Leading Greenwich Accountants get up-to-date by moving to Serviced Cloud

Overview

Field Sullivan is the leading Accountant for small and medium sized businesses in Greenwich, London. Maintaining a high standard in business communication systems is essential to their business development strategy.

In addition to the normal systems demands such as reliable e-mail and file sharing, Field Sullivan require access to a wide range of accountancy and payroll systems.

Problem

The existing Microsoft Windows infrastructure with Microsoft Exchange was in need of an upgrade. Field Sullivan assessed their options. It was vital that any solution provided seamless integration with their core databases including Forbes (www.tax.co.uk), Sage (www.sage.co.uk), Quickbooks (www.quickbooks.co.uk) and Eureka (www.eureka-software.com)

Field Sullivan
Moving to cloud was appealing, because the cost of upgrading all the internal systems was quite high and the concept of working from literally anywhere becoming more and more essential. However finding a cloud provider that could tick all the boxes was difficult.

Tim Sullivan— Managing Partner

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Solution

Moving to cloud technology was appealing as the cost of upgrading all the internal systems was significant and the concept of working from literally anywhere was increasingly essential. However, finding a cloud provider that could tick every box was a challenge.

Serviced Cloud working closely with Field Sullivan through a testing phase to ensure that all their software products could be used on our systems. This phase lasted several weeks, without interruption to their business, and only when Field Sullivan was totally confident in the product did migration proceed.

A Serviced Cloud engineer supported the changeover to ensure all data was migrated and staff were comfortable with the new arrangement. There was no disruption to email and the client waited just one day for all historic emails, files and folders to be migrated to the cloud system. The existing PCs were employed to prevent additional cost at this stage, but Field Sullivan are considering Thin Clients in their future strategy.

Conclusion

Field Sullivan now benefit from the very latest versions of software and staff can work anywhere.

Field Sullivan also chose to move their website and associated domain names to Serviced Cloud to ensure that almost all the Company’s IT costs appear on a single invoice.

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