Finding it extremely difficult to find the right a/c software for our upgrade. It needs to have job costing as some of our work is sub contracted out so we need to keep track of these costs and invoicing for each job. We have approx 200 jobs live at any time some of which can roll on and thus require invoicing over a couple of years depending on the size of the job.
We raise 60-80 sales invoices per month, need flexibility over invoicing templates as invoices can vary substantially depending on the project. We process 60-80 purchase invoices each month. We outsource payroll. Not much in the way of fixed assets so that can be kept on spreadsheet.
Have looked at sage 50 but can’t get round the lack of a hard month end close off - so to produce mgt accounts would need to do so via excel. Read so many negative remarks about Sage too....
Using Pegasus capital gold currently, main issue is that much of our reporting and all of our sales invoicing has to be done via excel as we cannot do it direct from Pagasus.
Want to make it easier for directors to access the info they need themselves which means simple to access reports in the software itself and be able to raise invoices in the accounts package rather than excel.
Liked the look of zero but not sure it could cope with our project costing requirements, and the lack of telephone support is a worry. Seems to be marketed at smaller businesses than ours from comments I have read...
so what alternatives are there to sage 50? Sage 200 is just too far outside our budget.