14 Jun How to Modernize Your SMB with Cloud Accounting
With every year, new “must-have” technology gets released to the masses, and small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners are left with the job of choosing what to pick up and what to leave behind. In the case of cloud-based accounting, many SMB owners share worries that the technology is expensive, unnecessary, and even a step down from their current on-site accounting solutions. With so many options to choose from, it may seem easier to just keep your accounting operations as is—which could be a big mistake.
As we demonstrate in our eBook Busted: 5 Myths About Moving Accounting to the Cloud, cloud-based accounting brings a plethora of positive capabilities to your business—namely scalability, agility, better security, and improved accounting. Read on to learn why cloud-based accounting is the way of the future for the SMB.
Cloud prevents your tools from becoming obsolete
One of the strongest arguments in favor of cloud-based accounting is the inevitable future obsolescence of on-premise accounting solutions. When these products reach their “end of life,” support for them also ceases. Cloud-based solutions provide ongoing support as well as routine updates to ensure you always have what you need to run accurate, real-time accounting.
Stay mobile and appeal to a broader workforce
As the landscape of employment shifts toward hybrid or fully remote work, businesses need to be able to appeal to potential employees who are now expecting flexible work environments. Moving accounting to the cloud will help you achieve that. Furthermore, adopting cloud-based technology means you can easily relocate because your data isn’t bolted down to a physical server or drive, giving your business much-needed agility in uncertain times.
Keep your data safe
One of the most common misconceptions regarding cloud-based technology is that it is not as secure as desktop software. This is far from the truth. When combining security best practices along with cloud-based tools such as two-factor authentication and alerts, cloud-based accounting solutions like QuickBooks Online offer powerful security improvements compared to their on-premise counterparts. Cloud security is constantly updated, so the moment a new exploit is discovered, the solution can be shared between all systems on a network—keeping all your data safe.
Do your accounting in real-time
Unlike on-premise accounting, cloud accounting gives your employees access to your data as soon as it’s sent to the cloud. This allows reports to be generated and accessed in real-time, making the data more accurate and ultimately creating a more efficient system—saving you time and money.
Make smarter decisions
With your real-time data, you’ll get a better picture of your finances at any desired moment. You’ll never have to use outdated information to make important business decisions because your cloud-based system will always portray the truth. With more accurate data and better visibility into the numbers, you can make smarter choices about how to grow your business.
Get Tailored Cloud Accounting for Your Unique SMB
It can be overwhelming trying to pinpoint the perfect solution that fits the needs of your business. Siegel’s experts work side-by-side with our SMB customers to customize solutions specific to their needs. Contact us today, and let us help you start your new future with cloud-based accounting, or subscribe to our eBook.