We are currently using IRIS for Company Secretarial, Company Formations, Practice Management, Accounts Production, Payroll Bureau (which links directly to the Tax Software), Personal Tax, Business Tax and their VAT Filer Bridging Software and whilst we are finding the integration between the products very good (only having to key in addresses etc once), we are finding the cost to be very high plus have seen that there are other better software products out there.
Once of these that we have seen is Inform Direct's Company Secretarial product which looks to have an excellent overview function showing all the Companies, with the due dates etc on one screen, something IRIS does not do. We have also seen Accountancy Manager Practice Management Software which also looks excellent.
My question is what do other Practice's utilise and what would you recommend? We have two Partners and four staff with about 1000 clients, so we aren't the biggest Practice. It appears that IRIS have us locked into a 12 month contract which is extremely frustrating, but I'd welcome other Practice's thoughts and recommendations.
Many thanks to everyone for reading and for your help.