Cloud accounting

We have adopted ‘cloud computing’ in our day to day practice in order to improve the services we deliver to our clients.

You may have heard the term ‘cloud computing’ already. This can be defined as accessing remote (or ‘cloud-based’ technology) through a PC, laptop or mobile device via the internet, rather than having to install programs and applications onto individual PCs and networks.

At Shepherd Partnership, we are forward-thinking. We have adopted ‘cloud computing’ in our day to day practice in order to improve the services we deliver to our clients.

Cloud computing may still be in its infancy, but ever-increasing internet speeds and advances in technology mean our PCs are progressively becoming mere terminals for accessing the applications and data, etc. held on remote servers. Internet platforms such as Facebook, Google Docs, LinkedIn, etc. are all examples of the genre.

There are many advantages of working this way, including:

  • Information can be accessed from anywhere in the world using a high- speed internet connection, ideal for small businesses owners who might want to access their records at the office, at home or even whilst away on business.
  • Software maintenance and back up issues are eliminated - it is all managed remotely by the host.
  • There is less of a need for hardware upgrades to provide the necessary processing power.
  • There is no need to purchase upgrades as the software is continually maintained by the host.
  • The technology is usually paid for by subscription, meaning there are no upfront or ongoing upgrade costs.

How does this benefit you? 

Clients who sign up to our cloud accounting service can access their records at any time by logging into their own secure area via our website.

Using cloud-based technology means we can help clients with queries more efficiently. In addition, we can prepare accounts without having to wait for our client to send their books to us, whether on paper or in digital form. In short, it enables us to get closer to our client and offer a more proactive service.

For more information on this service please contact us on 01756 799823 or email info@shepherdpartnership.com.

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