There are a number of choices for online bookkeeping software, such as Xero, FreshBooks, Sage, Wave, Zoho Books, and even GoDaddy Bookkeeping. Any of them will make your life easier, and they all have similar capabilities. We checked out the options and QuickBooks Online (QBO) was the obvious partner of choice.

It’s also the #1 online bookkeeping/accounting software choice for about 75% of Canadian businesses. They must be doing something right.

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Why QuickBooks Online?

To start with, is easy to use, both for us and for our clients. Beyond that, it has a very extensive list of features, including:

  • Desktop or mobile access
  • Cash-basis or accrual accounting
  • Customizable invoicing, auto scheduling, and invoice tracking
  • Accounts receivable and accounts payable forms
  • Easy bank reconciliations
  • Payroll with time tracking
  • Inventory tracking
  • Project management
  • Document management
  • Advanced contact management integration
  • Cash flow pages
  • Multi-currency options

Another major advantage of QBO is that it supports over 650 integrations and add-ons—more than other bookkeeping software options.

QuickBooks Bookkeeping Apps (Integrations)

The primary apps that we use for most of our clients are:


Wagepoint is our go-to choice for payroll software for your employees or independent contractors. With Wagepoint, you’ll no longer have the stress that comes from missing payroll tax payments or late filing of year-end documents, like T4s and T4As, and the associated CRA penalties.

Dext (Previously Receipt Bank)

Dext replaces your month-end shoebox full of receipts. It’s a powerful, paperless document management system that integrates seamlessly with QBO. Simply take a photo of your purchase receipt on your phone, and Dext converts it with optical character recognition software. This allows us to easily code it to the appropriate general ledger account in QuickBooks, attaching the photo of the receipt, providing for CRA compliance.


Plooto is a powerful accounts payable and accounts receivable app for managing all your payments to vendors and collections from customers in real time. This automation allows you to eliminate all your paperwork and take complete control of your cash management. No more writing cheques— and you can even make international payments.

There’s an App For That: Other QBO Integrations


QuickBooks simplifies bank and credit card reconciliations by integrating with your bank account feeds and credit card transactions. It can also connect to your Amazon business purchases, your PayPal transactions, and Shopify if you use it for your ecommerce platform.

Need to track and manage employee time for payroll, invoicing, and scheduling? QuickBooks’ Time (previously TSheets) does this seamlessly. It’s also great for project management and many other employee-related functions.

If you’re in the construction/contracting business, Jobber lets you win more jobs, improve efficiency, track the status of every job, and much more.

No matter what industry you’re in, there’s bound to be a QuickBooks app to make running your business a lot smoother and stress free. We’re here to help you find it.

Check out the Quickbooks App Store and see which apps are available.  We would be happy to work with you on finding an app that will simplify running your business.

Isn’t It Time to Automate Your Bookkeeping Software?

Our bookkeeping packages include a QuickBooks Online Subscription, and we’ll use any integrations required for your specific industry and needs. Contact us today to sign up for one of our packages, and breathe easy.