Earlier this month, accounting software vendor Xero introduced a mobile solution designed for self-employed workers in the U.S. The solution was specifically targeted at those working in the “gig economy” — all those ridesharing drivers, food deliverers and pet-walkers. As I mentioned at the time, Xero’s archrival, Intuit, had an existing solution for self-employed workers as well.

Not wanting to hang around, Intuit is upping the ante in this game and announcing some updates for the QuickBooks Self-Employed (QBSE) version. New partnerships and new features all aimed at making life easier for self-employed workers and staying one step ahead of Xero. So, what is the news?

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.