QuickBooks Hosting in the Age of QBO – Yes or No?

Published January 3, 2023
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In this modern era of cloud computing, the business case for hosting QuickBooks on the cloud comes across as a strong one—well, at least so in isolation. You get to use the software without investing anything significant in your local IT setup. Your employees can access the software and software files anywhere, anytime. You don’t have to worry about updating or upgrading the software as your hosting company does that for you etc. But what about when you consider things as a whole, where you already have a solution exclusively developed for the cloud in the form of QuickBooks Online? Does hosting QuickBooks Cloud for your business still make sense?

QuickBooks Hosting in the Age of QuickBooks Online

To answer this question, we must first understand what QuickBooks Hosting and QuickBooks Online are. QuickBooks Hosting refers to the installation of the QuickBooks software (desktop version) on the cloud. In contrast, QuickBooks Online is an entirely different application from QuickBooks Desktop, replicating some of its features but not all. So, to summarize, QuickBooks Hosting and QuickBooks Online are two independent cloud computing accounting solutions offered by Intuit to users.

As can be inferred from the description above, while QuickBooks Online allows you to move your accounting operations to the cloud, it does not offer you all the features that you’re accustomed to using on the QuickBooks Desktop. Those features can only be used with QuickBooks Hosting, making the latter a viable solution even in the age of QuickBooks Online.

Furthermore, QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop have differently designed UIs. So, if your employees are used to using QuickBooks Desktop Cloud Service, they might not like the new UI of QuickBooks Online when moving to the cloud. They might even outright reject the proposal to migrate. With QuickBooks Hosting, you can address this issue and offer your employees the same environment that they’re comfortable working in.

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