Manual vs Systemised Financial Reporting

Feb 24,2020 / Haroon Juma / Accounting & VAT Blogs

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Not too long ago, manual financial reporting was the only choice businesses had to keep their finances in order. Today, advancements in technology have helped to simplify the entire accounting process.

Many established companies are concerned that a digitised, automated system can affect document security. Others are wary of moving over an automated system after getting used to excel. In reality, a digital solution is simpler, safer, and far more effective.

Which Financial Reporting Option is Best?

What are some of the biggest differences between these two types of financial reporting? Some of the things to consider when choosing between the two include the following:


Think about how much time it takes to manually process every single financial document required to prepare your reports. Now, think about how much time it would take to use a systemised tool.

A digitised system takes a great deal of time and effort out of reporting, allowing your team members to focus on their primary tasks without having to juggle too many things at once.


Another thing to take into account is reliability. One of the biggest challenges of Manual Financial Reporting is that it is not immune from human error.

This is especially a risk when employees are completing reports in addition to other tasks. Using an automated platform reduces a great deal of risk. A systemised option that is far more reliable and provides a range of useful on demand reporting.


A digitised system helps to keep all your financial data in one platform where your data is secure, is backed up and you are less likely to lose.

If there is a fire or your accountant leaves your business, paper records can never be recovered. An excel document still relies on the knowledge of your UAE Accountant to explain how he recorded your books.

A good digitised system in the Cloud will stand the test of time and provide clarity to better manage your reporting.


This brings us to our final point. The most important difference is compliance. In order to ensure that reports are done in line with UAE VAT Registration requirements, transactions need to be processed according to best practices and meet legal obligations.

Even minor variations on invoice layouts or overlooked documents have a big impact. Using a system that ensures a streamlined reporting process will give you complete peace of mind throughout the financial year.

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This will allow you to manage all areas of your business, from VAT to HR, Point of Sale, and more. Contact us today to learn more about how our solutions and services help you simplify your financial reporting.

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