As accountants take the plunge towards practicing their financial management services online, it is hard to ignore the consideration of an ASP for hosting QuickBooks. Cloud has not been new to this field but the difference now and a few years back exists mainly because hosted solutions were not considered as a necessity earlier.
With the business world growing at an intense pace, even the small business firms and individual business owners feel the need for an updated infrastructure to remain competitive.
With cloud out of the scene, the users would have to set up infrastructure that is required for setting up QuickBooks in a remote access mode. Desktop computers, servers, network wires and loads of complicated connections managed by experienced IT professionals are the basic requirements of setting up an in-house structure for QuickBooks hosting.
Why Cloud ASP Makes Sense?
Before connecting with an ASP, it is better to understand the services that this provider can offer for making your accounting operations easy. Application Service Providers are third-party providers who hold access to servers and install the software applications of users on their servers.
A dedicated cloud environment is provided to users which can be accessed through the internet. The service providers offer a virtual environment to their users where they can access their applications and data online. Why accountants or individual clients require an ASP?
1. Rented Infrastructure Lowers Capital and Operational Expenses
All the desired server and storage resources are held by the service providers. This eliminates any hassles and expenses in setting up the complete business infrastructure. Most of the hardware is maintained by the service provider while the user just needs to have a computer or a mobile device that supports access to the internet.
2. The Ease of QuickBooks Add-On Installation and Integration
QuickBooks is not only easy-to-use software but also an all-inclusive one. The capacity of QuickBooks to be integrated with a number of QB software add-ons makes it count amongst the easiest accounting software solutions that are quite easy to work with.
3. The Switch to and from the Cloud Environment is Easy
Migration to the cloud from desktop and shift from the cloud to in-house network setup are both easy since there is no hardware complexity involved. The service providers set up the application hosting network for the users by installing their applications and storing their data on their terminal servers. The transfer of data from client desktop to the cloud is implemented in a secure environment.
Most of the hosting providers do not bind their clients through any contracts or termination policies. This leaves the clients free to terminate the services at their own free will. Whenever a pre-defined tenure of service ends or a client ends the facilities, the client data is transferred safely to the local desktop or in-house server of the client.