QuickBooks hosting has now become a new normal for small businesses, accountants, bookkeepers and CPAs. QuickBooks hosting solution becomes a complete accounting solution for all the users who adopt it because it has a wide range of functions and tools which are made with so much precision that it fit like a glove in the accounting need of every type and industry of business.
But one of the biggest hurdle and dilemma which most of the people face is while choosing a QB hosting provider. There are a couple of things which you need to look at while going for a QuickBooks hosting provider like security, price, customer support, customer review, scalability, etc.
But even with so many factors to consider, many people just look for the Intuit Authorized QuickBooks hosting provider, which is not the ideal way to search for the cloud provider. There are many examples where people have just checked the Intuit authorization and chosen the hosting provider blindly.
Now, many people will question that if a cloud provider is Intuit authorized then why one shouldn’t go for it without checking other parameters? The reason for it is price and experience.
First of all, you should know that if a QuickBooks cloud hosting provider is Intuit authorized then they will charge you an Intuit surcharge from you which is included in the hosting package. The Intuit surcharge is mostly $5 which means that if an Intuit authorized hosting provider is charging $50/month from you then the actual hosting charge is only $45 and the remaining $5 is the Intuit surcharge.
" You can skip this Intuit surcharge by opting for an unauthorized QuickBooks cloud hosting provider who is almost similar to the authorized one, just without the license of the Intuit. There is not much difference in the quality of cloud service provider offered by both types of cloud provider and therefore, Intuit authorization shouldn’t be considered in your parameter of judging a cloud provider. "
Other than this, you Inuit authorization only give you the label of being authorized, it doesn’t confirm the experience and knowledge of the hosting provider in the field of cloud. There are many unauthorized QuickBooks cloud hosting providers in the market who have a vast experience in this sector and they also have a long list of satisfied customers who are using the cloud service without paying any extra cost and getting the same quality of service which an authorized cloud provider could provide.
So, don’t make authorization as your stick to measure a QuickBooks cloud hosting provider, rather look for their pricing structure, experience and quality of service because these are the things which will help you in boosting your growth, not the label of authorization.
Preeti is a technical content writer who is currently associated with Cloudwalk. She spends most of the time of her day in the world of cloud computing and accounting software. Her vast experience in the field of cloud software and her love for IT has allowed her to become a major contributor on most of the knowledge based cloud platforms.