Plano, Texas (STL.News) – Today, Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) announced new cloud hosting capabilities for Lacerte and ProSeries with Hosting for Intuit ProSeries and Hosting for Intuit Lacerte. Backed by Intuit and powered by Right Networks, cloud hosting for Lacerte and ProSeries gives tax professionals the ability to access their work anytime, anywhere through a server-free, maintenance-reduced model with built-in data protections.
“In today’s landscape, availability to the tools needed to deliver on client needs is paramount to the productivity of the firm and its employees,” said Jorge Olavarrieta, VP of Product Management at Intuit’s ProConnect Group. “As more accounting and tax professionals look to cloud-based technology, cloud hosting for Lacerte and ProSeries allows our customers to keep the desktop software they know and love, with the added benefit of on-the-go access.”
Increased flexibility and usability
With this new offering, tax professionals now have the flexibility to access Lacerte and ProSeries with virtually any device at any time. Multi-user access allows firms of all sizes to simplify staff collaboration across multiple sites in addition to giving employees the option to work remotely without missing a beat.
Cloud hosting also means tax pros can have more flexible storage options for tax data in their current ProSeries and Lacerte workflow with no additional installations, no servers, no backups and no maintenance needed. Automatic backups and software updates mean data will be protected and restored, and tax pros have access to the latest product available. This can reduce the burden of needing to handle these updates with valuable firm resources. To ease the transition from desktop to hosted, U.S. based experts for Lacerte and ProSeries are available to help with personalized training and customer support.
With security as a top priority for firms and their clients, Hosting for ProSeries and Lacerte has gone through rigorous testing to help ensure the product has more safe guards than the current on-premise desktop solutions. Data is protected with enterprise firewalls, antivirus protection, encryption and off-site data storage to prevent data loss. Data is automatically backed up nightly and stored for 90 days, helping tax pros keep their clients’ data more secure and accessible.
“By partnering with Intuit ProConnect to integrate our cloud hosting platform with Lacerte and ProSeries, we have expanded the reach of the cloud’s flexibility, security and connected collaboration to tax professionals and firms handling returns of all sizes and complexities,” said Joel Hughes, CEO of Right Networks. “The increased productivity delivered by our HyperRight platform helps firms scale more quickly and efficiently.”
Right Networks’ cloud hosting platform installation is handled by Intuit’s engineering team and the no-contract monthly pricing for both ProSeries and Lacerte is flexible for seasonal workers. Tax professionals may contact Intuit at 844-861-3603 to talk to a specialist.