Cloud Accounting

Accounting is fast becoming a key application to take advantage of the benefits that cloud hosting gives you.

As businesses continue to outsource their IT, most have now reached the tipping point where the benefits of cloud hosted data, accounting software and hardware infrastructure now outweigh the perceived disadvantages:

Benefits

  • Single set of data, facilitating shared and mobile access,
  • Off-site data back-up,
  • Improved efficiency,
  • No infrastructure requirements,
  • Seamless update and version control,
  • Spread costs.

Perceived Disadvantages

  • Security – although continually improving,
  • Lock-in to ongoing monthly hire cost – although locally hosted software is moving to a similar annual licensing pricing model.
  • Price

We can provide you with a computerised book-keeping service on a cloud platform, either starting at data input stage or at the VAT Returns and Management Accounting production stages. We are familiar with the main SME cloud accounting suppliers, and can guide you on software choice.



 
Latest Blogs in Cloud Accounting
 
Vanessa Pearson
26th October 2017 Is there such a thing as “free” software?

  Cloud software providers FreeAgent have been in partnership with Natwest and Royal Bank of Scotland for some months now. Small business customers of these banks are offered the software for free, and are being advised there are host of benefits such as forecasting and simplifying tax.   But is there a downside to this?…

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Daniel Coleman
20th October 2017 Xerocon 2017 Apps

  Xerocon is the big event where not only do Xero promote and demonstrate their software but a host of other businesses shop-window software that links to Xero. We attended and are now in talks with a number of suppliers of apps. Having braced Xero the next step for Whiting & Partners and our clients…

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Daniel Coleman
19th October 2017 App based banking – Atom

  What is Atom: an app based bank? Basically there are no branches and they don’t act like conventional banks. They use biometric security: face and voice recognition to log into their app. Everyone who joins Atom is given their own unique personalised brand. Put simply they get to name their own bank, have their…

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Kimberly Weston
5th September 2017 QuickBooks Online Security

  A frequent concern when discussing cloud based accounting with clients is what security measures are in place to ensure their data is protected. QuickBooks Online offer password-protected data as well as a two-step Authentication. Two Step Authentication Two step authentication means that as well as requiring a username and password to access QuickBooks Online…

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Mark Burrows
13th July 2017 BREAKING: Changes to Making Tax Digital rollout timetable announced by Government

The Government has now set out a revised timetable for implementation of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) project.   Three million of the smallest businesses and landlords will be able to move to the new digital system for keeping tax records at a pace that is right for them, Ministers announced today as they set…

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Daniel Coleman
11th July 2017 Xero – Peace of mind with security

A potential worry to some businesses when contemplating cloud based accountancy software is how secure their information is. Today I am looking at the security measures Xero has put in place to give businesses peace of mind and protection. Xero implement a wide range of procedures to make sure your information is safe. Controlled Access…

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