Welcome to the World of Cloud Accounting:-
Cloud accounting enables businesses to access financial data instantly via desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone device anywhere with Wi-Fi connectivity.
Cloud accounting specialists at Francis Clark researched and assessed a variety of software packages eventually recommending three - Sage One, QuickBooks and Xero.
Martin Atkins, Partner at Francis Clark, explained why the firm has expertise in three cloud accounting formats. He said:
“The development of cloud based computing has revolutionised the way that information is stored, accessed and used. It has enabled businesses to be more flexible and agile in their decision making and to communicate financial data to colleagues and to us as business advisers in real time.
Cloud accounting with Francis Clark is more than software; it’s like having a virtual Financial Director. With remote login we will be able to carry out regular checks on your finances, look at the current position with creditors, debtors and banking, basically a health check when needed. We will be able to give you feedback that will help grow your business and spot potential issues early on.
“We selected these three quality brands based on their performance including access, ease of use, capability and security. In choosing three suppliers, we are giving clients the opportunity of selecting the software that best suits their needs. This is only possible if we back it with qualified technical support and so we have invested in our staff and now have 22 accredited and trained advisers providing a top class client support service across our seven offices.”
At a glance
|VAT||Std, Cash, Flat Rate Scheme||Std, Cash, Flat Rate Scheme||Std, Cash, Flat Rate Scheme|
|Data conversion from old software||Free|
2 yrs of transactions
|CSV import of customers, suppliers and stock||£180|
2 yrs of transactions
|Receipt bank compatible?||Yes||Not yet||Yes|
|Handle multiple currencies||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Auto-Enrolment||Yes but limited||Yes but limited||Produces report|
|Use on mobile|
(Apple and Android icons)
|Yes - app||Yes - app||Yes - app|
|Support||24/7 - UK in work hours|
US and AUS otherwise
|24/7 365 days UK based||Email only and tutorial videos|