Choosing the Right Tool for the Job
In This Chapter
Understanding what the cloud is all about
Sizing up the main players
Putting software through its paces with some curly questions
Implementing a new accounting system with minimum pain, maximum gain
Ensuring your precious accounting data is safe
At some point when you’re learning how to drive, you’re going to have to choose a car. In the same way, when you’re figuring out how to do your books, sooner or later you’re going to have to decide what software you’re going to use.
In this chapter, I explain the distinction between regular desktop-based accounting software where you store data on your local computer, desktop-based accounting software where you store data in the cloud, and browser-based accounting software where you work entirely online.
I explain the pros and cons of working in the cloud, and how being able to work online and access accounts remotely offers a whole new way of working. I also provide an overview ...