Online Accounting Software for SMEs – Accountants Roadshow as Surfaccounts launches in Ireland & UK

Mar 3, 2013   //   by Helen   //   Accounting, Blog, SME, Technology //  No Comments

Online Accounting Software Online accounting software is a growth area as business owners warm to the benefits of being able to access, and update their accounts from multiple devices, rather than waiting to “get back to the office”. Real time information has real benefits – checking on what a customer owes you as you head into a meeting is just one. Online accounting software is offered as a SaaS product, (Software as a Service), which means you can use the service for a monthly fee and not invest money up front in purchasing a product that is soon out of [...]

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Digital Business Developments that Made a Difference – Confessions of An Accidental Accountant

Jan 18, 2013   //   by Helen   //   Accounting, Blog, Technology //  8 Comments

Towards the end of last year, I attended a Silver Jubilee ceremony. No, I am not secretly a member of a religious order, although ‘Silver Jubilee’ has priestly connotations. It was an event to celebrate 25 years as a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland. It took six years of apprenticeship and exams to earn membership, so that’s 31 years invested in the profession. An advanced sense of the ridiculous and a fascination with how people turn ideas into businesses has kept me somewhat sane and quite enthralled. The world has changed hugely since 1987, and the technology and equipment that we used then are actually featured in [...]

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Dropbox. It Just Works. Here is How.

Nov 9, 2012   //   by Helen   //   Apps, Blog, Technology //  4 Comments

Dropbox – the Company With a funding round of US $250 million in 2011, which included investments by both Bono and The Edge, and more than 50 million users worldwide, Dropbox is a company that regularly makes news. According to Dropbox, the company “was founded in 2007, by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer.”This article looks at the functions and benefits of Dropbox and why, in the company’s own words, “it just works”. Managing Your files with Dropbox Most people work on their files using multiple devices. This [...]

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