Cloud accounting software means better business

Whether you’re a contractor or you employ a whole team, make sure your business is working smarter and faster with cloud accounting software. The cloud gives a better overview of finances and can help to collaborate more easily with your team and your accountant.

Check out our guides, tools and courses to understand why moving to the cloud makes sense no matter what size your business is. 


What is the cloud?

The cloud is a platform to make data and software accessible online anytime, anywhere – for example, internet banking. Instead of storing information on your computer, it’s stored online, so you can access it from any internet-connected device. 

In the cloud, there’s no need to install and run applications over a desktop computer. Instead, you pay for the software by monthly subscription. Upfront business costs are reduced – version upgrades, maintenance, system administration costs and server failures are no longer issues. Instead, they are managed by the cloud service provider.


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Why is the cloud and accounting software the perfect match?

Why is the cloud and accounting software the perfect match?

With cloud accounting software, small business owners can stay connected to their data and their accountant, wherever they are. 

And with Xero, there’s a whole range of connected add-on apps that can make running your business even easier.


Not sure where to start?

Check out these quick-to-read industry guides to get you started.

Trade and construction

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Retail and ecommerce

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Professional services

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Hospitality and tourism 

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Talk to an expert

Not sure you have the know-how to get new cloud tools? Then it could be worth talking to your accountant or bookkeeper or an app integrator. App integrators are experts in recommending and setting up the right cloud software for businesses, based on their individual needs and requirements.

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Resources to help your business move to the cloud

Discover cloud accounting software

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Benefits of moving your business online

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Understanding the cloud

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Tips and tricks to take your small business online

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Introduction to cloud security

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Articles to help you take your business online

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Is moving to the cloud worth it?

Using cloud accounting software frees up your time. You’ll have an up-to-date view of your finances anytime, anywhere.

Save hours on admin with automatic bank reconciliation, streamline paying staff with online payroll, collaborate online with your team and your accountant or bookkeeper and so much more.


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Your data is well protected in the cloud

All your information is safely and securely stored off site, so as long as you have access to an internet-connected device, you can run your business. 

Additionally, when you invite users to view your data, you can control the level of access – this is much more secure than emailing files or sending out USB sticks with your data on.

We recommend you always check the terms and conditions and policies of the providers you use to make sure their services are right for your business. If in doubt, get advice from your professional advisors.


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