Tax Preparation in the Applications2U Cloud
Future-ready firms are turning to the Applications2U (A2U) cloud for technology that digitizes and automates their tax preparation processes for maximum productivity. The A2U Cloud is a seamlessly integrated process enabling a cloud-based tax workflow, which has the potential to help your firm more effectively manage tax preparation in the cloud from start to finish.
The A2U Cloud enables firms to stay focused on their core strengths – tax preparation and client service – rather than worry about software updates and IT resources throughout the year and even more so, during a busy tax season. It also empowers professionals to work when and where they want to.
Let’s start with the basics. What is “The A2U Cloud?” The “A2U Cloud” is a computer platform designed to run applications and software anytime, from anywhere, from any device. With the A2U Cloud, your hardware simply becomes the delivery method for virtually accessible data via a secure Internet connection.
In the A2U Cloud, you are no longer limited to installing and running your accounting software over your desktop computer. Instead, through a secure login portal, the A2U Cloud delivers your software to whatever device you are using to access the Internet, from any location, at any time.
So, how can this benefit your accounting or CPA firm? Here are 8 ways Cloud Accounting may be a good business move for your firm.
1. REDUCED COSTS
Your firm might see a reduction of costs in several areas upon moving to the A2U Cloud.
If you are looking to make an IT infrastructure purchase, an A2U Cloud implementation means you could pay a monthly Cloud hosting or annual fee with relatively minimal upfront costs.
- In the A2U Cloud, the only hardware purchase and maintenance costs you pay will be related to your local desktops/devices. Also, with less hardware plugged in at your office, your power consumption costs decrease.
2. EASIER TO TRANSITION TO A PAPERLESS OFFICE
The A2U Cloud allows for real-time virtual storage, which can be accessed by any of your authorized users at any time. Get rid of those bulky client files, show your concern for the environment, and make it easier to collaborate with your team members through usage of the A2U Cloud.
3. REDUCED DOWNTIME
When your employees can’t work because of a technology issue, you’re wasting money. Your A2U Cloud technology will be maintained by our knowledgeable and experienced 24/7/365 technical support desk, allowing you to have an improved uptime of 99.99%.
4. WORK FROM ANYWHERE
You and your employees can access the A2U Cloud from anywhere, anytime, with any device as long as you have an Internet connection. Can you imagine the boost to employee morale if your team can work from home after they tuck their children into bed during tax season?
5. SECURE DATA
What would happen if your laptop was stolen, or a fire or other natural disaster occurred at your office? With the A2U Cloud, your data is only accessible through a secure login eliminating confidentiality concerns related to theft. And because all of your information is safely and securely stored off-site, natural disasters won’t shut down your ability to do business. As long as you have access to the Internet through any computer or device, your business can move forward.
6. ELIMINATE YOUR TECHNOLOGY HEADACHES
You run an Accounting business, not a technology company. Cloud implementation means you can stop worrying about your technology and let the experts handle it. You can focus on your firm and your clients.
7. SCALABILITY FOR FUTURE GROWTH
The A2U Cloud allows you to take on more clients, hire more accountants, and expand to more locations. Go ahead and grow – without increasing your technology infrastructure up-front costs.
8. EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE PLACE
With the A2U Cloud you have the ability to run all of your Accounting programs through one dashboard including:
- • Accounting software (Thomson Reuters, Lacerte, UltraTax CS, CFS Tax and more)
- • QuickBooks
- • Microsoft Office Suite
- • Email Applications
- • Shared Files/Directories
- • Other 3rd Party Applications
CHOOSING THE A2U CLOUD
The Cloud is here to stay, and it can and will, positively affect your firm in numerous ways in the coming years.
The A2U Cloud provides accounting firms and CPAs with technology and future-focused IT solutions that provide a true cloud-based tax solution. A2U understands that every accounting and CPA firm is unique and requires solutions that are developed from the ground up in order to provide a seamless workflow from the first piece of client information entering the office to the final invoice being sent.
Making a move to the A2U Cloud could propel your firm into a new level of success. Why wait? Isn’t it time to try something new?
For more information about the A2U Cloud, visit a2u.imagebox.site or call 888-631-2231.