Over the course of the past 10 years, we’ve seen the 1000-foot tidal wave of mobile adoption on the horizon, inching its way closer and closer to encompassing all it encounters. Everyone knows it’s coming, so it’s time to adjust your business models now, to prepare for the onslaught — that is to say as if the wave hasn’t already hit the shoreline.
That’s why it’s great to see the CEO of Intuit, Brad Smith say stuff like this in the latest PC Mag article:
Intuit believes that mobile will be the primary way its customers will interact with its software. Smith said consumers will primarily connect through mobile apps, followed by small businesses and accountants later.
“You can’t put an elephant on a diet,” he said. Intuit’s development process for new products is focused on building for the phone first, the tablet second, and the browser and the PC later.
The business landscape has vastly changed in the past 10 years. It is now a requirement to instantly act to new information in the market place. That’s why it’s important for small businesses to be able to have access to all of their reporting tools so they can make effective, informed decisions within minutes. That’s why it’s so important for Intuit to place their focus on the mobile industry.
As noted in this great infographic by the folks over at Maven Link, small businesses are adopting applications for everyday business functions with high velocity. In order for the 4 million small businesses using QuickBooks to stay competitive, adoption to mobile is essential.
Pledges like Smith’s a few days ago go a long way — further than you think — in reassuring businesses that Intuit and QuickBooks are leaders in innovation. We’re looking forward to having more companies embrace the future and take the dive into the mobile-workplace for their business activities. If you’ve already taken the plunge and need a lifesaver thrown your way, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email and we can help out: QBinfo@ProOnGo.com