All the benefits of online accounting
As you now have a better understanding of online accounting with InformerOnline, we can take a further look into the benefits of online accounting in general. Many businesses dread the monthly costs of online accounting software. However, this is an investment which will save you time and money in other areas, so that the accounting software is actually paying for itself.
✓ Access your administration anytime, anywhere
With online accounting you only need a browser and a live internet connection to access your administration 24/7, regardless of your location. This can be a real benefit, particularly for self-employed individuals and small and medium sized business entrepreneurs who spend a lot of their time on the road, as the online accounting package offers them much more flexibility. Every lost hour can be spent updating your accounts, regardless of where you are located.
✓ No installation or manual updates required
InformerOnline is Software as a Service (SaaS). This means that maintenance costs and updates are included in the subscription fee. You are therefore no longer responsible for the program updates. Every time your log into InformerOnline, you are automatically given the use of the latest version.
And because you access the accounting program in the cloud, you don’t need to install software on your device. You can always get started immediately!
✓ Online accounting is more secure
Some businesses are wary when it comes to doing their accounts in the cloud. The idea that all the data of your administration is saved on external servers makes them feel unsafe. Still, data entered in online accounts is generally more secure than most off-line solutions. When you use an off-line solution you are responsible for creating the back-ups of your administration. You have a greater chance of losing your accounts in an incident at your work, for example a fire. Many businesses tend to keep the hard drive in the same room as the computer. When you lose your administration, you are no longer compliant with the retention duty imposed by the tax authorities. This can cause major problems.
InformerOnline has the Zeker-OnLine Certificate. This certificate has been developed in collaboration with the Dutch tax authorities and lists the accounting programs that are safe and reliable for online accounting. The certificate comprises of 280 standards in the field of operation, security and privacy. For example, frequent back-ups are made, which are then saved with certified partners. You can always rest assured that the security of your accounts is guaranteed.
✓ Link to the Dutch tax authorities and the Chamber of Commerce
The InformerOnline accounting program has a direct (secure) link with the Dutch tax authorities, allowing you to send your VAT return directly to the tax authorities. There is no more need to log into the website of the tax authorities and enter all the amounts manually. A direct link not only makes it easier to file a VAT return, it also greatly reduces the chances of mistakes.
InformerOnline also has a direct link to the Chamber of Commerce database. For example, if you wish to add a new customer or supplier, simply retrieve the name and address details directly from the database. This saves businesses a lot of time.
In addition to the links with the tax authorities and the Chamber of Commerce, InformerOnline offers many more links, such as links to payment providers, debt collection agencies, salary administrations and invoice recognition software.
✓ Gain a better insight with online accounting
If you use online accounting, your administration will generally be updated much faster. The app also keeps you better informed. Online accounting therefore provides you the means to be aware of your figures and enables you to take better decisions based on accurate information.