I am currently a director of a Scottish Football club as a retirement "hobby" When I got involved the club's accounting processes were in need of upgrading. I went for Kashflow as cloud based system as we have people who work at the ground, others at a separate location in the town and myself working from home. We have a charitable arm which is a separate company limited by guarantee and the football club which is a conventional limited company. I like Kashflow as a decent and intuitive bookkeeping package but a severe omission from the system is proper user controls allowing me to limit who can access what part of the system and also to be able to track who posted which transaction. I am therefore considering change and have briefly looked at:
Xero: appears to have the necessary user controls but appears much less intuitive than Kashflow and more of an exercise to get up and running. Also appears limited in its ability to import transactions from a previous system
Quickbooks: appears to have everything I need but an upper limit of 5 users. That might be OK for now but might is a bit limiting in the future.
I have briefly glanced at Freshbooks and couple of other packages but they appear aimed at very small and simple businesses
I need the usual - comprehensive nominal ledger, bank/credit card/Paypal imports, Sales and purchase ledgers, importable journals via excel, etc It is also important to have decent usability from mobile devices so that sales people can raise and email an invoice on the road. I also need either a comprehensive report generator or an easy ability to export to an excel reporting package.
In addition, I need the ability to quickly and easily migrate.
Anyone got any views on whats best?