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Your Small Business Accounting: Four Reasons to Move it to the Cloud

May 30, 2014

If you're a small business owner, you know the importance of accurate accounting; however, you may not know that moving to a cloud-based accounting solution can streamline your business operations. Here are four reasons you may want to consider cloud-based accounting software.

 

If you’re a small business owner, you know the importance of accurate accounting; however, you may not know that moving to a cloud-based accounting solution can streamline your business operations.

Here are four reasons you may want to consider cloud-based accounting software.

1. Anytime, Anywhere

The word “ubiquitous” might seem funny to you if you’re not an IT professional. Basically, it means “accessible from anywhere.”

Locally installed software applications are not ubiquitous. For example, if you’ve installed your accounting software on your desktop PC at your office, then that’s the only place you can access it. On the other hand, if you’re using cloud-based accounting software, you can access your accounting records from any location or device that has access to a browser and an Internet connection. You can use your home desktop, your laptop, or even your mobile device.

2. Turnkey Installation

An accounting solution that’s cloud-based requires no installation. Once you’ve created your account online, you can start entering financial information right away. In addition, since there’s nothing to install, there’s no CD to save. Everything is installed and configured for you. Your only task is to open an account.

3. Automatic Updates

Accounting equations rarely change; however, accounting software is frequently being upgraded to make it easier to report, store, and access financial information.

If you opt for a cloud-based accounting solution, the software updates are delivered to your accounting software by the cloud provider. This will save you time and resources formerly spent performing updates and backing up data. It will also ensure that you have the most up-to-date version of your accounting software at all times.

4. No Hardware Maintenance Required

Traditional software relies much more on its user’s hardware than cloud-based software does. If you opt for a local install on your office PC, and your office PC breaks, you’re without accounting software until it’s repaired.

On the other hand, if you use a cloud-based solution, you have real-time access to your accounting data regardless of computer problems you have in your office. You will also see quick and reliable performance since cloud-based software companies employ state-of-the-art hardware to support their numerous users.

Good accounting is indispensable to measuring the success of your business. If you haven’t yet adopted an efficient, cloud-based accounting solution, why not consider it today?

       
   

   
       

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