Cloud Accounting

2016/2017 – the Then and the Now in the Cloud

2016 was the year when accounting software in the cloud indisputably came of age, it was also the year when most new comers to the cloud were not businesses migrating there but start-up businesses born there. Realistically – if a business has not yet migrated to the cloud, it probably for whatever reason; never will, […]

Beyond the Basics in Cloud Accounting Software

With a world of apps and the opportunity to custom build a cloud accounting ecosystem, it may appear that the life of entry-level accounting software such as Xero or QuickBooks Online can be extended almost infinitely. A planned ecosystem using third party apps can enable the business to: Access and integrate additional and advanced functionality. Achieve […]

XeroCon 2016 – Beyond the Cloud to the Stars

A few years ago we all used to cheer madly when Xero announced the release of features such as Quotes or Stocked Inventory, but XeroCon last week clearly flagged that: the product was moving from the mundane to the magical, that there are now no boundaries, that Xero has truly reached the ‘end of the […]

Reckon is Not For Sale and Other Stories

I attended the 2016 Reckon Accredited Partners conference last weekend and received a full immersion of the position of Reckon, where it was going as a company and what it had delivered or was delivering on its various accounting software platforms. Clive Rabie – CEO of Reckon was scheduled to participate in a ‘By the Fireside Chat’ at […]

Customer Payments made easy with Cloud

As many business owners know only too well; there is a multitude of administrative tasks required to manage a business from statutory reporting to managing the accounts and HR functions to looking after cashflow. All of which although necessary can be very time consuming. It is especially important for a business to stay on top […]

Zoho Books – a so-so cloud accounting solution

I was contacted recently by the folk at Zoho Books and asked if I would take a look at their cloud-based accounting software which I hadn’t previously reviewed. In January this year, Zoho released its Australian version of Zoho Books to include the GST worksheet for preparation of Australian BAS so although there is not […]

The exciting year for QuickBooks Online (QBO)

‘What I am really excited about is….’, said Nicolette Maury, MD of Intuit in Australia who demonstrably was excited when I spoke to her recently about developments and positioning of QuickBooks Online in Australia. Being excited about accounting software is now fairly widespread but I still enjoy meeting with like minded souls and knowing I am not […]