At Bookkeep, we provide the option of using cloud accounting along with our bookkeeping services.

What are the Benefits to Cloud Accounting Software V’s a standard Accounting Package?

One of the main benefits of cloud computing is the amount of costs it cuts for your business.  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 bookkeepers/accountants.  The beauty of this software is the flexibility it gives you to run your business from work, 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.

Cloud computing allows for the integration of document scanning, enabling invoices to be scanned and automatically sent to the accounting system on a daily basis, where the accountant can then check and confirm the entry. This can dramatically cut the cost of processing, in turn reducing the cost of book keeping services, saving accountants time and businesses money.

It also means that we at Bookkeep can provide more timely information and clients can log on to the portal to see how their business is performing, helping them to make important business decisions. We can then offer more in-depth and timely financial expertise to help the SMEs even more, offering support and training in the use of the accounting package.

Will my data be safe?

Clients ask whether their own data will be safe.  The cloud is one of the most secure ways to store information. For example, using cloud software, if your laptop is stolen, no one can access your data unless they have a login to the online account. With cloud software, this is where the data lives – as opposed to on your hard drive.  In the event of a natural disaster or fire, being in the cloud means business productivity doesn’t need to be affected because there’s no downtime. All of your information is safely and securely stored off site. As long as you have access to any computer or mobile device connected to the internet, you’re back up and running.

Should I make the Move?

Most clients have doubts and apprehensions with moving to a new accounting package, whether it be a desktop package or a cloud package.  It’s our job at Bookkeep to put those fears at ease and show you what timely bookkeeping can do for your business.