Why Go Paperless?
“Business doesn’t stop when you walk out of the office.
We do what we have to do – anything, anytime, anywhere, any place.
I’ve approved bills in Dubai, Paris, Rome, and Hawaii. I have access to our business at all hours, in all time zones, and never have to miss a beat.”
Ren Cicalese, CPA, PFS, CGMA, Managing Shareholder
Alloy Silverstein’s Managing Shareholder, Ren Cicalese, is more than an advocate for paperless, cloud-based accounting systems and business processes – he is a user of the same services that we offer and recommend to clients.
Transitioning to a paperless office affords today’s modern business owners new opportunities to constantly stay on top of their business responsibilities and always be in-the-know about financial performance.
Since the cloud is run online, everything is automatically backed up and there is nothing to install. Even software updates are free and instantly available to you. Having software that automatically updates means you’ll spend less time manually updating your system and more time building your business.
Cloud software allows you to have a clear and accurate overview of your financial position in real-time, all the time. Your “paperless” files are stored in your online database which means no more shuffling through piles of papers to find necessary forms or documents. All your data, files, forms, and information are at your fingertips.
Cloud software ensures that no one can access your data unless they have login information to your online account. Because your data is not stored on a hard drive, if your laptop or cell phone is lost or stolen, you don’t have to worry about your files being compromised. Additionally, if a natural disaster were to occur, your business productivity wouldn’t have to be affected – all of your information is backed up and stored off site. As long as you have a device with internet connection, you’ll be able to access all of your important documents to keep your business up and running under every circumstance.
Easily collaborate online with your team and advisors by granting multi-user access with various user permission levels. It’s easier now than ever before to stay connected with your trusted accountants, advisors, and business partners who are looking out for the best interest of your company.
Going paperless and uploading and/or syncing your data and documents to the cloud allows you to access your information and accounting software online anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Whether you’re at home, at the park, or half way around the globe, you’re business is always with you.
Keeping backups of traditional accounting software is a costly and complicated task if done appropriately. So is upgrading the software and utilizing their customer support. With cloud-based accounting software, upgrades and data back-ups are free and automatic. Rather, you pay for the software by monthly subscription.