Calling all UK accountants!
We see you there, wrestling with old-fashioned IT hardware, sick to death hearing the phrase, “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”.
As cloud hosting specialists, we’ve seen firsthand the benefits of moving to a hosted cloud service for accounting firms.
Mainly because of the time saved. And if there’s one thing you know about business as an accountant, it’s that time means money!
At Green Cloud, we’ll give you the gift of time by transporting you to the future – the future of cloud-based systems.
Here are some tips on improving efficiency within your firm by utilising cloud-based programmes and technology (and if you get stuck, you can give us a buzz!):
Cloud Tip 1: Ditch the Desktop
If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that we don’t need to be tied to a desk to finish the job.
Now’s the time to break up with your desktop PC. It’s been a good run, you had a fun time together, but you’re going in different directions.
Fall in love with a laptop or tablet you can take wherever you go and move your files and software from your local hard drive to cloud-hosted storage.
By moving to the cloud, you’ll have access to your accounting data anytime, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.
Great for those last-minute spreadsheet updates or quick invoicing on the go.
As a one-person accountancy firm or SME, you and your team can work remotely and collaborate easily without being retrained to the office!
Cloud Tip 2: Collaborate with Ease
Collaboration is key in any accounting firm, and cloud hosting makes it easier than ever before.
With cloud-based solutions, multiple team members can work on the same file simultaneously, eliminating the need to send files back and forth via email. This saves time and reduces the risk of errors and version control issues.
Collaboration tools also allow you to track time spent on files, who has made changes and important deadlines.
Think of them like ExCel for real life!
Cloud Tip 3: Embrace Automation
Let’s face it; manual data entry is time-consuming and prone to errors.
Doesn’t matter if you’re the tippest of toppest accountants in the biz. Humans make mistakes. It’s in our DNA.
By embracing automation, you can save time and reduce the risk of mistakes.
Many cloud-based solutions have built-in automation features, such as bank feeds that automatically import transactions into your accounting software.
No need to stress about missing payments or records!
Cloud Tip 4: Use Mobile Apps
It’s 2023; there’s an app for everything.
So you can bet your bottom dollar there’s a bank load of apps for accountants!
Mobile apps are a game-changer for accounting firms. With mobile apps, you can access your accounting data on the go, anywhere in the world. This means you can stay on top of your finances and respond to client inquiries quickly and efficiently.
Cloud Tip 5: Stay Secure
When managing clients’ money, it ain’t no laughing matter!
And as your mum and dad probably relayed to you countless times as a teenager, “Safety first!”.
Security is paramount when it comes to accounting data.
Cloud hosting providers have robust security measures to keep your data safe. From encryption to firewalls, cloud hosting providers take security seriously, so you can rest easy knowing your and your client’s data are protected.
So, UK accountants, what do we now know?
You can significantly improve efficiency within your firm by utilising the right programs and technology.
When you move to a hosted cloud service, you’ll have access to your data anytime, anywhere, collaborate with ease, automate processes, use mobile apps, and stay secure.
So why wait? Embrace the cloud and take your accounting firm to the next level!
Green Cloud are here to make your ascension to the cloud the easiest experience.
Chat with one of our Cloud Consultants today (we bring Hob Nobs)!