We are a small firm with turnover c£160-£170k, 270 clients, 80-partnerships and 25 small limited companies.
Our senior partner has just taken retirement, up until now he wouldn’t consider an intergrated software package, however, I am now seriously considering it, but I haven’t been able to find something suitable that includes herd accounting.
I was initially very interested in tax calc as it can be hosted and the fees seem to fit our budget. I have had a quote from digita and will be seeking one from CCH, however, if the fee quote from digita is anthing to go by I think it’s going to be way too expensive.
Tax calc’s answer was to use it for everything apart from the clients that require herd accounting, to me that negates the whole idea of having a intergrated suite of software.
We currently use excel for the annual accounts, an access database to compile nominal ledgers, VT for company accounts and Ftax for tax returns, there are currently four members of staff, one working from home and the other three office based, I would anticipate this increasing by one in the near future.
Have others experienced significant efficiency gains that will pay for the £6k+ software cost in a firm of similar size to us?
Is there any software that I’ve overlooked? I’ve tried keytime and they didn’t really have an answer apart from suggesting compac, being their old version.
Thanks in advance