How do I access the Client Portal?
Simply click on the secure client portal page to log into your portal. You may connect to your portal using any standard browser. You can register yourself, or we can create an account for you and provide detailed instructions on logging into the system. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance whatsoever.
Why is this better than email?
There are two main reasons: security and sending large files. Our Client Portal allows larger-size files. This is not the case with most email clients. While many email services will allow files of around 5-25MB in size, some e-mail systems will reject files that large. Some examples of large files include QuickBooks files or 300 page PDFs of tax returns and supporting documents. Another limitation of e-mail is that you must encrypt and password-protect each file before you send it – with the Client Portal you just save the file and let the portal take care of the encryption.
Is my personal data safe?
It’s amazing how many sensitive files are sent “in the clear” — unencrypted and open to theft by any hacker or cyber thief. Many people are not aware that all files sent by e-mail or FTP travel across the internet completely un-encrypted. Even if hackers do not intercept files, many companies distribute the same FTP password to all clients because of the difficulty and inconvenience of managing users with FTP. This creates a situation where one client is able to browse through other clients files simply by clicking into their folder. Our Client Portal uses advanced 128-bit SSL encryption so you and our firm can exchange documentation with complete peace of mind.
How is my data stored?
Our Client Portal data hosting facility is known to have one of the highest levels of security; it offers fully redundant storage/backup, site security and more.
How long is my data stored?
You have complete access to your data and may remove it from the portal at any time.
How fast do my files upload and download?
The time it takes to upload or download a file is dependent on two factors, the size of the file and the speed of your Internet connection.
Are there any system requirements for me?
We do not require any special software to be installed on your computer, other than a standard web browser. We are optimized for use with Windows Internet Explorer. Older browsers, and browsers such as Chrome and Safari, may not provide an optimal experience!