Update: This article was last updated on 15th Jan 2019 to reflect the accuracy and up-to-date information on the page.
Tax season 2018 is open now, and tax preparers must be on their toes to meet the deadlines. Ace Cloud Hosting published a blog series dedicated to help them prepare for the filing in an effective manner.
However, during the tax season, it is vital for a tax professional to be equipped with the latest technology to streamline the workload and improve productivity.
To achieve it, Ace Cloud Hosting offers cloud solutions that you can pick to better your accounting and tax filing operations.
Cloud hosting provides significant benefits to accounting firms – allowing companies to host their tax software in a secure environment with improved manageability and less maintenance. However, the selection of a cloud provider can determine the success and failure of any organization.
Given the difference between on-premise and cloud deployments, it is essential to partner with a provider having expertise in the tax process hosting. Here are some of the reasons why Ace Cloud Hosting brings the best of service to keep all your tax work pacing with convenience.
1. Uptime Assurance
Dependability of operations and performance of the server are the key factors in determining which tax software hosting provider is the best for your accounting firm. Set up of various independent disks must be taken into consideration for fault-tolerance.
Ace Cloud Hosting provides best-in-class server mirroring which eliminates the possibility of downtime and delivers an SLA-guaranteed uptime of at least 99.999%.
Some other features provided by ACE include:
- N+1 in all parts of the data center
- Uninterrupted power supply
- Redundant internet connections
- 24×7 available staff
2. What Customers Have to Say About Us
One should always check the reputation of the service providers in the market and see how their existing or past clients rate them. The third-party review is the best option before reaching a decision.
You can check reviews on independent rating platforms such as Serchen or Google reviews and eliminate any doubts you may have about the tax software hosting service Ace Cloud Hosting offers.
3. Round the Clock Customer Support
To ensure a seamless tax process, it is essential that all your hosting-related issues are resolved on time. Therefore, having a friendly and round the clock customer support team is an important factor.
Customer satisfaction is the top priority of Ace Cloud Hosting. Available 24*7*365, the support and solutions teams are ready to assist you with any issue you may experience while working on the cloud.
4. Pricing Structure
Cost is a significant factor when selecting a tax software hosting provider. Comparing the pricing structure of all service providers isn’t always easy but can be helpful in reaching a decision. Ace Cloud Hosting provides a flexible and transparent pricing structure, so you’re never surprised by any hidden costs.
The prices are charged based on the number of users using the tax software as well as the server resources.
5. Security and Redundancy
Security remains a major concern for accounting firms. Any incident of identity theft can have a long-term effect on the operations of the company. We, at Ace Cloud Hosting, understand this concern and thus provide high-level security for our clients.
We deploy advanced security safeguards to ensure total protection of your data. Some of these include:
- Multi-factor authentication
- 256-bit data encryption
- Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS & IPS)
- Enterprise-grade firewalls
In addition, all our servers are hosted in SAS 70 Type II certified data centers. To ensure utmost security, all our serves reside within Tier 3+/4 data centers. Security systems include:
- Onsite Security Staff
- Video Surveillance
- Biometric Scanners
- 24×7 Alarm Monitoring
- 24×7 Closed-circuit Video Monitoring
6. Regular Data Backup
Any calamity can cause the loss of your tax data which may pull you back from the current stage of growth. While selecting a tax software hosting provider, ensure that your data is backed up on a regular basis.
Also, in case of natural disasters or system failure, it should be possible for the cloud hosting provider to recover your data easily.
Ace Cloud Hosting maintains regular copies of client data to redundant servers. With our 100-day backup policy, you can recover your data in case of an error or loss.
We also implement Disaster Recovery plans that ensure that your data is stored in remote servers situated at different locations. Thus, is any calamity or loss occurring, it is extremely easy to recover your data from the replications of multiple servers.
While Ace Cloud Hosting is backing up your files, managing IT systems, and ensuring total availability – productivity is sure to increase. Connect with us to get started with your tax software hosting.
You can also reach us if you require any customized hosting requirement for your business applications, accounting software, etc.
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