Which cloud system is right for you?

The choice of online accounting software is generally not a question of whether one is better than another. The choice should come down to the specific needs of your business, the accounting experience of the users, and your personal preference regarding the user interface you prefer. Whether you have an existing cloud system, you want to move your accounts to the cloud, or you want to upgrade from a local server based system, we can help and support you.

Each product has particular strengths and benefits and some are more suited to one business over another. This is why we are not tied to one particular brand of software, but instead we take the time to review your requirements and recommend a system that is right for you and your business needs.

Whilst there are too many different systems available for us to review all of them here, we have asked the main products we work with to summarise their key benefits below:


logo_xero Xero is beautiful, easy ­to ­use online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has over 133,000 subscribers in the UK and over 717,000 globally in over 180 countries. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500 third­-party tools, and was ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the World’s Most Innovative Growth Company in 2014 and 2015.


logo_sage Sage offers a whole suite of online software that can help accounting professionals grow their business. Giving the flexibility and freedom to focus on providing value-added services, Sage have a range of resources to ensure data on payroll, accounts and cash flow is accurate and up to date. Products available include Sage One, Sage Impact and Sage Live.


logo_twinfield Although Twinfield online accounting can be used for the smallest businesses, it also includes features that larger businesses need, such as a flexible, multi-dimensional chart of accounts, multi-currency, inter-company reporting and group consolidations.  Twinfield online accounting can be used to create a highly efficient, end-to-end accounting solution for your business.


logo_freeagent FreeAgent is designed specifically for small businesses and freelancers to make it simple to stay on top of your day-to-day bookkeeping. At the same time working alongside UHY’s team of qualified accountants ensures you receive the best tax planning and business advice. It is completely web-based, so there’s nothing to download, update, or install on your computer, and you can access it from anywhere you have an internet connection.


logo_kashflow KashFlow is more than just an easy to use online bookkeeping system. It is already helping businesses like yours to create invoices on the go, get paid faster with automatic credit control, save time with auto bank feeds and most importantly connect you in real time to your accountant so they can give you proactive, future facing advice.


logo_quickbooks. QuickBooks Online is aimed at small to medium-sized businesses and can cater for businesses with 50+ employees. It is multi-currency software and has integrated payroll functionality that can deal with up to 60 staff. For many years QuickBooks has been the main competitor to Sage in the UK; however the US has the largest number of QuickBooks users.



With many specialist teams and both a national and international capability, we can provide an independent assessment of your needs.  We follow a structured process when reviewing options for clients so where we start the process very much depends on where you are with your existing set up and what your immediate and longer term needs are.  Read more about how our service works here.