Guest Contributions

Seamless Project Management and QuickBooks with Even Design

QuickBooks project management and flow streamlined in the best way. - Krystlyn Giedt, Executive Director of Everything We Do of Even Design
”Mavenlink is amazing. Its QuickBooks project management and flow streamlined in the best way.” - Krystlyn Giedt, Executive Director of Everything We Do of Even Design

Q: Sean Crafts (Mavenlink Co-Founder) - Can you tell us a little about your business?

A: Krystlyn Giedt - Even Design helps businesses and individuals take their ideas, wants and needs, and transform them onto paper and web. We've worked in the graphic and web industry for over eight years. We do graphic design, print design, website design, website development, website maintenance, and overall project management. Even Design is here to help because that's what we love to do!

Q: Sean - How did you find Mavenlink?

A: Krystlyn - I found Mavenlink through the Intuit App Center. I was looking for a new time tracking system that would sync with Quickbooks. I was previously using a Quickbooks syncing time tracking system called Minute7 plus an online project management tool called BaseCamp to unsatisfactory results. Minute7 stopped syncing after a few months because I had too many "jobs" and the customer service would not fix it and BaseCamp doesn't sync with Quickbooks or Google Apps so I had to double enter all my daily tasks and times.

Q: Sean - What pain points has Mavenlink solved for your business?

A: Krystlyn - Mavenlink has really helped our business solve the following:

- Keeping track of projects at a glance, previously done in a color coded Excel Spreadsheets
- Time tracking that syncs into Quickbooks for invoices
- Tasks syncing with Google Tasks for easy task management.

Q: Sean - What do your clients, consultants, and fellow co-workers say about Mavenlink?

A: Krystlyn - They like it! My clients like being able to see that tasks have been started and completed, the budget tracker and the message feature. My colleagues have been very intrigued by the system and I am in the process of showing them all the wonderful features.

Q: Sean - Please explain the results of using Mavenlink and Google Apps.

A: Krystlyn - Using Mavenlink and Google together is awesome! I love that when I want to add someone to a project, my Google Contacts are loaded up to pick cutting and pasting! I also love how the tasks sync with my Google Tasks so even if I'm not in Mavenlink, I'm well aware of what is due by looking at my Gmail and/or Google Calendar. And last but not least, it is fantastically easy to attach a Google Docs or Google Drive to a project which makes online document management so easy for each project.

Q: Sean - What Mavenlink features could you not live without?

A: Krystlyn - At Even Design, we could not live without the time tracking Intuit sync, budget tracking, project templates, and Tasks.

Q: Sean - Anything else you want to tell add?

A: Krystlyn - I absolutely applaud how customer oriented Mavenlink is. It is so awesome to be able to get involved with their beta tests. To be able to post ideas that Mavenlink reads and takes into consideration. It is very clear the Mavenlink strives to be continually better and is willing and eager to hear from customers to make it so. Mavenlink is already heads above the rest!

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