How to use QuickBooks desktop in the cloud?
Does anyone use QuickBooks Desktop on the cloud? Can you explain how to do it? Thank you.
There are various options.
Qbox, Splashtop, ShareConnect, Verito, Right networks, Swizznet
QuickBooks, in its traditional form, was installed on the desktop or the local machine and was accessible only from that machine. Cloud-based hosting of QuickBooks Desktop allows it to install on the third-party server and with the internet connection, it can be accessed by the authorized user from any device.
Relying on Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), all the features and functionalities remain like QuickBooks desktop version.
The third-party servers host QuickBooks for the version of your choice, which can be Premier, Pro, Enterprise, POS, or Accountant. For hosting of QuickBooks, you will have to pay a fee to the service provider. The fee usually depends on the number of users, resources of the servers, and other such factors.
Choosing Hosting Provider For QuickBooks
QuickBooks hosting offers the independence of switching between the service providers at will. It is recommended to go for an Intuit Authorized Hosting Provider for QuickBooks.
Here are some of the factors that you should consider choosing hosting provider:
• Data server and data center practices (Suggested: Tier III and IV)
• Availability of customer support (Suggested: 24×7 over phone, chat, and email)
• QuickBooks version supported (Suggested: Version you are using to the latest QuickBooks version available)
• Uptime guarantee (Suggested: 99.999% or more)