Many of us use the cloud without realising it’s always the cloud. So what is this thing called “the cloud”?
Think about when you use internet banking – every time you access this data, you’re using the cloud. The cloud is a platform to make data and software accessible online anytime, anywhere, from any device.
Many software companies making cloud based software and accounting packages are certainly embracing this. You can use cloud based software from any device with an internet connection. Online accounting means small business owners stay connected to their data – and their accountants. Cloud software is often monthly subscription and doesn’t need to be installed on each pc.
The cloud is one of the most secure ways to store information. If your laptop is stolen, or damaged, no one can access your data unless they have a login to the online account.
In addition to this, if you invite users to view your data, you can control the level of access. This is much more secure than the old-fashioned way of emailing your files or sending out a USB stick with your data on it.
Cloud based software companies ensure the security and privacy of your data.
The beauty of this software is the flexibility it gives you to run your business from the office, home, or on the go. You can be confident that you have an up-to-date picture of how your business is doing, no matter where you are.
Software updates can be developed and delivered faster and more easily in the cloud. This means you don’t need to worry about installing the latest version and you’ll get access to new features instantly. With cloud accounting software, you have the option to run your business remotely, from anywhere in the world. And when data is fluid and accessible, the possibilities are endless.
More of our customers are moving to cloud based options for their accounting and other software. We have found it to be extremely useful allowing us access to accounting information so much more quickly and easily than traditional routes. We have found that most software providers are providing a variety of monthly subscriptions to suit the size and range of businesses.
We are happy to help you consider your current accounting software so please contact us if you want to discuss this in more detail.