Are you longing for your business to work smarter and faster? Cloud accounting was, for a long time, the next big thing for small businesses and their accountants but those days are now over. Now it’s a crucial part for thousands of SMEs and it is here to stay! At Finnies, we know that cloud accounting can bring value to business owners, and as an Official Xero Partner, it is our job to help you understand how it can add value to your business and save you time and money! What is Cloud Accounting? Cloud accounting operates in a similar way to internet banking – every time you access the data, you’re using the cloud, a platform to make your data and software accessible at anytime from anywhere, on any device. This removes the limitations of desktop computers and moves away from the problems surrounding ‘traditional’ accounting software. You’re also protected as your data is stored securely on the servers of your chosen provider, which offers superior protection from theft, damage and loss. Benefit from Quicker and Easier Accounting! Having access to your accounts information outside the office means you can manage your documents with more control. If you have a deadline to meet or an unexpected issue pops up, instead of making the journey back to the office you can make a quick adjustment on your home computer, tablet or phone. Cloud accounting also allows you to see any updates to your data in real time. If you or your accountant make any figure or document changes, the other party will be able to see them in an instant, saving the time of an email or phone call. Work with your Accountant Because changes made on cloud accounting software are instant, this means you can be working on a project together with a colleague or your accountant live over the phone or via Skype. Issues can be raised and fixed in real time, meaning jobs can be worked through more quickly and effectively. Don’t be left behind Overall, cloud accounting is a much quicker, easier, and safer way of dealing with your data. This technology is already benefitting thousands of business owners and will no doubt become even more effective as even more useful features are introduced. At Finnies we have recognised the benefits that cloud accounting can bring to our clients and we wish to bring these benefits to other hard working business owners. Why use the package Xero? Xero are leading the way with new developments and constantly review customer feedback to improve their system. On top of the benefits and functionalities mentioned previously, the Xero user interface is intuitive and easy to use, making it easy to learn and use efficiently once set up. You will have access to unlimited online support from Xero themselves, as well as training and help from your Finnies contact whenever you need it. If you’re interested in finding out more detail about the Xero system and what it can do for your business, contact us to set up a free trial version or demonstration.