Productivity & collaboration without compromising on security – Kothes
“Our IT capital expenditure has reduced by at least 80% and using VAULT has increased the effectiveness and efficiency of our internal paperless filing system. We no longer have to worry about backups and now have an effective Disaster Recovery Plan in place. It’s great to deal with IT professionals who work extensively with accounting firms and are familiar with our current and future needs.”
Peter Mann, Director Kothes
Kothes have been operating on the Far South Coast of NSW for over 65 years. During that time they have developed from a small single partner practice to a professional public accounting practice employing over 50 staff across offices in Bega, Merimbula, Bombala, Eden, Bermagui, Cooma and Jindabyne.
Kothes had all their offices operating with their own independent IT systems and servers in each office. This meant there was a duplication of systems and hardware which was costly in terms of maintenance and setup.
Time and productivity were being lost to operational inefficiencies and there were multiple issues with backups and system failures interrupting the business.
Kothes decided they needed to address their IT issues to improve productivity and collaboration between their multiple office locations. They were drawn to the fact that Strategic Group specialised in hosting accounting firms and were an official Cloud Partner with MYOB.
Moving to VAULT allowed Kothes to combine all their office databases and provide a uniform experience for staff. This allowed Kothes greater operationally flexibility and the ability for their staff members to work collaboratively and efficiently.
VAULT has also allowed Kothes to have a complete Disaster Recovery Plan to ensure their backups are safe and secure and the business can return to working order quickly in the event of a major disaster.
After moving to VAULT, Kothes’ IT expenditure was reduced by more than 80% and they have been able to work confidently knowing they won’t be interrupted with IT downtime.
Kothes have greater operational flexibility as staff can access files no matter which office they are in and managers can review the work of other offices.
Kothes have also increased effectiveness and efficiency of their internal paperless filing system through the use of VAULT and support from their Dedicated Site Managers at Strategic Group.