How to transition your business to cloud accounting

How to transition your business to cloud accounting

Cloud accounting services are transforming the way businesses are handling their accounting and payroll functions. According to a study conducted by Emergent Research, 80 percent of businesses will be using the cloud by 2020 and any business that hasn’t embraced cloud technology will soon be in a minority. While many businesses are aware of the benefits cloud computing brings to their companies, the steps they need to take to evolve their business from an organisation reliant on desktop software to one that is enjoying the agility of the cloud are often unclear.

Sage Business Cloud: The way forward

Sage is the market leader in cloud business management with over 3 million global customers. They have recently introduced Sage Business Cloud, previously known as Sage One, which has been built to respond to the demands of modern companies and is designed to be the only cloud platform that businesses will ever need. The big advantage that Sage Business Cloud offers is that customers can join the platform at any stage of their business journey and it will adapt as the company’s needs evolve.

Sage Business Cloud is designed to support the next generation of businesses and features a set of core products including accounting, financials, enterprise management, payroll, payments and banking. Sage Business Cloud is currently being rolled out internationally and if you are an existing Sage One user, your profile, including any details on your account, will sync automatically.

Bringing cloud accounting to your business

As a Sage Platinum Business Partner, GGD’s software division is able to offer businesses the option of Sage’s latest on-premise software or help them transition to leading payroll and accounting solutions in the cloud with Sage One. Sage One accounting is a cloud-based innovative accounting solution that allows you to seamlessly manage your accounting online.

Sage One Payroll gives you more control over your payroll processing by taking care of all the payroll legislation for you – including UIF, SDL, IRP5 and PAYE submissions. With standard reports, you’ll also get instant access to all the payroll information you need in PDF, Excel or Word formats. With Sage One Payroll, it’s easy to comply with SARS requirements and you can generate tax certificates in one simple step.

Sage sales and services

We understand that businesses have different needs and requirements, so we provide sales and support for a range of Sage products including Sage Pastel Accounting (Partner & Xpress products) Sage Pastel Partner Payroll & HR and Sage Evolution. Our on-site support for all the Sage Accounting, Payroll and Evolution software packages includes helping businesses with the installation of the database engine and software as we well as the setting up of the general ledger, customers, suppliers, master files and parameters.

We are also available to help when things don’t go as smoothly as they should and can assist your business with troubleshooting all Pastel-related errors, fault-finding with database connectivity and the fixing of any corrupt data on your company database. We provide remote and telephonic support for all Sage Accounting, Payroll and Evolution packages – unless an on-site visit is required.

Sage training on site

We understand that training on site is often more convenient for most businesses and are happy to accommodate this. We offer on site training for all of the Sage Accounting, Payroll and Evolution products. Our training is divided into three modules.

The basic level covers the basic processing, set up and reporting within the base modules of Pastel, Payroll and Evolution. Intermediate provides mid-level training, which includes the basics as well as correcting entries, additional reporting, tips and tricks and additional modules such as multi-stores and manufacturing. Our advanced training is for experienced Pastel users that would like to know more about the system including all additional modules, report writing, forms design and more.

For more information about how GGD’s software division can assist you with cloud accounting services, software sales and software training and support, contact us today.

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