Intuit Developer Growth Program Spotlight: Client Hub

A brief history of Client Hub

Client Hub was founded in 2017. It all began when co-founder Judie McCarthy, the founder of a Top 100 ProAdvisor firm, pinpointed her biggest workflow pain point: waiting on clients.

To eliminate this challenge, Client Hub was born. Judie explains further: “Client Hub is an internal workflow management, client collaboration, and secure file-sharing solution. Our goal is to enhance accounting and bookkeeping firms’ productivity by efficiently overseeing internal workflows and removing obstacles caused by delays in client responses. With Client Hub, we simplify this process, enabling clients to easily track pending tasks, respond to inquiries, and securely upload requested files.”

Client Hub helps firms significantly reduce the time they spend sending requests and reminders to clients for necessary information. As a result, they’re happier and so are their clients. This is exactly what the “Happy Clients. Happy Firm” Client Hub mission is all about.

“Client Hub has helped me streamline my business in so many ways. I know exactly what I need to work on each day just by taking a quick glance at my dashboard. All my client communications are in one place (no more searching through texts and emails)!! I also manage my team’s work flow in Client Hub, so we are all on the same page and know exactly what’s going on with each client. There are so many amazing features I could go on and on, but the best part is how easy it is to use! Even my most “non-tech” clients can navigate through their account with ease!! Thank you Client Hub for putting everything I need in one awesome app!!”

Client Hub has earned an overall 4.9-star rating from its users. This near-perfect rating is a testament to the success of its four-pronged philosophy focused on providing:

  1. An amazing client experience
  2. Sophisticated yet simple product design
  3. Friendly service
  4. Fair pricing

Like all businesses, Client Hub also has a few challenges. Says Judie, “Our primary challenge as an app company lies in building brand recognition. Effectively communicating across the bookkeeping and accounting profession to convey the problems we address and illustrating how leveraging technology, such as Client Hub, can assist them in cultivating a more satisfying practice, providing superior client experiences, and enhancing overall productivity is our key focus.”

Overcoming challenges and gaining valuable insights

Judie says the Client Hub team discovered the Developer Growth Program through social media posts by developers who had participated in previous cohorts. By joining the program, Client Hub has given its team an opportunity to overcome their challenges and continue getting the word out about the unique benefits of their application. As we speak, Judie and the Client Hub team are working directly with the Intuit Developers & Partners group, as well as with an exclusive network of accountants, UX experts, solution architects, and go-to-market managers.

“This program has opened up the opportunity for us to have an unbiased review of our product from an external perspective, providing valuable insights for its improvement,” Judie says. “Access to effective marketing tools will amplify our efforts to showcase the incredible synergy between Client Hub and QuickBooks, helping accountants and bookkeepers up their productivity game.”

Access to the expert accountant panel has been a major benefit. Says Judie, “The expert accountant panel brings a distinctive perspective by examining the product from a unique vantage point. Their insights serve to validate that our direction aligns with addressing genuine challenges within the accounting profession. Moreover, their feedback has been instrumental in guiding and enhancing our integration to better cater to the specific needs of our customers.”

She adds, “Their expertise contributes valuable perspectives that enrich our understanding and refine our approach to meet the evolving demands of the accounting industry.”

Developer Growth Program is “highly beneficial” for app companies

The Developer Growth Program is designed to give app developers the tools they need to take their business to the next level. For Client Hub, it’s proven to be highly beneficial, and Judie explains why.

“Firstly, the program extends beyond a singular focus, addressing various aspects crucial for growth such as product development and marketing strategies. This comprehensive approach ensures a well-rounded enhancement of the company’s capabilities,” Judie says. “Secondly, the program serves as a catalyst for growth by fostering stronger relationships between Intuit and the participating companies. This collaborative environment allows for shared knowledge, resources, and experiences, creating a synergistic effect that benefits all involved.”

We couldn’t agree more. We know Client Hub will continue to do great things once they graduate from the program, and we know other app companies that join the program will do the same. Judie adds one more reason to participate in the Developer Growth Program: “Teaming up with a powerhouse like Intuit, known for its substantial market presence and widespread respect, not only boosts our credibility but also adds a touch of business swagger in the accounting realm.”