Intuit's QuickBooks accounting program has become the standard software for the accounting world. With new innovations and technologies, QuickBooks has joined the cloud revolution as hosting companies place America's accounting software in the cloud.
QuickBooks Hosting has drastically changed and improved usage limitations, by allowing accountants and their clients access the same files at the same time in different locations. Accountants can also create multiple folders within their hosting account, and specify access to certain clients. This also preserves each clients' privacy, while greatly simplifying the process for accountants.
QuickBooks Hosting has also saved businesses from needing to travel to meet up with one another, as they can access the same files over a simple internet connection. QuickBooks in the cloud has also allowed universal access to applications and files through all devices such as smarphones, tablets, iPads, and of course, PC and Mac.
Some cloud computing companies, such as NovelASPect, also use Citrix Servers for their application hosting, which are the fastest and most reliable of its industry, and provides a much improved experience over the cheaper Terminal Services.
As QuickBooks Hosting becomes more and more widely used, some business have called for Point of Sale Hosting. Point of Sale, or POS, is a software/hardware program geared towards retail operations. This has proven a challenge to many Terminal Services hosting companies, but feasible with some Citrix hosting companies. With POS hosting, retail operators can utilize mobile sync and ring up sales with their smartphones or tablets.
POS will automatically update inventory counts and sales to save time and headaches. Customer information can also be tracked with every purchase and return, making built-in loyalty programs accessible for returning customers. Retail businesses can also see their inventory managed and updated automatically as they ring up sales, returns, and exchanges so they can easily keep track of their stock.
All this information integrates with QuickBooks Financial software with just one click to avoid entry errors and prepare for tax time. Even the hardware used in POS hosted transactions, such as receipt printers, cash drawers, and barcode scanners will all work together for seamless transactions.
With these new innovations and technological improvements, business structures are forever changed. Small and medium-sized businesses can now operate like a Fortune 500 company and save both time and resources with cloud computing and QuickBooks Hosting.