Moving to cloud-based technology for your business? Here’s why you should be excited

Many Ghanainan SME business owners and finance people I speak to about moving accounting to cloud-based technology are often apprehensive about the change. They are particularly concerned about security and cite that as a reason not to consider cloud options. Many others are not aware of the existence of cloud technology.

While I completely understand where they’re coming from, I can’t help but feel excited for them. Their business – and their lives – will be significantly transformed by cloud accounting tools. That’s why I wanted to dispel some of those worries in this blog post.

Let’s take a quick look at the main benefits of the cloud, and why you too should be excited about making the move.

Save Time, Save Money

The modern workplace is already dominated by new technology, and much of it is powered by the cloud. You might already use file-sharing platforms such as Dropbox or Google Drive, or email apps such as Yahoo and Gmail.

But one business area that’s still often overlooked when it comes to the cloud in Ghana is finance.

This is primarily due to concerns over security, while others aren’t convinced that changing from a known and recognisable manual/desktop accounting systems will in fact save them time and money.

Well, I’m pleased to tell you that switching to the cloud-powered accounting system Xero couldn’t be safer, or easier. It boasts bank-level security and many time-saving features, including:

  • Automated and recurring invoices
  • Secure bank reconciliation
  • An in-depth and versatile reporting suite
  • Fully up-to-date and shareable records

What’s more, you’ll enjoy round the clock remote access from your PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. No matter where you are, you’ll be able to review your business finances with a simple click or tap!

As soon as you’re set up on Xero, you’ll find your tedious business recordkeeping tasks – such as manual data entry – are instantly simplified. You’ll also be able to share important financial information with your accountant instantly, meaning you’ll receive valuable insight and advice faster than ever before.

And by embracing the cloud, you’ll also be able to delegate important business tasks such as bookkeeping, payroll, invoicing, and credit control, freeing you to spend more time working on the bigger picture.

Transform Your Business with the Cloud

At SCG, we are big believers in the transformative power of cloud tools. As we deploy the tools –accounting, practice management, document management – we are getting control of our business and improving efficiency. And, at a fraction of the price, if we had to buy the applications and implement them on servers in our office.

Don’t just complain that you don’t have enough time to work on your business, that you can’t see what is going on in your business and that you are not efficient. There are solutions at hand! Cloud accounting is just one of many different cloud tools that are available.

By moving important processes and workflows to cloud-based technologies, you’ll save time, save money, and transform your business into a well-oiled, efficient organisation.

I’m excited to help you get started with the cloud, and I hope you’re excited too.

Contact us today to speak with one of our team of cloud experts.