JRB Accountancy Ltd.
JRB Accountancy are accountants and tax advisors for SME businesses, providing tailored accounting solutions to meet their client's needs. They provide a great value, high quality service. They like to work with companies that reflect these values and for this reason chose Halchax Ltd for IT installation and support services.
Newly launched JRB Accountancy Ltd. comprises highly experienced staff who all have a background in using Sage and IRIS software packages. The new IT systems had to incorporate these systems as well as secure and reliable email systems and file storage.
The system also had to be scalable, growing as the business increases in size, and number of employees.
What we found
Knowing the requirements to include specific software as part of this new company’s IT solution we met with the company owner to go though the options, and any other requirements.
After a free of charge consultation with the company’s managing director a need for new hardware was identified, which could be used on site in their Mansfield offices, but also on customer’s premises. The office was already equipped with a stable Internet connection and switched network.
The need for the Sage and IRIS software required a database server, and the companies need to access these systems from customer premises meant that either an onsite server with remote desktop capabilities, or a cloud based server would be required.
All options were discussed with the possible pros and cons highlighted, allowing JRB Accountancy to make an informed decision.
A bespoke Microsoft cloud system was designed for JRB Accountancy.
Office 365 provides the Office suite of software and secure cloud based file storage with the hosted email Exchange server being configured with shared mailboxes and transport rules.
A Microsoft Azure virtual server hosts the Sage and IRIS databases – both of which were configured by Halchax experts.
All in all this configuration allows the JRB team to access all their data and systems wherever their customers are based, worldwide. And because the systems are all hosted on Microsoft’s state of the art server hardware it is quick and stable.
Hardware was also supplied and configured by Halchax for JRB’s new offices.
A maintenance and support contract is now in place to ensure all systems, especially the server, continue to operate with optimal performance. Halchax have also implemented and monitor a cloud based backup of the server, which along with the robust Office 365 systems ensures that JRB’s data is always recoverable.
Halchax IT Solutions also liaise directly with Sage, IRIS and the company’s website host (Quick By Design) to ensure that no matter what the IT issue, JRB Accountancy Ltd. know the only people they need to call are Halchax IT Solutions.
If you want to know more about how Halchax can help you all or part of your IT infrastructure to the cloud please contact us.