Even though I spent almost every moment at “QuickBooks Connect 2022” attending sessions, holding interviews with Intuit personnel or conducting video interviews with sponsors (because Gary had lost his hearing), I was able to find a little time to visit with a few sponsors that caught my attention.
That said, I plan to make you at least aware of a few of them in some informal articles I’m calling “QuickBooks Connect Sponsor Aware.”
The “Sponsor Aware” series is not nearly as detailed as a “First Look” feature, or even akin to one of Insightful Accountant’s “App Aware” articles; they simply are intended to make you aware of a few sponsors I found interesting (and that I didn’t necessarily have time to explore).
Since any long-time Insightful Accountant readers know, I’m kind of a data nut. As such, the first of these articles introduces SaaS Direct.
SaaS Direct is a data conversion provider that migrates various accounting software solutions into QuickBooks. The solutions it migrates include Sage 50, Sage 100, Sage ACCPAC, Sage Intacct, Oracle NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains, DacEasy, MYOB and QuickBooks Desktop versions.
Using a proprietary framework, SaaS Direct claims to be able to migrate these solutions error-free with zero downtime.
How anyone can do anything with zero downtime is beyond me. I can’t tie my shoelaces with zero downtime, and my Tecovas boots do not even have laces (if you get my drift).
Now, I have tried a variety of other data migration services, (like all the Intuit migration tools both domestic and abroad) and written articles about some of them. I have told you that some were pretty speedy, only to have readers tell me that when they tried the same service or tool they found it “slower than molasses in winter.”
I’m just saying, as far as the Saas Direct “zero downtime” claim is concerned, I haven’t tried it, so I cannot testify. I suspect what it really means is that it has a (relatively) short turn-around time. Personally, I don’t know how you could expect much better, especially if you are going from a large file of any type to a version of QBO.
SaaS Direct also purports to be able to migrate all critical history and, if necessary, provide repair or clean-up services along the way that might otherwise prevent migration or prevent your data from migrating successfully.
Don’t ask me if I know anything about its “data repair” capabilities either? Common sense says that if truly is working “on the back side” of these applications to do the migrations rather than simply using the types of front-end tools a typical ProAdvisor might use, it has a lot more capabilities than a standard ProAdvisor would have access to. So, its repair capabilities should be greater as well.
I will say, “It talked a good game,” when I discussed its capabilities at its booth. And you know me, I don’t impress easy.
It seems SaaS Direct, as a specialized data migrations provider, can help you convert complex data from your existing QuickBooks Desktop platform to QuickBooks Online. Whether you need to transition from QuickBooks Pro or Premier to QuickBooks Online or migrate QuickBooks Enterprise to QuickBooks Online Advanced, it apparently has what it takes in the way of technology and manpower to ensure a hassle-free, timely data migration.
By the way, SaaS Direct is not just one of those data companies you hear or read about on the internet that claims to know something about QuickBooks, but nobody seems to know anything about them.
It actually is an award-winning Intuit QuickBooks Solution Provider in North America that is capable of providing end-to-end services. From assisting users in choosing the correct QuickBooks product to implementing a solution, migrating data to integrating mission-critical apps, providing related training and much more, SaaS Direct is there to support either you or your clients.
SaaS Direct is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with locations in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Singapore and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
And the SaaS Direct team won another QuickBooks Solution Provider award at “QuickBooks Connect 2022.” Insightful Accountant would like to extend SaaS Direct a hearty congratulations on its newest award.
Watch for my video interview with SaaS Direct, which will be running soon on the Insightful Accountant home page.
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