Over the last two or three years, there has been an unprecedented rise in the number of small business owners across the UK that are now using cloud-based software.

Some of the biggest questions many small business owners who have not moved to the cloud yet may be thinking about are:

  • What is cloud accounting?
  • Should my business move to the cloud?
  • What cloud service provider should I work with?
  • How secure is cloud accounting?

This article will look at the cloud service providers Hawsons work with. For more information on the cloud or how secure moving to the cloud is for your business, please click on the links.

If you’re thinking of moving to the cloud then it is important you consider your options in terms of cloud-based service providers. At Hawsons we work with all the leading traditional and cloud accounting software providers, including Xero, Sage, KashFlow, FreeAgent and QuickBooks.


Xero is a leading cloud accounting software solution for small businesses with over 250,000 users worldwide. It’s small business accounting software that’s simple, smart and occasionally magical. Hawsons is a Xero reseller providing Xero training and Xero bookkeeping , with a team of Xero accountants in our Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton offices.

For more information please visit our Xero page.


Sage One

Sage One makes accounting and payroll simple and effortless so you can focus on what you love and get back to business. Sage One is a family of online accounts software that helps you manage your business finances and is simple, flexible, effortless and secure online accounting. Hawsons is a Sage One reseller providing Sage One training and we have a team of Sage One accountants in our Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton offices.

For more information please visit our Sage One page.


Accounting software helps organise your business and makes it easier for you to meet HMRC requirements. Get started fast with QuickBooks’ easy step-by-step setup process and make the most of unlimited free support, including freephone and online chat support.

For more information please visit our QuickBooks page.


In summary

This article has given a brief introduction to some of the leading cloud service providers that Hawsons work with.

What happens once you have chosen a provider?

Once you have chosen a provider, Hawsons’ cloud accounting specialists will help you move to your new software and make the data transfer as automated as possible. Next, we will provide you with training on your cloud accounting software so you know how to use it efficiently and get the benefits as quickly as possible.

Once you are up and running we are available to help at any time answering any questions you may have. With your permission, we can log into the software at the same time as you and even take control of your screen to help you with any questions you may have.

For more information on cloud accounting and the different cloud service providers please get in touch or visit our cloud accounting page.