Cloud Accounting Services
Ok, so this is where we get really nerdy.
Cloud accounting is the biggest change since we, as accountants, started using computers and – we hate to break it to you – but spreadsheets may well not exist in the not so distant future.
Don’t get us wrong, they still play a role and have a special place in our hearts, but cloud… it’s the place to be right now.
We pride ourselves on being totally software neutral in terms of training; we have team members qualified on FreeAgent, KashFlow, Sage One, QuickBooks, Wave, Xero – you name it, we’ve used it.
This way we can turn our hand to which ever system you prefer to use.
We often get asked ‘well, which is your fave’, and in our eyes QuickBooks is the right horse to back.
Not only are they a cash rich business (so not going anywhere) but they invest heavily into their development. They actually employ more people in their development team than the other cloud providers do across their entire business.
So, you could say they are a bit of big deal in this sector.
We could go on all day, but we aren’t here to sell them now are we!
Well we could start to list the benefits, but they would be endless (check out our blog for the main ones).
Cloud accounting means everything is real time; you can create quotes and invoices from your mobile, upload your expenses by taking a photograph and even match your bookkeeping to your live bank feed.
In fact, by 2020 some elements are even going to be voice controlled (seems unrealistic, we agree – but who’d have thought watching Star Wars as a kid we’d all have our own personal assistant in Alexa and Google Home!)
If you can access it anywhere, it means we can too. So, if you have any problems, queries or questions we can see your information live just the same as you.
It may appear that Making Tax Digital (MTD) has forced our hand with cloud accounting, but it really is for the better. We obviously use it for the bookkeeping we do for clients, some of which have decided if everything is now digital they would rather us deal with it all, which is great. But for those of you who like to think yourselves as a little more tech savvy, we offer a fab package for starting up and continual support.
Please note, if you would like to use Pink Pig to set up your Cloud Package, we offer the system free of charge indefinitely whilst being a client of ours. I know, good eh?!