From the December 2005 Review Website
Solutions for Accountants
My Website is available to users of Universal Tax Systems’ TaxWise tax
preparation product. The following web sites are examples of current user sites:
Design Theme – 3 Stars
The design theme is very simple and straight to the point. It is designed to
provide a limited number of pages of customized text. My Website provides a
tool to upload your firm’s logo for placement in the header for the web
Content – 2 Stars
Content is limited to up to eight pages of text and a link to IRS publications.
Site Maintenance – 3 Stars
The system is hosted in a redundant web server farm located in Rome, Ga.
Utility Software/Applications – N/A
Site Marketing – 2 Stars
The domain names are a subset of the TaxWise domain and are owned by TaxWise.
Vendor Service & Support – 3 Stars
As noted earlier, the My Website service was established in 2001, and the vendor
currently has nearly 4,000 subscribers. Interestingly, the software is still
in its Version 1 release.
Pricing/Value – 4 Stars
Because there are no setup fees and no recurring fees, you have to rate the
service high in this category. The fact is that users of TaxWise get a clean
looking web site limited to eight pages at no additional charge.
Obviously, the price can’t be beat if you’re a current user of TaxWise.
However, the image you portray on your web site is more important than saving
a few hundred dollars a year. Most of the other web site builder services reviewed
here simply offer a much broader set of features and content. If all you need
is to establish a simple site for people to find you on the web, this service
will accomplish that.
2005 Overall Rating – 3 Stars