Why we LOVE
(& why you will too!)
Wondering why more and more small businesses are switching to cloud accounting every year?
There are so many benefits to moving into the cloud.
Learn more about your software options.
Is my data safe on the cloud?
The new world of cloud computing promises a simpler, more convenient method of bookkeeping for small businesses everywhere.
But to some of us, from the technophobes to the tech savvy, this just sounds too good to be true. There must be a catch, right? We've all heard the horror stories of hackers and data breaches and stolen credit card information.
Rest assured - the cloud applications we use, including QuickBooks Online, SmartVault, Dext and more, are safe, reliable and secure.
Your data is backed up, and then backed up again, and again, and again...
The servers that hold your data are backed up regularly - as in, multiple times per day. And not just in one or two locations - but in locations spanning the US and Canada so there are always multiple backups ready to take over in the event of a server failure. Plus, these locations have physical security measures as well such as surveillance and alarms.
Why does this beat desktop? You don't have to manage or schedule backups to an unsecured and physical hard drive, that can easily be stolen, lost or destroyed.
Of course, if you'd like, you can still download a copy of your data and store it offline, for your peace of mind.
Your data is encrypted - AKA unreadable to hackers
The applications we use secure your data with AES256 encryption. What is that? Well, it's the strongest level of encryption available, and is used by the US and Canadian government. It's virtually impenetrable, and would take billions of years to crack with our current level of computing.
Our apps also use SSL to encrypt your data, so that only you and the server can read the information.
In fact, most of these apps have the framework for compliance with HIPAA and FINRA/SEC/SOC - the standards for data storage in the healthcare and financial industries.
You're in complete control of your data
When you're in the cloud, you are in control of who sees what, and what they can do.
These applications have powerful paper trails. You get access to activity logs that will show you exactly who accessed your file, at what time, and what changes were made. This log cannot be modified or deleted.
You never have to share a password - you can set up and personalize each user's permissions, and take them away just as easily. Two-factor authentication adds an extra level of security, so you can be sure the only people viewing your file are the people YOU choose.
Learn more about the security of top financial apps
Ready to make your move?
Simcoe Office is here to build your customized solution.
Get started with a Discovery Call.