The Intuit Commercial Hosting Program allows authorized third-party vendors, such as MyVao, to install desktop versions of Quickbooks for clients to access and use. Rather than downloading and installing Quickbooks on their own computers, clients can install it on a server maintained by a participating vendor.
You might be wondering what (if any) advantages there are to using Hosted Quickbooks. Here, we’re going to discuss 5 reasons why you should choose Hosted Quickbooks over non-hosted.
#1) Access Quickbooks Anytime, Anywhere
One of the most notable benefits of Hosted Quickbooks is the ability for clients to access it anywhere, anytime. Normally, desktop versions of Quickbooks are limited to a single computer or device, and if the user isn’t around this device, he or she won’t be able to access it. Hosted Quickbooks, on the other hand, is installed on the cloud, allowing users to access it from any Internet-enabled computer or device.
#2) Extra Layer of Support
With Hosted Quickbooks, clients receive two layers of support: through Intuit and the third-party vendor. Should you ever find yourself in need of assistance, whether it’s setting up your account, performing maintenance, or any other task, you’ll have more options to choose from with Hosted Quickbooks.
#3) Automated Backups
Hosted Quickbooks perform automatic backups on a regular basis, protecting clients’ data from hardware and/or software failures. It’s disheartening for clients to see all of their hard work go down the drain due to a server crash. Thankfully, this isn’t a problem with Hosted Quickbooks, as client files are automatically backed up. Should the server ever fail, clients can rest assured knowing there’s a backup copy ready to be re-uploaded to the server.
#4) No Onsite Server Costs
Maintaining servers is neither cheap nor easy, but Hosted Quickbooks takes this burden off your shoulders by storing files on remote servers. This ultimately cuts down on server maintenance costs, time, and energy, allowing users to focus more on building and expanding their business rather than maintaining a server.
#5) Ease of Use
The sheer simplicity and ease of use associated with Hosted Quickbooks is an attractive feature that draws many users to choose it over non-hosted versions of Quickbooks. The only required program to access Hosted Quickbooks is secure virtual desktop connection — and an active Internet conenction, of course. Users can log in and access their desktop Quickbooks from any computer or device with an Internet-enabled virtual desktop connection.