These are exciting times, as Intuit moves ever more deeply into cloud based offerings.
In 2008, Roger Sippl founded Elastic Intelligence to develop a solution that would make it easier to connect to SaaS-based data. Fast forward to the present, Roger Sippl’s vision for his Connection Cloud, is a reality bringing to anyone with cloud applications, real-time, data connection services with a dramatically easier way to connect to SaaS-based data in the Cloud.
Intuit apparently plans to utilize the Connection Cloud with Intuit's QuickBase web-based database platform. This means that QuickBase apps will be easier than ever to develop, thus streamlining the time and effort to get them up and running. Of course the side effect of that is reduced cost to developers. The use of the Connection Cloud technology solves the major pain point of building applications that integrate and access data across multiple systems without first having to custom code for each of the various applications' APIs.
In a statement from Roger Sippl he said,1"As the industry has moved to a more connected world, we at Elastic Intelligence have created a simple and graceful solution to make it easy to share data in the cloud. As part of Intuit, we will provide a game-changing experience, making cloud data easily available to do-it-yourself app builders using the QuickBase platform, without the need for expensive developers or complex API programming.
We can’t wait to begin working with Intuit, and the team is excited about what the future holds for us. Together we’ll be on the leading edge of cloud computing, offering a platform where resourceful employees can easily create customized SaaS applications that access and share the data in their other business systems to drive productivity,”
These are exciting times, as Intuit moves ever more deeply into cloud based offerings, the primary concern for many has been the underlying infrastructure that supported those offerings. With this acquisition, Intuit has not only gone a long way in streamlining the development process, but in assuring platform stability while fostering integration capabilities.
1 Quotation source: Intuit QuickBase Welcomes Connection Cloud Team by Allison Mnookin; The Fast Track, the Intuit QuickBase Blog (http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2013/06/21/intuit-quickbase-welcomes-connection-cloud-team/)