In 1983, Scott Cook and Tom Proulx founded Intuit. They started off by creating Quicken (personal financial management software), and five years later they introduced QuickBooks for small businesses, which rapidly acquired an 80% market share. The rest, as they say, is history. Intuit remains the largest player in small business accounting, and QuickBooks has become a household name.
Intuit launched QuickBooks Online in 2004; the software now serves more than 1,150,000 businesses. It has garnered a number of awards over the years, including a 2015 Awesome Applications Award from The Sleeter Group and a 2015 CPA Practice Adviser Reader’s Choice Award; its overhaul in late 2013 also earned it a 2014 CPA Practice Adviser Innovation Award. With 8500 employees and $4.15 billion in revenue in 2012, Intuit has been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of America’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” every year since 2004.