Accounting Software, also known as online accounting software, is accounting software that helps you maintain your books of accounts online. Unlike the traditional accounting software installed on your desktop, computing accounting software is hosted on a remote server rather than a server on your business premises. It is based in the cloud instead of being installed on your computer.
Thus, in accounting software, the accounting data is sent on the cloud, processed on a remote server, and then returned back to you as a user. In simple terms, accounting software allows users to access software applications through the internet or other networks through a cloud application service provider.
Thus, you as a small business owner need not install accounting software separately on every desktop being used in your firm. Further, since everything is based online, your employees sitting in any part of the world can collaborate and access the data uploaded on the cloud accounting software from any part of the world at any time.