Can Zoho integrate with Quickbooks

Andrew Simpson
September 2, 2021

How can Zoho Integrate with Quickbooks ?

There are a few ways of integrating these two softwares. Depending on how complex your business is will give you insight to what option to take.

  1. Zoho CRM Plugins
  2. Zoho Flow or Zapier
  3. Deluge

Zoho CRM Plugins

Zoho CRM Plugins can be found in the marketplace tab in Zoho CRM. Luckily, Quickbooks is a very popular app, so there are lots of available plugins. For most new businesses, its probably best to start with a Zoho CRM plugin.

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Covers basic use cases

Cons

  • Syncing will often be imperfect
  • Complex businesses (lots of tax types, product and service sales, component items, shipping, business accounts, retainers, etc...) will likely not be accounted for
  • Lack of support
  • Duplicate records are common

Zoho Flow or Zapier

Zoho Flow and Zapier can be used in most simple use cases as well. Many businesses find that when they need something very specific to happen, its safer to go with one of these options . If you're business has outgrown your Zoho CRM plugin, this would be the logical next step

Pros

  • Easy to start
  • Ability to be very specific in what gets automated
  • Can integrate into other softwares

Cons

  • There is a 5 minute delay to trigger automations
  • If a Flow or Zap breaks, you wont know about it until you notice a missing invoice
  • Flows are likely to start breaking after 6 steps

Zoho Deluge

Zoho Deluge is the scripting language built into all Zoho products. If you need something very specific to happen in your integration from Zoho to Quickbooks, or from Quickbooks to Zoho, then it should be built in Deluge. If your business is working with multiple tax jurisdictions, a variety of different pricing models, or blended billing, Zoho Deluge is where you should look.

Pros

  • Very specific
  • Business logic happens very quickly
  • Immediate user feedback on errors

Cons

  • It's code.. so its very difficult to start

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