That percentage increase contrasts to the last several quarters in which QBE revenue has consistently been described as growing by “mid-single digits”. QB desktop revenue rose to $215 million for the most recently ended period, up 27.2 percent from $169 million a year earlier. Intuit has previously said the growth in desktop revenue stems primarily from QBE. “We expect continued strong desktop ecosystem revenue growth as we progress through the back half of the fiscal year,” Clatterbuck said. Revenue for QuickBooks Online reached $696 million for the quarter, an increase 21.1 percent from $574 million in last year’s corresponding period. Second-quarter net income was $168 million, 68 percent up from $100 million a year earlier. Total revenue was $3.04 billion, rising 13.8 percent from $2.67 billion.