Cloud Solutions

Why You Should Step Up To The Cloud

 

climbing_the_ladderDo you feel that there are not enough hours in the day to maintain your books and records? Are you tired of having to stay up late at night just to keep on top of things? Wondering how you could find a few extra hours a week to do something fun? Well, cloud accounting could be your answer!

Inefficient and time consuming data entry can be painful and is one of the most tedious tasks of being a small business owner. Not so anymore! With cloud technology, data entry can become a simple and efficient process using software specifically designed for all your accounting needs.

To help you decide, we have listed a few of the many benefits of switching to cloud technology:

1.    Reduced Costs for IT Equipment and Applications

By not having to purchase expensive equipment and applications, you can help to reduce your costs by using the resources of a cloud computing service provider.

Business operating costs may be reduced as a result because:

  • system upgrades as well as new hardware and software may be included in your contract with a service provider
  • you will no longer need to pay wages for expert staff
  • there are fewer time delays

2.    Flexibility with Software

You can quickly increase or decrease your operation and storage needs to suit your situation. There is no need to purchase and install expensive upgrades yourself as your cloud computing service provider will do this for you. This allows you more time to get on with the day to day running of your business.

3.    Continuity of Business

An important part of your business continuity plan is protecting your data and systems. By having your data stored in the cloud ensures that it is backed up and protected in a safe and secure environment in the event of say theft, fire, flooding or a power failure.

Access to your data from the cloud allows you to continue with “business as usual” thereby minimising down time and lost productivity.

4.    Efficiency of Sharing Information

The cloud environment gives your business the ability to communicate and share information more readily than that of traditional methods. You could use cloud computing to give employees, contractors and third parties access to the same files across different locations.

5.    Flexibility of Work Practice

You can connect to your virtual office quickly and easily as well as anytime and anywhere. By using cloud computing, you have the flexibility to access your data from home, whilst on holidays or from wherever you have an internet connection.

6.    Access to Automatic Updates

Updates for your IT requirements may be included in your service fee. Depending on your cloud computing service provider, your system will be updated with the latest technology. This could be updates of software versions as well as upgrades to computer processing power and servers.

So to join us in the cloud or to obtain some more information, please contact us via phone on (02) 9534 5733 or via email at admin@escottaston.com.au.