The global accounting industry has made a tremendous progress in the last few years on the flexibility, reliability and security front. Much of the credit for their success goes to high-end software solutions like QuickBooks which have completely automated complicated tax and accounting practices, thereby saving time and efforts of busy professionals. This article is dedicated to the importance and benefits of Remote Access QuickBooks but before that let's find out how QuickBooks application is making a difference in the modern accounting practices.
QuickBooks: What it is?
A very powerful, efficient and easy-to-use financial management system, QuickBooks allows CPAs, accountants, bookkeepers and owners of SMBS to effortlessly manage their accounts and finances without spending a lot of time or energy. QB is one of the most sought after applications among modern businesses because of its unmatched simplicity, security, and scalability. Besides supporting a number of users, the accounting software can handle massive amounts of data and transactions simultaneously and that makes it the first choice for accounting and financial management.
Why Choose QuickBooks Hosting?
Most of the busy CPAs and accounting professionals these days look for more freedom, flexibility, and convenience to use QuickBooks for a number of reasons. There are times when professionals need to travel and it becomes difficult for them to access their financial data or perform their work-related tasks. Fortunately, though, hosting QB on the cloud makes things much easier and better as it allows users access their accounting application and data simultaneously from anywhere at any time with ease. Also, multiple users can access and therefore, people residing in different locations can seamlessly access the same file and data without much ado.
QuickBooks Remote Access: A Brief Introduction
Remote Access QuickBooks is a highly safe and secure solution that allows users to access the data of their office PC from a remote desktop requiring nothing more than an internet connection. It empowers a number of authorized users to easily and quickly access QuickBooks and essential files as and when required. In addition to providing easy accessibility and data security, QB remote access excels in high-cost savings and time management. By hosting accounting application in the cloud, one gets relieved from setting up intense physical servers in-house. Neither do they need to build complex connections nor maintain any system? Only an internet connected device – be it a laptop, desktop, Smartphone or tablet – is required for accessing the remote server. It saves them a lot of their capital resources while helping accounting professionals and businesses to reap maximum benefits.
By choosing Remote Access for QuickBooks, users can:
- Share a file, or an entire folder, between devices.
- Copy and Paste between locals and remote PCs.
- Effortlessly scan and print documents from a remote computer to a local printer.
Which versions and editions of QuickBooks qualify for Remote Access?
Well, most of the editions and versions of QuickBooks are seamlessly supported including QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Enterprise. But, it is to be noted that it doesn't work with QuickBooks Pro for Mac OS. Also, the Online Edition of the accounting software is not supported as it readily offers the functionality of remote access (to 20 users or less).
System Requirements for QuickBooks Remote Access:
It doesn't have any special system requirements apart from those which QB requires. If you are already using the application on your system, then you can easily install, run and access the Remote Access features without any additional changes to the system. QuickBooks is available for all major operating systems including Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 8, 10, Android and iOS among others.
Security of sensitive business files is perhaps the biggest concern of every owner and that is why they are skeptical about moving their data to the cloud. The good news is it is fully safe and secure because of multi-level protection along with application-level access control. Elaborating further, the latest 128-Bit SSL encryption method is used to encrypt all the data transmitted during a remote access session to protect sensitive data from falling into wrong hands. It is firewall friendly and supports ports 80 and 443, the basic ports used in HTTP and HTTPS-based communications, thereby securing the corporate networks entirely. Over and above all, to keep confidential data intact, QB Remote Access entails 2-factor authentication: users need to enter a specific login username/password and access code to access remote PC.
Amenda Ray is an accountant with SageNext Infotech. She is having expertise in project management, accounting operations. With SageNext, she consults the client accountants about the benefits of QuickBooks Remote Access . SageNext is a leading QuickBooks Hosting provider, dealing with all kinds of tax and accounting application hosting.