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Expert Cloud Accounting

Looking to grow your business and save time? We are experts at Xero, Sage and Quickbooks. We can help you install cloud systems and provide expert training.

Call today to find out how we can help you 01634 731390

Here at Friend & Grant, we can provide you with expert cloud accounting, from the software itself to the initial training and ongoing support. As a business owner, it is essential that you have confidence in the safety and security of your business accounts and business software.

Accessing your information from anywhere and from any device is becoming more and more important to business owners. As is having access to accounts for various team members and having the ability to share information safely and work collaboratively. There is a never-ending list of benefits to making the switch from traditional bookkeeping to cloud accounting, whether it’s Xero Accounting, Quickbooks or Sage – we have the expertise to help.

So, What Is Cloud Accounting?

Cloud Accounting is essentially a replacement for your traditional accounting and bookkeeping software or processes. It will enable you to cut down on paperwork, save time with automated processes such as invoices, payment requests and sales/purchase data tracking.

As a cloud-based software, it can be accessed remotely from almost any device using an encrypted login. This gives you and your team the freedom to access it anywhere without being tied to a specific device. Your cloud accounting software can also be connected directly to your bank to save manual data entry, therefore eliminating human error.

What Are the Benefits of Cloud Accounting?

Over the years, we have worked with many clients that have made the switch from traditional to cloud accounting. Some of the benefits they have experienced include;

  • Being able to access your financial information at any time and from anywhere.
  • Collaborative working, reduced paperwork and secure file sharing.
  • Saving time with automatic invoicing and payment processing.
  • Sales/purchases connected directly from the bank to the books.
  • Notifications and reminders about invoices and payments.
  • Saving money on hardware and IT maintenance costs.
  • Ongoing support from Friend & Grant.

Xero Accounting, Quickbooks and Sage

The benefits of cloud accounting are undeniable, but for some, knowing which cloud accounting software to use can be difficult. Our experts are here to help you with the decision making process. 

Because we work with several top accounting software companies, we can help you find the best accounting package based on your unique business requirements. Whether you need the ability to request invoice payments from customers or even to chase late payments automatically, we can help you to save time where it matters.

We will work with you to ensure that solutions are set up exactly how your business needs them. This can include a system and processes review to make your business more streamlined and efficient. Whether it’s removing the need to have countless pieces of paper and spreadsheets or making sure that all your systems talk to each other, we make sure this is as painless as possible.

We know that one size does not fit all and we work with you to find the best possible bespoke solution for your business that not only suits what you need now but can also scale up as your business grows.

Cloud Accounting Software, Training and Support

Through the provision of face-to-face or virtual training, we can help you and your team to understand your new cloud accounting systems so that you can access the relevant management information to help your business thrive and grow.

Our Business Support Team are all cloud accounting specialists. We work closely with expert providers such as Xero Accounting, Sage, QuickBooks and KashFlow so that our clients have the best solutions to suit their individual accounting needs. We will set you up and train you to use all of the functions with confidence. We can also provide a full or partial outsourced finance department service.

Save Time, Save Money

Your basic cloud accounting packages link to hundreds of time-saving apps. We ‘road test’ the apps before recommending them to clients so we can explain how they work and how much you can save.

Contact Friend & Grant today on 01634 731390 or book a free consultation and one of our expert cloud accounting experts will be in touch to discuss your unique business requirements.

Ruth Wiseman
Prohire Software Systems Ltd Sittingbourne

Since moving the computerised accounts from Sage 50 to Xero cloud accounting, I have continued to find Gavin and his team at Friend and Grant capable and supportive as I gain the knowledge on how to use Xero day to day.  Gavin proved invaluable in my initial training, being careful to explain how Xero processed transactions and willing to check that I had set up the recurring invoicing correctly.

His proactive approach enable the direct bank feed to be operational, swiftly. The technical support and business advice and expertise from Friend and Grant made the decision to move to Xero simple and effective, improving the credit control process by 30%, within 6 weeks.

Debbie Tellez
Higham Garage Limited Higham

We are into our third year working with Friend and Grant and found them very proactive by giving us pre-year-end tax planning. We have been using Sage accounting for a couple of years and we have received excellent training from Gavin and the rest of the Business Support team.

They have even recommended and implemented an add-on which allows us to deal with the VAT margin scheme. This automatically posts our transactions to Sage whereas before we were putting information into an Excel spreadsheet to calculate the VAT and then putting the same information onto Sage.

We have seen that this accounting system is a major time saver and we are looking at using some of the other functions that the software has. The support we have from Friend and Grant for the implementation and assistance with this system has been fantastic!

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