Why Is Online (Cloud) Accounting Software for Start-up & Small Businesses a Must?

At Bridged Wall consulting, we work with a lot of online (Cloud) accounting software. For small-business owners who need to stay organized, these online tools offer a lot. They simplify data entry, organize your vital information, provide reports, and allow accountants more access to important financial information about many aspects of the business. 

Here are some more reasons why you should incorporate an online small-business accounting solutions:

Spreadsheets Are Not Enough

Preliminary budgeting and planning could, in theory, be done entirely on spreadsheets. However, as you continue to operate, spreadsheets and/or paperwork can get out of hand quickly. Spreadsheets can be nearly impossible to navigate and easy to lose, and only one person can keep track of changes at a time. If you have a shared drive to share that file, more people can change or input data, but one wrong move can be devastating. Also, you should never add to the paperwork that your business already is required to keep track of. For space, money, time, and organizational reasons, the purchase of cloud-based accounting software for small businesses is worth the investment.


You’ll Know More About Your Company’s Financial Health

While accounting software for small businesses can offer unique solutions to companies with a larger group of employees, even one-person micro-businesses can benefit. Without having to negotiate spreadsheet formulas, break out a calculator, or magically dig up information, you can get an accurate snapshot of how your small business is realistically doing. You’ll be able to see not only overall budgetary information but detailed profit, loss, expense, and tax summaries. If issues arise, you can see almost immediately where the problems are.


You’ll Be Able to Get More People Involved

If you need more than one person to pull reports, change numbers, record new information, or otherwise use the system, you’ll need online accounting software. For small-business owners who work with a team of managers, having software that can be used on multiple devices is a must. Likewise, if you ever plan to work with an outsourced accounting firm, like Simplified Accounting Solutions, you’ll need a more reasonable way to transfer and communicate information.


Your Competitors are doing it

Peer pressure might be a good thing to resist in high school, but if your competitors are doing something in the business world, it may be worth looking into. In this case, what you don’t know can hurt you. By saving time and money with online accounting software, your competitors could be metaphorically eating your lunch.

Live and Run Your Business – Anywhere, Anytime

Let’s recommend the system which is designed to suit small Nigerian businesses. Welcome to the world of Cloud Accounting.

These are designed specifically for small business owners and freelancers. An online, cloud accounting software. 

They encompasses business acumen of the future – We bet you never imagined the possibilities for your small business! Keeping track of your sales, purchases, inventory, customers, suppliers and cash movements has never been so handy, current and mobile

Features of Cloud Accounting Systems

Cloud Accounting offers the freedom to run your business anywhere, anytime with simple secure online accounting software & online bookkeeping software. Here are the key features:

  • Your data are stored in the Cloud.

  • Little or No training required; fast setup and easy actions

  • Create one or more companies in which to work.

  • Create items that you sell.

  • Set up Budgets.

  • Compile Financial Statements.

  • Accessible from whatever geographical location.

  • Collaboration between Client and Accountant.

  • Unlimited bank and credit card connections
  • Unlimited income and expense tracking

  • Unlimited guest collaborators: invite your accountant or business partner

  • Includes unlimited customizable invoicing and receipt scanning, too

  • Fully customizable expense/income categories (chart of accounts)

  • Customizable sales taxes

  • Accountants Approved: real double-entry software

It’s not as complicated as You Think

Needing a small-business accounting system doesn’t mean you have to immediately download complicated programs like NetSuite. There are several different programs you can choose from, so for those business owners who fear the cost and navigation of many accounting software, there are several other simpler and more cost-effective options available.

The bookkeeping and accounting team at Simplified Accounting Solutions can help you find the software that’s best for you or even help you switch if you find software that better suits your business. We have complete sets of cloud accounting systems designed for non-accountants. No jargon, just easy software that makes sense. Let’s customizes your software instantly, so you don’t have to configure any technical bits. Work on any computer, anywhere, any time. Your data is always available, and it’s backed up for extra peace of mind.


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