As an accounting professional, the responsibility to protect your data goes beyond the walls of your company. It also includes all the other contacts in your system, including your clients, employees, and service providers.

For many accounting firms, the best way to address these concerns is to find an IT services company that understands the industry and can help solve these challenges. Just like you are a strategic advisor, you need to ensure that you use an IT provider who focuses on strategy and consulting first.

This is the core premise of our BackRoom Partner Program. As IT consultants to other accounting practices in Chicagoland, we can help your accounting firm gain a competitive edge, attract the best accountants regardless of where they live, develop a strategy to utilize technology to your advantage, and secure your business and your clients’ information.

What Does Our BackRoom Partner Program Include?

Managed IT Services

A subscription IT support plan: “All you can eat” IT management, maintenance, security, and operational monitoring category based on the number of computers and servers in your IT environment.

A tailored baseline of IT support + time/materials plan: Budgeted IT care based on IT support opt-ins from our menu of IT services. This is billed on a time and materials basis with ¼ hour increments and a ¼ hour minimum.

Security Risk Assessments

There is no such thing as a perfectly safe working environment; either physical or technological. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Our IT consultants will help you minimize your risk through security assessments that take the whole of your IT environment and workflow into consideration. Following these regular risk assessments, we’ll make the appropriate adjustments to ensure that your risk profile is diminished.

Backup & Disaster Recovery Services

Unfortunately, it’s not just the bad guys that can harm your IT systems. Fire, flood, power surges, power outages, human error and local crime can limit or remove access to your local IT assets. ACT Network Solutions puts protocols in place that allow us to spin up your computers and servers within the Cloud so you can get back to work in another location if needed.

Microsoft Office 365

Many of our accounting clients are moving to the Cloud. They are having us migrate their data to Microsoft Office 365 to ensure they don’t miss a beat or lose any of their clients’ information. Taking full advantage of the flexibility the Cloud offers, Office 365 allows for smooth collaboration and anywhere access to needed data. Working remotely is a simple and secure process, and a low monthly subscription fee makes adding or dropping user seats easy.

You can use our BackRoom Program as a sub-contractor service or as a referral service for your clients and receive a commission. Contact us and we’ll tell you more.