A small business works to its full potential when all staff are able to pool their knowledge and work collaboratively on projects. The increasing popularity of homeworking is making it more difficult than ever for small businesses to do this, when their employees could easily be in a completely different country to one another.
However, some of the same technology that has allowed levels of homeworking to increase exponentially is now also revolutionising the way people can work collaboratively online. This technology is referred to as either ‘cloud computing’ or ‘SaaS’ (Software-as-a-Service) and it is what powers WinWeb’s Online Office software.
Those terms may sound confusing, but the concept is actually very simple to grasp. Our software is not stored anywhere on your personal computer and is not installed in any way. You simply log into your account using your web browser and the information you enter or changes you make while there will be updated on our servers in real-time.
Small businesses no longer have to worry about hardware compatibility between PC and Mac or stress about constantly backing up their work. Because they are all accessing the same server simultaneously, businesses are able to work collaboratively together in real-time on projects.
This total collaboration in Online Office can even extend further to include your accountant. Many accountancy firms are now embracing the potential of SaaS and are more than willing to work alongside their clients using our software. Small businesses always get the most benefit from an accountant when they are able to work closely with them.
Our technology allows for far more immediacy and transparency in the relationship between small businesses and accountancy firms than ever before. You can expect feedback from your accountant in a more timely fashion than was ever possible before. Small businesses find it reassuring that they won’t get hit by nasty surprises or have to panic at the end of the financial year ever again.