Working in the cloud offers some very attractive options to its users, but what if QuickBooks Online is not an option for your company? Or, what if you are already familiar with your QuickBooks Desktop version and cringe at learning new software?  You are not alone!  There is another alternative.

There are several Intuit approved companies that host the desktop version of QuickBooks in the cloud, including Pro, Premier, and Enterprise. You get the cloud benefits of remote access from anywhere, anytime, automatic updates/backups, and fewer technology headaches, plus you still have all the features that the QuickBooks desktop version offers.

The hosting program allows end-users to have their licensed copies of QuickBooks desktop software installed on servers in an authorized remote hosting facility and then access that software over the internet on a virtual desktop via a secure connection and a web browser. Some sites also give you the option of leasing the QuickBooks software instead of purchasing it.  The fees for the hosting program are monthly and are based on the number of user.

To view a list of hosting companies that Intuit has screened for data safety and service, go to and click on either the Commercial or Standard Hosting Program button at the bottom of the screen.