Most companies running QuickBooks Desktop may have their QB files on their local PC somewhere in the office or stored on a server so that they can be accessed by many PCs. This may be easy to set up, but it also carries significant business risks such as:
What is QuickBooks Hosting?
Cloud hosting means creating a secure, business-specific Cloud based Virtual Desktop in the cloud that can be accessed by third parties from anywhere they have access to the Internet. Just launch it like any other program and access it from your Windows or Mac, you’ll have instant access to “PC in the Cloud” and you can drop QuickBooks Desktop files onto it.
What is the experience like?
The enjoy will range relying upon the provider you choose however maximum use Windows Remote Desktop and the Remote Desktop (RDP) Client.
For Windows Remote Desktop Client, specify the provider’s name, username, and password. After establishing a secure connection to the server, a new window appears showing the virtual desktop. You can maximize this window to use the virtual desktop in full-screen mode or run it within the window.
Benefits of Cloud hosting:
Cloud hosting for QuickBooks desktop is easier to access than that hosted on a local server or desktop. It will help its users to access their enterprise files from anywhere and at any time.
You can work when you are at home or anywhere else, you just need an internet connection to access the file.
During this pandemic, it became a new norm to work from home which became more convenient to use than ever.
When running QB Desktop on a local PC or server, the issue is not whether the hardware has failed, but when it has occurred. Hard drive, network card, motherboard, etc. are safe. If you are using a hosting provider, you don’t have to worry about it anymore.
In addition, hosting providers provide continuous backups to ensure that you always have backups when you need them. Backups are stored offsite to protect you in the event of a fire or natural disaster.
Utmost hosting providers offer SLAs- backed pledges that the service is always up and running. For illustration, Apps4rent has 99.999 uptime. This means you can rest assured that QB is always available. This is not the case when you are running QuickBooks on a local PC or server.
Professional team to help you out:
If you use hosting providers, they are accountable for sustaining both hardware and software. Windows is always up to date and the latest QuickBooks Desktop updates are installed to ensure that your server is protected from viruses and malicious threats.
Hosting providers not only provide 24/7 support but also perform regular maintenance tasks to avoid unnecessary downtimes.
Less pricey in the long run
If your PC crashes or is stolen, it costs a lot to get everyone (and everyone) working again and replacing it. These costs include new servers, HW switches, setup/installation, server costs (per user), VPN access, maintenance costs, backup solutions, and more.
QuickBooks Hosting with a third-party provider such as Apps4rent who also guides to migrate email to Office 365 with multiple benefits for end-users. You can also enjoy auto-updates, data entry automation, and remote access which makes them a perfect hosting partner.