Very little or no time is lost when moving to a Cloud based system. It isn't the same as moving accountancy software. Before any firm of accountants moves to the Cloud we will have gone through a number of stages - you can carry on using your main compliance programs through the process below.
Setup your virtual hosted desktops
Install the accountancy software on the hosted desktop
Restore your databases
Configure your users
Send login details to your practice
You then test the system to make sure everything is running correctly
You sign the system off and send us a latest copy of your database
We then restore the system - this can be done out of office hours
Once the databases are restored, simply log in and continue working as you would normally.
As our virtual hosted desktop is running Windows 7 your staff won't notice any difference between using their standard desktop or laptop computer. This means there's no additional training required. It's not like moving your tax software from Iris Personal Tax Software to Digita Personal Tax software.
Before rolling out the virtual hosted desktop solution we offer a free of charge full communication systems review, this will pinpoint any areas with your existing hardware that could cause issues. This might be your router or switches. With our systems you can access the programs from any location that has an internet connection so you will always be able to access your accountancy software from outside the office. We would also recommend having a 3G dongle in your office so you can carry on working.
Our server farms are co-located in two secure data centres. These data centres mirror each other, so you have real time backup between both locations. We also take additional backups through the day and these backups are stored in a third location. You can also take backups of your accountancy software from our hosted servers and store these in any location you want.
Hosted Accountants use the latest version of Microsoft Windows. All hosted desktops are running Windows 7.
You can connect to the hosted desktop for accountants with almost any internet enabled device, including:
• Desktop PC
• Macbook Air
• Thin Client
• Through Internet Explorer
• Android phone
Probably not and we don't try to be. We are not running our servers from a local office, the servers are run in some of the most secure data centres in the UK, on enterprise class hardware and software. This way we can offer an availability guarantee of 99.97% for our virtual server and hosted desktop solution. We are a specialist provider of hosted desktops for accountants and your clients.
We supply all types of organisations including:
• Hosting for solicitors
• Hosting for Financial Advisor (IFA)
• Hosting for SME's
• Hosting for Charities
• Hosting for Public Sector
Yes, this and all other providers of software for accountants.
Yes the hosted desktop can support 2 or more monitors.