Determined to find a better way, Scott Cook inspired the mission that still drives us today.
In an effort to eliminate the hassle of paying household bills and balancing the checkbook, Scott Cook invented Quicken and started his own software company. Since Intuit's beginning, we've never stopped challenging ourselves or re-imagining our core products for a changing world. This need to continuously innovate has enabled us to transform — from DOS to the web, then to mobile and the cloud. At the heart of our work is a powerful, service-based ecosystem. This integrates our products with the benefits of the cloud, the innovation of third-party developers and a unique set of data. It's a powerful combination that simplifies financial lives all over the world.
The tax refund check is the biggest boost millions of Americans get to their income for the entire year. That's why we've shut down our business for a day - so that our employees could meet the people who depend on tax refunds to pay their rent, tuition or medical bills and better understand their needs. When customer empathy drives innovation, the result is technology like live video advice from a tax expert. And taxes become simpler for even the most inexperienced taxpayer.
50% of small businesses fail within the first five years. But our QuickBooks ecosystem continuously evolves to lower those odds. We help business owners get paid faster and grow their sales quicker with mobile GoPayment. We increase their access to small business loans with QuickBooks Financing. And thousands of developers, working with our APIs, build hundreds of apps that help our small business entrepreneurs thrive.
Our Mint team transformed personal finance for millions with a beautiful, lifestyle-inspired UI that delights across mobile devices. Whether our customers prefer Android or iOS, we innovate for the products they aspire to use next – like Apple Watch – so they can stay in touch with their money anytime, anywhere.