Some members will be aware by now that I've been pretty exercised about Microsoft's decision to cease development of Office Accounting Plus and to pass responsibility for product support (up to 5 years from each edition's initial launch) to Mamut in the UK.
While Mamut is promising free upgrades to its products (but will charge an annual service fee), I'd like to find out how many AccountingWEB members are affected by the move, and what you are planning to do.
If you have adopted Microsoft OAP, or put clients on to it, will you:
- continue to run it for the next year or two while you consider alternatives?
- take up the Mamut option in the near future
- look elsewhere for another accounting system - perhaps one of the new generation of online systems?
Good luck if you are caught in this situation.
John Stokdyk, Technology editor