The way in which having the crown doesn’t make you worthy to be a king, in the same way, any label as a company doesn’t ensure your compatibility with every prospect. As a small business owner sometimes it might become very difficult for you to choose a solution for your business and especially if you have multiple options because with great power comes great responsibilities. While there are some people who believe in going through a thorough research before choosing any solution for their business, but then there are others who think that just a certification or a badge is enough for them to rely on a business solution provided by any company.
In this blog post, we will be talking about such an issue of trusting or going with just the badge of Intuit Authorized QuickBooks hosting provider.
Most of the people who are noobs at the cloud accounting solution don’t have any idea of how the cloud will benefit them, what are the features they should look for and how to choose the best hosting provider for their business. And with so many dilemmas, they look for an easier way to wind up their process of choosing and implementing the cloud accounting solution in their business. And one such easy solution is trusting the Intuit Authorized hosting providers.
So let’s first understand what is Intuit Authorization and then we will get into the discussion of why authorization shouldn’t be your only parameter of judging your potential hosting provider.
What Is Intuit Authorization?
Intuit is the company behind the development and the marketing of the QuickBooks accounting software. Any company who has a proper hosting environment can apply for the Intuit authorization and after checking a few parameters like whether the company is fake or real, whether they are authentic or not, they partner with such hosting providers. This partnership gives hosting providers a badge of Intuit Authorization.
What is the difference between Intuit Authorized commercial hosting provider and standard hosting provider?
There are two types of authorization given to the hosting provider; commercial and standard. All the Intuit Authorized commercial hosting providers can offer the QuickBooks software with their hosting subscription. So the commercial hosting providers can host both the user’s licensed copy and their own offered QuickBooks software which is included in the cloud subscription package. In simple terminology, the commercial hosting provider arranges the licensing of the QuickBooks in addition to their cloud services.
While on the other hand, the Intuit Authorized standard hosting provider can only offer the hosting services and they don’t have any option of arranging the licensing of the QuickBooks accounting software. So in case of standard hosting provider, they can only host the user’s licensed copy of the accounting software.
Why Intuit Authorized QuickBooks hosting provider charge more than the normal hosting provider?
If you will compare the price of the authorized hosting providers and the normal hosting providers, then you will notice that most of the authorized hosting providers are charging more than the non-authorized hosting providers. This is because; the authorized hosting providers include a surcharge of $5 in their cloud package and this pile over the existing cloud hosting price.
So if an authorized hosting provider is charging $50 from you then, $45 will its original cloud hosting price while the extra $5 will be the Intuit surcharge.
Why the badge of Intuit Authorization isn’t enough?
If you are a small business, then instead of choosing a hosting provider only on the basis of its authorization, you should look for other factors as well. The authorization might make the hosting provider authentic, but it doesn’t mean that it will be a perfect fit for your company.
For example, if a construction company chooses to move to the cloud by considering the authorization as their only base of parameter for choosing the best hosting provider then might end up with a wrong choice. This is due to the fact that as a construction company you will not only need authenticity from a hosting provider but you will need a hosting provider that will be able to fulfill all your cloud accounting needs and meet your level of expectation.
So, authenticity is just one quality of a hosting provider which must be included in your filtering process, but judging the hosting provider’s quality of cloud service on just its authenticity is not a good way to start your journey with the fruitful cloud accounting solution.
Other than authenticity, round the clock customer support, expertise in your industry, high uptime, scalability of their hosting services, economical pricing should also be considered otherwise, in the end, you will get an authentic but not suitable hosting provider for your growing small business.