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LedgerDocs vs. iCloud for Your Financial Documents

LedgerDocs vs. iCloud for Your Financial Documents

This is the fourth and last installment in our series that will help you compare and contrast the features and the benefits of LedgerDocs for your business document management and storage needs with any of four popular online storage solutions:

Dropbox, SkyDrive by Microsoft, Google Drive by Google, and iCloud by Apple. Many bookkeepers and accountants use PCs and desktop software packages, while many creative freelancers and businesses—writers, artists, musicians, designers, etc.—use Apple products. For those who have standardized on Macs and Apple software and applications, iCloud is perfect for their personal file management and file sharing needs. But what if a creative business using Macs works with bookkeepers and accountants who use PCs? By now, you know the answer: LedgerDocs is the better choice for businesses, bookkeepers, and accountants and works on both PCs and Macs seamlessly.

The first version of iCloud was released in the summer of 2011 with the Mac operating system OS X Lion, and has been updated many times since then. Another major release of iCloud is expected in the summer of 2012 with the next iteration of the OS X operating system Mountain Lion. Like the other three applications we have reviewed here, all of your files, photos, music, and videos are seamlessly synched on all of your computers and devices—as long as they are Apple computers or devices. iCloud comes with 5GB of free storage, and storage upgrades for an additional fee are available.

As mentioned already LedgerDocs is built to enhance the collaboration around accounting documents between bookkeepers, accountants and businesses. This is one of the clear distinctions mentioned in previous comparison blog posts with each LedgerDocs feature carefully crafted with the collaboration aspect around accounting documents in mind.

In terms of security LedgerDocs knows how important securing browsing is for the financial records of businesses and their bookkeepers and accountants. The security standard of 256-bit SSL is included with your LedgerDocs account, as well as daily backups, the ability to easily grant and revoke access privileges to your data, and redundant servers powered by Amazon Web Services. LedgerDocs gives you peace of mind, and you can upload all of your Apple-based financial documents in PDF format as well other files, photos, bank statements, and receipts.

Even if your business uses Macs and your bookkeeper and accountant use PCs, LedgerDocs is safe, secure, and cost effective, and seamlessly works with both platforms and other browsers. As a reminder of what we outlined in our previous posts, with LedgerDocs, remember that you can:

  1. Setup customized project folders and subfolders to file and manage all of your financial records.
  2. Take pictures of your receipts and send them directly by email to LedgerDocs from your iPhone, Android phone, or Blackberry.
  3. Type notes to your bookkeeper or accountant.
  4. Search, browse, and annotate your documents right within your browser without having to open the actual documents in another application.
  5. Stay productive away from the office with the dedicated free and universal iPhone and iPad apps.

Most creative businesses and many other businesses use Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple applications. LedgerDocs works on Macs and has a dedicated iPhone/iPad app for your mobile needs while offering you exceptional enhanced benefits that are based on your projects and the ability to set up your online files to suit your circumstances and have everything you need for your financial documents all in one place.

LedgerDocs has a 14-day free trial so that you can find out why it is the superior choice for your business document management and online storage needs. Pricing starts at only US$4/month for 1 project, 2 users, and 50 document uploads to just US$99/month for 10 projects, 10 users, and 10,000 uploaded documents per month.

About LedgerDocs

LedgerDocs uses technology to collaborate on accounting and bookkeeping by making the collection and management of financial documents a seamless process that saves our clients time and money. LedgerDocs is the document management division of LedgersOnline, which offers affordable and location-independent online bookkeeping, accounting, and application hosting services. Founded in 2002, LedgerDocs and LedgersOnline are headquartered in North Vancouver, Canada. For more information, and to sign up for a free trial of LedgerDocs, visit LedgerDocs or call toll-free 855.998.3041.

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