Cloud-Based Accounting Benefits

Cloud-based accounting is appealing to small and medium businesses because it allows them to “scale out” their technology.They can become more flexible and grow without added overhead costs.

Cloud solutions differ in that the hardware, software and continued maintenance are all carried out in an off-site location.

This means that your data is hosted on remote servers and there is no need to install software on individual computers, users can access their software applications remotely via an Internet web-browser, anytime, cloud-based accounting packagesanywhere.

Benefits of cloud-based accounting packages

Many cloud-based accounting packages promote benefits such as new time-saving techniques and better security. Here are some more:

  • Availability. Access your file anywhere, anytime. View and edit the latest information from your office, home or on the road; using devices such as laptops, smartphones or tablets.
  • No installation or IT maintenance required. None. Most cloud products don’t require software installation on your computer, eliminating the need for time-consuming updates and backups.
  • Sharing is easy. Eliminate the need to send USB keys or discs to your accountant. Sharing your information ensures that everyone is always up to date and using the latest set of figures.
  • Bank feeds. Data from your bank account or credit card is automatically downloaded into your accounts. In my opinion, this is the area with the most time-saving benefits, and this function should almost be mandatory across all businesses!

As you can see, cloud-based accounting packages have many benefits, but keep in mind that they don’t replace the need to regularly review your accounting processes and procedures.

Cloud opens so many opportunities for business owners. It encourages collaboration with advisers, bookkeepers and accountants which brings about positive outcomes. It allows businesses access to their accounting information anywhere anytime and on various devices like phones and iPads.

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