Accounting in the Cloud with Xero Software

Britain’s leading accounting online software provider, Xero, have created a simple, yet effective cloud based Accounting solution. Xero Accounting can be accessed entirely through a web browser, enabling small and medium sized businesses to access and retrieve their accounting data when it suits them. More businesses are realising the potential of cloud based services because of the flexibility, time saved and collaboration that it offers. Xero believes that working in the cloud for accounting purposes offers a multitude of opportunities, which PC based software does not provide.

By using Xero Accounting software, a business can work on their accounts on a range of devices including Mac, PC, tablets and phones. Multiple users can access the software, whilst viewing the same piece of data at the same time as one another, making this a key aspect for collaboration within a company. When factored in with the ability to extend this usage to a company’s flexible workers, that of freelancers and homeworkers for example, employees are not limited to a static office and can work whilst on the move. Vital financial information is therefore visible wherever employees are in the country, as well as at any time of day, and all through a basic internet connection.

From Accountancy to Payroll, and with an option to prepare and submit VAT Returns online, Xero is simple to set up and allows free and easy conversion from Sage and QuickBooks. The software is straight forward and easily accessible by all levels and abilities of staff within any business structure. Working in the cloud this way makes it a clearer process when working directly with Accountants, as a Xero Accountant can view the same information as the company itself by directly accessing their data at regular intervals. This ensures Xero users have a head start when it comes to preparing crucial financial year-end information, thus preventing any major concerns or errors beforehand.

Security is Xero’s number one priority and they continually work to ensure all data is kept secure. By using a Secure SSL encryption, they offer every business added protection as they work within the cloud. With no hidden fees, a free 30-day trial, help and support available 24/7 and 3 tailored packages to choose from, it is little wonder that Xero have been recognised as the world’s most innovative growth company, by Forbes, two years in a row.