mis-postings, user errors, and other software
related problems.”
                                                             – CFO, Distributor

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     5 Signs You Need Better Business Software

                     II. Lack of Critical Functionality

      Inferior accounting
      GAAP compliant reporting
      Server-based remote access
      Advanced inventory (eg. multi-location inventory, serial/lot
       tracking, bar coding)
      Advanced permission controls
      Custom reporting that is user-friendly
      Report drill-down to transaction-level data
 Example

“With [Product X], there was no way to control inventory. It had an inventory
module, but was not effective. It caused a lot of problems and frustrations.”
                                            - Industrial Explosives Supplier


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      5 Signs You Need Better Business Software

               III. Inadequate And/Or Overpriced Support

       Discontinued/limited product development
       In-person support and implementation assistance is not
        available or not affordable
       Lack of adequate technical support
       Upgrade/software maintenance cost more than the value
        they deliver to your business
       Upgrades not ‘plug and play’ – deploying them is like buying
        entirely new software

   Example
“I have to pay [Company X] to come install each upgrade, which is mandatory. We
had to close down the business for three days and it would happen again 18 months
later. And it’s difficult to train new employees to use it.”
                                                 ,
                                             - VP Operations, Equipment Reseller

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      5 Signs You Need Better Business Software

       IV. Incompatible/Poor Integration With Other Software

       Software is running on outdated platform (still on DOS?)
       Not compatible with desired Operating Systems (eg.
        Windows Vista, Linux)
       Not compatible with standard business software (eg. no
        easy export to Excel, no contact sync with Outlook)
       Does not integrate with other critical software used in your
        business (eg. CRM, e-commerce, scheduling, shop-floor
        control, etc.)

   Example
“Moving off of a DOS-based system has been a big improvement. People are so much
more oriented to using Windows, we’ve found that it’s much easier to train
employees and for them to use the system than it was with [Product X].”
                                          – Administrative Director, Medical Office

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      5 Signs You Need Better Business Software

                            V. Limits Your Growth

       Does not offer the capacity to track all your data current
        and past year
       Does not offer the number of simultaneous users you need
        or will need
       Cannot easily add more simultaneous users
       Not easy to upgrade (eg. requires installing new database
        or reconfiguring custom settings)


  Example

“With [Product X], we had been using it for many years and we accumulated a lot
of data. To keep the file size manageable, we only had access to the current year’s
data. Even so, it kept locking up on us.”
                                                    – Owner, Petroleum Firm


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             Today’s Topics


 5 Signs You Need Better Business Software

 How To Justify A New Software Purchase

 About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions

 What You Can Do Next




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How To Justify A New Software Purchase


       Easier access to
     critical information
     about your business

             +
                                        Higher
  Tighter controls (inventory,       revenue and
   receivables, user access)     =     business
 leading to greater efficiency
                                        growth
             +

      Happier and more
    productive employees



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             Today’s Topics


 5 Signs You Need Better Business Software

 How To Justify A New Software Purchase

 About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions

 What You Can Do Next




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   About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions


 Intuit key facts
   Established in 1981
   #1 small to mid-size business financial
    software provider
   Trust-worthy and financially stable
   3.7 million active QuickBooks users
   Customer-driven product and innovation




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        About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions


              SQL-Driven       Scalable
               Reporting      For Growth




 Advanced
   User
Permissions
                           EASE + VALUE




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Advanced User Permissions


                  • Allow or restrict your
                    users to access over
                    115 individual reports,
                    bank accounts, lists
                    and activities in
                    Enterprise Solutions

                  • Customize each user's
                    access level to view-
                    only, create, modify,
                    delete, print or any
                    combination thereof

                  • View the permissions
                    report to know which
                    users have access to
                    what


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        About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions


              SQL-Driven       Scalable
               Reporting      For Growth   New in Version 8.0!


