In today’s technology-driven world, it’s important to make sure your organization’s accounting stays ahead of the curve. While just a couple of years ago, few people may have understood the phrase “Cloud computing,” it’s become a fixture in many of our daily lives. “The Cloud” is what we call a secure, networked group of servers that store your data remotely, and can be accessed from your phone, tablet, or computer through the Internet. For many, you may not even realize that what you’re accessing is not locally stored on your device.
There are several benefits to keeping your accounting in the Cloud. The biggest draw for clients and accountants alike is the level of convenience afforded to both parties. Both groups can remotely access the information stored in the Cloud from anywhere – the office, on the go, or while traveling – at any time. If you’re an early bird or a night owl who likes to review your accounting when the rest of the world is sleeping, you can access your information 24/7, without having to wait for business hours. The use of the Cloud has allowed the Crippen & Co. office to go entirely paperless, which is a huge push towards a greener future, and it’s made us more efficient. With technology working harder for you, our staff can dedicate more time to the tasks for your organization that really matter, rather than having to sort, collate, and file piles of paperwork. Plus, Cloud servers are constantly backed up remotely to ensure data integrity. By storing information on multiple servers, your data is more resistant to disaster, too. Using a more secure and automatic method of information storage will allow all parties involved to operate with the peace-of-mind.