When email servers came to everyday businesses, they were met with mixed reactions—some enthusiastic, while others were distrustful and preferred to use paper. But despite opinions, email and the internet went on to change the way that offices were run. It’s nearly impossible to run a business without email now.
Technology continues to change, however. “The cloud” has become a more convenient way to store your business’s data, and accounting services have taken note of that. Here are introductions to 4 of the most highly-used programs you may want to keep an eye out for.
Ever heard the phrase, “It’s in the cloud?” With the emergence of different types of devices (laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.), cloud data storage is more popular every day. With Xero, you can even do your accounting in the cloud. It syncs to your bank account to help you keep track of all your businesses finances. You can easily send invoices (which your clients can pay online), pay your bills, and do all your bookkeeping remotely. It also allows for unlimited users, so your whole team can access your account. With Xero, your accounting is simple and accessible wherever you are.
Quickbooks is probably the biggest name in accounting softwares today, and for good reason. FitSmallBusiness calls it the #1 accounting software for small business. Intuit Quickbooks also connects to your bank account to keep all of your accounting information in one convenient place. You can even take pictures of your receipts to upload them immediately onto Quickbooks. Invoices come with reminders and tracking so you don’t have to worry about getting your money. It’s also one of the most affordable options on the market, with plans starting as low as $5/mo.
MYOB is the largest accounting solutions company in Australia. They give the full service of accounting help for both small and large businesses and several online accounting tools. You can keep track of your books and your ATO compliance easily with MYOB. They also have a helpful tax calendar so you’re not blindsided when tax season comes along. They even have training and events for small businesses that need help getting started with their accounting.
ServiceM8 is a software specifically for trades and service businesses. However, it covers much more than just accounting. ServiceM8 can help you win over more clients with professional quotes and optimize your time with checklists so that you can complete more work. You can store emails, client signatures, appointments and reminders, even keep track of your employees on dispatches. Everything you need to run your business you can do through ServiceM8. The best part? They’re partnered with Xero, Intuit Quickbooks, and MYOB for all of your accounting needs.
TCA Darwin is partnered with each of these business accounting services to help you keep your books and business as smoothly as possible. All of our staff are trained in the use of each of these programs and we offer training to businesses to help them integrate cloud accounting into their business. Contact us today, and we’ll help you find the right services for your business.