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Common Fears of the Cloud

Cloud accounting is obviously sticking around. It’s proven itself to be more than a fad or a gimmick as more and more people have made the switch. Some are still wary of it, especially so if they’ve been using the traditional method for so long. Don’t worry though, your worries and fears are way off the mark.

Switching Will Be Too Hard and Complicated

This is an understandable worry. With everything on paper and with another accountant, won’t it be a complete slog to get everything moved over? Won’t it take up a huge amount of time and risk everything getting confused and muddled? It’s enough to put you off even considering moving over.

The thing is, it isn’t so hard. While it depends on each individual case, your new accountants will be on hand to ensure everything goes smoothly and quickly. Sometimes you can be up and running in seconds. There’s no need to worry, the whole process can be quick and painless.

What If The Servers Go Down?

You’re picturing a situation where you try to access your accounts for an urgent issue, but it doesn’t seem to work. A quick look at your accountant’s Twitter feed and you discover the servers have crashed, which means you can’t get to your info until they’re fixed. What will you do?

This is something that has been thought about way in advance. Online accounting firms operate very strong systems with secondary servers to lower the risk of downtime as much as possible. Along with that they also ensure all data is backed up meaning that it’s nearly impossible for anything to be lost

Is My Data Secure?

Privacy is obviously highly important. You don’t want information about your company getting accessed by any undesirables. You might worry that an accounting firm just won’t have the security needed to keep everything safe. Well, you needn’t do so.

Accounting firms take this very seriously so they strive to use top of the range security systems to ensure they never get compromised. Many of them use similar measures as those applied by large banks. This means you can be safe in the knowledge that all your info will be kept safe.

Are The Staff Up To Scratch?

There is another worry that online accounting firms do not hire the same quality of accountants as traditional firms. Some people like the idea of the big office with mahogany desks and some fine whiskey secreted in a door somewhere. It gives off that old sense of experience and expertise. Of course, that’s a load of rubbish.

Accountants have to attain a certain level of quality before they can work in the professions. Online accounting firms make sure they’re getting the best accountants they can and ensure they are all properly trained and qualified. There’s no reason to ever worry that a switch to an online firm will mean getting lower quality accountants. They’ll be as good as you’ll get anywhere else.

Joshua Danton Boyd is a copywriter for the online accounting firm Crunch.

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