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Best software bundle

i have used the same software provider for the last 10 years. Mainly as limited time between working, studying & family time to go kearn some new software.

What software would people recommend.

Currently i have the following:

125 SA clients. Combination of sole traders and individual clients (employment, property rentals etc)

4 partnership clients (small)

40 odd payroll clients

50 odd Ltd Co clients ( mostly micro, few small)

I currently use sage for accounts production, corporation tax, personal, partnership and business tax.

I have quickbooks for payroll & bookkeeping. I have sage for CIS ( just bought moneysoft today)

Paying around £3710 net annually. I think this is way too much

Any feedback would be most welcome

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By Glennzy
23rd Feb 2016 12:18

Depends what you are after.

Do you want individual software or are you wanting a complete solution from one supplier.

Is your Sage stuff now integrated?

For Payroll look no further than Moneysoft or Brightpay.

I use the full Digita practice suite which is very good and deals with Accounts, tax, CT, Co House and PM and would probably be cheaper than the figure you mention above.

You should also look at Capium which is a fully integrated suite and looks great for the money it would cost £1200 for you size practice and includes free cloud bookkeeping software.

It looks great value but for I have never used it but it seems popular on AWEB.

For a stand alone tax package Taxfiler also is very cheap and looks to do the job.

Other products like IRIS are good but expensive.

For me software is our own real cost and its worth putting some money into as the saving of time can be quite great, saying that some new products are good and cheap.

VT is also popular but I personally wouldn't use it.

For client bookkeeping take your pick from

Xero, Sageone, Kashflow, Clearbooks Freeagent, QBO they all have their own strengths and weaknesses and it comes down to personal choice but probably try and offer only 1 or 2 to clients.

 

 

 

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23rd Feb 2016 19:20

Thanks for detailed reply

Glennzy wrote:

Do you want individual software or are you wanting a complete solution from one supplier.

Is your Sage stuff now integrated?

For Payroll look no further than Moneysoft or Brightpay.

I use the full Digita practice suite which is very good and deals with Accounts, tax, CT, Co House and PM and would probably be cheaper than the figure you mention above.

 

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to give such a detailed reply. Digita took over the licencing for the CT software i used from sage and got them to cost it out for me and although very slightly less expensive it wasnt worth the hassle to re learn another product. Iv been chasing my tail working & studying so little time to spend shifting away.

My mate is using Iris and is only slightly busier then me. I think he said 100 of all types of software clients... Accounts production, CT and so on and he is around £4k.

I will have a look at the your other recommendations over the next few days

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23rd Feb 2016 12:26

as above

taxfiler for PT and CT - cheap and does the job, I use IRIS for accounts just out of habit and being familiar with it and moneysoft for payroll, Xero for bookkeeping.  Have used both digita and iris as integrated packages....but extracting value for money out of the integrated packages will much depend on how much you wish to use the integrated features. 

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