Cloud Accounting

Cloud Accounting: True Business Potential for SMEs

As we are waist-deep into the digital age when it comes to business operations, SMEs constantly play catch up with new and emerging technologies that help their businesses move smarter, faster and clearer.

Cloud computing has become one of the most prominent transformative tools for SMEs, restructuring ways management and financial data are used and enabling accountants and bookkeeping services to deliver their services more efficiently and effectively.

Accessibility and Collaboration

With cloud computing, businesses gain instant access to their financial data at any time and place with an existing internet connection.

The accessibility is of great advantage for business owners that operate from multiple locations, run remote teams or have employees who travel as part of their role. With real-time collaboration features, business owners can facilitate seamless teamwork with bookkeepers and accountants – making financial management simple. It is hugely advantageous for report sharing and decision-making essential to business growth.

Data Security

The security of financial data is a worldwide concern and classed as one of the most crucial factors in business operations. Cloud accounting provides robust security measures to maintain that security measure.

Reputable cloud computing platforms have higher levels of encryption, secure servers and regular data backups that safeguard all sensitive information against any intruder party trying to gain access – and any potential loss and damage.

Saving Money

Cloud accounting is a benefit in eliminating expensive on-premises hardware and software installations. These upfront costs for businesses can sometimes be very substantial.

With cloud accounting, business owners can subscribe on a pay-as-you-go basis, scaling all usage up or down as required. It also saves on IT infrastructure maintenance and upgrades as this would be handled by the cloud service provider.


Cloud accounting platforms seamlessly integrate with other business applications, including payment gateways, payroll systems and customer relationship management (CRM) software.

The integration enables a smooth flow of data between systems whilst eliminating manual data entry and errors associated with it. Cloud accounting offers automation features like recurring transactions, invoice reminders and bank feeds that save time and streamline the business’s financial processes.

To discover more about cloud computing and bookkeeping services in Manchester, contact the friendly team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today.

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Wayne Dinning, Managing Director, SD Waste Paper Limited

Diane has been providing her services to my company for approximately 6 months now and I can honestly say that due to her assistance, my company is running a lot more smoothly than it has at any time over the previous 30 years that it has existed.

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Steve Price, BWP Inspire

“We have now been working alongside you with various clients. In some cases, we have introduced you to our clients and in other cases you have worked as part of our team. Every time we have brought you in you have done a great job. We now see you as an extended part of our team. You have proved to be professional, flexible and above all competent in getting the work done. We would not have any hesitation in recommending you again, and we look forward to working with you more in the future.”

Steve Tanswell, Manchester Facades

I changed book-keepers around a year ago because of a disagreement.  I employed Diane of Pebbles and having been with the same firm for 10 years, I was amazed by how easy working with Diane was.  Not only did the change save me money but also saved me time.  Utilising new technologies (to me) have massively improved the amount of money I can claim back in VAT and has made the whole process speedier and well as easier.  Even when Diane is chasing me for information she does in a friendly professional manner.  I’m thrilled to be working with her and would recommend her to anyone.

Lisa Heggie, The Gunnery

A massive thank you to Diane at Pebbles Bookkeeping & HR. You took the huge stress away from where do I start, with employee policies etc. You have created us a great, informative employee handbook, covering all necessary policies and risk assessments in a matter of no time and from the other side of the world too. I will definitely be in touch for any future help our company needs.

Sam Phillips, Sam Phillips Builders

“Sean and the team at Pebbles provide bookkeeping services and do everything from processing invoices to payroll and then final accounts to trial balance.  They have put processes and systems in place that have helped the company track our projects and see if they are profitable and to help us generate better profitability and cash flow.  I highly recommend Pebbles Bookkeeping and often pass their details onto my contacts.”