One of the best features of Sage 50cloud Accounts is the ability to access the software remotely, which is ideal for those working in a flexible environment as it allows easy collaboration with other users. Data is shared securely via the cloud, using Remote Data Access so company data can be accessed over the internet from your staff’s own computers, as long as they have Sage 50 Accounts installed.
Whilst this Remote Data Access functionality is useful if you or your colleagues want to work away from the main office, it may also be worth considering other solutions which are better for both the user and the business.
Remote Data Access or Something Else?
Before you look at choosing another way to access Sage 50cloud Accounts externally, there are a few questions you may want to ask yourself first:
- What versions of Sage 50 Accounts are you using?
- Are there other programmes you need to access externally?
- Do you need to access another network at the same time?
- Does your Sage 50cloud Accounts software integrate with applications on other servers?
- Do you need the ability to use a laptop at the same time as using Sage 50cloud?
Something like a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an alternative to Remote Data Access, but Sage 50cloud is best being run on a Remote Desktop Server via a VPN rather than directly. The last thing you want is data corruption on your Sage 50cloud accounts software!
Third-Party Cloud Server
While Sage 50cloud can be accessed remotely, it does have some restrictions (including a limit of 20 users). Data access is limited to a single user at a time by locking out other users, so users are unable to see data simultaneously. This means that collaboration with team members isn’t possible using Sage 50 cloud’s Remote Data Access solution.
Here at Reality Solutions, we recommend hosting the desktop version of Sage 50 accounts on cloud servers of third-party hosting providers. Our Reality Cloud hosting solution is the perfect fit, and is designed for businesses using Sage accounting software. Some of the benefits of using Reality Cloud include:
- Remote access any time, from a compatible internet-connected device (could be a smartphone, laptop, tablet).
- The ability to upscale or downscale memory & storage space as required.
- Enhanced security measures (we are experienced hosting providers), to prevent malicious attacks.
- Regular data backups to aid with retrieval in case of an emergency.
With our 99.9% uptime guarantee, real-time threat monitoring and 24/7 technical support, your team will be able to access your Sage accounts in the safest possible way, when it is convenient to them.
Get in touch with the team at Reality Solutions to find out more about how Sage 50 accounts could help your business.
*This article contains general information in order to assist all of our customers and is meant for guidance only – there are no guarantees that the information we provide will be suitable for your particular needs. If you require specific assistance, we recommend that you seek professional guidance on your individual circumstances. Reality Solutions are in no way responsible for any loss or damage arising from any information contained within our articles.
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