Definitive pros & cons list for Sage Practice Solutions?
As luck would have it, one of the traditional staples of Any Answers made an appearance this afternoon. An accountant getting ready to set up as a sole practitioner asked for the communities advice about which software was best, IRIS or Sage?
We regularly go around and around this debate, with promptings from fans on both sides. What I wondered might be useful for this group would be to come up with a structured response, stating the pros and cons in different areas, eg:
- Personal tax
- Time, billing & practice management
- Corporation tax
- Online filing
- Costs and return on investment
...and of course, any headings you'd like to put forward.
If members of this group can put forward specific comments for and against under relevant headings, we could compile a quick reference guide to point people at when they raise similar queries in the future. I've done some work on this before and can put forward my commentaries on SPS, but I don't live with the applications day in and day out like you do. I'll be happy to compile the info that comes forward into a draft document for your collective agreementn.
Just to keep things fair and balanced, I'll get the IRIS practice software discussion group to do the same. Maybe we'll all learn something if we pool our knowledge on this.
John Stokdyk, Technology editor