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Host HandiSoft ​on a private cloud server

Moving to a cloud server means you no longer need a physical server in the office to access your HandiSoft system.

With a private cloud server you can access HandiSoft, Microsoft Office (including email), all your files and other software from multiple offices, your home or on the road via the Internet.

Our service focuses on ensuring data security, server reliability and excellent support servers - all located within Australia.

HandiSoft hosting for Accounting Firms

Frequently Asked Questions

Free setup plus unlimited server support
Free server support from our Australian-based Support Centre

Security, privacy and data-sovereignty
Data is stored on a private hosted server (not shared) located in an ISO accredited DataCentre within Australia

Full server backups are completed every 24 hours reta
ined for a minimum of 7 days (choose our additional monthly backups to extend your retention period).

Anywhere-anytime access
Work from home or while travelling, facilitating the ideal work-life balance

​Microsoft Office integration
Seamless integration between HandiSoft and your email and other Microsoft Office applications

Flexibile & scalable
Add or remove user accounts, storage and Microsoft Office licenses

Multiple Data-Centres in AWS "Availability Zone" Your virtual private server's data is hosted across multiple data-centres for maximum disaster resilience.

How does the pricing work?
We do not charge an up-front setup fee and have a simple monthly subscription pricing model. The price will depend on the number of staff accessing the system, the size of the data you wish to host and the performance level of the server chosen. There is no lock-in contract. Simply use the  service from month-to-month.

What do I need to get started?

All you need is an Internet connected PC or Laptop to start using your private cloud server.  

How do I move my data to the cloud server?

We provide a free service to setup your cloud server and we move your database to Habitat3. This ensures downtime is minimised.  

Will the service suit my practice?

Habitat3 cloud servers are perfect for small start-up firms as the pricing is very flexible and is affordable.
Our service is also great for those firms looking to escape the ongoing cycle of replacing on premise servers and being responsible for backups and maintenance.
Cloud servers are also great value for multi-site firms accessing a central system from many locations due to the scalability and flexibility of the technology. 

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What our clients say

Habitat3 is not the cheapest product.  I looked at other options however I am still with Habitat3 for 2 main reasons. The service is exceptional, the technical support team is always happy to help and provides a quick response. Nothing is ever too much to ask even small problems.
I never have downtime, time is money, and money spent in downtime is far more expensive and stressful.


- Carolyn Richardson, Bantacs Central Coast Accounting 

Firstly can I say how glad I am to have partnered up with Habitat3 for my practice IT solution – your guys have been great so far and things are working well for such a short period of time. Such is my satisfaction with the success and ease of migration I have sprouted my thoughts with my business associates including a financial planning business (with some 14 team members including partners).

- Gary Matheson, Principal at Pinnacle Accounting Solutions

We have been with Habitat3 just over 12 months now and i don’t know why we didn’t do is sooner.  We use HandiSoft, Document Manager, HandiTax, HandiLedger and HandiSecurity all on the Habitat3 server. We also have all the Microsoft programs. I can have all the software running at once including web browers and have no issues. Our experience as a whole with Habitat3 and the team is excellent. I honestly can’t fault them and I would recommend their service to anyone and everyone.

- Sylvana Puskaric, Practice Manager - Alpha Consulting Group

I am very happy with Habitat 3, thank you. The platform is excellent and the support is outstanding. Couldn’t be happier.

- Pamela Hussey, Director at Hussey and Hussey Accountants

We’re very happy with the Habitat3 service and always get prompt responses to fix any problems that do arise. We’re a very satisfied customer and very glad that we made the change to Habitat3.  I just wish I had found Habitat3 five years ago!

- Julie Staples, Tamworth Tax Team

The service we have received since late June 2015 has been above and beyond our expectations. We had great reservations to switching to the cloud and to be honest we were really concerned about service and reliability.  To date everything has worked well and any little issues and software updates have been resolved so fast that I am so greateful, and would like to let you know how happy we are with the service.

- Ian Krarup, Aspire Financial Group

Habitat3 provides an excellent, dependable, secure and cost effective on premise server alternative. The set up process was very smooth and significantly easier than previous on site server installations.  The support is excellent and efficient. I highly recommend Habitat3.

Janelle Bartlett

- Chan & Naylor Australia

My computer and data is my life and a system which works well is extremely important, without it I am unable to run my business! Habitat3 are always most helpful and happy to guide me through my problems. I have all programs on the cloud and all programs printing including my custom software. I am very happy with my decision.

- Malcolm Williams, Malcolm Williams Accounting

Having been with Habitat3 now for around 12 months and having used another provider previously, I can easily say that I will stay with Habitat3.  Their knowledge about the cloud server requirements of accounting practices and Sage Handisoft is outstanding and their high standard of support is unrivalled.  In the period I have been using Habitat3, I have had zero downtime due to IT issues and they are more than accommodating when it comes to scheduling maintenance outside peak usage times.  Do yourself a favour and contact Habitat3 to get started; you will be glad you did.


- Michael Ferris, ProBooks Accounting

I definitely recommend Habitat3 and the support is the big tick that makes the difference. It is the best support service I have ever dealt with. Support is very helpful and quick with questions and whenever we have an issue it is resolved in a timely manner and the communication is excellent.  

- Paul Furler, Pinnacle Accounting Solutions

Habitat3 has never let us down, service, support, products, and backup

- Michelle Scoble, Walker & Scoble.  

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