QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise allow multiple users to work on the same data file simultaneously. This is a must have when your organization’s finances are managed by an accounting team and/or your sales team uses QuickBooks to create quotes. But in and of itself, QuickBooks does not deliver all the multi-user features modern organizations require from their accounting software.
Today, users demand access to core business software anytime, anywhere, and from all types of Windows, Apple, and Android devices. This is not something QuickBooks does out-of-the-box. The best way to deliver this kind of unhindered, multi-user access to users is to host your multi-user enabled QuickBooks application and data file in a Cloud Desktop.
A Cloud Desktop includes a virtual desktop that looks and behaves like a Windows 10 desktop environment but is hosted on an enterprise-grade compute platform in a top-tier data center rather than on an office workstation or laptop. Each user’s virtual desktop is fully customizable and other applications can be installed with QuickBooks, including Office 365, to improve the productivity of your team. Using the latest remote access technology, a secure connection can be made to a Cloud Desktop from any device using either a desktop client, a web browser, or a mobile app.
Along with excellent remote access features, security and business continuity are a top priority for organizations using QuickBooks in multi-user mode. Here again, hosting your QuickBooks application and data in a Cloud Desktop puts your organization a step ahead. With a Cloud Desktop, your financial data never leaves the safety of the data center. Only pixels, key strokes, and mouse clicks – not files or data – link the end user’s device to their Cloud Desktop. So even if the end user’s device is infected, lost or stolen, your financial data is stays safe behind multiple layers of data center security certified against international standards. Moreover, to ensure the availability and integrity of your QuickBooks data, Cloud Desktops are powered by a fully redundant compute infrastructure, backed-up daily and archived for a minimum of thirty days.
For many organizations who choose QuickBooks, multi-user support is critical. But only when combined with a Cloud Desktop does QuickBooks deliver the anytime, anywhere, any device access for multiple users along with the built-in security and business continuity modern businesses demand.