You probably can’t imagine living without the internet anymore. Someday, you’ll wonder how you managed your financial data using desktop software.
In less than two decades, the internet has changed the way we live and work dramatically. “How did we get along before email?”, you’ll hear people say. Or, “I’ll just look it up on the website.”
People have referred to the internet as “the cloud” since the mid-90s, but the concept of cloud computing has only really been in the mainstream for a few years. Online accounting solutions have existed there quite successfully, as have numerous other business applications.
Cloud-based accounting systems like Sage Intacct and QuickBooks Online have positively impacted the workflow, data security and finances of countless businesses. Here’s how.When you move your financial operations onto the cloud, anyone with a web-enabled computer and secure login credentials can work in your accounting system remotely. This capability facilitates:
- More flexible personnel options. Employees can operate from home when necessary.
- Constant connections. Away from the office? You can still work like you were there.
- Uninterrupted workflow. If, for example, a natural disaster makes your office uninhabitable, you can still conduct business offsite.
When you work in the cloud, those problems are rarely an issue. Your software and its associated data reside on highly-secured servers away from your office, where they’re continually backed up. No more local hard drive crashes or Diet Coke spilled on external storage systems. Upgrades are handled for you, and everyone can work on the same software version in real-time without stressing your network.When your company works on a local network, it risks hazards and headaches. There’s the complex, time-consuming setup. Ongoing maintenance. Concern about viruses and malware. Corrupt software and data files. Constant upgrades. Downtime.
Fewer Financial Woes
Accounting is moving to the cloud, and at some point, you’ll move with it. Why not start reaping the benefits now?
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