Cloud accounting software is similar to traditional, on-premises, or self-install accounting software, only the accounting software is hosted on remote servers.

All application functions are performed off-site, not on the user’s desktop. In cloud computing, users access software applications remotely through the Internet or other network via a cloud application service provider.

Using cloud accounting software frees the business from having to install and maintain software on individual desktop computers.

Cloud accounting solutions also allow employees in other departments, remote or branch offices to access the same data and the same version of the software.

Create your digital plan we are here to help

XERO Cloud Accounting

Xero is online accounting/bookkeeping software that is hosted entirely “in the cloud”. This means that wherever you have an internet connection you can log into your Xero file. Conveniently, it means that as your accountant we can also access your current up to date file enabling us to make adjustments, prepare and lodge BAS and tax returns, and assist you when necessary in real time without the need to physically send data back and forth.

In terms of functionality Xero provides many of the same features as MYOB or Quickbooks, with one significant difference – Bank data feeds. Xero has established partnerships with the majority of Australian banks and credit card providers, with a straight forward and secure setup process.

Once setup on Xero, your bank will forward transaction information to Xero on a daily basis enabling real time bank reconciliation and posting to accounts. This means that quarterly and annual tax compliance work can be done efficiently and effectively with minimal input from you, and your business can also benefit from real time profit and loss data to manage cash flow and earnings. Below is a product overview and links to additional information on the product and our relevant pricing guides. If you would like to get started on Xero straight away.

A Story-Driven Approach

When we’re designing for people, it’s important to remember people are storytellers. Sharing and listening to stories is part of what makes us human, and all great brand experiences begin with storytelling.

What does it mean to tell stories in a visual context? Storytelling is much more than writing lengthy copy or clever one-liners. Every aspect of a website, from design language and image selection to content and user experience, comes together to either tell the story or distract from it.

Every brand has its own story, but at the heart of every brand story is the brand’s promise to its customers. Are you promising fun and excitement? A safe pair of hands? From that core promise, every picture, every icon, every page, and every point of interaction needs to advance that perception and develop your story.

Best practices are important and our gifted designers know them backwards – especially the usability standards required to achieve Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. But even if best practices drive a conversion, but they won’t truly create a relationship. Real customers are made when their loyalty is earned. If your brand isn’t giving users that kind of experience, your competitors get the chance to pick up the slack.

A Partnership Mentality

Gecko started out as a web design agency many years ago, and we’ve designed websites for big brands and rising startups alike. We’ve seen the evolution towards more audience-focused websites – and helped brands move with these changes as they happen.

Whether you’re building a website for a new business or you’re ready for a redesign, our team of web designers can help you show off your brand. We live in a mobile-first world, and we wouldn’t dream of starting a website without responsive designs for mobile, tablet, and desktop.

We get that redesigning a website is a big step for many businesses. There are big design decisions to make and many stakeholders’ views to consider. How you’re guided through the process is almost as important as what’s ultimately designed.

We take an iterative, dialogue-based approach to design, exploring ideas and directions and leaving ample time and space for feedback and refinement. You’ll get a clear sense of what your options are and how they affect the overall design. And we’ll help guide the conversation to generate the most valuable, relevant feedback possible from your wider team.

Gecko is more than an award-winning website design company. We’re a true digital partner who helps brands make deeper connections with your audience and accelerate growth.