We like accountants. We’ve served them for years. Not long ago we pounded the pavement in the Indianapolis area conducting a survey: we wanted to know exactly what frustrates accountants with respect to information technology and what could be done to improve their experiences with managed IT service providers.
What Do Accountants Want from IT?
Our results show that accounting and tax firm employees – like many businesses’ employees – are frustrated with the IT support they receive.
However, in the accounting industry, there are two big differences:
- Accountants overwhelmingly requested extended technical support hours during tax season
- They want IT to stay out of their way
Given this knowledge, we’re happy to offer extended IT support hours for accounting and tax firms during the 2019 tax filing season.
Extended IT Support Hours
Here’s how it works:
From January 2 to April 15, our local technical support team will be available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST
That means our Indianapolis-based technical team will be ready to take your calls for support when you need it most. No waiting around for a reply from an on-call engineer or chatting about the weather with someone on the other side of the world. We know accounting systems from the user experience to the backend operating system. With our in-depth knowledge of common accounting programs, your resolution time is dramatically reduced.
Accounting and tax firms that join our fully managed IT service program by Dec. 31, 2018, will receive extended support as a sign-on bonus at no additional cost.
That means no response fees and no after-hours fees when tax software freezes up at 8:55 p.m. while you’re trying to finish up an important tax return.
Getting IT Out of Your Way
Our survey also found that accountants don’t like to begin their workday with a security scan or operating system update when they first start up their computers. We’ve taken care of that problem, too.
During tax season, our engineers and technical support team will schedule all non-emergency updates to tax software, tax tables, security scans and patches, and other scheduled maintenance to those rare times when most accountants aren’t working.
Achieve your Business Goals with Strategic IT Management
Most of all, accounting firms want their IT providers to be partners in their success, and that’s our goal. Technology should be a tool used to achieve your goals – not get in your way.
When you partner with us, you receive the expert IT strategy, services and support that over 100 firms throughout the Midwest rely on for IT infrastructure, service and day-to-day support. We take care of your business’ technology with a proactive approach that resolves problems and stays ahead of potential issues.
Our Promise: Listening to You
We believe in building long-term partnerships with our clients. That’s why we undertook this informal survey with local accounting firms. We seek to always ensure our services and solutions exceed our clients’ expectations. Our IT solutions are flexible and address the unique needs of your business goals – just like we have with accounting firms requesting extended support hours.
How’s your IT provider’s technical support? Will they be there for you come tax time?
Contact us here or call us at 317-596-3650 for more information on how our professional IT management will take away your technology worries – so you can focus on what’s important to you: excellent client service, uninterrupted billable hours and greater efficiency.