​We empower QuickBooks users to have the information they need to effectively run their business by transforming QuickBooks data into actionable information that is always available, always current.


Our development team has successfully completed  projects as diverse as creation of packaged products, reengineering others solutions to initiatives with evolving needs.

Client Successes


Industry: Union
Solution: QB integrated Application

When the International Brotherhood of Teamsters wanted a solution that would help the independent chapters use QuickBooks we swung into action and developed a series of custom reports.

The system is a standard offering now available for all local chapters to use and has reduced the costs local teamster chapters bear to keep track of members contributions.                     



Industry: Retail
Solution: Custom Access database

Longs Drugs recognizes that merchandise returns are a necessary component of a customer friendly retail store but needed to better manage the costs of that program. They turned to Better Idea Group to create an accounting solution to help them manage merchandise returns.

Industry: Software
Solution: QB integrated application

Better Idea Group's demonstrated expertise in engineering solid add-on applications for Small Business Accounting applications caught the eye of a budding payment gateway company.

Better Idea Group built a payment solution that enabled their gateway for multiple small business accounting applications including QuickBooks . In the process helped to launch an entirely new line of business for them. You can see the results of our work here:   http://www.receivepay.com/

Industry:  Financial-Investment Org

Solution:  Custom Access reporting
                  from QuickBooks data

This investment house wanted a system to track the ownership percentages of investors in funds that they had set up. Specifically, they wanted to be able to use QuickBooks for managing investment related transactions at the top level but still be able to track ownership percentages as they ebbed and flowed in this volatile fund.

Industry: Payroll Staffing

Solution: Custom Application

Using Rapid Application development techniques, Better Idea Group worked with a leading Payroll  provider to save their clients more than $750,000 by creating a easy to use, standardized means of calculating mileage reimbursement. Read the case study here

Industry: Entertainment

Solution:  Blended solution of 3 applications and custom QuickBooks integration

The largest and spookiest entertainment venue in San Jose needed to upgrade their base systems for ticket sales, food sales, retail goods and large event management. We worked with their entire management team to deliver a comprehensive solution for managing the entire venue.