Cloud accounting has become a new normal for businesses and that’s why most of the businesses are adopting this highly economical and effective solution for managing their accounting operations. And when it comes to the accounting software for hosting, then QuickBooks by Intuit is the first preference of 90% of small and medium-businesses.
But choosing a software and deciding to move on cloud, is just the first step towards cloud accounting, the next big step starts with choosing the right QuickBooks cloud hosting provider.
There are various QB hosting providers in the market and if you are reading this article then you must have chosen one of them after proper research but do you know how to analyze or judge your cloud provider?
So, in this blog post, we will be looking at the top 5 parameters on which you can judge your QuickBooks cloud hosting provider and analyze your decision.
Most of the small and medium-sized businesses have limited resources and that’s why they want an accounting solution which can fit in like a glove in their budget. But instead of the economical QuickBooks, if your hosting provider is charging more from you, then even this cost-effective deal of cloud accounting can burn deep holes in your pocket. So compare the price charged by your QuickBooks cloud hosting provider with other third party providers in the market, so that you can know whether the price you pay for hosting services is feasible or not.
2. Data Security
There are different data created and stored by a company but if we talk about the most important data which needs to be stored in a highly secured environment then accounting data comes first in the mind. That’s why you should always check the data security provided by your QuickBooks cloud hosting provider and ensure that they follow high-security protocols on both virtual and physical level.
3. Customer Support
When it comes to IT services, then customer support plays an important role in deciding that whether the service provider is good or not. Same goes for the third party cloud hosting provider. Your chosen QuickBooks cloud hosting provider should have a team of dedicated IT experts who should be well versed in diverse IT fields and they should also provide round the clock customer support with quick issue resolving and queries handling skills.
4. High Uptime
Downtime can prove to be the worst enemy for any business and especially when you are totally dependent on technology like cloud. While most of the third party hosting provider highlight high uptime in their key features but the real test for the QuickBooks cloud hosting provider comes when they start giving their services to their clients. You should make sure that, with your hosting provider, you should face minimum downtime, so that you can work in a seamless cloud environment.
A calamity (man-made or natural) can cause data loss for your business as most of the IT infrastructure is destroyed during the disaster. Permanent loss of data doesn’t only make your company stagnant but it also pulls you back from your current stage of growth. Therefore, you should check that whether your hosting provider offers routine data backup or not. Data backup can help you to recover your lost data and wipe out the chances of complete data loss.
So even if you have chosen QuickBooks for managing your accounting operation and have taken the great step of moving to cloud by choosing a QuickBooks cloud hosting provider, you should always analyze your cloud provider on the basis of the above-mentioned parameters.