What is Quickbooks Enterprise
QuickBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit. It was first introduced in 1992 and is primarily designed for small and medium-sized businesses. QuickBooks offers a range of features to help with financial management, including tracking business income and expenses, organizing financial information, managing employee expenses, and handling inventory. It is available in both desktop and online formats, as well as offering cloud-based solutions. This software is widely used for managing personal, business, and tax finances, making it a popular tool for small business.
What Integrations are Possible with Quickbooks Enterprise?
Since Quickbooks Enterprise is an “on premise” application, the way it integrates differs from Quickbooks Online. QBE leverages an application running on the local machine that manages connectivity to web services, which are designed to communicate with connector.
The QuickBooks Web Connector (QBWC) is a Microsoft Windows application that enables web services (web-based applications) to exchange data with QuickBooks Desktop products (including QuickBooks Financial Software and QuickBooks Point of Sale). Your web service is deployed in a web server, which may be hosted locally or by a hosting service. Web Connector is installed on the same machine as QuickBooks (or at least on the same local network).
When integrating with QBE, APIWORX manages a Web Service which communicates with your QBE instance and also manages connectivity to other applications securely.
The QBWC is a go-between application that supports passing qbXML and qbposXML between a web-based application and QuickBooks or QuickBooks Point of Sale. Because all communication is initiated by the Web Connector running on the same system as QuickBooks, there is no need to open firewall ports.
For a web service to integrate with Web Connector, it must implement a set of methods that are defined in QuickBooks Web Connector WSDL, These methods allow the web service to communicate with the Web Connector using the same qbXML that the Desktop SDK and POS SDK use.
Adding a new Web service to the list of Web services that QBWC can communicate with is as easy for the user as downloading a file. (Files with a .qwc extension are XML files that describe a Web service designed to interact with QuickBooks and are opened automatically by the QBWC.) Users of Quicken’s online banking features will immediately recognize the user interface, because it was based on the Quicken One Step Update feature.
Communication with Web services can be automatically scheduled or simply be initiated at the user’s convenience.
The QuickBooks Web Connector (QBWC) enables several integration possibilities with QuickBooks Enterprise:
- Web-based Application Data Exchange: QBWC allows web services (web-based applications) to exchange data with QuickBooks Desktop products, including QuickBooks Enterpris】.
- Integration with Third-party Systems: It enables the integration of QuickBooks Desktop data with third-party systems and databases, facilitating a more cohesive business management environmen】.
- Time Tracking Integration: For example, QuickBooks Time can be integrated with QuickBooks Desktop using the Web Connector, streamlining time tracking and payroll processe】.
- Application Management: Within QuickBooks, you can manage web apps, setting up connections to various applications for enhanced functionalit】.
- Broad Compatibility: The QBWC is compatible with older versions of QuickBooks Desktop, allowing integration of legacy systems with newer applications and service】.
These integrations highlight the QBWC’s role in enhancing the functionality of QuickBooks Enterprise through improved data sharing and application connectivity.
These functions make the QuickBooks Online API a powerful tool for custom app development, data analysis, and financial management.
The APIWORX Commerce Connect Platform handles all the messy stuff.
- Connecting Securely via API
- Transforming Data as Needed
- Mapping of Key Fields
- Automation of Key Data Flows
- Error Handling