For years, the construction industry has been talking about the benefits of integrating data between different pieces of software. Now, the construction industry has just taken another step forward in this particular area.

Corecon Technologies, www.corecon.com, Huntington Beach, Calif., recently announced new integration with QuickBooks Online from Intuit, www.intuit.com, Mountain View, Calif., which will provide construction firms and accounting professionals with a streamlined backoffice solution.

Built from the ground up, this new solution will benefit from Intuit’s IPP v3 platform to sync contact and project data seamlessly with QuickBooks Online. At the core of integration is a new sync wizard in Corecon V7, which was designed to minimize mouse clicks and identify all data required to be updated or exported between the two cloud-based systems.

Capabilities cover customer, vendor, and employee information and project financial transactions such as bills, progress invoices, and timecards that need to be exported. Additionally, a preview function in the wizard identifies and displays the information that will be synced before the actual data exchange occurs, and sync logs provide a history of modified/added records with the date and name of the person who made the change.

For those Corecon subscribers using QuickBooks desktop versions (Pro, Premier, Enterprise 2010-2014), they will continue to use the existing CoreconLink for QuickBooks utility for accounting integration. This utility makes a dual connection: one to Corecon’s servers via Web-services and the other to the local QuickBooks database/file via Intuit’s SDK. However, since the existing link utility requires separate export functions for each type of record (e.g. customer, vendor, project, bill, etc.), accountants will likely prefer the integration of QuickBooks Online with Corecon V7.

The horizon is bright for this integration in the construction industry, as new integration provides construction firms and accounting professionals with a streamlined backoffice solution for more efficient business operations.