Day: June 22, 2013

QuickBooks Hosting for Beginners

QB for Beginners OTNO Blog

Signing up for IronOrbit QuickBooks Hosting isn’t just for businesses that already have a locally-installed version of QuickBooks and feel the need to switch to a more convenient and cost-efficient hosted deployment. IronOrbit Hosted QuickBooks is of equal benefit to businesses that have never deployed any version of QuickBooks, too.

QuickBooks is a suite of popular and easy-to-use financial applications; it helps businesses to keep an eye on and analyze their expenses, invoices, bills, inventory, payroll, and taxes. There are four different versions of QuickBooks: Basic, Pro, Premier, and Enterprise. QuickBooks Pro is for small-and-medium-sized businesses that perform a lot of accounting tasks and/or process a lot of transactions (financial services firms and retailers, for example); QuickBooks Premier specializes in industry-specific (construction, manufacturing, nonprofit, professional services, and retail) accounting features; and QuickBooks Enterprise adds more advanced inventory management features and extra storage.

QuickBooks makes life easier for whoever does the accounting in an organization, but that isn’t all that it does. It also provides everyone in the organization with up-to-date financial data and projections. For example, QuickBooks can be used by owners and managers to evaluate the effectiveness of an ongoing marketing campaign or to gauge the success of a new product or service.

Despite all of QuickBooks’s unique and highly effective features, it’s also extremely easy to use. For example, Kathy Yakal of PC Magazine said in her review of QuickBooks Premier Edition 2013 that it was “the easiest [accounting software] overall to learn and master.”  TopTenREVIEWS, similarly, had this to say about QuickBooks Pro 2013: “It is the easiest-to-use accounting software we have tested and does not require formal accounting training to master.” According to Intuit, QuickBooks’s developer, the software had 3.7 million users in 2008 and currently controls 85% of the small business accounting software market.

Meanwhile, there are many reasons to select IronOrbit Hosted QuickBooks over a locally-installed version of the software, including:

  • Mobility. IronOrbit Hosted QuickBooks can be accessed from anywhere with any web-enabled device (including not only desktops and laptops, but also tablets and smartphones like the iPad and iPhone).
  • Security. IronOrbit Hosted QuickBooks is protected by 24x7x365 security monitoring and diligently-managed access control and antivirus systems. In addition, we don’t force our clients to share a physical server; we host QuickBooks on private, single-tenant, dedicated servers only.
  • Flexibility. We support all four versions of QuickBooks (upgrade or downgrade at any time), as well as all of the third-party add-ons and plugins other hosted solutions providers are not capable of supporting.
  • Low, fixed costs. IronOrbit Hosted QuickBooks cost only a low, flat monthly fee. They also don’t require the purchase of any on-site servers or the hiring of any on-site IT personnel.

Host QuickBooks with IronOrbit by contacting one of our sales representatives at [email protected] or at (888) 753-5060 today!