Bangalore, October 5, 2013 – Leading global provider of business and financial management solutions, Intuit, has opened a new 215,000 sq. ft. facility, in Bangalore, at Pritech SEZ Park, Belandur. It will house up to 830 staff, has been designed to foster Intuit’s innovation culture through world-class facilities and a flexible work environment.
Says Vijay Anand, Vice President of the India Development Center, Intuit India: “Workplaces have an important bearing on both individual and team productivity. Our new workspace encourages employees to connect across teams, and provides them with the tools and infrastructure to ideate, collaborate and deliver ideas that can be taken to market to effectively fulfil customers’ needs.”
Intuit’s India Development Center (IDC) has been instrumental in the development of Intuit’s flagship products including QuickBooks, TurboTax, Mint and Quicken. In line with Intuit’s mission to be the small business operating system for the world, IDC drives key products including QuickBooks Online for global markets including India. As a microcosm of Intuit with every business at Intuit represented in India, IDC drives critical cross product innovation that delivers awesome product experiences for its customers.
Promoting a culture of entrepreneurship through programs such as Unstructured Time for every employee has led to IDC being recognized as a beacon of innovation within the company as well as outside. The “In India for India” story is best exemplified by innovations from the ground up such as txtWeb, a service that helps over 11 million users in India bridge the digital divide by providing everyone access to bite-sized information when they need it through SMS on every mobile phone.
Says Nikhil Arora, Vice President and Managing Director of Intuit India: “We are delighted to have created this new world-class workplace for our employees in Bangalore. Our investment underlines our commitment to India and is an indication of how optimistic we are about our growth prospects in India. The entrepreneurial environment at IDC encourages employees to innovate and solve for the big, unmet needs of our customers globally and in India. With the positive response and adoption of QuickBooks Online in India, we are eager to serve the end-to-end financial and business management needs of small businesses, and IDC will be instrumental in contributing towards that.”
The facility was designed to attain LEED Platinum certification. To enhance Intuit India’s standing as a “great place to work,” the building also includes cafes and coffee bars, recreation areas, and a fitness centre.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks, Quicken and TurboTax. Founded in 1983, the company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com