What do you do if you run a small business, need a collaboration environment, but can’t afford SharePoint? Central Desktop (news, site) which provides a SaaS platform for small businesses, is offering such a solution to Intuit's Quickbook users by making it available through Intuit’s App Center.
For those not familiar with it, Central Desktop is a collaboration tool built on Web 2.0 technology for small business that is scalable and gives users a full range of collaboration tools including wikis, document sharing, task management and shared calendars.
Intuit’s App Center is an online market where users of Intuit’s business software Quickbooks Pro and Premier can trial and purchase applications that work directly out of Quickbooks.
While it is not clear how much users will be charged for using it on the IAC, Central Desktop has three different editions: Workgroup, Enterprise and Community.
There are a number of small differences between the three editions, but the only real difference is the pricing, which is based on the number of users. The Workgroup edition, which is for less than 25 users will cost up to US $99/ month, while the Enterprise edition for unlimited users costs US $10 per user/month. The community edition, again for more than 25 users, is US$ 3 month.
This is only the most recent addition to the Intuit platform. Earlier this month it went into partnership with Cabinet NG which extended Intuit’s own document management software.
For those interested in Central Desktop, if you sign up now you’ll get a full free15-day trial.