In many of my earlier blog posts, I explored the reasons why, over the next few years, you will want to be migrating your clients’ accounting systems onto QuickBooks Online. But, what if your clients don’t want to change? What if they’re happy with their existing system, with their manual books and records, and with their Excel-based spreadsheet or desktop accounting system?
If that’s the case, then you have a number of options.
It’s Not Your Fault
The first, of course, is to remind clients that if Making Tax Digital goes ahead, pretty much every business will need to be on the cloud inside three years. So, they don’t really have a choice. And, it’s not your fault. It’s the government that is the one not giving businesses a choice.
King Canute Could Not Stop the Tide
A second argument you can use is to explain that software companies are completely committed to the cloud, which means that at some point in the not-too-distant future, they’ll stop supporting desktop accounting systems. We can’t stop the advances in technology – in the same way that we can’t stop banks phasing out cheques.
Change is inevitable.So, sooner or later, your clients will have no choice. They will have to move their accounting systems onto a cloud accounting system such as QuickBooks Online. And, they’re better off doing it now, rather than waiting until the last minute when everyone is starting to panic and there’s a rush. The Power of a Demonstration You can […]