Virtual In Person Meetings Using Holograms

Virtual In Person Meetings Using Holograms

If you’ve heard Jim McGinnis talk about the exciting transformations happening in the accounting industry, then you’ve probably heard him say “the future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” Well, we’re about to change that. Using Star Wars as the inspiration, our engineering team developed a breakthrough, never-seen-before way for you to connect with your small business clients: holographic imaging.

That’s right. Starting in May, holographic imaging will be made available in QuickBooks® Online Accountant. With one click, you can project a 3D image of yourself to anywhere in the world in order to meet virtually with your clients.

“Princess Leia’s famous holographic plea, ‘Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope,’ used to be merely the stuff of science fiction, but we’ve made that kind of technology a reality,” said Luis Sanchez, director of Marketing for Intuit’s Accountant Segment. “Our team has created a personalized experience that materializes your likeness directly to your clients, no matter where they are.”

Features to be added in the coming months include customizable sound effects when you appear and disappear; the ability to hold group holographic meetings; and the chance to meet with holographic Support team members.

Also worth noting: April Fools!

While it’s true that we’re always looking for new ways to help you better serve your clients, we actually aren’t offering holographic imaging from within QuickBooks Online Accountant … yet! But if you’re looking for other ways to get your firm future-ready, check out the Firm of the Future website. You’ll learn how other accounting professionals have transformed their practices, and get insights, fresh thinking and expert advice on profitably growing your firm.