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Digita & Keytime accounting software

Digita & Keytime accounting software

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Hi, I have recently asked about any recommended reasonably priced all-in-one accounting software for a small practice. I was recommended Keytime and Digita.

I tried an online demo of Keytime and I found it ok. I have previously always used Iris, but it is too expensive. I do like Iris and the set up. I must admit I was not overly fond of Keytime, I found it didn't flow as logically as Iris. (I do accept that I have to try not to compare to Iris). But I have just watched a demo clip for Digita and I noticed how similar it is to Iris. I also liked the manager review process that it has. I am looking to buy the Starter Pack.

Does anyone have any comments or experience about/regarding Digita please. I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you!

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Jennifer Adams
By Jennifer Adams
22nd Jul 2013 16:52

Digita for me!

I have Digita. Their back up and help is second to none. I remember when I first started with them I had a problem getting my computer to do something (it turned out to be my computer's fault not theirs I hasten to add)! I rang them as I was having the problem whilst using their software and someone all the way from Exmouth took over my screen and fixed the problem.

I sat with a cup of tea (at their suggestion) and watched. They neednt - it wasnt actually their problem but I was grateful they did.

If I have a query I email and within minutes a reply is there.

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By Batty Girl
22nd Jul 2013 21:38

Very happy with Digita

I use Digita and am very happy.

Originally changed to their Accounts Pro from PTP a few years ago (for various reasons) but am now using their Accounts Pro, Corp Tax, Personal Tax and Company Secretarial. 

They are not the cheapest out there but I think their prices are fairly competitive.  The integration works well and the technical support is brilliant

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Glenn Martin
By Glenn Martin
22nd Jul 2013 21:55

Digita
Yes Imsigned up with Digita and nothing but impressed with them I started on starter pack also. The training DVD is great I learnt all I needed in a weekend. The software is really intelligent and has extras in it I am still finding. The software if used to its full potential is very powerful and can save you a huge amount of time.

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By millco
23rd Jul 2013 09:49

Digita

hi  We are looking at changing software and are considering keytime and digita. In fact having a keytime demo today. Very positive comments regarding digita. Would be particularly interested to hear comments from networked users. Thanks

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By Jim100
23rd Jul 2013 09:52

Keytime

Really like Keytime - very user friendly. Seems perfect and reasonably priced.

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Time for change
By Time for change
23rd Jul 2013 11:54

I think it's a little unfair to be

critical of anything from an online demo.

There are plenty of previous threads on here, regarding software suites and, comparing "like with like" I think that Keytime is up there with the best of them.

Sorry to seem to be derailing your thread but the record needs to be clear.

 

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By Ashlea
23rd Jul 2013 12:24

I made it clear that it was my opinion on it. I haven't said that I wouldn't recommend it or that i disliked it. I am still considering it as an option, but I was giving some background regarding what I have looked at so far and asking some comments.

I appreciate you think highly of Keytime and I thank you for your comment.

It is an open discussion about everyones opinion good or bad, and of course everyone is able to read/listen/ignore other comments as much as they like.

Thank you for everyones feedback, it has been very helpful.

I am planning on trying a demo with Keytime as it does seem competitively priced and I will then compare this to Digita for what I require it for.

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By Jakarmi
23rd Jul 2013 12:28

Digita has been brilliant for us for the last three years.

They make you (or did) purchase the software licence in year 1 so can be a bit more expensive. I played hardball with this and said it was outside of my budget and they gave me about £1,200 off it which was tidy.

They did send me an email the other day saying something about £1,300 a Digita moving package. I guessed that would mean if I was switching to them but I'm not sure. Could be worth enquiring about though.

 

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Replying to stepurhan:
By Ashlea
23rd Jul 2013 12:42

Thank you, i will bare this in mind when i speak to them again about a demo! Cost is so important whilst we are still building up the business. Much appreciated, Thank you!

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By davidakime
23rd Jul 2013 22:09

Have you gone back to Iris and renegotiated

As you love Iris (as do I) perhaps there might be some room for negotiation re price - perhaps easy payment terms? It seems a shame to go away from a product you know and like and have to retrain (and therefore lose chargeable time).

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Replying to Ruddles:
By Ashlea
24th Jul 2013 10:02

I used Iris in my previous jobs but I am not personally an old/exisiting customer as such. I do like Iris but I'm trying to be open to other software that may be just as good and more competitive. It is difficult to cut away from what you know but i have to put money first and that pushes Iris out at the moment. If whichever software I chose does not meet my requirements then I would consider the extra cost of moving to Iris certainly. I appreciate your advice, thank you.

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By petersaxton
24th Jul 2013 03:46

Digita

I've been with Digita for nine years and their software, technical support and overall attitude is first class.

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By bukkuz
24th Jul 2013 10:28

Currently with Iris and looking to move

I use Iris at the moment and have had a quote from Digita for around £1300 50 clients, I am having a demo from Keyline today and like the fact that their prices are for unlimited clients. Is everyone around this client number paying a similar figure.Thanks

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Replying to Ammie:
By Ashlea
24th Jul 2013 11:07

I agree unlimited packages are very tempting, especially Keytime and Absolute. Im looking for a 25 clients licence to start and then as I gain more clients increase the licence. How much do you pay for Iris currently, if you don't mind me asking please. 

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By bukkuz
24th Jul 2013 12:53

Currently I pay £149pm for

Currently I pay £149pm for starter pack 40

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By coolmanwithbeard
24th Jul 2013 11:19

I have Digita

I am a small one man practice using the starter size digita - it is starter only in number of clients - you get full functionality and as others have said the integration is great. From the start you can increment in reasonable size chunks and per bit of software so if you only need extra tax clients you can just increase that licence

 

With regard to networking we have 3 PCs and they use a node install system where you install on one machine then install on the others from that first machine. Even with just one licence per bit of software you can perm any bit of software on any machine at one time which makes it very flexible

With regard to the unlimited packages - I figured I would rather pay the same for what I perceived to be a better package and add the clients as I could afford it but I think my initial outlay was similar either way and don't forget with digita the initial outlay is greater than the annual license

 

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By petersaxton
24th Jul 2013 13:04

2013-2014

I think I'll be paying about £200 + VAT per month for a mixture of 50/75/100 clients. I may add NetClient, Data Mining and Web Builder soon.

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By millco
25th Jul 2013 10:31

TaxCalc

Just wondered - anybody out there using the (newish) TaxCalc Integrated package (Accounts Prodn) on a network?  How is it performing?  Easy to use? Thanks.

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