Intuit Helps Accountants Find Freedom in the Cloud

  Intuit Helps Accountants Find Freedom in the Cloud

   New, Free QuickBooks Cloud ProAdvisor Program provides easier access to
                 Intuit’s leading online accounting solutions

Business Wire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- August 27, 2013

Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU) today announced the launch of the Intuit QuickBooks
Cloud ProAdvisor Program, a free program designed to help accounting
professionals start and grow their practice using Intuit’s leading online
financial and employee management solutions. The announcement was made at the
2013 Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase in Rosemont, Ill.

A benefit of the Intuit QuickBooks Cloud ProAdvisor Program is free access to
several of Intuit’s web-based products, including QuickBooks Online
Accountant, Intuit Tax Online and Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants. The
program also includes access to a “My Company” file in QuickBooks Online Plus
for the accounting professional’s use and Intuit’s QuickBooks Online advanced
product training and certification to further distinguish one’s online
expertise.

“Online accounting and tax solutions are the future of the industry,” said
Stephanie McGuire, tax accountant at McGuire & Associates, a CPA firm in
Bozeman, Mont. focused on tax, accounting, and business consulting services
for individuals, small and non-profit businesses. “The availability of this
free program knocks down any remaining barriers accountants may have when it
comes to using and learning Intuit’s online solutions.”

QuickBooks Online is the number one cloud accounting solution for small
businesses, with 1.3 million paying QuickBooks Online users worldwide.

“'The Cloud' is no longer a new concept, it’s a necessary platform for
accounting professionals to leverage in order to launch and grow their
practices and better meet their clients’ needs and expectations,” said Luis
Sanchez, director, North America ProAdvisor Programs, at Intuit. “It’s
essential that we provide accounting professionals with access to the tools
they need to serve the growing number of their small business clients using
online solutions. With the QuickBooks Cloud ProAdvisor Program, accounting
professionals can easily launch or move their entire practices online and
experience the added flexibility and efficiencies of anytime, anywhere
access.”

Everything You Need to Launch and Grow Your Online Practice

In addition to QuickBooks Online Plus and QuickBooks Online Accountant,
members of this new program receive five free uses of Intuit Tax Online and
one year free of Intuit Online Payroll for Accountants for one client. The
Intuit QuickBooks Cloud ProAdvisor Program also includes:

  *Advanced Training: Enhance your product familiarity and expertise as well
    as achieve certification for QuickBooks Online to make your practice stand
    out to clients and prospects.
  *Referral Directory Listing: Attract new clients by listing your practice
    on the Find-a-ProAdvisor website and further differentiate yourself with
    QuickBooks Online certification.
  *Marketing Tools: Create and launch personalized marketing campaigns for
    clients and prospects using Intuit’s marketing tools and co-branded
    templates.

Pricing and Availability

The Intuit QuickBooks Cloud ProAdvisor Program is available today and can be
accessed at http://accountants.intuit.com/index-cloud-solutions.jsp. The
program is free to new members. The benefits of this new Intuit Cloud program
are included and available to current members of the Intuit QuickBooks
ProAdvisor Program.

Resources:

  *Intuit Accounting Professionals Division on Twitter
  *Intuit Accounting Professionals Division on Facebook

About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc.creates business and financial management solutions that simplify
the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting
professionals.

Its flagship products and services includeQuickBooks®,Quicken®
andTurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businessesandpayroll
processing,personal finance, andtax preparation and filing.Mint.com
provides a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money,
while Demandforce® offers marketing and communication tools for small
businesses. ProSeries® andLacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation
offerings for professional accountants.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.2 billion in its fiscal year 2013.
The company has approximately 8,200 employees with major offices in theUnited
States, Canada, theUnited Kingdom,Indiaand other locations. More
information can be found atwww.intuit.com.

Intuit and the Intuit logo, are registered trademarks and/or registered
service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Contact:

Intuit Inc.
Kim Amsbaugh, 650-944-6649
Kim_Amsbaugh@intuit.com
or
Access Communications
Danielle Ferris, 415-844-6272
dferris@accesspr.com
 
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