The changes brought on by the current pandemic have been hard for businesses on many levels. Our interactions with one another have been halted or put at a digital distance and as the current workplace environment is constantly being reshaped, the need to safely and effectively conduct business has become challenging.

The good news is, there are options available!

Setting up your company to function remotely is a great way to make sure you are ready and able to adapt as needed. Intuit, the developers of QuickBooks, offers a cloud-based service called QuickBooks Online (QBO), that is more than capable of delivering the flexibility needed to thrive no matter the working situation.

Here are the top five features that make QuickBooks Online the best option for mobilizing your company:

1. Accessibility

With QuickBooks Online, there is no need to worry about using a specific computer or operating system. QBO allows access to your account via the webpage login, all that you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone with access to the internet. This makes telecommuting much more efficient!

2. Unlimited Support and Continual Updates

Some people are more computer savvy than others. Intuit offers a wide range of training videos and webinars that make learning easy for all skill levels. For more specific or immediate concerns, you can use either the chat live feature available on the website or call the dedicated phone support team. The online software is being ever-improved and updated, and these benefits are included with your subscription.

3. Ease of Accountant Data Transfers

If you are currently using the desktop version of QuickBooks, you must send data to your accountant via flash drive or emails and this can get laborious and confusing. With QuickBooks online, your accountant is able to make changes in real-time. Your year-end work becomes much easier to access and to prepare for the accountant.

4. Free Secure Storage

With Quickbooks Online, there is no need to back up your data. Everything is stored in the cloud and backed up by Intuit and provides bank-level encryption, for assurance your data is secure.

5. A Variety of Plans to Suit your Needs

Intuit offers different plans depending on what your business requires. Picking the plan that works best for you means not having to pay for things you don’t need. You can focus on how many users you need and the type of access required.

BrightBooks is a sister company of ICG, they have the experience to assist you in taking your accounting to the cloud with QuickBooks Online. We have performed many conversions to QBO in the last year and we continue to help clients in making this jump to real-time accounting and reporting. Please contact your Innovative CPA Group team member for more information, visit our website, or call us directly at 203-987-4111.