After a near 13% increase in Iris subscriptions in 2012 and 6.8% increase this year, coupled with a lot more problems with the product than usual I'm looking around to see how other products compare with Iris. I don't necessarily need all the bells and whistles that Iris has, but I do like good quality output in terms of reports such as accounts and tax returns and I don't want to be spending too much time having to manually enter all the correct accounting disclosure information in company accounts, etc., otherwise it will cost me more in lost time doing this than the difference in subscription price.
In the past I've looked at:
Absolute - seems a bit low end
Keytime - but not sure how well this compares with Iris without spending a lot of time doing a full blown comparison
Digita - seems to be closest to Iris and seems the one that is progressing fastest towards doing more online, but also closest in price, so not necessarily much saving compared with the hassle of transfer
I want to move pretty much everything onto the cloud, probably via a hosted desktop solution, because I've had a lot of networking and SQL database issues with Iris, plus failure of Iris to support Word 2013 (until very recently), which comes with Microsoft 365 (I'm not very happy with Microsoft 365 either) and I'm working more and more from locations other than my office eg spending time abroad, so it makes sense for everything to be online.
Does anyone have experience of moving from Iris to Keytime or Digita, in particular anyone who has a practice of about 100+ clients who can advise me whether they are happy with the move or have experienced any major problems/additional costs/lack of functionality compared with Iris?