Exact, a global frontrunner in business software in the cloud for small- and medium-sized businesses, and QB Express today announced they have partnered to create and launch QB Express’ new educational module for manufacturers. QB Express tapped Exact’s unrivaled manufacturing industry expertise and online business software to develop its new Profit Improvement Process (PIP) for Manufacturers, an educational module with a monthly, step-by-step process and procedure that positions accountants to provide valuable consulting services and technology solutions to their own manufacturing customers. The PIP for Manufacturers is now available exclusively to QB Express’ community of accounting firms.
Manufacturers use Exact’s online business software to automate and manage production processes and ensure operations are lean. QB Express is the largest provider of QuickBooks® express training services in the United States. Its QB Seminar Systems is a network of QuickBooks consultants comprised of bookkeepers, accountants and CPAs who help small businesses owners learn the power of accurate numbers on which to base daily decisions. Under the partnership, Exact Online for Manufacturing is the exclusive business software in QB Express’ PIP for Manufacturers.
“At QB Express, we choose only the best-in-class technology providers as partners. When searching for a partner to help us create our new manufacturing module, Exact quickly became the obvious choice for several reasons,” said Kim Fedore, CEO of QB Express. “The quality of Exact’s software and its manufacturing industry expertise is unmatched. Only Exact understands the business management needs of both small manufacturers and accountants, and how to give the latter group the tools they need to effectively service their client and differentiate their offerings. With our new manufacturing module, accountants now have a one-stop-shop for all the technology and guidance they need to become a true business advisor to their own clients.”
A recent report commissioned by Exact found that the top ways accountants differentiate themselves from the crowd is by focusing on quality and providing good service and support. In the ultra-competitive accounting industry, accountants who utilize the PIP for Manufacturers get access to deep industry expertise that empowers them to help their own clients run their businesses more effectively – transforming them into indispensible, strategic business partners. They also gain the opportunity to offer Exact Online exclusively to their manufacturing customers and gain a new revenue stream. Both accountants and their manufacturing business owner clients who use the software can view business data in real-time and make informed business decisions.
“As core accounting functions are increasingly commoditized, accounting firms are being forced to innovate and diversify their service offerings in order to retain their customers and capture news ones,” said Kae Kronthaler-Williams, general manager of Exact U.S. Cloud Solutions. “Making the leap to providing business consulting services is easier said than done for most accounting firms. We’re thrilled to partner with QB Express to give accountants nationwide the practical tools and guidance they need to succeed today and in the years to come.”
QB Express’ PIP for Manufacturing with Exact Online is now available to accounting firms nationwide. For more information on QB Express, visit www.qbexpress.com. For more information on Exact, visit www.exactonline.com.
Vigorous business software. That’s what Exact builds. For more than 250,000 businesses around the world. For entrepreneurial doers who dare and, if they fall, always get up again. Exact breathes that same spirit. Thirty years ago a garage start-up by six students, now a global company, employing 1,550 people in 15 countries with revenues of € 188 million in 2014.
With Exact, businesses can quickly respond to shifting market conditions and grasp opportunities with both hands when they arise. Our business software enables customers to focus on their next goal, and look ahead to the next challenge. For further information about Exact, visit http://www.exactonline.com.
QBExpress is a national network of accounting firms with affiliates in over 500 U.S. markets. QBExpress affiliates provide in-depth QuickBooks Training in a variety of formats: live QuickBooks training sessions, online QuickBooks training, as well on-site training to accommodate the individual needs of business owners. In addition, QBExpress affiliates offer a “Profit Improvement Process”, which focuses on the 8020 of business consulting. The system includes a doable step by step process in which accountants help clients focus on one area of their business per month, for dramatic results.