WHY ONLINE ACCOUNTING ADDS UP TO GREAT BUSINESS BENEFITS
It used to be the case that only the brave or foolhardy would venture into online accounting packages, which were invariably clunky, non user-friendly and could often be far more trouble than they were worth.
Now, however, online accounting packages are much more stable, infinitely slicker and are functional as well as being incredibly convenient.
Although initially I was very skeptical, but now Iam very impressed with today’s sleek, powerful software packages and would happily recommend online accounting to my many longstanding clients.
There are many benefits to today’s online accounting packages. For a start, you can access your accounting data and reports from anywhere, whether you’re in the office, at home, or using a mobile device on the go.
In addition to this, most packages offer multi-user facilities, including a hierarchy structure to keep some information confidential from certain members of staff as you wish. The software is updated automatically so you get immediate access to improvements as well as being kept up to date with legislation changes such as increases in VAT.
And, although some clients may be concerned about the cost of such software, I believe the benefits of online accounting far outweigh any concerns about outlay.
Packages are generally charged on a monthly fee which might seem expensive to some. But, when taking the cost and time to deal with upgrades into account, this is a reasonably-priced option for the person who wants to stay up to date and informed. And, unlike many desktop packages, online systems tend to offer data download from banks as standard in addition to direct filing of VAT returns.
Maybe the best advantage of this software for us as an accountancy firm is the ability to look at clients’ records in real time, so that we can offer them immediate help, support and advice with any problems they are having. Get in touch if you would like to know more about these services and discover how the full online accounting benefits can add up to a huge range of benefits for your business.