Ascot-based firm Accountax Ltd which offers accountancy, business advisory and tax services, has changed software horses, switching from a large single database supplier to independent supplier Digita.
Terry Loring, Accountax Ltd Principal said:
'Digita software is very easy to install and one of my staff who can be technophobic got to grips with it immediately. The software is easy to follow, and quite importantly, it's easy on the eye.'
'I like its data processing capability and, crucially, I have confidence in the software. Price isn't as important as functionality but Digita software is very practical as well as cost-effective.'
'With Digita, I have been getting a very prompt response when I have a technical query but, to be honest, I haven't had many of those. The different software components talk easily to each other and the reports are delivered in a much more pleasing format than other software which is important when reporting to the Revenue and to clients themselves.'
Many analysts question whether the single database model is cost effective and flexible enough to cope with the demands of the practice. Initially the idea of a central client database seems attractive, but unless the supplier is committed to open standards you are locked in to often impenetrable proprietary technology.
Nigel Powell, Digita Business Development Manager commented:
'Concerns about technology and licensing lock-ins and a lack of choice, innovation and flexibility all contribute to the sense of frustration felt by many users of single database software. And what happens if he shuts down or doubles his prices or even when one or more applications in the bunch won't do what the customer wants?'
'Continuing the racing theme, Accountax Ltd is first out of the starting gate and favourite when it comes to betting on best of breed, independence and choice.'
Release issued on behalf of Digita by:
Proteus Media Limited
Matford Business Centre
Matford Park Road
Exeter EX2 8ED
Tel: 01392 332833
For further information:
Jerry Rihll or Karen Green on 01395 270273
Neil Devons, Proteus Media Limited on 01392 332833/07711 137787
Notes for Editors
1. Digita is a financial services technology company. Founded in 1986, the Digita team of more than sixty software specialists serves a professional client base that includes over 3,000 accountants.
2. Digita is the only UK software developer in the professional accountancy sector to be accredited by Microsoft with the 'designed for Windows XP' and authorised to use the logo
3. Digita also provides consultancy and Internet services to the Inland Revenue, Bank of Ireland, Lexis Nexis Butterworths Tolley, NatWest Bank and other leading corporations.
4. For more information about Digita visit www.digita.com