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I'm considering keeping track of both personal and business accounts. I'm an old user of Gnu cash and I think I could manage with it.

What would be the benefit to swapping to a new cloud accounting software?

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    Do you need live access to the accounts from more than one location at a time or by more than one person at a time? – Lawrence Oct 25 '18 at 5:24
  • No. Not at this point – Vlad Oct 28 '18 at 17:52
  • In that case, is it sufficient to keep the GnuCash data file in the cloud? "Cloud accounting" is a platform (like "PC accounting"), not a specific application. Each (cloud) application can have its pros and cons such as security, multi-user access, types of devices supported, accounting features provided, etc. The community might be able to help you better if you identify a specific cloud-based accounting application to compare GnuCash with, together with the kinds of features you're looking for in the cloud application, or limitations you're frustrated with in GnuCash, etc. – Lawrence Oct 28 '18 at 23:39
  • That is a great suggestion. I was mostly thinking of invoicing and keeping track of those. I guess gnucash can do that, but can it do it as well as QuickBooks or maybe mint? – Vlad Oct 29 '18 at 14:24
  • GnuCash can easily be used with 'The Cloud' as well - for example, keeping Gnucash files and settings (e.g. reports) on dropbox is trivially easy. Security is a concern with any cloud based approach and represents a tradeoff IMHO, albeit one that can be mitigated (e.g. cloud encryption). – Andy Nov 9 '18 at 18:09

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