Hosted Accountants, who provide virtual hosted desktops and IT support to accountants across the UK, today announced it has successfully rolled out a complex cloud deployment for David Howard Chartered Accountants.
Hosted Accountants moved a wide range of key applications and mission critical systems into the cloud as part of their popular managed hosting model. David Howard Accountants has two offices in the UK and services over 1,000 clients across a range of industries, from individuals and sole traders through to multi million pound turnover international companies. With four partners managing a team of 27 staff, this new IT strategy allows partners much more time to work on the practice goals rather than day to day software issues.
Hosted Accountants cuts IT costs for users by providing secure virtual servers, software advice and hosted desktop solutions. Their service includes the management of updates for practice software, backed up with full support from a dedicated team of professionals who deal with accountants and their suppliers on a day to day basis. Programs supported in this roll out include Drive from Relate, CCH, STAR and Sage, amongst many others.
David Howard have always tried to take advantage of the best technology available to help streamline processes and minimise the cost for their clients. David Howard approached Hosted Accountants when the company identified a requirement for more flexible IT solutions and chose to work with them after recommendations. Following a successful pilot study prior to the deployment, Hosted Accountants went on to move over 35 applications into the cloud.
Feedback on the hosted desktop deployment.
Philip Lane, Partner and IT lead at David Howard, says: “Hosted Accountants were fantastic to work with and we are really impressed with the results. This was a huge and complex project, and we are already reaping the benefits of the hosted desktop.”
Ray Rogers, CEO of Relate Software says, “David Howard Accountants started to use our DRIVE solution and are a very progressive firm in their use of technology. We were delighted to help with their transition to a hosted environment and our support team worked very successfully with Hosted Accountants to ensure a smooth transition to the cloud."
Dave Watson, Technical Director at Hosted Accountants, says: “We are delighted that David Howard are so pleased with their new hosted desktop solution. Our expertise in cloud computing for accountants means that we are able to manage complex projects in this area with great results.”
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