Cloud accounting is where your accounting software sends data to and from the “cloud”. The cloud is a metaphor for a remote computer server (or collection of remote servers), as opposed to a server you own that is based in your office. Your accounting software itself might also be located and accessed in the cloud, instead of being loaded onto your computer.
Why is cloud accounting important and useful?
Any financial software that promotes accuracy and collaboration within your business is important because it results in a clearer understanding of your accounts, efficiency and savings.
Can you recommend any cloud accounting software?
Yes. We can recommend, provide up-to-date training and supply a range of leading cloud accounting software including:
We are Platinum Partners of QuickBooks, Gold Partners of Xero and accredited suppliers of Sage.
Why use our Cloud Accounting Service?
We recommend our cloud accounting service to individuals and businesses of all sizes because managing your finances digitally is quicker and easier. It is also essential for the future because of the government’s drive towards Making Tax Digital. This is a good time to get ahead of the curve and switch to using cloud accounting.
As early adopters of cloud accounting ourselves, we recognised the advantages early on.
We were also one of the first accounting firms in the country to supply cloud accounting software to our clients. This means we have a plenty of knowledge and experience to share with you about how to make the most of it.
Our software specialists are on hand to run through the various options that would be suited to your business and budget. They will also provide you with demonstrations and help implement the software to ensure there’s a seamless transition.
Once the software is set up and integrated into your business, we will provide full training and ongoing support.
We are accredited suppliers of the following cloud accounting software:
This software is designed for small and medium-sized businesses.
It operates on real-time data which makes for better reporting because it uses your current data, not just your historical data. The key features of Xero include:
Automatic bank and credit card account feeds
Fixed asset depreciation
Standard business and management reporting
Automatically import bank and credit card statements
This software is famed for its robust desktop version that has stood the test of time.
Worldwide, Sage has 6.1 million customers making it the largest accountancy software provider on our list. Sage mainly targets small business owners. We are accredited suppliers of the following Sage packages:
Cloud accounting software is a necessity for any modern businesses because it’s easier to manage and maintain than archaic financial recording systems such as spreadsheets and paperwork.
Integrating cloud accounting software into your business will save you time in the long-run and improve the overall efficiency of your business.
This means you can spend more time on what matters most: running your business.
How We Work
We deliver our cloud accounting service in the simplest way possible.
We start with a free, initial consultation to discuss your needs and the nature of your business. Then we recommend the accounting software that we think best suits you. Once we’ve agreed on the software, one of our specialists will sit with you over a cup of coffee, or tea, and show you how to use it and how to get the most from it.
Should you agree to use our cloud accounting service, you’ll benefit from all the perks of being an Aston Shaw client.
We’ll assign you a Client Manager who will be your sole point of contact. This means you can build a meaningful relationship with someone who really understands your business rather than dealing with lots of people and never really establishing an all-important one-on-one relationship.
As a client of Aston Shaw, unlimited advice and support come as standard.
You can call, email or pop into any one of our offices as much as you like and we’ll always do our very best to assist you. We suspect, however, that once you’ve visited our office and had a barista-style coffee, or one of the many cold drinks we have on offer, popping into our office to meet with your Client Manager will be your preferred mode of contact.
Whether you would rather pay all in one go, or spread the costs over the course of 10 months, is completely up to you. We always strive to make things as convenient as possible for our clients.
Why Choose Us
Fixed-fee, flexible payments
Reduce your tax liability
Avoid possible penalties
24/7 access to your account
Other services we provide that integrate well with our accounting software service include:
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