                                               Advanced
                                               Inventory


 Advanced
   User
Permissions
                           EASE + VALUE



                               Payroll &
                Remote
                               Merchant
                Access
                               Services



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       Velocity: Advanced Inventory Management




              Velocity Inventory™ for Enterprise Solutions

 Multi-Location Inventory
 Serial/Lot Tracking
 Bar Coding
 Recall Tracking
 Build Assemblies
 Integrates exclusively
  w/Enterprise Solutions 8.0
 Web Based
 Affordable!
 Free Unlimited Support from
  Intuit

    * Monthly fees apply

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        About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions


              SQL-Driven       Scalable
               Reporting      For Growth           New in Version 8.0!


                                                         Advanced
                                                         Inventory

                                               EDI
 Advanced                                  Integration
   User
Permissions
                           EASE + VALUE



                               Payroll &
                Remote
                               Merchant
                Access
                               Services



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     TrueCommerce: Electronic Data Interchange




• Provides an efficient
  and scalable way to
  automate order
  processing

• Gives you the
  capability to easily
  setup and process EDI
  transactions directly
  from within Enterprise
  Solutions

• Now included in
  Enterprise Solutions
  at no additional cost
* Monthly fees apply

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        About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions


              SQL-Driven       Scalable
               Reporting      For Growth           New in Version 8.0!


                                                         Advanced
                                                         Inventory

                                               EDI                   Compatible
 Advanced                                  Integration               With Linux
   User
Permissions
                           EASE + VALUE
                                                                 Enhanced
                                                 Easier           Outlook
                                               Data Import      Integration


                               Payroll &
                Remote
                               Merchant
                Access
                               Services



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        About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions


         Unmatched ease of use and performance

         Mission-critical functionality

         Unlimited tech support*

         Strong compatibility with necessary software

         Scales with your business growth




* With active Full Service Plan.

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    About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions


                                      Save Thousands with
                                      QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions



Enterprise Solutions starts at just $3,000 for a 5-user license and can
accommodate up to 20 users. This includes a one year membership to
the Full Service Plan, which includes:

    • Training
    • A support team dedicated to your company
    • 24x7 product support
    • Automatic upgrades
    • Reporting services and more

Full Service Plan renewal starts at $750 per year. Other systems can
cost tens of thousands of dollars more for the software licenses,
implementation, training, and ongoing support and upgrades.


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      About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions



                                     QuickBooks Enterprise             Alternative Multi-User
                                         Solutions 8.0                        Systems*
 10-User Software License                   $5,000                        $20,000 - $40,000

 Implementation Fees                          Optional                    $16,000 - $50,000

 Training Fees                                Included                     Additional costs

 Annual Technical Support                Included with Full                $8,000 - $20,000
 Fees                                       Service Plan
 Annual Maintenance Fees                       $1,200                      $3,500 - $21,000
 (Upgrades)
 Total 3 Year Cost of                         ~$7,500                   $90,000 - $150,000
 Ownership




* From a study of several mid-market accounting software providers conducted in May 2007.


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             Today’s Topics


 5 Signs You Need Better Business Software

 How To Justify A New Software Purchase

 About QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions

 What You Can Do Next




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             What You Can Do Next



Request a live product demonstration from a local
 Solution Provider: www.qbes.com/localhelp

Speak to an Intuit consultant: (866) 379–6635

Visit www.qbes.com to learn more




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                     Questions & Answers


 We invite you to participate in the Q & A session:
    Type your questions in the Q & A box on the right side of the
     screen

 Simon and Andrew will respond in real-time to your questions

 An archived copy of the entire webinar, including the Q & A,
  will be available at: http://qbes.com/webinar

   If your question is not addressed today,
   at any time you can email your questions to:
   webinar@intuit.com
   A QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions expert will respond.




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          Thank you for joining us!


       This webinar has been sponsored by:



 Business management software that delivers the power and
  functionality your business needs
 Ease of use that you and your employees will welcome
 Manage your business finances, inventory, customers, vendors
  and employees
 Costs much less than other more complicated software
  systems

         More information can be found at:
             www.QuickBooksEnterprise.com



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