By Amanda Karen | CrunchSum
Over the last couple of years there has been a huge increase in the use of mobile devices, including both phones and tablets, for business purposes. The widespread growth and adoption of mobile technology has changed and will continue to change the way the business world operates. Laptops are also being created to be lighter in weight and more portable, and working from virtually anywhere has become a common business practice.
Convenience. Technology makes us crave convenience in the products we use. With that, whether you are just starting your business or have been in business for some time, wouldn’t it be nice if the accounting software that you use to track your business activities provided you with the flexibility and freedom you expect? As business owners, we are always on the lookout for ways to save both time and money. QuickBooks Online can give you all of these.
1. Anywhere, anytime access
When you have a question about anything, you are one Google search away from finding the answer. When you are out of the office or away at lunch or even in a different state or country, you can easily check your email or Twitter feed from your mobile or tablet device and immediately know what is going on. The point is we are never disconnected. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. When you use QuickBooks Online, you can access your company financial data from anywhere and at anytime, right from your mobile device or laptop. This feature is truly invaluable and gives you the freedom and ability to always know where your business stands financially leading you to make better informed business decisions on the spot.
2. Data entry amount is reduced
Most banks now have an interface that integrates with QuickBooks products where you can download and then import your banking transactions. But, this is a manual process. What is great about QuickBooks Online is that your banking institution integrates seamlessly. Your banking transactions download everyday automatically to your QuickBooks Online company file. You don’t have to do anything. This is huge. This act alone significantly reduces the amount of data entry that you or your bookkeeper have to do and makes the simple act of reconciling your bank accounts much easier.
3. Easier to work with your bookkeeper and other employees
When using QuickBooks Online, your bookkeeper can easily be added as a user or added as an Accountant. They can then access your company file using their own user name and password from their computer. Its as simple as going to a website and logging on. Also, with QuickBooks Online, as with any other website, multiple users can be accessing your company data at the same time. You no longer need to coordinate access times like you do with QuickBooks desktop products.
4. Data is backed up automatically
This is also huge. With any QuickBooks desktop product you have to make sure that you have the necessary controls and process in place to backup your financial data on a regular basis – to help preserve it in the event that something goes wrong. With QuickBooks Online, your financial data is backed up regularly and automatically.
What do think? Can you see why CrunchSum strongly supports the use of QuickBooks Online? These are just some of the reasons why we, at CrunchSum, love QuickBooks Online. We would encourage you to learn more about the QuickBooks Online subscription options.
Do you use QuickBooks Online? Tell us about your experience below!
CrunchSum provides web-based bookkeeping and QuickBooks support services to web and technology companies.