Payroll technology firm ADP is strengthening its integration into Intuit‘s QuickBooks platform, the company said Thursday (Nov. 1). An expansion of its existing integration will introduce enhanced General Ledger Interface mapping via Accountant Connect, allowing accountants to seamlessly link into and interface with QuickBooks and other accounting platforms to manage their small business (SMB) clients’ finances.
ADP is also introducing enhanced Compensation Benchmarking, a solution offered by ADP DataCloud that links accountants to data they can sort and analyze by industry, employee, location, job type, company revenue, pay type and more. The feature allows accountants to benchmark their clients’ financials and other statistics against industry peers, and arms them with more information to provide deeper advisory and consulting services to their clients.
“By integrating QuickBooks’ rich financial and transactional capabilities with the powerful data available through ADP’s technology solutions, we will provide accountants with unparalleled business insights to help improve their clients’ businesses,” said Maria Black, ADP’s president of small business solutions and human resources outsourcing, in a statement.
In another statement, Intuit’s Global Partnership and Platform Lead Kyle Jenke said the deepened integration with ADP aims to provide more time for accountants.
ADP had previously rolled out another collaboration with Ingo Money earlier this year. That deal sees employees able to access their wages more quickly, with Ingo providing push payment technology for workers to use their mobile phones to cash checks or load funds to ADP payroll cards.
More recently, QuickBooks announced another integration, too. In October, supplier payments automation firm Tipalti said it integrated into QuickBooks Online to offer seamless cross-border accounts payable processes for joint customers. The pairing allows businesses and their accountants to accelerate supplier payments while maintaining compliance with tax mandates and other regulations across borders.