Since the onset of the Covid 19 Pandemic the way many businesses worked changed overnight. Many were forced to a complete standstill in fact. However, for others, the effects on their business were less so with the only real change being a change from the office to working from home.
For some businesses during the pandemic, their worlds were changed forever. For others, the only thing changed was the working location from office to home.
Remote working is here to stay
In developed countries the amount of people working remotely has changed dramatically from just 2% in 2019 to 33% in 2020. This trend is expected to continue into 2021. Even when a vaccine arrives it is expected that people will work from home at a far higher level than before.
If you are working in administration or in the accounts department working from home can bring different challenges and complexities. Issues around access to information are paramount. Whether its your accounting system, bank statements, letter/post, invoices. The only way to adapt successfully is to embrace the cloud in your business.
Embrace cloud accounting for your business
To make working from home a feasible option for your business there are several practical steps that you can take and arguably the most important one is to embrace the cloud.
Why you should consider XERO
XERO is our cloud-based accounting partner of choice. The benefits of Xero are as follows:
- Access information in real time from anywhere
- Allows for enhanced collaboration with your finance partners/accountants
- Reduced costs – Xero allows for a paperless/virtual office environment
- Access to the Xero eco system – Xero integrates with many other apps which can offer extra support in other areas
- Security – Xero data is as secure when you’re working from home as when you’re working in the office. However, you should still observe basic security hygiene, such as making your Wi-Fi
connection password protected, and updating any programs installed on your computer, including your browser and antivirus software.
- Ease of use – Xero is easy to get your staff trained on. It will save hours of time in administration in comparison with traditional legacy accounts packages.
What you need to use Xero remotely
To access Xero from home you just need an internet connection and compatible browser. You can use any computer with a compatible browser. It really is as simple as that.
You can also Xero on the go through your mobile device and the Xero App. As well as giving you more flexibility in where you can work, it means you can continue to work when you don’t have an internet connection or access to your computer.
Why you should consider Conall Dunne & Company?
For us, the Xero is only the beginning of our journey with you. Xero is a vehicle which allows us to get access to your information in real time and to live within your business in order to drive you forward. We are cloud accounting specialists who can unlock opportunities for growth and efficiencies that you won’t even be aware exist.
If you have any questions about cloud accounting, XER0 or would like to talk more in depth about the value we may be able to offer your business, then please do not hesitate to get in touch call 074 91 66010, jump on a Microsoft teams call or email [email protected]