Just interested in everyones opinion, IMO you tend to stick with what you know as the time at the foot of the learning curve can't always be found for a new product.
I'll start the ball rolling
At a very basic level, MYOB and DOSH are OK
SAGE has limits but does the job. Easy to export to Excel and work on if needed (including importing TB to IRIS)
I have a psychotic hatred of Quick Books/Quicken due to bad experience many years ago - these things scar you for life!
Have great expectations of IRIS Accounts Office, but need to find the time to learn it more intimately.
In terms of trail, I've yet to find anthing to beat a properly analysed, accurately cast and reconciled monthly cash book, especially if coupled with a simple purchase and sales day book (i.e. invoice date, supplier/customer name, gross amount and date paid). Not so good for detailed management reports, but 90% of clients don't want/need that anyway! The tendancy with computer packages is to have hundreds of P&L headings with £10-20 in each.
Old Greying Acountant
- Paper tax return 20 1
- Invest in ''buy to let'' property 1,313 41
- Penalty for late PAYE registration? 212 3
- Gave wrong info to client about tax due 388 13
- Fines for filing 12 months of FPS on one submission 135 1
- AIA or IFA 406 7
- Surely not? 398 10
- Batch input of data to Xero - is there an app? 619 9
- Start up allowance? 314 10
- Running two businesses from the same premises 341 3
- Working out private usage for a Taxi Driver? 340 7
- Late Registration for VAT 343 11
- Old CGT loss 164 2
- When do consolidated/group accounts needs preparing? 254 5
- Nominal Ledger 326 10
- Share structures 130 5
- It’s our staff Christmas party this week, what did you do for your firm? 2,137 19
- Meal Allowance - Limited Company 333 5
- Business rates consultancy 212 3
- Capitalisation - Scanning Files 173 4