The AICPA recently published a guidebook for implementing a web-driven practice in the cloud, covering everything from hardware and Web bandwidth to scanning and transferring software to cloud accounting.
And at Cloud9 CEO Robert Chandler wrote “THE Book” on CPA practice cloud accounting and private clouds for professional practice and small businesses in general – Together In The Cloud is a definitive primer for all interested business owners and practice managers.
Firms need to have a comprehensive cloud accounting technology plan, according to one of the (AICPA) book authors John Higgins, because “it’s very easy to invest in the wrong [cloud accounting] solutions at the wrong time.” That can be expensive, both in terms of dollars and staff time lost, he added.
“The accounting profession has developed a good understanding of the concept of cloud computing, but not its value proposition,” Higgins adds. “Firms often have difficulty seeing the strategic value of [cloud accounting] technology.”
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Some of the areas where Cloud9 can assist in planning and implementing your private accounting cloud include:
- Optimal deployment of a document management system take your cloud accounting practice paperless.
- Moving firm software applications (tax, accounting, practice management, time and billing, etc.) to the accounting cloud.
- Providing clients cloud-accounting solutions (like our QuickBooks and Sage hosting service).
- Getting a solid accounting cloud plan in place to ensure continuity, security and speedy disaster recovery.
The new books underscore the importance of creating a comprehensive cloud accounting practice technology plan to effectively and efficiently deploy resources and take full advantage of cloud accounging.
Are you ready to move your practice resources to cloud accounting? Cloud9 Real Time is the undisputed cloud accounting choice of more accountants in North America, and for good reason. We can help in the planning and implementation of your firm’s private accounting office cloud. Save time, money, aggravation and worry – take a demo or test drive and find out what all the hubbub is about.