Cloud computing isn’t really new. In fact, the oldest online accounting software is now 10 years old and was initially sold to only a minute group of small businesses. But as the years pass by, software developers saw the potential of the cloud that they have developed it to become the most powerful accounting tool of the future.
Today though, as more and more businesses have embraced different online accounting software, there are still other entrepreneurs who refuse to see the good side of the cloud. Why would they refuse to have their accounting processes automated and easily accessible? Why are they still sticking up to their rickety, buggy, and costly desktop accounting software?
Here are the common objections entrepreneurs have against online accounting software:
Online Accounting Software: No Internet Connection, No Luck!
Cons: The thought of an accounting software being online really requires internet connection. So let’s tap our hesitant friends over the other side of the fence on the shoulders and give them two quick nods. Yes, that’s true but only for the most part of it.
Pros: Today, people have easy access to the internet all the time. A business nowadays which doesn’t use internet will not linger in the market for long. So why would these people say they won’t use online accounting software because it’s futile when there’s no internet connection? We bet these people also use the internet to market their products and services. So why would they deprive their accounting departments the chance to use the internet to their own advantage?
There are online accounting software products out there which have accompanying mobile apps, so when you’re not in front of your desktop, you can easily enter data on your mobile. When internet connection is available, the data will automatically be sent into the server and synced with the online software.
Online Accounting Software is Slower
Okay, we’re giving this statement another one quick nod. But only because it’s slightly, itsy-bitsy true. Online accounting software is slower in general than a desktop software, but if you’re to use the former these days, you won’t quite notice the speed difference.
Now that we want things to be instant- instant coffee, instant chat, instant noodles, instant access- we can be a little nagger if we’re using a slower application. Don’t worry, it’ll all be worthwhile once you’ll explore the bigger benefits you’ll get from the cloud.
Online Accounting Software is Not Secure
Nothing is safe these days, even if you’re using a desktop software. Even the government or some highly-skilled hackers can access remote CCTVs and other installed lines anywhere in the world. So just face it, no matter how very particular and knowledgeable you are about safeguarding your data in your computers, it doesn’t mean they’re safe.
An online accounting software is safer and more secure. Most, if not all cloud-based accounting software always ensure that data are safe with their well-developed, military-grade encryption technology. Your valuable data are hidden behind passwords and you’re given the power on how you want your data accessed by the other people in your organisation.
If you’re one of those people who still doubt about the power of online accounting software or have seen its loopholes, you can do any of these three things: ask an expert, do some research, or stick with your desktop software. Choose the last one if you want to be left behind.