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HOSTING PROVIDERS: REVIEW
Abacus Private Cloud
www.abacusnext.com
Abacus Private Cloud from AbacusNext
(APC) is a good fit for accounting firms
with 10 or more employees that are
in the market for a private hosting
solution that offers top level security.
Once available only to legal firms,
AbacusNext has expanded its market
considerably in recent years with the

acquisition of several applications
including Office Tools, Results CRM
and Cloudnine Realtime.
APC offers a variety of hosting
services which include Desktop as a
Service (Daas), a hybrid cloud hosting
option, along with other tools and
resources which include practice management software, CRM, email hosting,

and security services. All are designed
to provide accounting and legal firms
with a private, secure workplace, while
also helping to reduce IT costs.
For larger accounting firms that
are looking for a secure, private cloud
service, Abacus Private Cloud certainly
fits the bill. Monthly subscriptions
costs are approximately $200 per

Cetrom CPA Cloud
www.cetrom.net
Cetrom is a cloud hosting provider
specializing in providing reliable and
customizable IT hosting services to
CPA firms. Cetrom was named K2
Enterprises' Top Hosting Provider for
the 5th consecutive year (2015-2019).
Cetrom has deployed multiple
security methodologies in order to help

prevent, detect and combat potential
cybersecurity threats. Cetrom leverages AI-based security technologies
and multiple data backup methodologies (using separate networks) to
maintain its 99.99 percent uptime
guarantee. Additionally, Cetrom
facilitates regular internal disaster
recovery drills to test for quick reso-

lution speeds, should an unexpected
outage occur.
Cetrom is a good fit for CPA firms of
any size. Cetrom offers custom-fit hosting solutions for each customer, with
pricing dependent on the services and
hosting purchased. Those interested in
Cetrom can purchase only the hosting
option, or add additional services such

Cloudvara
www.Cloudvara.com
Cloudvara is a hosting application
well suited for both accounting and
legal firms, as well as other types of
businesses looking for QuickBooks
hosting. Though Cloudvara specializes
in QuickBooks Hosting, it can also host
a variety of other legal, accounting,
CRM, Inventory, and Microsoft Office,
and tax software applications. The
Cloudvara virtual desktop can be
accessed from any device, including

PC, Mac, and tablets as well as both
iOS and Android devices.
Cloudvara can build a customized,
dedicated server for any business,
including a scalable network, rolling
data backups, a firewall, and virus
protection around the clock. Cloudvara
currently guarantees a 99.5 % uptime,
with all data stored on multiple servers
in multiple locations. All Cloudvara
data centers use SOC reporting, ISO
certifications, and are all HIPAA and

PCI compliance, with all data backed
up daily.
Pricing for Cloudvara is based on
the number of system users, with
a 3-user system running $147 per
month. SSL Certificate and 2 Factor
Authentication are both available as
add-ons and run $10 each, per user, per
month. Users can be added or removed
from the application at any time, and
there are no setup fees, or other fees
involved. The cost also includes 30

Right Networks Hosting
www.Rightnetworks.com
Right Networks cloud hosting offers
application integration for accounting
firms, accounting and tax professionals
and small business owners. Although
Right Networks specializes in QuickBooks Desktop cloud-hosting, more
than 250 additional applications can be
supported in the hosted environment.
The product offers excellent scalability
to meet the needs of the business, with

three standard plans. Right Networks
was also the winner of the 2019 CPA
Practice Advisor's Readers' Choice
Awards for Outsourced Technology
Services.
Right Networks offers 99.999%
uptime, using a variety of system
protocols to keep data safe, including
around the clock physical security
onsite at the location of their top-tier
data centers; security camera systems,

data encryption, multi-factor authentication, and secure daily backups.
Right Networks offers three packages: QuickBooks Desktop Cloud for
$57/user/month, Business Cloud for
$66.99/user/month, and Application
Cloud for $66.99 user/month. Also
available through Intuit's PCG group is
a package targeted to tax professionals
which includes the customer's choice
of Intuit Lacerte or ProSeries, and is

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5

2019
OVERALL
RATING

user, with a price guarantee for up to
60 months. AbacusNext also offers a
month-to-month payment option, with
no long-term contracts required.

