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Atlas Business Solutions Inc. (ABS), a leading provider of small business software, today announced that Intuit, a leading provider of financial management solutions for small to mid-sized businesses and accounting professionals, worked with Atlas Business Solutions to develop the new Cash Flow Projector and Loan Manager features as part of its new QuickBooks(R) 2004 product line-up.
As part of Intuit’s extensive research into small and mid-sized businesses needs, businesses identified pain points around forecasting cash flow and better understanding business management and performance. Atlas Business Solutions’ strength in developing easy-to-use applications for business planning and financial projections led to their being selected by Intuit to help develop two of the new features in QuickBooks 2004. This is the second annual QuickBooks release where Atlas Business Solutions and Intuit have joined forces to develop new features. Last year, Intuit chose Atlas Business Solutions’ business planning technology for QuickBooks Premier 2003 and QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions.
“More than 65 percent of small business users told us they wanted better cash flow and business management tools in QuickBooks,” said Allison Mnookin, vice president of QuickBooks financial management solutions, Intuit. “We’re thrilled to work again with ABS to give QuickBooks 2004 users the cash flow projection and loan management tools they need to help them take their businesses to the next level.”
The Cash Flow Projector and Loan Manager — available in the 2004 versions of QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Enterprise Solutions, as well as all industry-specific versions of QuickBooks — give businesses the power to:
* Help avoid surprise cash flow shortages
* Predict cash flow for the next six weeks and project “available to
* Store and manage all loan information in one place
* Make loan payments from within QuickBooks
* Auto-calculate the breakdown of principal and interest on loan payments
“ABS is very proud to be working with Intuit again,” said Jon Forknell, vice president and general manager for Atlas Business Solutions. “Managing and predicting inflows and outflow of cash is critical to a business’s growth and success. The Cash Flow Projector and Loan Manager included in QuickBooks give users fast and easy tools that promote proper money management and help avoid cash flow problems.”
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