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Why Do Accountants and CPAs Need Managed Services to Succeed These Days?

In the old days, accountants had to maintain paper documents for all their clients. There was a time when they didn’t even have calculators or computers to help. But those days are (thankfully) over! Today, accounting firms and CPAs can take advantage of the latest technology to lighten their workload.

But technology does more than that nowadays. With the right programs, you can ensure accuracy on a tax return or bank statement. You can get helpful reminders about issues you might have missed. You may even get suggestions about being more efficient from your software programs.

That’s the way managed IT services work. You get more from your technology plus you don’t have to worry that you forgot something important or something really simple that you should have remembered. In fact, when you let a managed services provider handle all your IT infrastructure you don’t even have to think about whether your technology is working right anymore.

This is one of the main attractions of managed IT services for CPAs and accountants. You already have so much on your plate. Any little mistake can tarnish your firm’s reputation. Do you really have the time and energy to worry about your technology today?

  • Is everything working okay?
  • Will our employees have downtime because the network is down?
  • Are we vulnerable to a cyber-attack?
  • Could we get more out of our technology?
  • We need software support but no one at our firm understands enough to figure out what’s wrong with our program.

Why You Need Software Support

Accounting firms use a number of different software applications to conduct business. It’s important that your software is kept patched and up-to-date. Patches and updates can be time-consuming but they’re necessary. Many accounting firms simply don’t have anyone in-house who knows all about the programs they use. But with managed IT services, you get a whole team of people who are experienced in most software applications that accountants use today including:

  • SuperForm Tax Forms
  • GoFileRoom
  • BNA Income Tax Planner
  • Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Tools
  • QuickBooks
  • ProSystems fx: Tax, Document, Engagement, Practice Management
  • Lacerte
  • Sage Accounting
  • Drake Financial Software

What About Data Security?

Keeping your clients’ confidential data safe is just part of your job if you’re an accountant. There’s zero-tolerance for risk. Though cloud computing, data management systems, and client portals can improve the way you do business, they can also open the door to hackers.

CPAs and accountants must observe a number of standards, statutes, and regulations that govern record retention. Today’s advanced technology makes this task much easier—as long as you know how to use it. With the right programs and security installed, your data will remain safe and secure, away from the prying eyes of hackers.

ICS understands the strict industry requirements that accountants and CPAs must deal with. We can help with compliance issues for this heavily regulated industry. We’ll take all the worry out of compliance so you can focus on your clients.

Get the Right IT Partner for Your Accounting Firm

With professional managed IT services, your firm can avoid computer viruses, slow-running computers, outdated software, and other issues that could take down the whole business. ICS has the experience, the resources and the people to do a great job for accounting firms. Our goal is to ensure that your staff can work no matter what. This improves your team’s productivity and helps them to meet those tight deadlines.

We work hard to make sure you’re using technology in every way possible to improve your services. In addition, our services can be customized so that you can get what you really need and avoid paying for IT services you don’t want.

Budget-Friendly Managed IT Services You Can Rely On

We believe you’ll notice a definite difference when you have a properly designed network that’s customized for your accounting business. We provide IT services that are cost-effective, secure, and scalable.

If your firm has seasons (like most) where business is slow, you can cut back on your IT services. Your monthly rate is predictable and easy to budget-for. You won’t have to worry about huge surprise bills for IT services.

Peace Of Mind

With our Managed Services, you can relax and stop worrying about security for your important records. Just one data breach could ruin your reputation as an accountant. The ICS team will remotely monitor and maintain your IT systems. In many cases, we can remotely fix any computer problems you may be having.

Partner With ICS

ICS will work hard to become a trusted IT Partner that handles all your technology needs. We believe our services will help your accounting firm provide a higher level of financial services for your customers. Our goal is to give you peace of mind when it comes to your accounting technology resources.

Managed IT Services and cloud computing from ICS will give your accounting firm the edge it needs to grow. Contact us! We serve Houston, San Antonio and Austin with best-in-class managed IT services for CPAs and accounting firms.