GreatSoft Cloud Services for Accounting Practice Management
The GreatSoft Cloud platform has continued to grow and mature over the last few years and what has also changed has been the questions that clients and prospective clients are asking.
Since the inception of GreatSoft Cloud Services back in 2012, GreatSoft had to deal with common misconceptions and concerns around the value of Cloud Services, return on investment and security of anything internet related. As early adopters, it was remarkable for us to see how the dynamics of the questions have changed in such a short period.
Thanks to the maturity of online services such as Dropbox, iCloud and infrastructure services such as Azure and AWS cloud has become more accepted especially in the world of Accounting Practice Management.
We now have clients and prospective clients asking us about disaster recovery, security strategy, storage IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) and failover. This indicates that the expectations have changed for what is acceptable or standard for a cloud service.
At GreatSoft our offering caters not only for the size of your firm but also allowing for the growth potential of your firm by giving your ability to scale up from a Software as a Service (SaaS) environment to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Web server setup and configuration
- Database management and connectivity
- Software updates
- Windows patch management
We provide you with a customizable URL and a login and you are free to do what you do best.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
For the medium to larger firms or firms that have requirements that preclude them from using our SaaS environment, we have the IaaS environment.
The benefits are the same as SaaS but instead of only accessing the software layer you will have:
- Your private virtual server
- The ability to build integrations with your data with other services
that you already leverage
- The ability to easily scale your server with your business
The future is exciting for cloud services as we start to see a trend towards multi-cloud solutions by enterprises where a hybrid of private and public cloud implementations are becoming more prevalent…but more on that in a future blog 😉