Warren Ullman and Timothy Hart, co-owners of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based CPA firm Ullman & Hart CPAs, have not had a headache from a back-up issue in four years. Ever since they started using NetSuite, an online accounting software provider, their jobs have been made a little easier and their back-up duties have vanished."I can't think of anything I would change," said Hart. "It's one of their selling tools as an online provider. We don't have to worry about back-up, they worry about back-up."

However, many CPAs don't feel the same way that Ullman and Hart do, because they don't believe their data is secure online - a notion that online accounting providers and their clients have repeatedly labeled a misconception.

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