Last week Green Taylor Partners ran an information evening show casing the various cloud based software solutions. Regular readers of our blogs and newsletters will have seen past articles I have written in regards to cloud computing with MYOB and Xero in particular.
Through the accreditation process of Xero I have become quite relaxed about this new cloud based solution. Many have seen this as conflictive to my long term go to solution being MYOB AccountRight. Having years of experience in MYOB the past few years have been very disappointing, mainly in the area of speed.
Running the session last week made me re-evaluate again where I see these software packages. My aim of the session was to give an unbiased review of both companies solutions for cloud computing and how they each have gone about it. My aim was not to have a Xero or MYOB focused session but to outline the strengths and weaknesses of each.
I feel they each significantly have their own benefits to offer users and that there is not necessarily a one fit all solution.
And finally, ‘Old is new again’. Through listening to the marketing that a lot of the new software solutions mention, they are rehashing the past. Examples of this are:
Many of these can be aided by good use of your software or have been available for many years in existing software. Many of the benefits being spruiked are no different to those that were being mentioned in the early 90’s when business software became common.
Certainly many of these benefits can be gained by using software, but the user must fully use the reporting and benefits of the software. For many business owners they simply use the software to maintain debtors systems, prepare for BAS and end of year work. Management of your business is still within the software as it has been for more than 25 years now.
If you would like to know more about the software solutions or how to get more from your software contact your Accountant at Green Taylor Partners.