What is involved on changing from Reckon Account 5 user to ONline Hosted version

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Would like to understand the pricing and how to migrate to Hosted version of Reckon Multi user
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Scott Jones

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Kevin Russell, Accredited Partner

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If you have Windows Server edition, why would you contemplate Hosted? The productivity gains are minimal the cost probably greater and you lose control over the data. I would think long and hard about this.
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Hi Scott

Hosted is charged at $630 per logon ID.  Reckon will rebate full unused months of your current annual subscription. You can have multiple files that users can switch between in the same way as the desktop version.

Migration is fairly straightforward - you upload the file and open it in the hosted version - and the file is upgraded to the Enterprise Version of Reckon.  There are some other minor steps (uploading logos, sharing the file with other users and your accountant if desired, and understanding the differences in emailing and downloading reports and files, but it is, for most users, a fairly familiar process. 

Contrary to Kevin's opinion, I'm think that there are a number of very real advantages to having all of your data in the cloud. It is more than just the cost of the software; you need to counter-balance this with the cost of installing annual upgrades, the cost of running and maintaining server infrastructure, IT security, server crashes etc.

I can help you with both the purchase of the licences, moving your datafile to the cloud, training staff in the new processes, etc.  My contact details are below.

Graham Boast 0409317366
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Kevin Russell, Accredited Partner

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Contrary to your opinion Graham there are pros AND cons with Reckon Hosted. I think we need to consider the type of internet especially. In Geelong I have a very fast very stable HFC connection. Its just not the same Australia wide. Then there is the cost. I think a full evaluation or needs analysis is rwquired considering you cannot go back to desktop if it doesnt work out. I do this kind of thing all the time. Its not a one size fits all solution. Oh and Graham the updates still happen ever year even if you dont need to install it.
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Does Cloud version Reckon Account operate offline if internet is disconnected?
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Rav, Community Manager

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Hi Peter, no it does not unfortunately.
You will need a solid, stable and constant internet connection to operate a cloud solution such as Reckon Accounts Hosted or Reckon One.
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Hi Peter my understanding is that you receive a complimentary desk top Enterprise version to install which you can backup/restore to from the cloud. This is only advantageous if you know the internet is scheduled to be down! but you are back in the danger zone of more than one .qbw file as well.
Hope this helps