Cloud Computing for CPAs

CPA Firms are now, more than ever, considering the cloud as a alternative to local networks.  While many struggle to maintain local networks they are slow to warm to the idea of depending on outside resources.  The firms that are looking appear to be looking category by category rather than a wholsale leap.  Key areas of interest are workflow, client accounting, practice management, audit solutions, time and billing, portals.

Of significant note is the group of cloud solution providers that are part of CPA2Biz's Trusted Business Advisor Solutions.

Top Five Problems Facing Cloud Computing

  1. Bandwidth
  2. Reliability
  3. Security
  4. Breadth of Choice
  5. Regulation Compliance such as HIPPA, 7216, etc.

 Cloud Computing Solutions

SaaS - Software as a service.  These solutions were designed from the ground up to run accross the Internet instead of a local network.

Hosted - These products are the same as you would have installed on your local network and are now shared via the Internet.

National Hosting Options

Tax Preparation

 Workflow

Document Management

Office Applications

Accounting

Payroll Solutions

Billing Solutions

Tax Compliance

Audit Solutions

Scan, Organize, & Populate

Portals

Mobile Apps

Misc

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