WebEx Embedded Into QuickBooks

WebEx Communications, Inc. , the San Jose, Calif.-based provider of communications infrastructure for Internet-based conferences and meeting, yesterday announced that Intuit Inc. will provide embedded access to the WebEx interactive communications network in the latest releases of accountancy software, QuickBooks 2002.

The WebEx network, designed for interactive Web communications supports data, voice and video communications. By embedding access to the WebEx network, QuickBooks 2002 users will have access to remote copies of QuickBooks, through a standard Web browser.

WebEx says that professional accountants using QuickBooks 2002 Premier: Accountant Edition can use the WebEx network to view, share control and exchange files with a client’s copy of QuickBooks 2002.

Small business users will also be able to update and edit their books by having remote access their office copy of QuickBooks.

“Embedding access to WebEx’s communications services helps accountants increase communications with their clients and allows small business owners to stay on top of their businesses by using QuickBooks when and where they want,” says Terry Hicks, director, QuickBooks Business Services.

“WebEx’s global network enables secure, reliable performance, and we believe that adding interactive Web communications services to QuickBooks will increase customer satisfaction.”

Says Stewart Sonnenfeldt, vice president, Corporate Development at WebEx Communications: “WebEx’s standards-based APIs allow our communications network to easily integrate with any software or service offering.”

“We are proud to provide our service for lntuit’s latest QuickBooks offering,” he adds.

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