Update: This article was last updated on 18th March 2020 to reflect the accuracy and up-to-date information on the page.
ProSeries, a professional tax software, presents its users with a number of amazing features to simplify the tax process and take off the tax season pressure. Developed by Intuit, the software enjoys a healthy customer base in different global markets, especially the United States.
The software is usually adopted by the tax professionals who are working for their clients and helping to make the process better as it comes with several time-saving features. However, being a desktop-based application, the software lacks certain features such as remote accessibility, real-time collaboration, etc. when it is compared with cloud-based solutions.
To make up for that you can host your ProSeries software on the cloud, here are some of the crucial benefits that you can get with ProSeries by switching to the cloud hosting:
1. Streamlining Outsourcing Operations
For the professionals who are serving the client from an off-site location, switching to the cloud brings a greater level of productivity. Over the cloud solutions, different parties (such as – clients, their bookkeepers, your staff, etc.) can collaborate on the same files or forms to maintain accurate details with them.
Hosting ProSeries on the cloud also develops the trustability factor, which is an important consideration with offshore or outsourcing services. It keeps the different parties on the same page, and they are always aware of the work done, which enhances the trust of the client on the abilities of the professionals.
2. Updated Information Available All the Time
With the Desktop-based ProSeries application, your tax data resides only in the device on which you have installed it. Cloud hosting hosts the software on the remote server that can be accessed from any internet-connected device using authentic login credentials. It means that you can access the most recent data using any device from anywhere when required.
The independence from the local device with the cloud also brings comfort for the professional to work when they are on the move. Accessing the application from smartphone, tablet, or laptop, they can utilize their travel time into something more productive.
3. Get Over the Hassles of Local Infrastructure Maintenance
Installing an application on the local server to be shared with a number of users involves endless difficulties. Right from the point of setting up the server to maintaining it with the changes that come with time, it not only cost heavily on the pocket but also takes enough manpower. Opting for ProSeries cloud hosting with a leading service provider, you can benefit from free server maintenance.
And compared to the purchase of a physical server, a hosting plan is considered cost-effective. Especially for the tax season needs where you may have to use the hosting solutions for a limited period, a monthly rental would always be a lot better than spending money on in-house servers as well as real estate to keep it locally.
4. Flexibility of Users and Their Permissions
Death and tax are only certainties and nothing else. Even your staff and clients are not permanent. That is why you may have to regularly change the users and their access to the software. Another aspect to consider with tax software is that the demand is greater during the tax season, and accounting firms hire temporary staff. The flexibility of physical infrastructure is always troublesome.
With ProSeries hosting, adding and removing different users is only a matter of clicks. You can drop the request for creating new users to the hosting provider, and that is usually implemented within minutes. One can even edit the permissions for the different users with the admin panel.
5. Integrate With Any Number of Add-ons
ProSeries tax software can integrate with different add-ons that enhance its functioning. For example, it can integrate with the QuickBooks accounting software for importing the financial data directly into the tax software for filing of returns. However, the number of integrations with various add-ons can affect the performance of the desktop-based software.
Hosting ProSeries on cloud ensures seamless integration with any number of add-ons by providing you scalable storage options.
6. Keep the Business Running Uninterrupted
Natural calamities, system disruption, software malfunction, etc. are almost inevitable, and that can cause a delay in the operations, which can eventually lead to heavy losses.
Coming to the generation of cloud, most of the hosting service providers maintain a regular replication of the data on secured remote servers to ensure that your services are available even during any technical issues. Considering the case of a fault with the local device, you can easily work from any other internet-connected device to keep working.
ProSeries Hosting is a one-stop solution for all your accounting and tax filing requirements. Furthermore, you get a competitive edge in the market with all the added benefits of the cloud.
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