Include yourself on your Christmas list. Move your accounting operations to the web, and 2013 can be a more productive – maybe even more profitable – year.
In all of the rush to get presents wrapped, cards sent, carols sung and gatherings attended, you probably aren’t thinking much about what you might get for Christmas. Instead of a tie or a bottle of perfume, maybe the best present would be one that you choose for yourself, something that would have lasting value — not only for you, but also for your staff, your customers and vendors, and the overall health of your business.
Yes, you’ll have to invest some time and make an initial investment to get started with cloud-based accounting. But you’re already spending a lot of hours and dollars managing the critical financial core of your business. Isn’t it possible that there’s a better way?
When you implement cloud-based accounting, everyone in your company will benefit. Your Christmas gift to yourself will actually spill over and bring some holiday cheer to each of your employees — and, in time, even improve your relationships with customers and vendors and anyone else who your business touches.
- Your IT issues will be minimized. Whoever handles the health and maintenance of your computer hardware, software and networks will have far fewer issues to resolve. When your accounting is done in the cloud, it’s actually more secure than when it’s managed onsite. Your applications and data will be stored on remote servers that use state-of-the-art procedures similar to those employed by the country’s largest financial institutions.
- Anyone who has accounting responsibilities will be able to fulfill them from any web-enabled device. This is huge. You can allow employees to work from home when necessary. Hire the best staff and contractors you can find — not just those who live within a reasonable commuting distance. You yourself will have a constant connection to your company’s real-time financials, the data and reports that tell you how you’re doing — and how you might be faring in six months or two years or five.
- No one will have to worry that a natural disaster or computer virus or malicious human intervention can threaten their jobs, even for a few days.
- Your staff will no longer have to do its work using a cookie-cutter approach. Cloud-based applications are highly customizable and flexible. Employees can create their own dashboards, their own data entry screens, their own workflows, based on the unique structure and needs of their organization.
Perhaps most meaningful to you — and this is where your Christmas present to you comes in — you’ll have more time to be your company’s visionary again. You can once again be the person who had an idea for a business whose products and services could make peoples’ lives better or more productive or more enjoyable.
So make your holidays happier. Give yourself and your staff a gift that won’t be unwrapped and put in a drawer. Talk to us about Sage Intacct, and about the countless integrated applications that can so startlingly change the way you and your employees spend your days.
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