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
 
James Cater
4th November 2016 Building Information Modelling

Construction Projects: Use of cloud accounting helps with BIM. Are you part of a construction project team? There is increasing publicity being given to the integration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into construction projects. Since 4 April 2016, any firm wanting to be considered for public sector construction work has to be BIM level 2…

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James Cater
13th September 2016 Data Security

Farmplan Cloud Offering: Keeping your data secure. Keeping your data safe and secure is essential for any business, however for many of us we also want to share our data with our consultants, accountants and within the business itself which can pose a problem with the existing systems we have in place. For Farmplan software…

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Richard Alecock
2nd September 2016 Cloud Expertise

Xero Cloud Accounting: We now have 36 Xero certified staff. At Whiting & Partners we believe that the greatest benefits arise from working together and so we are particularly pleased to be a Xero Certified Partner. Xero are the UK’s leading cloud accounting software provider, giving UK subscribers a real time view of their business finances.…

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Chris Yarrow
14th July 2016 Remote Working

On the Road: And in the cloud? Road hauliers, both big and small, can enjoy the advantages of a cloud based accounting system. For the small operator, with say 4 or 5 vehicles, who is actively on the road, a cloud based system such as Xero or Quickbooks online will provide the ability to raise…

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Stephen Malkin
13th April 2016 Sage Cloud

Sage Launch Cloud Product: 4th time lucky? Despite dominating the SME on-premises accounting software market for over 25 years, Sage have struggled to find traction in the brave new world of cloud hosting. Initial attempts at licensing its best selling Sage50 software through the specialist hoster, Online<>50, gained little traction. The subsequent launch of the same product…

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Stephen Malkin
15th July 2015 Back Cloud Sales Ledger

QuickBooks Cloud: Invoice on the road. One of the facilities which has evolved through cloud accounting is the ability to raise invoices on a portable device; be it a mobile phone, tablet or laptop, and to submit these electronically to a customer whilst at their premises. Not only can the job be invoiced but payment…

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