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Business people get their heads in the 'cloud'

Monday, 24th February 2014.

Well over 50 people from local businesses and organisations attended the bestof Haverhill monthly event last week.

The guest speaker was Paul Donno from 1 Accounts Online Ltd who spoke about the benefits of cloud-based technology for businesses. The “cloud” is where information is stored and shared over the internet through a network of servers.

Paul, an ex-Castle Manor student, recalled his earliest exposure to technology which was the computer in the maths department at the school.

He explained how his love of technology and realisation that it could be used to save time and money began very early on in his career.

Over the years Paul has become an early adopter of new technology and is known to be something of a gadget geek.

Underlying his passion for anything silver and shiny (preferably with an apple on it) is however a real desire to streamline process and administration to improve efficiency.

Paul explained that most people are using the “cloud” in some form, whether for internet banking, buying online or engaging with social media.

Some of the cloud-based products he recommended for making life easier included Dropbox, for storing and sharing information and photographs; Evernote for writing notes that can be accessed from any device – phone, tablet or PC; Google Drive a file sharing, editing and storage application and Sage One.

Sage One is a cloud-based accounting solution that has seen a huge growth in users, from 3,000 to 24,000 in the last two years.

Paul has worked closely with Sage since starting his own practice in 1993 and has always been a strong advocate of the market leading accountancy and payroll software. He is one of 180 accountants across the whole of the UK to be Sage accreditated.

Sage One offers the businesses the facility to do their accounts anytime, anywhere. All they need is an Internet connection. The historical view of accounts is replaced with real time information and the ability to share information with their book keeper or accountant easily.

Safe and secure Sage One removes the need for manual (and often costly) upgrades and offers 24/7 telephone and phone support from a UK based call centre.

Elaine Carr, owner of the bestof Haverhill, said: “Sage One is a powerful tool delivering many benefits for businesses. In today’s world we want to access information when we need it and not when someone else has processed it.

"Online accounting turns the traditional accountancy model on its head and I believe it is the way forward. For anyone looking for a more efficient way of handling their accounts I would encourage them to get in touch with Paul, as Sage UK’s top accountant there is no one better qualified to help.”

For further information on the services offered by 1 Accounts Online please contact Paul Donno on 08448 111396 or email paul@1accounts.co.uk

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