January 25, 2012
Exciting times today for the team from MinuteDock (more on them here) the neat little time trapping application from my own hometown, Wellington, New Zealand. Formerly a product that was primarily intended for users of the Xero accounting product, MinuteDock is broadening its approach and is now tightly integrated with QuickBooks Online also.
The nifty little integration allows freelancers to build an invoice and fire it directly through to QuickBooks Online – it also syncs customers between the two products. Specifically MinuteDock allows freelancers to;
- Painlessly track their time
- Get metrics on time spent by contact
- Measure performance against budgets
- Invoice for work completed
MinuteDock costs $18/month for the first user and $3/user/month for each subsequent user. There are also bulk plans for 50 seat implmentations at $105 per month.
From a tech perspective, MinuteDock integrates with the Intuit Partner Platform (IPP) via OAuth and OpenID. I spoke with MinuteDock CEO Nik Wakelin and asked him about their decision to integrate with QuickBooks at this time. He said that;
The integration for us is just a natural expansion – we already do Xero and FreshBooks, and QuickBooks online is a very big player in the Online Account Software market, although very US-centric. We’ll likely be adding more products in the near future.
MinuteDock is a lovely little product and it’ll be interesting to see the traction it gets with the QuickBooks integration.