Accounting software is a software which help business accountants to account for the business in a simpler manner using computer or electronic devices. The role of accounting software is to simplify the things for an accountant or business owner by eliminating the common process or posting of data in accounts.
Traditional Accounting System vs Modern Accounting System
- Traditional (offline)
- Modern (online)
- Before jumping in to the difference we will talk about some importance of accounting software, then we will further discuss about offline and online accounting software.
Increase in speed of work
The thing what software do is that the eliminate the repetitive tasks and that help the software’s to work faster then the usual accounting methods.
The accounting software has in built rechecking modes which finds out errors instantly and will not allow users to continue further before correcting them.
Rather than having 2-3 employees the accounting software can even be maintained by the owner himself with some basic knowledge of accounting. Some accounting software even have the facility of submitting returns the same will reduce the payments to be done to experts for the same.
The books the old accountants had used or is been using has no security accept the physical one, if the physical data is leaked you cannot secure it further but when it comes to accounting software there is layered security systems which prevent the data even after physical mode is leaked.
The movability and accessibility of accounting software is much better that the book keeping methods, as we all know sharing your admin password will make other use the software easily and anywhere they want.
Now lets talk about some facts about online and offline accounting software
Connectivity:- Online software can be connected from anywhere or anytime, but for offline software’s the physical connectivity or LAN is needed.
Data backup:- In online accounting software the software automatically back up the user data in servers even when the data is physically destroyed there is an option of restore, but for offline this facility is not available.
Software Pricing:- The online software is charged on monthly basis but offline software is a one time purchase option.
Security:- As online accounting software is maintained by experts there is less chance of viruses, and as offline software is also not much likely to get viruses but can cause some crashing in them.
These were some basic differences which you need to know about online and offline software. But as increasing trend of online accounting has made the business accounting easy and convenient.
Shweta Mishra is a Digital Marketing Consultant at Merrchant, a Online Accounting software company.She is an expert in all natural Digital marketing techniques and trends.