We understand that accountants are passionate about efficiency. From bookkeeping and payroll to year-end accounts and credit control, all of these crucial services need to be delivered with consistency and precision in order to keep your clients on top of their finances. One of the most universally effective ways to upgrade the way you do business is to install a GoCloud hosted desktop infrastructure across your accountancy firm, which will bring clear benefits from day one.
Even before the coronavirus lockdown, the option to work remotely gave accountants the ability to maximise their productivity levels. Whether it’s from home, a client’s premises or even on the go, hosted desktops allow you to access your familiar desktop experience from anywhere in the world. As long as you have an internet connection, all of your usual emails, files, folders, spreadsheets, software and shortcuts are available on any device, transforming your surroundings into a functioning workspace.
As well as the convenience that this brings, hosted desktops also give accountants the opportunity to work from home more often, which in turn can reduce expenditure and greatly increase output on a daily basis.
Whilst lowering overheads when it comes to travel, fuel and the company’s utility bills, hosted desktops bring an additional saving. Accountancy firms are dependent upon Microsoft Office for everything from creating Word documents to monitoring budgets through Excel. Purchasing the licenses for this software can prove very expensive, especially when you have multiple accountants, managers and office staff, which has a huge impact on your cash flow and profit margins.
The solution is very straightforward, as GoCloud can provide Microsoft Office ProPlus or Standard versions through our own Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement. This helps to lower monthly costs, plus you also gain the peace of mind that each user’s Microsoft applications are updated automatically and simultaneously without you having to lift a finger. This ensures consistency and compatibility across your accountancy firm and gives everyone the power to share and collaborate on documents to maximum effect.
One of the biggest worries that accountants say they have when it comes to working online is security, such as the threat of malware and hackers. That’s why we’ve designed our hosted desktops to be totally secure through 256-bit encryption, powerful antivirus software, two-factor authentication, ISO 27001 certification, and an isolated Windows environment, which means that your server is located on individual hardware that isn’t shared with any other users. Put simply, all of your employees will be using a highly robust hosted desktop infrastructure that’s built with security at its very core and monitored 24/7 by our technicians.
As your accountancy business develops and expands, you can rest assured that GoCloud can keep up with demand. Whether it’s adding individual users as and when required or delivering multiple hosted desktops when you open a new office, we can supply everything you need in no time at all.
You can also rest assured that if your workforce decreases for any reason, you have the ability to downscale our hosted desktop services as required. The result is no wasted costs and the flexibility to scale up again as soon as you need to.