The Cloud9 virtual server solution provides clients with a private cloud to host all their desktop applications including Tax Software, 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.
Why would you want to host your tax software? A multitude of reasons! The most common reason for 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 then 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 the applications work. 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.