Drake Software Hosting

Comprehensive All-In-One Professional Tax Software.

Prepare any tax return, personal or business, federal or state, with Drake.

Drake Hosting : Features, Benefits, and Pricing

Drake hosting allows you to prepare any tax return – personal, business, federal or state using Drake software in the cloud. Drake tax software includes all states with income taxes, as well as many cities and localities. Learn about all the features, and how Drake saves you time and helps you process more returns. Summit Hosting extends the capabilities of Drake Software by giving you anywhere, anytime access to Drake Software.

Drake Software with Summit Hosting Drake Hosting Service is loaded with features and tools to help you with the day-to-day operation of your business.

  • Drake Hosting is compatible with most operating systems, including Mac, Windows, and Android
  • Citrix Hosting (not Remote Desktop/Terminal Services) world class infrastructure and reliability
  • Complete access anywhere anytime; easy remote access via our Citrix Application Hosting Cloud
  • Save time and money – lower expenses; minimize commuting and hardware upgrades
  • Data securely stored on our servers – no need to worry about lost or stolen laptops
  • 8+ years of experience in security and reliability
  • Hosting is billed month-to-month with competitive prices
  • 2 level authentication process, 128 bit encryption, and timeouts ensure top notch data security
  • Multi-user access for simultaneous log-ons at different locations
  • We manage disaster recovery and backup your data nightly so you don’t have to worry
  • Expand or Contract your business in as little as 24 hours
  • Free 24/7 U.S. based technical support – 365 days of the year

Drake Hosting: Dedicated Server Pricing

PER MONTH
PROFESSIONAL
$100
  • 2 x 2.67 GHz CPU Cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 20 GB SAN Storage
  • USERS: $50 per user per month
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Data Center Edition R2 (64 bit)
  • 15 Days of Backups
  • Free 24/7/365 US Based Tech Support
  • Host Up to 5 Additional Applications At No Extra Charge. Some Restrictions Apply

PER MONTH

PREMIUM
$125
  • 2 x 2.67 GHz CPU Cores
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 50 GB SAN Storage
  • USERS: $50 per user per month
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Data Center Edition R2 (64 bit)
  • 15 Days of Backups
  • Free 24/7/365 US Based Tech Support
  • Host Up to 5 Additional Applications At No Extra Charge. Some Restrictions Apply
PER MONTH
PLATINUM
$150
  • 4 x 2.67 GHz CPU Cores
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 70 GB SAN Storage
  • USERS: $50 per user per month
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Data Center Edition R2 (64 bit)
  • 15 Days of Backups
  • Free 24/7/365 US Based Tech Support
  • Host Up to 5 Additional Applications At No Extra Charge. Some Restrictions Apply

Time Savers

Speedy, Light Interface – Drake is built to help you quickly enter data, navigate forms, and process returns.  Drake Hosting by Summit Hosting makes the software very responsive allowing you to work at the speed of thought.

Automatic Data Flow – Data from the federal return automatically flows to state and city returns, with the ability to override entries as needed.  Drake Hosting by Summit Hosting ensures this happens as fast or faster versus working locally.

Prior-Year Data – Quickly and easily pull forward and update prior-year returns, either all at once at the beginning of the season, or as needed when clients retain you.  Hosting by Summit Hosting ensures this happens as fast or faster versus working locally.

Shortcut Keys and Macros – Simplify data entry with preprogrammed shortcuts or custom macros that reduce repetitive keystrokes.  All of these features continue to work with Drake Hosting by Summit Hosting.

e-Signatures –  Allows digital signatures on tax returns, bank applications and consent forms. (Requires an electronic signature pad.)

2D Barcode Scanning – Have a W-2 or K-1 with a 2D barcode? Scan it directly into the software — a quick and simple process that ensures data accuracy. (Requires a 2D barcode scanner.)

Productivity

Summit Hosting’s Drake Hosting service provides all the benefits of Drake Software as running the software locally.  Additionally, you can now work from anywhere, anytime.

Multi-State Returns – Create any individual or business return you need and e-file all states without buying expensive add-on modules.

Simple Navigation – Navigating through the return process is fast and simple.

Organized Results – Easily select forms for printing.   You can view a return’s generated forms and worksheets in a tree view, or narrow your view by form.

Quick and Easy Updates – Keeping your software up to date is easy. Your software will let you know when updates are available, and Summit Hosting’s hosting service will install the update.  If you prefer, you can have access to install updates yourself.  Either way, installing updates takes just seconds.

Quick Estimator – Estimate your client’s refund with minimal data entry and just a few clicks.

Notes Screens – Create form-specific notes or nonspecific notes to use as reminders to yourself or to another staff member about work that has been done or remains to be done.

Joint vs. Separate Report – Drake lets you split a joint return into two separate returns to compare Married filing jointly to married filing seperately.

Amortization Schedules – Automatic calculation of payment amount, interest or loan length, for fixed payment loans, fixed principal loans and balloon loans.

File Backups – Use the included utility to back up all your valuable client data, a single client file, or a custom list of specific files. Summit Hosting Drake Hosting service backs up all your data daily and sends it to a remote location to ensure you client information is always protected.

Labels and Envelopes – Drake lets you easily print client names and addresses, so you can stay in touch. Summit Hosting Hosting with Citrix ensures printing always works without problems.

Email – Use the free e-mail account to remind your clients of appointments, or to send and receive electronic tax documents.  Summit Hosting Drake Hosting gives you the ability to send e-mails directly from your hosted server.

E-Filing

PDF Attachments – Drake makes it easy to attach PDF files to business returns for e-filing. The documents can also be stored in Drake Document Manager for future reference.  Summit Hosting Hosting allows simple e-filing from your hosted desktop.

Diagnostics

Interactive Diagnostics – The Calculation Results window displays return information — including notes, fees, refund amount, and e-file eligibility — at a glance.

Return Diagnostics – Messages are produced when a return  has an issue that would cause an IRS rejection.

Archive Manager – Use the Archive Manager to save a return before amending it, or to compare multiple versions of a return so you can make the best recommendation to your client.

Tax Year Comparison – Quickly compare and analyze a client’s data from multiple tax years with our convenient comparison worksheet.

Import and Export

Summit Hosting’s Hosting Service allows all the features of Drake software to import and export data including:

W-2 Import – Download electronic W-2s from select companies and import directly into the client’s return.

Schedule D Import – With this clean and simple feature,  import investment transactions from an Excel or text file directly into Schedule  D.

8615 Export – Save time and simplify data entry by using a quick, two-step process to export parents’ tax information to a child’s Form 8615.

K-1 Export – K-1 data from 1041, 1120S, and 1065 returns easily flows into 1040 tax returns.

End-of-Year Balance Import – Export end-of-year balances from Client Write-Up or QuickBooks and import directly into the tax return.

Trial Balance Import – Simply enter data from your balanced books into our trial balance spreadsheet and import the information directly into  an 1120, 1120S, or 1065 return.

Help and Reference

On-Screen Help – Drake contains a full program-wide help system, covering the most commonly asked questions and help topics.