Unless you’ve been living under a rock without Wi-Fi, you’ll be aware that cloud-based software is the next big thing for small business accounting. Unlike with paperwork of old or lagging PC programs, cloud bookkeeping lets you process invoices, payments and taxes in an instant – and save stacks of time and money along the way.
But with so many options to choose from, what software should you go for? In our humble (but extremely well-qualified – just saying) opinions, there’s no question. We’ll live and die by the number-crunching joys of Xero bookkeeping (well, unless they make something even more awesome).
“But MYOB and Quickbooks have online options too!” We hear you. And yep, once upon a time, bookkeeping software like Quickbooks and MYOB were solid PC apps that served a purpose. But just like you wouldn’t put your odds on Freo to get to the grand final anymore, MYOB And Quickbooks are pretty much obsolete in the Age of the Cloud.
With lightning fast speed, sweet integration options, constant access and all kinds of collaboration functionality. Xero bookkeeping is a 21st century solution that delivers fast, efficient and plain awesome results. That’s why we use it – and why you’re going to demand it. Still not convinced? Read on…
First off, Xero bookkeeping can actually save you big bucks. High performance and budget-friendly might seem as elusive as the never-ending pack of Tim Tams. But it’s so user-friendly and easy, the need for a physical bookkeeper becomes obsolete. Plus with Xero’s repeat bills feature, invoices never go unaccounted for. Genius.
Xero bookkeeping offers your business global accessibility – for each and every stakeholder in the chain. From employees logging their hours, to sorting supers, to calculating your business’s annual profits, Xero is a total one-stop shop.
This means you won’t have to coordinate endless employees in scattered locations. Bonus: you can keep an eye on your books at any time at any place – even from that pool chair in Thailand or on the green.
Sure, cloud-based software has become pretty standard these days. Even traditional desktop apps like Quickbooks and MYOB have reluctantly made the switch. But clunky and dated apps – and there are tons of them out there – can actually slow down your business, and your profit. Xero bookkeeping’s super efficient interface was built for seamless cloud computing from the ground up. And it shows.
Most accounting software only caters for the domestic market (companies in Australia and New Zealand). In a globalised world, that makes zero sense. What’s the point in shooting for world domination if your accounting software staunches you like high-security border patrol? Xero gets you may purchase your supplies in Dubai, or have clients in Europe – and makes things easy for you, offering efficiencies for international buyers and sellers.
Xero has a strong focus on collaboration, providing a space for every stakeholder, in every segment of the business and accounting process. Customisable invoices, instant access to numbers and effortless integration with other apps put Xero strides ahead of its competitors.
You can contact your accountants – like us – instantly through Xero’s speed-of-light servers. Or, we can monitor out your progress and keep everything in check without ever bothering you.
Internet security can be a minefield. Anyone who’s had their credit card details intercepted online (or their Facebook hacked by that mate) might be hesitant to shift arguably their most valuable info to the cloud. And we get that – which is why we recommend Xero. Its commitment to security is ironclad. Apart from the impressive firewalls and security layers, Xero’s security system has regular third-party audits and inspections, two-step login authentication and round-the-clock physical (that is, real life) security at all hubs. That’s some pretty serious firepower.
Ready to switch to Xero bookkeeping to next level your business? Our Xero-certified bean counters can make the process simple. Contact us today on XX.