The Cloud For Finance

The Cloud For Finance

Every now and then an idea comes along which has the potential to profoundly change the world around it. The technology of cloud based computing is just such a development.

Our supplier of Cloud computing accounting software is Xero, a relatively new accounting software house which hosts Books & Company data on its remote servers. Data is sent into “the cloud,” where it is processed and returned as meaningful information for your business. All application functions are performed off-site, not on your servers or desktop.

In cloud computing, users access software applications remotely through the Internet or other network such as a data enabled smartphone. Using cloud computing accounting software frees the business from having to install and maintain software on individual desktop computers. It also allows multiple users to have remote access to the same data and the same version of the software. This is particularly useful as it means that Books & Company can oversee your finances and provide real value added advice based on the most up to date picture.

Xero is also able to look after data backup and disaster recovery.

While Xero can be used without having an accountant, the real strength of their product is having designed it to be used in collaboration with an accountant. Xero have put Books & Company’s technical know-how to the test and we are delighted to say that we have been approved as Accountant Partners and Certified Advisors for Xero. Xero also asked the Instutute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales to review their product and again it received glowing approvals.

Xero has a no fee, no obligation demonstration account available on their website at http://www.xero.com/ which we encourage you to explore. Alternatively, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly arrange a demonstration tailored for your needs.

We agree with Xero that they have developed beautiful accounting software and are confident that you will draw the same conclusion.

Director: John F Merrien MSc, ACA, ACIS, TEP

A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Practice Assurance Scheme

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Books and Company Limited 2013