QuickBooks is one of the most trusted accounting platforms on the planet, with more than 3 million users around the globe. In fact, Intuit’s accounting software enjoys nearly 75 percent market share, creating very little room for other bookkeeping solutions.
The company also offers payment processing — both as a standalone solution and in conjunction with third-party processors.
But how secure is this payment technology? And is it worth giving it a try?
QuickBooks Payment Processing: Secure or Not?
A payment solution's security ultimately depends on the underlying processor behind the scenes. Many well-known payment solutions are not truly PCI-compliant. And some that are compliant only bother to satisfy the minimum requirements under the PCI data security standards.
So before committing to any payment solution, you should verify the provider's track record — especially its more recent record. Security threats that were once unimaginable have now become commonplace in an age of cyber attacks, malware and high profile data breaches.
And even this analysis only provides a snapshot. PCI compliance and data security are not static, one-time fixes. They are dynamic processes that require continuous improvements as criminals seek newer and more innovative ways of stealing sensitive financial information.
So How Does QuickBooks Stack Up to the Competition?
At BluePay, we’re big fans of QuickBooks as an accounting platform. We know of no other software that offers the flexibility and range that this solution offers.
When it comes to payment processing, QuickBooks consistently receives strong support from the business world. And its infrastructure is PCI-compliant.
However, more advanced security features like tokenization and point-to-point encryption (P2PE) may sometimes require third-party integration with other payment solutions.
For those wanting more protection, these additional features are often non-negotiable. This is why we offer QuickBooks integration with our payment solutions. This pairing offers the best of both worlds, allowing you to benefit from:
- BluePay’s PCI-compliant, secure payment processing
- QuickBooks’ streamlined and robust accounting solutions
Leveraging these two technologies together removes any guesswork from the equation. You know that your payment infrastructure is built on leading solutions developed by industry pioneers — one that specializes in payment data security and one that excels at unparalleled accounting accuracy.
The end result is:
- PCI-compliant fraud protection that employs state-of-the-art security features like P2PE and tokenization
- No more double entry accounting or tedious record-keeping — all transactions automatically get reported and updated
Is QuickBooks Payment Processing Right for Your Business?
QuickBooks is a powerful platform for tracking and recording transactions within your payment environment. And its dedicated payment solutions may be perfect for your business.
But if you are already a BluePay customer — or if you want to begin taking advantage of our highly secure, PCI-compliant payment technology — then linking QuickBooks' accounting solutions with your BluePay account may be the better option.
Fortunately, integrating these platforms couldn’t be easier. We offer a number of solutions to help you get started. To learn more, click on the free resources below: