BOLD VAN integrates with QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online Edition, opening up more possibilities for your business.
By Molly Goad
What Angela Martin, Kevin Malone, and Oscar Martinez are to Dunder Mifflin, is what QuickBooks has been to many small- and medium-sized businesses since 1983. The robust accounting software solution handles payroll, invoicing, bill pay, and project management.
But there’s more functionality to be had. If you’re a QuickBooks or QuickBooks Online Edition user, let me show you how you can give it a boost with EDI (electronic data interchange).
But I Thought QuickBooks Does It All?
Hold up — doesn’t QuickBooks offer EDI tools? Yes, it does, however, these offerings are at a very basic level and require human involvement. If your business is growing and you have more than one trading partner, you’ll have to manage a complicated slew of protocols on your own, because companies have different EDI requirements and codes. This all necessitates an employee to manage, as well. In order to become truly seamless, QuickBooks users need an EDI system to avoid order entry errors and manage each unique trading partner.
Think about your Smartphone and all of the functions it offers. This is QuickBooks. Next, picture a task you perform routinely on your phone, such as ordering food from an application like GrubHub. While you could place the order through the web browser on your phone, the application uncomplicates the process. (Raise your hand if you’ve experienced frustration when placing an order from a web browser on your phone. )
So, the food arrives at your door, and your belly is happy, and it all started with the app. BOLD VAN is similar to the app: It bridges the gap and takes QuickBooks to the next level. Let me show you how.
How It Works
BOLD VAN receives orders and formats the data into the appropriate EDI language for the specific trading partner. BOLD VAN then pushes order information into QuickBooks. This is an automatic operation — no human involved here. Once the orders are shipped, BOLD VAN pulls the invoices and tracking numbers from QuickBooks and sends them to the trading partner.
You’re able to manage inventory and order fulfillment and keep all of your QuickBooks accounting up-to-date with little human involvement — I can’t stress that point enough — by integrating with BOLD VAN.
QuickBooks and EDI, Unite!
The unification of QuickBooks and BOLD VAN will bring automation to your operations and peace of mind. The days of manually re-entering data into QuickBooks will be long gone. Keying errors, no more.