Understand your business numbers in real time with cloud accounting software

Every small business owner wants to maximise their business performance.  In order to do that, you first need to understand your business numbers – in real time.

Cloud accounting software enables business owners to work with real time data, allowing you to closely track your income and expenses each month.  As long as the information entered is accurate, the software can generate reports and let you quickly identify cashflow problems and let you more efficiently track your business’ performance.

Having all your transactions and reports in one place also makes it easy to discuss this information with your accountant or business adviser. Reports can be sent electronically and information more securely shared.

Working with this real-time information means you and your advisers can have informed conversations around what each month’s performance is telling you, how key performance indicators have trended and what action needs to be taken to improve the business.

Cloud technology can also bring about significant cost-savings. Priced from as little as $12 a month, accounting software can automate many tasks for you, thus reducing the amount of time you would normally commit to various data entry tasks.

As cloud accounting software has evolved, popular business applications have been quick to respond.  As an example, Xero integrates with hundreds of add-on business applications so that you can easily sync and streamline your data. From inventory management, invoicing and tracking time, you can personalise your software with these add-ons to create an accounting system that fits your business requirements.

Modern cloud technology has transformed accounting in recent years and those business owners who embrace it are benefiting from the opportunity to achieve their business goals faster and in a more cost-effective way.