As your Nelson and Marlborough based Chartered Accountants we deal with all kinds of businesses, from start ups to established firms and from sole traders or small business operations right through to large companies with a growing workforce.
There are many elements that make up a successful business, but there is one stand out component that we see as a common denominator for streamlined success throughout all the businesses we work with… And that’s good accounting systems!
These days we’ve pretty much got our head in the clouds permanently, no we’re not talking day dreaming, we utilise cloud servers and the latest technology to ensure that our entire team is completely mobile and can assist our clients from anywhere.
That’s why despite what the Rolling Stones sang we’re encouraging all our clients to get on the cloud too. Now before you say, I don’t know anything about “cloud” based products, the chances are you’re probably using one already, Gmail, Hotmail, iCloud, these are all cloud based systems, it simply means that you access your data over the internet rather than via your hard drive.
If you’re not already switched over to a cloud based accounting system, (like Xero), then now is the time to make the move, your business could make big gains from taking this step.
- Better security – We often find that security is a client’s greatest worry when they make the switch to cloud accounting. In fact if you’re still using an on-site accounting system, you are more susceptible to a security breach. A cloud-based system resides in a managed data center. If your laptop is stolen, no one can access your data unless they have a login to your online account, nothing is stored on your hard drive.
- Cost savings – No more paying for expensive IT support. Version upgrades, maintenance, system administration costs and server failures are no longer issues. Instead, they are managed by the cloud service provider, and our covered in your monthly subscription fee.
- Increased cash flow – Check out the Xero blog HERE to discover how and why.
- Greater productivity – Multi-user access makes it easy to work together online with your staff and accountants.
If you’d like more advice about setting up a cloud based system talk to one of our team. In the mean time don’t listen to what the Rolling Stones are saying, just enjoy the music…