Intuit to acquire KDK Softwares

30th July 2014 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Nikhil Arora, Vice President and Managing Director, Intuit IndiaNew Delhi, India – July 30, 2014 – Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), today said that it has entered into an agreement to acquire KDK Softwares India Private Limited, a leading provider of professional tax solutions in India.

The acquisition of KDK Softwares is expected to further strengthen Intuit’s position to enable small business successes and further it reach among accountants in India.

Intuit looks to add a significant base of over 20,000 of KDK Softwares’s customers. KDK Softwares states that with its current market base it is serving 1 in 5 practicing chartered accountants in India.

Intuit will also expand its portfolio of offerings to include simplified tax filing for accountants, bookkeepers and their small business clients. KDK Softwares is a leading provider of professional tax computation and e-filing solutions, both in desktop and cloud models, with a base of over 100 channel partners in over 60 cities in India.

With this acquisition and its integration with the popular worldwide solution Intuit QuickBooks, Intuit will be able to offer a stronger solution for accounting, tax computation and e-filing. Accountants usually spend 50 percent of their time filing taxes.
The new Intuit QuickBooks will create significant time savings by improving their workflow and the ability to complete a tax return in a single step.

The closing of the acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions by the parties.

Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small businesses and accountants. Intuit’s QuickBooks is used by more than 5 million users worldwide, including 300,000 accountant users.

Nikhil Arora, Vice President and Managing Director, Intuit India, said, “Our vision is to become the ecosystem behind the success of Indian small businesses and accountants. By 2020, we want one in four small businesses in India to use Intuit products. With this acquisition, we will in the near term be able to provide our customers with an end-to-end workflow of integrated accounting and tax capability which would be the first of its kind in the country.”

“The addition of KDK Softwares builds on Intuit’s QuickBooks small business ecosystem offering in India, providing for the first time a seamless and collaborative tax filing solution,” he added.

KDK Softwares Founder and Managing Director Kapil Goyal said “KDK Softwares is committed to partnering with small businesses and accountants across India and providing them with solutions that makes tax filing easy and compliant. Today we serve 1 in 5 practing chartered accountants in India and we are very excited to join Intuit. Together we will be able to add efficiency, ease-of-use and time savings for small business ecosytem in India. Also, KDK Softwares accountants are early adopters of online solution and thus are an ideal fit to take advantage of the QuickBooks integration.”

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