Human capital management solution provider ADP is deepening its integration with Intuit's small business accounting platform, QuickBooks, to streamline data connectivity between the two platforms.
In a press release on Wednesday (May 8), the companies said that QuickBooks Online users can connect account data with ADP's RUN solution, its web-based payroll platform for SMBs, in real time. As a two-way integration, small business and accountant customers of both platforms can quickly and accurately move data between each portal for an improved experience in general ledger interface mapping.
The integration is facilitated through ADP's client platform Account Connect, the firms noted, adding that the data integration means small businesses do not have to manually establish an integration or move data.
"Accountants are increasingly transitioning into the role of strategic business advisor," said ADP Small Business Services SVP Joe DeSilva in a statement. "The integration gives back much-needed time that accountants can use to reinvest in their broader advisory services."
"Intuit and ADP are both committed to helping accountants and small business owners succeed," added Intuit Accountant Leader Ariege Misherghi in another statement. "This new platform integration delivers on that commitment by helping our joint customers be more efficient and save time so they can focus more on strategic business decisions that help them grow and prosper."
In a previous collaboration with Intuit, ADP deepened its integration with QuickBooks Payroll last November, again in an initiative to improve general ledger interface mapping via its Accountant Connect feature. That integration enables accountants to connect their QuickBooks and other accounting platform interfaces to manage payroll for their clients.
At the time, ADP also announced the launch of compensation benchmarking, which allows accountants to access data in order to analyze and compare their clients' key metrics against industry averages, including company revenue, job type and more.