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I have recently started a new job where we use Reckon Accounts Premier:  Contractor Edition 2016 and just wondering what benefits you see using Reckon Hosted - which is where I would rather be!  Cheers
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Jolene Burke

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Rav, Community Manager

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Hi Jolene,
Welcome to the Reckon Community, glad to have you on board.
Premier is a sophisticated product and depending on where you are in the learning curve instead of spending time learning a new equivalent product you could transition to Hosted which is almost identical but adds cloud functionality on top.

Cloud capability - not limited to using the program on one desktop PC ie. you can access it anywhere via your internet browser.

Data migration from Premier to Hosted is pain free, all that is required is performing a backup of the company file from Premier to the local desktop on your PC and then uploading that file to Hosted. This means that everything will come across apart from a few minor aspects which may require adjustment eg. invoice logos etc.

Please note, you do need a solid and stable internet connection when using Hosted. What I'd recommend is giving it a trial and give it a test run to see if it might suit your needs -
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Hi Jolene
We have been using Reckon Hosted for about 4 months now and have found it good despite a sometimes dodgy internet connection. We have a huge file so things were getting a bit slow but we've found that the hosted version can be a bit cumbersome when printing invoices or copying them to a pdf or excel file. Also you can't copy and paste from a word document to Reckon.  It's a bit annoying when you want to copy an email address.
I'd recommend that you get a trial version and give it a go.
Hope this helps.
Cheers, Mary Ann 
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Thanks for your responses - we do have very slow connection here but this is being reviewed in the next few months so will wait before I download the trial verson.  Cheers.