How Difficult is it to Move Your QuickBooks Data to the Cloud?

Making the decision to take your current QuickBooks applications to the cloud is becoming an increasingly popular trend among small and medium businesses looking forward to continual growth.

Instead of having QuickBooks hosted and maintained on a local server that is really only accessible from a specific location and/or by only a fraction of the personnel that really could use access to some of the data, the cloud allows you to provide secure access from virtually anywhere in the world. You don’t have to worry about the local server or maintaining systems yourself. Instead, you can pay small fee for both the service and the support provided by a team of experienced IT professionals around the clock.

HarborCloud proudly deploys Citrix XenApp 6.0 as its cloud platform in order to give users fast and reliable access to their hosted QuickBooks accounts from anywhere in the world. If your accountant is away on a trip, you can still give them immediate access to the data they need to finish payroll or rubber stamp the massive purchase order that came in after they left. It’s like having the infrastructure of a Fortune 500 company with the costs of a small mom-and-pop startup.

Migrating your data to the cloud is a fairly straightforward process. Just export the business data to your local (C:) drive and log in to your online account. From there, you’ll choose the backup file from your drive and upload it directly. We don’t recommend uploading from a remote server as this can cause a corruption in the data as it’s being transferred.

Once you’ve uploaded your QuickBooks data to your hosted application, you’re set. No more work on your local installation is required. In fact, we even run nightly backups for you so you don’t have to worry about losing data along the way. Just enter information as required and query away as much as you need.

Citrix XenApp makes security easy, too. 128-bit encryption is built right in from the moment you connect to the time you’re done working. SSL session encryption makes your sure data is secure point-to-point so your data is safeguarded from outside interference from would-be prying eyes.

In order to access your hosted QuickBooks, you need but to install a small Citrix client on your system and launch it. You can use QuickBooks as you did when it was running form your local machine. The only difference is your entire session is contained within a secure client rather than being stored locally on a machine at your office.