The AccountKit FAQ seeks to cover all sorts of questions that you may have when trying to make the decision whether to take the leap into AccountKit.
Jump straight to the applicable section:
- Why do I need AccountKit?
- Who is AccountKit designed for?
- What can we expect to pay as a practice?
- Is there a free trial?
- How do we find time to implement AccountKit?
- Do I have to use Xero Practice Manager or Xero to use AccountKit?
- Does AccountKit integrated with any other Practice Management Software?
- Our Practice is 100% in the cloud. Do you integrate with any Document Management Systems?
- Can I get someone to assist with our setup?
- Why does the cost of AccountKit vary per region?
- Where is our client data stored?
- I'm not entirely comfortable with storing my data in the cloud. Is it safe?
- What devices will AccountKit work on?
- Will AccountKit work in my country?
- What do I do if I get stuck?
- What happens if my internet goes down?
- I wouldn't mind seeing AccountKit in action, is there anyone locally we could visit to see it being used in situ?
- This is all looking pretty amazing... Where to from here?
We already have too many apps that we’re paying and logging into and various websites that we use on a day to day basis, why do we need to further complicate our life with yet another login and cost?
Who is AccountKit designed for?
What can we expect to pay as a practice?
Is there a free trial?
How do we find the time to implement AccountKit?
Do I have to use Xero Practice Manager or Xero to use AccountKit?
Does AccountKit integrate with any other Practice Management Software?
Our Practice is 100% in the cloud. Do you integrate with any Document Management Systems (DMS)?
Yes! We sure do. Currently, we have the following integrations with your favourite DMS systems:
Can I get someone to assist with our setup?
We believe the setup process is so simple however it can become time consuming. On request, our team will set up your account for you so all you will have to do is log in a start using. Currently, this service is free of charge so contact firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will be in touch with the next step.
Why does the cost of AccountKit vary per region?
This isn't an issue currently, but we’ll certainly aim to keep our costs comparative between regions. Ultimately though it all comes down to the level of support and investment required to cater for that particular region.
Where is our client data stored?
Presently your data is stored in an undisclosed Amazon Server location in Sydney. For data protection at times your data may be stored in other data centres and as we expand we will always seek to keep data stored within your particular country pending pricing and security considerations.
I’m not entirely comfortable with storing my data in the cloud, is it safe?
From a security point of view, it’s probably safer in the cloud. The enterprise security and built-in redundancy with the Amazon servers is way ahead of the firewalls and security we could ever hope to set up and maintain within our practices.
What devices will AccountKit work on?
The beauty of being a browser-based program is that we’ll work on any device that has a web browser on it. The catch is, that we’ve optimised viewing for ordinary computer screens down to iPad sized screens. Anything less than this and you may find that it’s not entirely useable. If there’s sufficient demand we’ll certainly investigate the options for making it more usable on smaller screens.
Will AccountKit work in my country?
The software should be relatively country agnostic, but a majority of our initial clients and testing has been done within Australia, New Zealand and to a limited extent, the US. If outside of these regions, we would welcome your signing up for a trial and sending through any feedback to improve AccountKit in your region.
What do I do if I get stuck?
Every page has a “Help for this page’ – this is your first port of call that should answer most of your questions. Failing that you can submit a query to us at email@example.com where we’ll get back to you within 2 - 48 hours.
What happens if my internet goes down?
At this point, not much unfortunately. Your data is all safe and sound, you just won’t be able to do any work. The reality is, you won’t be able to access any of your accounting software, so kick back and take a moment to take a breath from your busy life and go for a walk or head out and have a coffee with your colleagues. Life isn’t just about work, it’s also about the relationships and connections we foster. But enough philosophy, that’s a topic for another day.
I wouldn’t mind seeing AccountKit in action, is there anyone locally we could visit to see it being used in situ?
Great News! We now host weekly webinars that demonstrate AccountKits Tools in action. Further to that if you would like a demonstration using your own practice Data we can screenshare and with your permission take control of your PC and demonstrate from there. Alternatively please swing by one of our booths at the various Xero Roadshows or the next Xerocon or Accounting Business Expo for a personal demo by one of our friendly staff.
This is all looking pretty amazing… Where to from here?
Connect with us - Sign up for a trial or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk you through any queries or concerns you may have. Then head on over to our Getting Started Guide and the various other articles in our help system. Most importantly, sign up for the free trial and have you and your staff play around with it for the next month – then if you’re loving the experience as we hope you will, you’ll be asked if you’d like to join the AccountKit community where we’ll gladly welcome you to the fold.