Time is money for Accounting Firms. If you can’t access or find what you need and if your systems are down and people can’t work while trying to stay compliant, you can see the dollars floating out the windows.
When your systems aren’t working, your customers will wonder what kind of accounting firm is this? Do I really want to trust my current and next sensitive information to an accounting firm that can’t keep its business organized and running properly? They may even start wondering if you’re compliant.
Because your accounting firm deals with sensitive data you need to make sure it is protected 24/7 against hacks, viruses, malware, spam and ransomware.
Your staff needs access to vital information to execute the job properly.
Your contracts, software, taxes, accounting files, communication, updates… everything needs to be in sync to eliminate downtime that costs you time and money or worse, stolen or hacked information.
Advantage Industries’ “Technology Success” program focuses on “reducing” trouble tickets BEFORE they occur, greatly reducing downtime for our clients. This is a starkly different approach to the Break/Fix model that most Managed IT Service providers follow.
In fact, our “ideal scenario” is when we have everything running so smoothly that our customer never has to call us to open a trouble ticket.
Imagine what that could do for your bottom line!
How Does It Work?
Over the past 20-plus years, we’ve developed standards that when implemented keep our customer’s IT systems running optimally. We meet with our clients regularly to compare their current technology state, with our ideal state and then “roadmap” out the necessary improvements to meet our client’s timelines and budget.
What About Protecting Your Accounting Firm’s Clients’ Data?
As a Managed IT Security & Service Provider (MSSP) IT security is paramount to Advantage Industries. For this we turned to the Federal Government’s NIST 800-171 standards for IT Security.
The NIST 800-171 framework is the basis for ALL other IT Security Standards. Standards like GDPR, HIPAA, etc., all started with the NIST 800-171 framework and then tweaked it to meet their special needs.
Advantage Industries’ Suite of IT Security Tools is designed and configured to meet these Federal standards for great IT infrastructure hygiene. This is particularly important for Accounting Firms as they are one of the most frequently targeted industries by cybercriminals.
What’s Your Accounting Firm Next Step?
If maximizing billable time and employee satisfaction in a secure IT environment is important to you, Book a complimentary strategic IT consultation today to discuss the impact our Technology Success program can have on your accounting firm.