How having cloud accounting software can help your business

How having cloud accounting software can help your business

For those who are not very familiar with the concept, the cloud might seem like a scary, ambiguous place where information disappears. In reality, it is anything but that. Cloud computing has a massive array of benefits when it comes to the business world.

With the new Financial Year just around the corner, now is the time to start looking into how your current accounting system or software fits into your 2018 goals and business growth strategy. Getting organised now will help you manage the books faster and more efficiently than ever before.

To sum it up: cloud computing is a way for people and companies to access digital resources (files, music, photos, software, social media, etc.) over the internet. These resources are not stored on your personal or company hard drive. Instead, they are stored on the premises of a cloud computing company.

When it comes to how cloud computing can impact your business, the benefits are abundant. Here are some reasons why you may want to jump on board.  

• Multiple user access: Financial data is available to anyone with login credentials. The company accountant can access the books from their home or office and play a bigger role in the financials of the business.

• Data entry: Cloud accounting software connects to your bank account and other cloud based software. This allows data to automatically flow between the systems, removing the need for as much manual entry.

• Transferring data: You almost never need to transfer data out of the cloud since it is housed in a single location and can be accessed directly through the internet.

• Protecting data: Because the information is not stored locally, there is no risk of losing data in the event of a computer failure.

• Software update: The great thing about the cloud is the updates take place automatically. You always have the most recent version of the software, without being forced to pay extra or go through another installation process.

• Insights: Cloud computing gives business owners’ access to real-time data. This big data can help inform business decisions with real time information which will help you to grow your company in a more productive manner.


So what do you think? Do you have a better understanding of all the ins and outs of the cloud? And are you ready to use it for your business? If you are ready to move to the cloud get in touch – we are cloud integration specialists that can help make your transition to the cloud smooth and stress free.


Winner of Xero Bookkeeping Partner of the Year New Zealand 2016 – GoFi8ure!

We are so humbled and honoured to be named Xero Bookkeeping Partner of the Year New Zealand. To win Wellington Bookkeeping Partner was awesome, but winning this is absolutely amazing.

Thank you so much to everyone at Xero for your support and for providing us with such awesome tools – they make our lives easier and our clients too! Also a massive thank you to our awesome team, what a great team effort – thank you for your passion.

Thank you to our fans and clients – you rock!! And finally a huge thank you to our fellow Bookkeepers and our Bookkeeping community. You are all amazing and we are so lucky to work alongside you! What a great way to kick off Global Bookkeepers Week!

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Media Release – Local business wins industry award for business community efforts

Local bookkeeping and accounting specialist, GoFi8ure, has scooped the 2015 Bookkeeping Community Contributor of the Year  award at the recent New Zealand Bookkeepers Association Inc (NZBAI) conference in Auckland.

The award, presented to Lisa Martin – GoFi8ure’s Executive Director, recognises the company’s strong association with its business locale. In particular, its membership and support of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce & Industry and its involvement through them in shaping the annual Wellington Region Business Expo into one of New Zealand’s stand out local business events.

Mark Futter, Chief Executive of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce & Industry says: “Lisa and the team at GoFi8ure are extremely active members of the Hutt Valley and Wellington business community. They regularly put their time, ideas, energy, creativity and sponsorship into business initiatives. It is with their help that we have created the thriving business hub that we have here today not only in the Hutt Valley but also across the wider Wellington Region.”

The award also commended GoFi8ure’s instrumental leadership role in creating and developing the bookkeeping association – the NZBAI – which provides accreditation, professional development and a national network for bookkeepers.

Lisa Martin comments: “We are absolutely delighted to win this award. When you are passionate about where you work and what you do, you just can’t help being involved in everything that is going on.  We see the local and regional business communities as an extension of our own company. We all want to succeed, we all want to grow, we all want to be the best at what we do – and in our world it makes sense to join forces and work together for the greater good of the area as well as the industry you are in.”

GoFi8ure was also presented with the 2015 Bookkeeping Marketing Innovation award at the NZBAI conference. This recognised the company’s bold, superhero branding and its creative approach to changing the perception of bookkeeping as an old-fashioned compliance task to a thoroughly modern, integral part of the success of any business.

GoFi8ure holds the Education in Business Award from the 2014 Hutt Valley Business Excellence Awards; Lisa holds the 2014 Leadership Award. 

GoFi8ure’s Hutt Valley office is along Upper Hutt’s Gibbons Street. The company also has an office in Wellington’s CBD, a mobile team to reach the Greater Wellington suburbs and a branch in Auckland. 

GoFi8ure won TWO awards at the Hutt Valley Business Excellence Awards 2014

We are so excited to announce GoFi8ure won TWO awards at the Hutt Valley Business Excellence Awards 2014!

Education in Business – GoFi8ure (Sponsored by Open Polytechnic)

Leadership (Individual) – Lisa Martin (Sponsored by Westpac)

A massive congratulations to all the winners, finalists, nominees and partners on the night – it was the most amazing experience to be a part of such a great event. And thanks to Westpac for hosting the awards!


If you would like to watch the Education Award video please CLICK HERE

If you would like to watch the Leadership Award video please CLICK HERE








GoFi8ure – Finalist in two prestigious Xerocon Awards categories

We are thrilled to announce GoFi8ure were a Finalist in the prestigious Xerocon Awards x 2 categories.

Xero Bookkeeper of the Year – NZ Xerocon February 2014 – Winner
Xero Marketing Innovation Award – NZ Xerocon February 2014 – Finalist

The GoFi8urines had an amazing time at the Xerocon conference and awards. No Wellington fog was going to stop us from being amongst the best!

A massive congratulations to all the winners, finalists, nominees and partners on the night – it was the most amazing experience to be a part of and everyone who loves Xero is a WINNER in our books!