Tax Software Hosting on the Cloud

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Tax software hosting and tax preparation software cloud computing is a Cloud9 specialty

Tax software hosting – No longer limited to QuickBooks and Microsoft software cloud hosting!

The Cloud9 virtual server solution provides clients with a private cloud to host all their desktop applications including Tax Software Hosting, Time & Billing programs, CRM systems etc. Tax software hosting allows users to access the programs anytime, anywhere via internet access and work remote with their applications being hosted at a SAS70 Type II Data Center.

See related: Cloud9 Real Time has been honored with the 2012 & 2013 Readers’ Choice Award by CPA Practice Advisor for Favorite Accounting ASP/Hosted/Cloud Solution Provider

cloud9 tax application hosting by cloud9 voted #w by more accountants and tax preparersWhy would you want to utilize tax software hosting? A multitude of reasons! The most common reason for cloud hosting tax software is that the firm does not want to buy and maintain a local server. Second, the firm has remote employees or the need to work outside the physical office on their programs. Finally, the firm desires to have a more secure infrastructure than the traditional client-server infrastructure.

When we let clients know that they can host their tax software in the Cloud we usually get an array of questions ranging from “Can you host X product?” to “Does this mean we don’t have to buy the software anymore?”

The easiest answer to the most common questions is this: If it works and you own the proper licenses – we can host it. Meaning, we do not limit the applications you can host on your private server – it is your server, you can host what you like. And we cannot host anything that you do not own the licenses for; That would be piracy. So yes – you do have to still buy the tax program or application if you want to access it. We are not changing the way tax software hosting works. Hosting is not going to make a program do more or less – it is going to change the location it is stored and accessed. It is going to give you anytime, anywhere access and it will provide your firm a disaster recovery plan.

Cloud9 provides tax software hosting solutions for all popular tax preparation programs.  Hosted tax software is an excellent way to enable remote staff to work from any location 24×7.

Popular tax applications hosted by Cloud9 include:

1. Proseries 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
2. Lacerte Hosting 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
3. ATX 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
4. UltraTax 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
5. CCH: ProSystem fx 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
6. TaxWise 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
7. TaxWorks 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
8. Drake 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Cloud9 provides all makes and versions of tax software hosting for the accounting community. If you do not find your hosted tax software listed here, contact us.


Sarah Gardiner

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