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Watson & Colhoun transform business in the cloud with Sage Accounting and AutoEntry

Watson & Colhoun - United Kingdom

Based in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Watson & Colhoun Chartered Accountants serve the local community and beyond with a range of financial and accounting services.

Time to move to the cloud

With just eight employees handling many clients, the practice is constantly looking for ways to conduct business more efficiently. With HMRC phasing in digital tax services, Watson & Colhoun were keen to make more of the cloud and automate services for clients. A long-term Sage partner, the practice wanted to explore the benefits of Sage Accounting.

A move to the cloud hadn’t been our primary focus, it seemed easier just to carry on. Lockdown focused our minds - we knew we had to adapt, like every business.

Nial Colhoun
Principal Chartered Accountant

Less manual input, more time for clients

As the UK locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic, Watson & Colhoun worked with its Sage Practice Success Manager to plan a smooth migration to the cloud. Once lockdown eased slightly, they began to migrate their clients to Sage Accounting. This automated many processes, freeing up time for both accountants and their clients. Sage AutoEntry was a particular hit with clients.

With so many of our processes automated, the team don’t have to spend hours inputting invoice or VAT data - they’re free to do more client-facing work.

Nial Colhoun
Principal Chartered Accountant

Better business management

Have seen so many benefits, Watson & Colhoun are determined to continue on its cloud journey while recognising that this will take time for some of its more traditional clients. Clients appreciate AutoEntry with the automation and convenience they now enjoy ; many are finding the transition to digital taxes much easier than they expected.

The accounting world is evolving, and we have to keep up. That means cloud software with a vendor we trust—Sage.

Nial Colhoun
Principal Chartered Accountant