QuickBooks Hosting – What Sets Top Hosting Solutions Apart?
Gone are the days when organizations needed hardware for their applications and data storage. Today, most applications and data live in the Cloud, not on a local computer. Among other benefits, when your application is in the Cloud it is more accessible and more secure. However, for some finance and accounting teams, QuickBooks is still running locally, leaving them without these important benefits.
QuickBooks is one of the most advanced and popular accounting applications for businesses of all sizes. The software has been easing the work for finance teams, accountants, and bookkeepers for years. It comes with the functionality to handle accounting, payroll, payments, inventory, and much more. For QuickBooks Desktop users, TruPoint can activate the Cloud for security and accessibility.
You’re probably wondering why the web-based version of QuickBooks (QuickBooks Online) isn’t the goto option for those wanting to gain Cloud functionality. Well, to be frank, many companies have optimized their financial management using QuickBooks Desktop (Premier, Enterprise, etc.). Making the switch to QuickBooks Online isn’t something they’re interested in doing.
What is QuickBooks Hosting?
In simple terms, QuickBooks hosting refers to installing the desktop version of QuickBooks (QuickBooks Desktop) on a secure Cloud server, to be accessed remotely anywhere, anytime, without installing the software on any device. QuickBooks hosting offers users the best of both worlds, i.e. the robustness of the QuickBooks Desktop version with the accessibility and security of the online version. QuickBooks Online on the other hand is a SaaS application, and it is very different from QuickBooks Desktop in terms of features, user interface, and other functionalities that many finance teams are used to.
Is QuickBooks Desktop Hosting Easy?
Many cloud service providers claim to provide QuickBooks Desktop hosting. This makes it difficult for organizations to choose which provider to rely on. And the common notion is that all QuickBooks hosting is similar. However, when it comes to delivering a reliable user experience and maintaining security and backups of QuickBooks Desktop, it is best to choose a provider that specializes in Quickbooks hosting, like us. Read about TruWorkspace™ QuickBooks edition here.
Not all QuickBooks Desktop hosting solutions are created equal, some are simply better than others. Therefore, organizations must choose a solution that can support their business needs. But what is it that makes some providers better?
Keeping your business-critical accounting information online is important. Get a platform that is fully redundant and assures 99.99% uptime.
Better User Experience
You want a hosting solution that offers users the best experience available on any device. TruPoint’s hosting is powered by Citrix®, the industry leader in thin client remote access technology.
Expert Technical Support
It’s frustrating when clients experience a problem but cannot get someone to help solve it. Customer support is key to any successful enterprise – your own included – a provider that knows QuickBooks Desktop helps solve issues faster.
In the digital era, data is a form of currency, meaning that it’s highly precious. Cybercriminals tend to target data when they launch attacks on enterprises. TruPoint’s platform keeps your business’s critical data safe, with multiple layers of security. Explore the platform here.
The goal for organizations that opt for QuickBooks hosting is secure cloud access to their QuickBooks Desktop to allow better collaboration with stakeholders inside and outside the company. A great hosting solution gives your team the power to work anywhere, anytime, on any device, with no network setup or maintenance. This ensures your team is working with the same information and collaborating in real-time.
Data Backup and Recovery
As we mentioned earlier, data is a critical component of any modern business. TruPoint offers daily backups of your data, with long retention times and offsite replication. This ensures your QuickBooks Desktop database is recoverable in the event of a disaster.
Moving your QuickBooks Desktop to the Cloud provides many benefits to your business. Easily sharing access to the application while providing better security and disaster recovery for your financial system are just some of the things our customers want. If there’s one thing you can be sure about, it’s that not all QuickBooks Desktop hosting solutions are equal. TruWorkspace™ Cloud, QuickBooks Edition provides your business with the latest in virtual desktop technology (powered by Citrix®) to host your QuickBooks database securely. Planning to host your QuickBooks desktop app on the cloud? Get in touch with us today, and let’s make your experience worth your time and money.