There are 2 OFFICIAL Salesforce (Sugar's primary competitor) Integrations for Quickbooks - developed by Intuit and Salesforce themselves (!!!!) - and available in the official Quickbooks app store - and priced for the masses with a very low monthly subscription fee.
The more interesting of the two Salesforce QuickBooks Integrations, is the one developed by Intuit:
Intuit App Center: App overview - Salesforce Integration for QuickBooks
* VERY attractively priced at $20/month (for the version that plugs into salesforce group edition - up to 5 users) or $40/month (plugs into salesforce pro edition - unlimited users?) PER Quickbooks Company file.
* The other official integration is developed by Salesforce but it's much more expensive - $23 and $65 per month PER USER - which makes it far less interesting.
Weakness of the salesfore QB integrations:
* It's a pretty bad flaw - they require FLASH support in the user's browser - making them totally incompatible with the Apple iPhone , iPod, iPad - and utterly useless for the millions of sales road warriors loyal to iDevices.
I request that SugarCRM develop directly - or partner with Intuit - or sponsor the development by an outside development team - an OFFICIAL SugarCRM Quickbooks Integration:
Why an official Sugar QB Integration :
* SugarCRM NEEDS this for growth - it would essentially *guarantee* that ALL Sugar users - no matter large or small their company is - can CHEAPLY and RELIABLY eliminate manual double data entry of bookkeeping data in Sugar and a crucial bookkeeping system - saving significant time, manpower, and lost sales due to missing, incorrect, or outdated information,
Why is it low risk high reward:
* No backward compatibility needed. Only needs to be compatible with Quickbooks 2011 and newer, and Quickbooks Online (just like the salesforce integration) - because 2011 is widely accepted as the highest quality, most mature, reliable, and grown up release of Quickbooks ever,
* sequels to the SugarCRM Integration should enable Sugar to talk to the rest of the top 10 most popular bookkeeping systems, and to open-source (and closed source) ERP systems - for example OpenERP, Oracle ERP, SAP ERP, etc. The only requirement is the standard SOAP interface,
Why it will help Sugar beat Salesforce:
* Use NO Flash in the browser - just standard HTML5 - for 100% mobile compatibility for road warriors - this is where Sugar will trounce the Salesforce competition which uses Flash,
* attractively priced ($20 for CE and $40 for Pro and above - per QB company file, per month).