As a company we have always looked to the Cloud for our answers, accounting software now is predominately based in the cloud environment removing the need for a server-based system and cannot only reduce a company costs it also gives them the benefit of accessing the software anywhere. With integration into many software systems, the cloud accounting packages can take data straight into them from your industry packages as well as direct upload from your bank accounts.
Couple this with systems that will upload your invoices into them and you have a package that can start to give you instant feedback on how your figures are within a business.
However, your accountant needs to embrace this and work with it, not in opposition to cloud accounting software.
As QuickBooks Pro advisors as well as Xero, Sage and Clearbooks we can advise which package will work best for business. We regularly run training packages for clients and non-clients so we can show what an impact of having the right information at the right time will make.