If you're feeling restrained by having to be "in the office" to access your QuickBooks information...
You do have an alternative!
Businesses are rapidly adopting the concepts of working from home, remote access, and other tools to get more done in less time That makes the traditional idea of having to be in the office to look up important customer information or do work of any type in QuickBooks more and more obsolete.
SOLUTION: HAVE YOUR QUICKBOOKS "HOSTED"
Imagine, if you will, commencing work at your desktop or notebook computer and signing into QuickBooks. It doesn’t matter where you are located, nor does it matter where your staff is located. As long as you can get to the internet, you can get to your QuickBooks.
That sums up the concept of "hosted QuickBooks".
Said another way... Access to your QuickBooks information - Anytime. Anywhere.
THE CLOUD9 SOLUTION - VOTED #1
If the initials "IT" (as in information technology) give you a headache just thinking about them, cast your worries aside.
No IT expertise is needed to get your business into a hosted QuickBooks setup. No major capital investment in expensive servers or other custom programming time required. No big checks need be written to an IT company to "configure your network".
Cloud9 is one of a handful of companies approved by Intuit that offers you the ability to get set up with anytime, anywhere access to your QuickBooks information.
Cloud9 was voted far and away the #1 QuickBooks hosting service by 4000 accountants who participated in the 2012 CPA Practice Advisor Readers’ Poll.
Hosted QuickBooks is absolutely, positively NOT the same as "QuickBooks Online" or the "online versions of QuickBooks" (as I have heard many refer to it).
Hosted QuickBooks takes your current QuickBooks desktop software and QuickBooks company data and gets it set up for anytime, anywhere access. There is no learning curve involved - you're using the same software "in the cloud" that you use each and every day now.
QuickBooks Online is a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VERSION of QuickBooks that may or may not be suitable for the needs of your business. With QuickBooks Online, there will likely be a learning curve for you and your team and it may not have the functionality you have come to know in the desktop version you currently use.
If you are evaluating all of your options, be sure to take a test drive of QuickBooks Online before making any decisions. It is essential that you understand the differences in functionality between your current desktop version of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online.
IS HOSTING SECURE?
Based on my experiences in the small business environment over the last thirty years, I can tell you that Cloud9 is FAR more secure than the computers and internal networks of most small businesses. Far more secure by a country mile!
Outdated anti-virus, missing security software, unpatched PCs and the use of default passwords on routers are routine occurrences in a small business - all of which are no-nos when it comes to computer security.
Better for you, here is an overview of the security offered by Cloud9...
"Cloud9 technology is state of the art featuring multi-layer redundancy, an uninterrupted power supply, mirror disk imaging and RAID implementation. Login is through 256-bit encryption and our Data Centers are SOC2/SSAE16 certified; Cloud9 goes above and beyond to ensure the highest levels of security is deployed throughout the infrastructure.
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