I think it’s time I moved everything into the cloud, I have been a bit reluctant to move everything across and have been very happy with VT and Moneysoft. Some areas are across with Taxfiler and Accountancy Manager but I think my accountancy software should now go across with payroll as well.
In the last year my client base has fallen by 5% and I think it’s partly due to my slow uptake of the latest technology and cloud capabilities. I’m not picking up much remote work which I think is probably one of the biggest pluses of the cloud over desktop. Yes, I continue to pick up work in my area but would you agree that the cloud opens up a larger playing field of remote clients.
I have clients who still arrive with the carrier bag of receipts but I now feel that I need to discourage this process and implement the cloud immediately for all new clients.
I would be interested to know how practitioners performed after the switch, lessons learned from the process, growth one year after the switch and time saving capabilities from implementing everything to cloud software. Who would you recommend from the many cloud products available. The software has to be user friendly for clients and reasonably priced. It would be desirable if it included bank feeds, cash flows and forecasting capabilities.
I noticed that bank receipt advertises a lot, is this something that the client would use as well to capture receipts.
Sorry, for the long post, I wouldn’t be surprised if you reach for a glass of Merlot long before the end, no excuse needed. (Half Term and Friday)