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Pls Recommend Book keeping Software

Pls Recommend Book keeping Software

We have a client with a manufacturing company looking to computerize their book keeping systems.  There are so many book keeping software out there we do not have time to help try out to see which software has the best fit, so therefore I am asking the accountingweb community for their opinion (software advertisers / promoters are also welcomed).  We prefer this not to be a cloud system and ideally no annual fees to use the software. I have listed below a list of preferred functionality in order of importance. 

- Fully integrated sales ledgers / bank / purchase ledgers

- Easy to use

- Ability to set sales price structures (different customers have different price lists)

- Analysis reports in regards to sales by location and by product type

- Ability to backup and set different user levels ie certain variables not changeable by a lower level user

Obviously I expect the software to have all the usual features of a fully functional book keeping software and can generate all the usual reports expected.

Any opinions are gratefully received.  My thanks in advance.


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By 3569787
03rd May 2016 17:34

Acceptum Business Management software


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04th Mar 2012 11:16

Look at Sage

Sage is used by a large proportion of the UK market and although it's got plenty of drawbacks - as with all software - you will be able to find new staff who are already trained in how to use it and a reasonably responsive help line. Sage's strengths are a particularly user friendly sales and purchase ledger.

If you go with a lesser known software you risk a lot more bugs that Sage has (and it does have some, I'm afraid). So Sage is the easier and probably cheaper option in the long run. They are extremely to keen to sell, so it should be a doddle to get a demonstation copy of the software from them.


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06th Mar 2012 15:45


From Anagram Systems would do all of this and more.

I work with them, so there is a level of bias in what I am saying.

Encore will also handle manufacturing processes such as Works Orders, Assemblies and BOM.

Encore attracts a one off upfront purchase cost and a yearly support fee.

To find out more about their software click here.


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06th Mar 2012 16:02

I'm not keen on it...

...but I agree with Moonbeam.

Sage is a good choice especially when looking for staff who have experience of the software.


I still think you should look at cloud based software, particularly xero

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