By Kari Eaton, Sage Intacct Consultant
I’ve worked in a virtual office for five years now, and I’m spoiled by the lifestyle. I don’t have to spend time commuting to work every morning. I’m not frustrated by morning traffic or inconsiderate drivers, so I start my morning off in an infectious good mood, which shows in my work. This makes my clients happy, which makes my boss happy, which makes me happy – and motivated to continue producing great work. It’s a ripple effect that benefits everyone.
I’m able to work from my virtual office because at MicroAccounting, we utilize cloud-based platforms, including Sage Intacct for client our ERP systems. Unlike with traditional legacy systems, I don’t have to access company files through my company network, or through an installed application on my desktop. Robust and highly secure, Sage Intacct is fully accessible anywhere and on any device that can access the Internet. Along with Sage Intacct, we utilize Citrix Go to Meeting to host virtual meetings with team members and clients. We’re able to turn on video chat and see each other face to face without being in the same room. Using Smartsheets for cloud-based project management means that our whole team can collaborate on projects without overriding versions of files or virtually stepping on each other’s toes. Our team is fully connected despite not sharing a cubicle wall.
Having the ability to stay plugged into work from any location lets me have a more flexible work day and be more productive during my out of office time. Since I’m able to work anywhere, anytime, from any device through the cloud-based technology we leverage, I’m able to securely access client information on the go. With information at my fingertips, I seldom have to say “I’ll get back to you when I’m in the office/ on the server/ logged into your system” which leads to satisfied clients. They are pleased with this level of service, and I love the freedom my virtual office provides me. A happy worker leads to more productive work, happy clients and a growing business.
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