Imagine you had a never-ending storage room? One that made sending and storing information quick, easy and convenient. If that puts a grin on your face, it’s time we introduce your business to the cloud.
The cloud is a series of servers that allows data to be sent and received from anywhere in the world using the internet. This has paved the way for Cloud Accounting, allowing everything you need to be within reach at any given moment. You could be reconciling your books in Fiji or reading a statement in New York. All the information, at your fingertips, all the time.
Its estimated that in the next 5 years, at least 75% of small businesses will rely on cloud technology, the best part is you don’t need to be a genius to take the leap.
The Forward Focus team is well equipped to handle any questions and cater for you while we transition you onto the cloud. The process is often big and can take some time, so we’ve created a list of things you can implement to help the transition along.
1. Go Paperless.
Not only is going paperless good for the environment but it’s great for productivity. Anyone in admin will know how much paper they go through every single day only to lose it or throw it out. Use apps such as Google Docs and Drop box to create, store, send and collaborate work. When your business goes paperless, you’ll be able to access your work anytime, anywhere and you’ll be one step closer to the cloud.
2. Start training.
Learning something new is tough, especially something like the cloud. Take your team to some training, teach them the lingo and what working on the cloud is expected to look like. It’s also a great time to brainstorm new work processes.
3. Make sure you update your computer.
The cloud requires a reasonably steady connection to the internet otherwise you risk dropping out and losing access to your work. Have IT look at your computers and make sure they’re all serviced and up to date, you’ll want to make sure your internet is running smoothly as well.
Once you’ve tried those and want to make the leap? Contact us on (08) 9474 6333 for more details on how cloud technology can benefit your business.