Non-profit organizations are often hindered by limitations of IT resources, often relying on workaround solutions like Team Viewer to collaborate on QuickBooks files. While some of these “workaround solutions” may work, they don’t work well, and regularly cause interruptions and headaches. With productivity and reliability being of critical importance with accounting tasks, non-profit accountants should look towards a hosted cloud solution.
With a hosted QuickBooks solution, users can collaborate on projects and files in realtime, with no latency or downtime. This inevitably leads to greater productivity and eliminates the need to troubleshoot annoying connectivity problems. A managed environment enables non-profits to use other applications in tandem or in sync, having all the customization options of a local configuration e.g.
-access from any device: PC, Mac, Tablet etc.
-management of users
To access the desktop version of QuickBooks in the cloud, the QuickBooks must be installed on a virtual Windows environment. This can be achieved using various server deployments, but having the technical know-how and management ability is a crucial component to making it work. Hosting providers offer clients a fully managed solution, providing the infrastructure and support system to maintain an interruption-free workgroup QuickBooks Cloud.
Using an IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) model for hosting QuickBooks, non-profit accountants can save on IT costs and utilize the plethora of desktop features not included in the QuickBooks Online (SaaS) model.
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