Cloud accounting has revolutionised the way in which businesses manage their accounts. As Rural Cloud Accountants, we know the farming sector has traditionally used desktop accounting software, where data is stored on an individual computer and can only be accessed on that device.

Making Tax Digital for VAT has encouraged the implementation of cloud accounting, but there are many more advantages to cloud accounting software as well as this necessity. If implemented correctly, this offers many benefits compared to the traditional method, including saving businesses time and money.

At Roake & Cook, we are Xero specialists and are proud to offer Xero migration options for our clients. Whatever software you use, we can deliver cloud accounting migration that suits you and your business. Contact us to discuss cloud accounting and migration today.

What is Cloud Accounting?

Cloud accounting systems aren’t so dissimilar to desktop accounting systems; they have the same basic functionality but the software is hosted on remote servers, a.k.a. the cloud. This means that the functionality can be expanded upon and the system can be accessed by users much more easily.

Accessibility is one of the main benefits of switching to cloud accounting as you can sign into your accounts on any device and in any location, as long as there is an internet connection. This includes being able to add multiple users to the system and sharing data with all your staff and advisers, wherever they may reside. The ease of accessibility also refers to the real-time information that is available, with bank transactions imported daily.

Automated bank feeds, invoicing and credit control make it more user friendly to monitor your accounting activity, manage invoices and assess your credit control. With the ability to integrate hundreds of specialist tools and add-ons to your system, you can customise it the way you want to and to match the way you want to work.

Not only does cloud accounting have many practical benefits, but it also holds a number of financial benefits too. With the reduction in data entry time and paperwork, you can save significant amounts of time to focus on what you love doing instead. Cloud accounting also simplifies the year-end process, so you don’t have to worry when that time of year comes around, your accounting will already be sorted. Plus, with the infrastructure hosted in the cloud, there is less cost incurred with your software. The time is now to switch to cloud accounting, so get in touch with us today.

Xero Cloud Accounting Migration

At Roake & Cook, we understand that change can be scary and moving from accounting software you’ve used for a long time is daunting, but that’s what we’re here for. As Xero specialists, we strive to offer efficient Xero migration options for our clients and ensure that it is the right option for you, your staff and your business. We want to make sure that we choose the right cloud accounting option for you and that it runs smoothly so every user feels confident with how it works.

We are proud to partner with Xero, as we believe it covers everything you would want cloud accounting software to cover. Once you have decided to switch to cloud software, our migration service will handle the transfer of historic data and contact information. We will set your cloud software up correctly to make sure your data entry is as efficient as possible and, from there, we can work together to decide if any intermediate or advanced functions would benefit you.

Tailoring Xero to your business ensures that cloud accounting works in the best way for you. With the correct implementation and training, your business will be using and taking advantage of the benefits of cloud software in no time.

Want to find out if Xero cloud accounting software and migration is for you? Give us a call to talk to one of our experts today.

Discuss Cloud Accounting

We are the rural and agricultural accountants on-hand to help businesses migrate successfully to cloud accounting software and to reap the benefits. Our team have worked with a number of different clients to move them from various accounting software across to Xero, so we can help you.

Enquire about cloud accounting migration or other accounting services today.