Hope this helps!
If your not sure how to setup, contact your computer tech and Accountant / Bookkeepers.
|Software Type||Description||Pro's / Con's||Summary|
|Desktop, Laptop/Tablet |
(PC & Apple Mac)
|Desktop software is installed locally onto your computers hard drive.||1) Doesn't rely on internet connection for access. If your internet is down, you can still work! |
2) Most desktop software operates faster cause it doesn't have to access data on a server over the internet.
3) It normally contains more stable features cause the technology has been around longer.
|Desktop software from reputable companies is a solid investment.|
(Off-Site Server Based)
|Cloud based software is accessed over the internet with a online login. This software is stored on a server at another location.||1) You can login from any computer at any location connected to the internet for access. Normally by using a Username and Password. |
2) If your internet is down you cannot work? This is a big problem if your using the software for long periods of time.
|In Australia, until the NBN roll out is complete in 2030, desktop software will normally be safer, faster and more reliable. However, some reputable companies are building solid products for thye future.
It is inevitable that cloud base software will be very popular for large business's working from different locations.