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Best accounting software

Hiya

I'm wanting to change my accounting software (currently with Digita) to something not as expensive.

I need it to have a practice management section too.

Did start to use Capium but not impressed with the help facility or some aspects to the software!

Opinions needed please!

 

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22nd Feb 2018 13:24

My opinion is that you are just being lazy making a speculative post rather than doing the leg work yourself. All the information you could possible need is available online.

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By PStreet
to paulgrca.net
22nd Feb 2018 14:36

I don't actually think you need to be so rude or make incorrect assumptions!

I have spent months having demo's and had selected one which I had bought but now trying further am unhappy with which is why I'm asking for peoples opinions as it's only when you can use the full version on a day to day basis that you know of all the glitches.

Clearly you don't have a busy practice if you're sitting there making pathetic comments.

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to PStreet
22nd Feb 2018 22:45

That's what I don't like about this site. Far too often when a polite question is asked, there's some sarcy/rude person replying

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to SpreadsheetUser
23rd Feb 2018 08:11

SpreadsheetUser wrote:

That's what I don't like about this site. Far too often when a polite question is asked, there's some sarcy/rude person replying

I agree, I'm sure the remit for this forum is simply "Got a question you'd like answered? Ask your question now"

And more often than not they get a rude reply now.

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By PStreet
to SpreadsheetUser
23rd Feb 2018 11:23

Exactly !

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22nd Feb 2018 13:37

If you want something cheap, you’ll need to look at 2 systems. We use TaxCalc for Accounts/Tax and Glide for our PM

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By PStreet
to atleastisoundknowledgable...
22nd Feb 2018 14:37

Thanks for you helpful comment. I'm actually trialing tax calc as we speak and think I'll probably go with that now.

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22nd Feb 2018 14:46

I think you will find it's fair comment if you spent ''months'' having demo's and still picked the wrong product! One really has to question your judgement if that is true.

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By johnt27
22nd Feb 2018 14:59

Have you tried Iris, BTC or Caseware? I only ever hear good things about them from other people who have used them

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to johnt27
22nd Feb 2018 22:10

Well you can take Caseware off that list (where you've never heard anything bad.) We've used it for a long time but the latest version is driving us round the bend with a huge number of issues and errors. No way are we renewing next year.

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By PStreet
to johnt27
23rd Feb 2018 11:33

Yes love iris used to use it but the price put me off. Haven't tried caseware though the demo of btc just kept crashing.

Thank you

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By aadil
22nd Feb 2018 16:16

I currently use VT Final Accounts but am trying Taxcalc at the moment. Mainly to check out the integration.

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By marks
23rd Feb 2018 00:06

If you are looking for something cheaper than Digita but still looking for integration you will probably look at taxcalc,absolute or BTC.

I think that absolute and BTC have a practice management facility but dont know how good. When we used taxcalc it was good for accounts and tax but we moved to IRIS purely cause the practice management was rubbish.

You might want to look at a stand alone practice management option and the standard favourites are; accountancymanager, senta, mtrio and glide.

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to marks
23rd Feb 2018 09:38

Glide is pretty easily to (mental blank on the word - old age) make exactly how you want it after a few minutes of getting the hang of it. We have set up workflows for virtually every different type of job and different variations thereof. The support for Glide is really good as well.

We’re just about to move to their time&fees module (from harvest) as it imports your Xero invoices and allows for the w/offs etc that you’d expect, with good client recovery % reports.

Their scheduler (job Planner) module still needs quite a lot of work though. I’ve spoken to them and when they make the changes that I’ve suggested (told you the support was good) in the next few months, it will be amazing - auto populate the schedule with all of the different jobs from the workflows with relevant deadlines/target dates.

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By PStreet
to atleastisoundknowledgable...
23rd Feb 2018 11:36

Thank you...will defo be looking at glide again....I had looked but disregarded it due to price.....but having just moved to xero it may be ideal now (especially with the lower costs for my accounting software now)

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to PStreet
23rd Feb 2018 12:08

We pay £69pcm for Glide, which includes top priority support, they do a lower one at £39pcm, I think both are unlimited users. Time and scheduler modules are c£4pppcm, although they told me that they’re default activated and normally forget to disable them and charge people for them!

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By PStreet
to atleastisoundknowledgable...
23rd Feb 2018 13:22

Ha ha thanks for the info

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23rd Feb 2018 12:56

I was an "integrated" promoter for 20 years with Iris, but I have to say, with the new cloud entrants still getting their complete acts into gear, I've moved to best of breed, so Tax filer for accounts & tax, Inform direct for co sec and Trello for all Practice management. The latter two link to my gmail and/or calendar which Iris never did.

The ease of use of these three, compared to the cumbersome, static feel of Iris, made the loss of integration insignificant, plus I'm now spending £500 pa compared to the £3.5K Iris would be costing me.

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By PERMON
to Paul Scholes
27th Feb 2018 11:22

Hi Paul,
I like the Trello concept a lot but don't you have some concerns around the fact that this is "in the cloud" rather than locally stored and more particularly with the fact it is US based ( ie GDPR and transmission of data outside EU ?)

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to PERMON
27th Feb 2018 13:02

Hi PERMON

No I have no concerns about the cloud, practically everything I do (including Iris) has been hosted online or in the cloud for over six years and I'd never go back to using local kit/software. In fact I still remember the grief, cost and lost sleep running my own servers, firewalls, DAT tapes, UPS boxes etc etc.

With regard to GDPR, I'm currently in contact or monitoring all the cloud systems I use to ensure their and my compliance by D day. Some, like Xero, are processors in their own right and others like Trello, just hold the data as sub-processors for me. They all have Privacy policies in process and here's a discussion over Trello's:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Trello-questions/GDPR-Storing-data-on...

Commercially none of the international data holders will want to fall foul of this and so, again, I'm not concerned.

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23rd Feb 2018 15:40

For me if you are a sole trader with say a few staff you cannot look further than BTC or Taxcalc.

They will do everything you need for under £1500 easy to use and seem well geared up for MTD. They are for unlimited clients so no uplifts every time you sign up new clients.

You can go cheaper but with things like Taxfiler but I would be concerned as to how well they are geared up for support and develop the software to keep it current etc.

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By PStreet
to Glennzy
26th Feb 2018 14:29

Thanks I've now decided to go with tax calc

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