If you are an accountant or CPA, you can have multiple benefits if you have a good QuickBooks hosting provider. You can leverage all your IT needs to them so that you don’t need to spend time and resources to think about technical parts. Since QuickBooks hosting is being delivered as a service, it’s hosting providers have been majorly focussing on various aspects of tax and accounting application hosting. They made their setup and other parameters to work for tax and accounting practices. They have been hiring application experts so that they could have experience on tax and accounting software.
There are many application hosting organizations fully working as a dedicated QuickBooks hosting providers. There have been major parameters if the hosting providers can follow, we can consider them as a reliable service provider for us:
1- Datacenter Standard: We must check that our QuickBooks hosting provider is having a SAS-70 and SSAE-16 certified data center. If they are certified means you can be sure that they have standard IT practices and you will not have either data integrity issue or downtime issues. You can even be safe of security concerns.
2- Printing Solution: You must think twice of printing before going for hosted QuickBooks. Because you will require to print checks, invoices other other documents very frequently and if there is any issues with this function, it many hamper your work.
3- 24X7 technical support: Once you host your QuickBooks software, everything will be at hosting providers hand. You and your IT team can’t fix any issue on the hosted QuickBooks server. So, you must check that your hosting provider is having a dedicated support available by 24X7.
4- No hidden charge: You must ensure that there is no any hidden cost for QuickBooks hosting. Otherwise, your promised cost effective hosted QuickBooks can be more expensive than your local QuickBooks usage. We have seen many examples of increment of the charges once you start using your QuickBooks hosting setup.
Denor Linen is an IT analyst working with SageNext. SageNext is a leading QuickBooks hosting provider.