Read the full review
for this product online at:
www.CPAPracticeAdvisor.com/
21113397

5

2019
OVERALL
RATING

as Cetrom FS, Hosted Email Services,
Virtual Desktop Services, and Managed
CPA Cloud Computing Services, all at
an additional cost.

Read the full review
for this product online at:
www.CPAPracticeAdvisor.com/
21113399

4.5

2019
OVERALL
RATING

GB of storage and hosting for up to 5
applications. Cloudvara offers a 15-day
trial which can be downloaded from
the Cloudvara website.

Read the full review
for this product online at:
www.CPAPracticeAdvisor.com/
21113400

5

2019
OVERALL
RATING

priced at $149.99 per user, per month,
and includes Microsoft Office, PDF 24,
SmartVault, ShareFile, and Right Signature access as well. Right Networks
handles all data migration at no cost,
with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Read the full review
for this product online at:
www.CPAPracticeAdvisor.com/
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CPA Practice Advisor

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CPA Practice Advisor

From the Editor: The Land of the Free
How to Get Started with Client Accounting Services
Crafting a Strategic CAS Plan
From the Trenches: Do Your Best Tax
2019 Product Review: Sales & Use Tax Systems
Marketing Your Firm: Marketing to the Home Care Nursing Industry
Marketing Your Firm: Your Bedside Manner: 3 Steps to Improve Client Trust
2019 Product Review: Hosting Service Providers
A Year in the Life of a Payroll Accountant: The Pros & Cons of Temp vs. Seasonal Workers
A Year in the Life of a Payroll Accountant: 6 Retirement Tips for Generation X
The ProAdvisor Spotlight: Newest Features in QuickBooks Online Advanced Speed Workflow
Guest Column: 7 Productivity Hacks for the Strategic CFO
The Staffing & HR Advisor: You May Be Overlooking Top Performers When Hiring
The Millennial Advisor: The Problem with Price
The Leadership Advisor: The Change We Can Control
AICPA News
Bridging the Gap: 3 Small Steps Toward Transformation
Special Feature: The Unseen Talent Pool
CPA Practice Advisor - 1
CPA Practice Advisor - 2
CPA Practice Advisor - 3
CPA Practice Advisor - From the Editor: The Land of the Free
CPA Practice Advisor - How to Get Started with Client Accounting Services
CPA Practice Advisor - Crafting a Strategic CAS Plan
CPA Practice Advisor - 7
CPA Practice Advisor - From the Trenches: Do Your Best Tax
CPA Practice Advisor - 9
CPA Practice Advisor - 2019 Product Review: Sales & Use Tax Systems
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CPA Practice Advisor - Marketing Your Firm: Marketing to the Home Care Nursing Industry
CPA Practice Advisor - Marketing Your Firm: Your Bedside Manner: 3 Steps to Improve Client Trust
CPA Practice Advisor - 2019 Product Review: Hosting Service Providers
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CPA Practice Advisor - A Year in the Life of a Payroll Accountant: The Pros & Cons of Temp vs. Seasonal Workers
CPA Practice Advisor - A Year in the Life of a Payroll Accountant: 6 Retirement Tips for Generation X
CPA Practice Advisor - The ProAdvisor Spotlight: Newest Features in QuickBooks Online Advanced Speed Workflow
CPA Practice Advisor - Guest Column: 7 Productivity Hacks for the Strategic CFO
CPA Practice Advisor - The Staffing & HR Advisor: You May Be Overlooking Top Performers When Hiring
CPA Practice Advisor - The Millennial Advisor: The Problem with Price
CPA Practice Advisor - The Leadership Advisor: The Change We Can Control
CPA Practice Advisor - AICPA News
CPA Practice Advisor - Bridging the Gap: 3 Small Steps Toward Transformation
CPA Practice Advisor - Special Feature: The Unseen Talent Pool
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