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, […]

The evolving face of Intuit in Australia

The US-based accounting software giant Intuit with its cloud accounting software QuickBooks Online is gaining momentum in its quest to acquire market share in Australia. The company made its initial forays into Australia back in 2012 and the next 12-15 months saw it create the necessary building blocks needed to operate as a viable cloud […]

Cloud Accounting in 2015 – where are we at and where is it going?

The world of cloud accounting software has already seen much activity in 2015. Both MYOB and Xero have hosted road shows around Australia drawing in 8000-9000 registrants each, and using the opportunity to show case their products and promote future directions. MYOB especially has reason to be confident in 2015. It can now provide cloud […]

Reckon Accounts Hosted V2 – Saviour or final straw?

Reckon Accounts Hosted was launched back in 2009 to provide a solution for businesses who wanted the flexibility of the cloud but with the industrial strength functionality of an MYOB/QuickBooks solution. Back then solutions in a cloud environment were much more limited than today: MYOB offered Live Accounts, a functionality limited cloud solution, Intuit had […]

Xero – where to?

Xero continues to actively promote its profile and brand awareness with both above and below the line marketing. Street level advertisements are starting to pop up and roadshows throughout Australia in February have drawn more than 5000 attendees across 20 cities. The recent Xerocon in New Zealand  drew more than 900 accountants and bookkeepers. Xero […]

What are your options when you have outgrown Xero? Consider JCurve

What are the options for a small business wanting to use cloud accounting software when the business has outgrown current entry-level software such as Xero or QuickBooks Online (QBO)? There are a couple of reasons why the entry-level software may no longer be suitable: firstly its business model may have become more sophisticated and new […]

2013 – the cloud in review

Once my birthday is over (4th December) its full speed ahead for Christmas  and the New Year so time to review what has happened with cloud accounting software in the past 12 months and what we may expect in 2014. 2013 has been a full on year for cloud accounting software. We have seen Xero […]