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Bookkeeping For Dummies, 2nd Australian & New Zealand Edition by Lynley Averis, Veechi Curtis

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Chapter 5

Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

In This Chapter

arrow.png Understanding what the cloud is all about

arrow.png Sizing up the main players

arrow.png Putting software through its paces with some curly questions

arrow.png Implementing a new accounting system with minimum pain, maximum gain

arrow.png 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 ...

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