Accontancy4You is a Gold Partner of XERO, a leader of accounting software, as such we have been singing the praises of cloud accounting for years. But now clients can really see the benefits during this crisis as many employees are forced to work from home.
With the coronavirus situation, many companies have decided to let their employees work from home to avoid person-to-person contact. For accounting staff using desktop software, this is very hard to do. And think about your IT staff — do they need to be physically in the office to support that accountant. With cloud-based software, allowing accounting staff to work from home or switching work to subcontractors working remotely will have minimal impact on accounting operations.
To be blunt, in the year 2020 there are very few reasons why any small to mid-sized company or organization should be running their accounting software on a desktop or server-based software. Applications such as Xero, QuickBooks Online, Intacct, and others provide full accounting software functionality in a secure environment without any of the hassles of maintaining software or provisioning remote access. To give a user secure access, you simply set up a user ID using their email address and set their security access level. That is, it.