Intuit acquires Jaipur based KDK Softwares to provide an integrated solution to accountants

Intuit Inc  has entered into an agreement to acquire KDK Softwares India Private Limited a market leader in providing professional tax solutions in India. This acquisition will further strengthen Intuit’s commitment of becoming the ecosystem behind small business success and establishes a strong position for the company to reach accountants in India. Intuit looks to add a significant base of over 20,000 of KDK Softwares’ customers.   KDK Softwares states that with its current market base it is serving 1 in 5 practicing chartered accountants in India.

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Established in 2003 as Software Development Company, KDK Softwares India Private Limited, is a fast growing company committed to providing reliable and cost-effective software solutions to Tax Professionals and SMEs all over India. Headquartered in Jaipur, Rajasthan, KDK Softwares puts emphasis on quality, world-class human resources and cutting edge solutions to help small businesses file their taxes efficiently. With a successful track record of serving over 22,000 satisfied accountants and customers, KDK Softwares has more than 100 active partners across 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 robust solution for accounting, tax computation and e-filing. Accountants usually spend 50 percent of their time filing taxes. The newIntuit 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 the world leader in business and financial management solutions for small businesses and accountants. QuickBooks is used by more than 5 million users worldwide, including 300,000 accountant users.

Nikhil Arora, Vice President and Managing Director, Intuit India speaking about the acquisition 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.

Read more –  Intuit wants to get one in every four Indian SMEs to use their products. Detailed interview with Nikhil Arora, Intuit India MD.

Kapil Goyal, Founder and Managing Director of KDK Softwares,

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.

This is a good acquisition for Intuit considering the fact that this accountant market is very fragmented and needs to be digitalised soon.

Subodh Kolhe