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
 
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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Daniel Coleman
19th June 2017 Useful Apps to Make Your Life Easier – Asset.guru

Asset Guru is currently the only available app I’ve found which offers a complete asset management system, including but not limited to – depreciation calculations, cloud connection, geospatial mapping and many reporting tools along with future projections of assets. Asset Guru is available to use in either Xero or QuickBooks.   Started in Australia, the…

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Daniel Coleman
30th May 2017 Cloud based Accountancy – Useful Apps to Make Your Life Easier – GoCardless

  This blog focuses on collecting payments for your business. There are many different payment apps available to use in parallel with either Xero or QuickBooks. The application under review is an app called GoCardless.   GoCardless is made by a company called Directli it allows you to take control of your payments, ensuring your…

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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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