Accounting and financial application software monitors and processes transactions coming and out of an enterprise. This includes ERP software and other high-end, often cloud-based, accounting/financial software. 

One of the advantages of using cloud-based financial/accounting software is that it is scalable, so you have more storage or compute on available to you on the days you need it. Payroll is the record of salaries, wages and bonuses paid by a company to employees and a record of taxes paid and deductions made.


SAP reveals new data analytics tool for financial services

Jun 24, 2015 Jane McCallion

Data pooling with increased understanding of risk could help increase profits

Socitm: Councils still fear cloud data security

May 1, 2015 Joe Curtis

While 90 per cent of local authorities have tried cloud, concerns remain, warns body

Specsavers sharpens financial focus with cloud BI

Feb 13, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Opticians chain turns to cloud to improve financial planning

Apple wins Greenpeace backing for solar-powered US datacentre plans

Feb 3, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Apple makes further commitment to green energy that Greenpeace hopes AWS will follow

AWS wind-powered datacentres win Greenpeace's backing

Jan 21, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Public cloud giant signs wind power deal for cloud datacentres as part of ongoing sustainable energy pledge


Finance in the cloud explained

Apr 17, 2015 Maxwell Cooter

We look at the role cloud plays in finance and the benefits on offer to organisations large and small...

Will cloud be the enemy or the hero in our dystopian future?

Dec 17, 2014 Nick Booth

Should we worry that the power of cloud computing seems to be concentrating in the wrong hands?

Why a credible code of conduct is needed to secure European cloud growth

Dec 4, 2014 Sureyya Cansoy

techUK explains why a credible data protection code of conduct is needed to build a thriving, global cloud industry

Where is my data?

Nov 21, 2014 Rene Millman

Do you know where your data is? It's a key cloud question you should be asking up front...

How to run an IT department as a cloud-aware business

Sep 9, 2014 Lesley Meall

The advent of cloud has changed things for CIOs - they must present a different face to business units

Case Studies

(ISC)² and CSA develop qualification for security protection

Jun 23, 2015

The Certified Cloud Security Professional qualification will become a global standard for protecting cloud-based data

Cloud Accounting

Accountancy firm moves to cloud to ease relocation problems

Nov 27, 2013 Rene Millman

Myers and Co use SaaS to manage documents for remote workers

Cloud brings efficiencies to efficiency company

Oct 9, 2013 Rene Millman

PowerPerfector uses Salesforce accounting to integrate financial information across the organisation

Cloud, all cloud. Signagelive on life without servers

Jun 28, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Companies that are 100 percent cloud are a rare breed. Signagelive explains how it made the move

Cloud computing is the only way for Essex

May 22, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Essex is one of the councils leading the way when it comes to cloud. But, as CIO David Wilde makes clear, it's part of a wider strategy