Hosted Accounting Applications: What do you think?


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Rebecca MacMullin

We work with a lot of companies every day that are considering
accounting software migrations onto hosted solutions like NetSuite
(they host your data) vs. traditional software (you host your own
data). Ours is a hybrid that allows either.

Some users prefer the simple setup of the hosted model, while others
really prefer the security of housing their own data. What do you
think? What is your preference and why?

Thanks,
Rebecca
 
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Chris Gunn

Some users prefer the simple setup of the hosted model, while others
really prefer the security of housing their own data. What do you
think? What is your preference and why?
Howdy Rebecca,

It depends on how much data they can afford to lose. Web servers and work
stations are not bullet proof. The same things goes for security. Even the
CIA and FBI's computers get broken into.

Any company that does their accounting on a computer that is connected to
the Internet needs to take VERY careful precautions. Among other things,
the fine for compromising a credit card number runs into thousands of
dollars. The IRS is also not sympathetic if you try to tell them you lost
your accounting information in a computer crash.

If this NetSuite group is using scripts instead of compiled software
installed on their servers, you can expect some strange things happening to
entered data once an a while.

I host many ecommerce web sites on the BIZynet servers. I know what it
takes to ensure there are backups and adaquate security. The guy who says
he knows exactly what to do can cost a company thousands of dollars. With
all my experience, I will never say I know all about it.

Thanks, Chris www.bizynet.com and www.bizycart.com
BIZynet Coordinator (e-mail address removed) - (505) 586-1225
 
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szewong

We work with a lot of companies every day that are considering
accounting software migrations onto hosted solutions like NetSuite
(they host your data) vs. traditional software (you host your own
data). Ours is a hybrid that allows either.

Some users prefer the simple setup of the hosted model, while others
really prefer the security of housing their own data. What do you
think? What is your preference and why?

Thanks,
Rebecca
We have been using QuickBooks online since 2006 and I absolutly loved
it. My accountant can access the same data as I am. We saved a lot of
time sending files back and forth. I also don't have to worry about
system crashing.

Sze Wong
(e-mail address removed)
http://www.zerionconsulting.com
http://www.szewong.com
 
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seegmillers

I moved from Great Plains Dynamics to Intacct last year and I love the
change. We have employees who have had to move, and yet, we were able
to keep them and let them take their job with them.

Updates are seamless, functionality is better, and you can work
wherever you need to.

I like the concept so well that we are converting to Ultimate Software
payroll, as a web enabled application this year.
 

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