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Why is Cloud Technology Recommended For CPAs And Accounting Firms?
CPAs and accounting firms are discovering that the Cloud is actually a more secure IT solution for their essential data. And it offers a number of exclusive benefits. It can increase your staff’s productivity and help them get repetitive jobs done faster.
- Better IT Security
The Cloud provides better security than storing files on servers and hard drives. Your files will be encrypted and accessible only to your employees. Your network won’t be exposed to hackers and viruses.With Mobile Device Monitoring from William Ives Consulting, your employees can safely use their own smartphones, laptops and tablets. If they get lost or stolen, we can delete your business data from them.
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
An enterprise-based cloud backup allows you to recover your entire IT infrastructure quickly, applications and all. Servers, desktops, files, and applications are all stored in a secure data center. This is critical if you experience a natural disaster like a fire or a manmade disaster like accidental data deletions or ransomware.
- Cloud Computing Saves Money
With cloud computing, you don’t pay upfront fees to license software. With Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions like Microsoft Office 365, you pay on a monthly, per-user basis. This is a good solution for smaller accounting firms because it’s budget-friendly. You can deduct this cost as business expense rather than capital expense.
- Work From Any Device or Location
Cloud computing gives you the ability to work from home, while on business travel, or at the local coffee shop. Your files and documents are in the Cloud, so they’re available when and where you need them as long as you have an internet connection. Your staff will always have access to the most recent edits of any document.
William Ives Consulting offers hosted cloud solutions including Microsoft Azure and AWS to afford clients with flexible and reliable cloud computing resources.
- Document Control
When you store and edit documents in the Cloud, your files are stored in a centralize location so your staff has access to the most up-to-date versions. Document control is much easier with the right cloud solutions. Collaboration on documents is simplified.
- It’s Scalable
CPAs and accounting firms are usually swamped during tax season, but business can slow down during other times of the year. You can scale up your cloud solutions in busy times or scale them down when things are slow. No need to waste money on services you don’t currently need. Because you pay for cloud solutions on a per-user basis, you can readily adjust them.
- Increased Competitiveness
Your firm will be more competitive when you use cloud computing solutions. If you run a small accounting firm, you can access enterprise-class technology that larger businesses use but at a more reasonable price. With pay-per-user applications, you can better compete. Cloud computing will also enhance your operational efficiencies so you can deliver services faster.
- Focus On Your Business
Cloud technology streamlines so many procedures while improving overall efficiency. CPAs and Accounting Firms in and around Charlotte have more time to focus on serving their clients and growing their businesses.
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