Cloud accounting software for small businesses

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Manage your finances from anywhere

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How cloud accounting software works

Cloud accounting software, also known as online accounting software, operates by securely storing your financial data in the cloud rather than on your local device. 

This provides small business owners with a cloud-based solution to access and manage income tracking, invoices, expenses, financial reports, inventory, and more, from any device with an internet connection. With cloud accounting, your books are conveniently maintained online, providing flexibility and accessibility.

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Anywhere, on any device

With QuickBooks Online cloud accounting software, your data is automatically synced across your devices so that your work is never lost. It also means you can run your business from the office, the car or the kitchen table.

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Do business with airtight security

QuickBooks Online uses advanced, industry recognised security safeguards and encryption technology to keep your financial data private and protected.

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Upgrade as you grow

Enjoy the flexibility to purchase what you need right now and upgrade your plan as you grow. Simply add more storage space, users, and advanced features as you need.

Upgrade as you grow

Easily collaborate with colleagues

Because it's cloud-based, multiple users can to log into QuickBooks Online simultaneously, and it keeps track of any changes through a detailed activity log. Give access to your bookkeeper, accountant or colleagues so they can work directly with your data online.

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Automatically have the latest software

Gone are the days of downloading software and upgrading with every new release. With QuickBooks cloud accounting software, simply subscribe and access the latest version immediately.

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Make decisions with real time data

Make better and faster decisions because you're seeing financial data in real-time. Information like bank balances and transactions are instantly available, giving a more up-to-date and accurate view of cash flow.

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Why small businesses love cloud accounting*

Increase productivity


No more sharing and editing spreadsheets saved on thumb drive.

Flexibility to scale up or down


Increase or reduce capacity to support growth and handle busy periods.

Reduced IT costs


Save on server maintenance, power and cooling costs, and licensing and upgrade expenses.

Benefits of cloud accounting software for small businesses

Boost small businesses efficiency and productivity with cloud based accounting software.

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Save time

Say goodbye to manual data entry and get time back.

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Access anywhere, anytime

QuickBooks gives you the flexibility to run your business from work, home or on the go.

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Data security

Your data is stored securely in the cloud with security safeguards.

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Automatic software updates

No installation needed.

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24/7 Customer support

Our team of experts is here to support you 24/7.

Cloud Accounting Software vs Traditional Accounting

Why should small businesses in Australia switch to cloud-based accounting software?

Cloud Accounting Software

Traditional Accounting Software


Remote server enables access from anywhere, anytime

Automates accounting process.

Increases accuracy by reducing the need for manual data entry.

Automatic software updates

Industry-recognized security safeguards: SSL certificates and password-protected logins and automatically backs up your data in the cloud.

Requires installation on your desktop and can only be accessed on computers via a server on your business premises.

Requires time-consuming manual data entry.

Increases the risk of human error due to manual data entry.

Often requires expensive software updates and license fees every time a small business grows.

Accounting data can be lost or destroyed in the event of natural disasters or if your device is lost, stolen or damaged.

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