There’s no denying that since the advent of cloud computing, we’ve been treated to a host of new and intuitive inventions – one the latest ones being cloud based accounting packages. The arrival of this has actually made it possible for small and medium scale entrepreneurs to run their businesses (especially those that are online-based) faster, smarter and more securely. The best thing about such cloud-based tools is that not only are they scalable, but also cost-effective and easy to integrate into an existing business platform.
Speaking of cost, how much does it take to transform a traditional paper-based accounting system to a cloud-based one?
Well, the answer to that is quite relative and will heavily depend on the scale of your business, and the level of integration that you wish to achieve.
That said; here are some of the packages available for both small and medium scale businesses today;
1. Package One: Small and Upcoming Business
One of the best cloud-based accounting software that would apply to businesses in this category is QuickBooks Online. The software’s basic package starts from as little as £6 per month to as much as £60 per month. With this package, you can look forward to saving a lot of time via fluid workflow and easy navigation. Other than this, the software can integrate with more than 100 business apps seamlessly.
2. Package Two: Cloud-Based Accounting Software For Use With A Mobile Device.
If you’re always on the go, then it should be obvious that you need a mobile-based cloud-based accounting tool to streamline your business operation. If this describes your situations, then the Freshbook’s trio of plans could very easily be the answer to your predicaments. And starting at just under £6 a month, it doesn’t seem like the type that would warrant you to a break a bank to purchase.
3. A Micro-Business.
If you have a really small business, then the chances are that you might not need a mobile-optimised tool and neither would you require to buy expensive plans meant for busier firms. In such a case, you can take advantage of tools developed just for this. A good example is Zoho Books, which connects effortlessly to your existing VPN or any other private business network, then literally takes over all your accounting tasks. The best part is that it goes for just a paltry £16 a month.
What’s more, to woo customers, Zoho Books Inc – the developers behind this software – introduced a useful but limited free version of this for start-up clients on a tight budget. Take advantage of this.