Which software for bookkeeping bureau work

I have recently been getting more clients asking if we can keep their records. This is something I haven't particularly encouraged in the past as the clients tend to make life difficult (not sticking to agreed timetables, bank statements missing etc etc).

However needs must and also I have a client who is purchasing retail franchise outlets (two currently with a target of 6- 8 within 3 years) and he wants my firm to provide a bookkeeping service as it is getting too much for him.

In the past I have used Sage Quickbooks and our own spreadsheets.

However this seems to be an ideal opportunty to review what we use with a view to a) giving the immediate prospect a good service and b) from there offering the service more widely.

So - can I please have your recommendations for software to meet these needs?

Hopefully the products would not require a huge amount of training.

Thanks for any responses.

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QuickBooks

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Another vote for VTT+

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VT

neutru |

ClearSEAs

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VTT+ or Xero

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@neutru

Cleaver Accounting |

ClearSeas

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VT Transaction+

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use VT+

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Bookkeeping Bureau

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VT+

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VTTransaction+

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Me too

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Bookkeeping Bureau

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VTT+ has been a revelation to me

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ShirleyM |
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VTT+ : Thanks Shirley M

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ShirleyM |
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Sage 2012

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Typical of my luck with Sage!

ShirleyM |
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Better now

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When?

Old Greying Accountant |
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Sage v QuickBooks

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Online?

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I think ...

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QuickBooks

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Excel bookkeeping

iain.mcgregor |

Thanks ShirleyM, Old Greying & petersaxton et al

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Bookkeeping Bureau

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Hi 

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Hi Sarah

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SAGE ...

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VT Cashbook and VT +

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Bank Reconcilation on VT

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