Is it Really Better in the Cloud?

At some point, every accounting professional needs to stop and ask the question: Is the Cloud really better? Of course, “better,” is a relative term and means different things based on who is asking (and answering) the question. For example, if someone asked you “Is a Range Rover better than a Toyota Prius?”, answers will vary based on what “better” means to you. If you desire a large luxury SUV or the perceived status, the answer might be “Yes, the Range Rover is better.” On the other hand, if you are looking for good gas mileage and cost effectiveness, the answer will be “No.”

What I’m getting at is that there is more to answering the question about the Cloud than a simple Yes or No. It’s important to understand why you are asking the question. Are you looking to increase efficiency, lower costs, and/or elevate client service? Many factors play into whether you are ready to move to the Cloud…and whether it’s “better.” To help you decide, below are some of the key benefits firm leaders can expect from Cloud technologies. After reviewing the list, your answer should come much easier…

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