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Intuit is making big changes to the QuickBooks ProAdvisor program and website, clearly reflecting the desire to keep QuickBooks Online edition at the forefront of the solution set.
The QuickBooks ProAdvisor benefits are now delivered within QuickBooks Online Accountant, including desktop licenses, etc. Earlier this year, Intuit began redirecting to QBOA for those looking for the ProAdvisor program information, and now the entire ProAdvisor site is about to be fully retired.
Those working with QuickBooks desktop editions should pay close attention here, because being a ProAdvisor no longer means simply getting training and software. The belief is that all ProAdvisors are professionals serving a client base, and that these professionals should use QuickBooks Online Accountant to manage that client base. Staff accountants, bookkeepers and those who wish to get accredited for their QuickBooks training, whether desktop or online, will be able to manage that activity only from within the QBOA app.
The ProAdvisor website used to be where enrolled advisors could obtain their training, certification, manage their listings for referrals, and get their software. With the introduction of client and practice management features geared towards helping ProAdvisors manage their entire client bases (QBO and QB desktop clients), it seems that QBOA is now the sole way for professionals to engage with Intuit as ProAdvisors, too. No longer a standalone site, ProAdvisors must now enroll and access their program benefits – including desktop benefits – as QuickBooks Online Accountants.
read more on Intuit’s website: ProAdvisor Website moving to QBOA – QuickBooks Learn & Support
The best first step to getting started with the #cloud might be to address #remote access and #mobility
It can be a confusing and convoluted trip if the first steps to cloud enabling the business are not the correct ones. Rather than stumbling about and approaching the problem with trial and error, it makes sense to start by enabling the solutions already in place, creating secure remote access and mobility for the desktop solutions the company has already invested in.
Extending workflows to embrace mobile workers and remote offices is the first step to developing an efficient anytime/anywhere business. Once the organization has developed an understanding of how remote teams work best together and has put in place the processes and framework within which they will operate, then it make sense to take the next step to investigate new applications and tools which could further improve and streamline operations.
Address remote working and mobility first to better understand what the other benefits and impacts might be with cloud computing models in the business. Then, when the business is operating from a more informed position, does it make sense to map the strategy to more fully embrace cloud technologies.