7 Benefits of the Cloud for Accountants

Cloud benefits for accountants

Accountancy is an industry that never sleeps and there may be certain times of the year where you feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do. The easier it is to perform your job, the less stressful your work environment will be. That’s where the cloud comes in.

The cloud offers a convenience that’s difficult to find anywhere else. It makes your role as an accountant a lot easier to manage, especially during busy periods. In this post, we’ll look at seven benefits that the cloud can bring to accountancy.

1.  Flexibility

No matter what business you’re in, flexibility is among the top priority for most people. The cloud allows you to cater for a growing number of clients from anywhere in the world. So, if a client is trying to decide between you or a competitor, you’re already set up to take on additional accounts.

You can also use the cloud to access your desktop from any device when you’re on the go. Cloud hosting providers can host your desktop so you can work from wherever you are, as long as you have access to the internet and a computer or mobile device.

2.  Data recovery

It’s been proven time and time again why data recovery is so important. The loss of data can lead to the loss of clients and it’s arguably one of the most important safety aspects for accountants. The cloud gives accountants a way to safely and securely store data without having to worry about damage to devices or paperwork.

3.  Low maintenance

When using accountancy software on a desktop, it’s your responsibility to update the software and maintain your desktop security. When you use the cloud, you don’t have to worry about that aspect of usage. It’s up to your supplier to do regular updates which means you don’t even have to think about it. This frees up your time to focus on more important aspects of your business.

4.  Forget high costs

Before the cloud was available to business owners, accountants would have no choice but to invest in expensive hardware. Once the hardware was installed, they then had to figure out how to use with little to no instruction. The cloud can be used on a pay-as-you-go basis with easy access to support should you need it. You can also cancel any subscription you have without notice.

5.  Enhance teamwork

The cloud allows accountancy teams to work together more efficiently. Documents can be accessed by a team of people instead of one individual. Files can be shared with ease and communication is fast and simple. Teams will no longer need to hold a staff meeting in order for everyone to get clarification on the same project – everything they need will be right there on the screen. This usually results in a team that can communicate more effectively, get a job done quickly and satisfy their clients.

6.  Stay secure

Accountants are often trusted with some of the most sensitive information a company can provide. However, it’s easy to make a mistake and misplace a laptop or drop a mobile phone. With the use of the cloud, you can reassure clients that you still have access to that vital information if the worst should happen. When your clients know you can be trusted and relied upon to do a good job, no matter what life throws at you, you can easily gain their trust.

7.  Scalable

How do you expand and grow your business with in-house servers? You have to choose between paying for more than you need in anticipation for growth, or investing in new hardware whenever your business needs more.

With the cloud, that’s not a problem. You only pay for what you need, so you can scale up and down seamlessly – whether that’s more users or extra storage – as and when your company requires it.

It’s a no-brainer

Cloud services are a no-brainer for any kind of business. But for accountants, it’s becoming a must have. At Green Cloud Hosting, we offer tailored hosted desktops for accountants to help your firm stay ahead of the curve. Get in touch with our team on 0161 979 0691 for more information.

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