Picking the Best Accounting Software for your Firm
Choosing the right software can simplify your firm’s work. These are the features to look for.
Now we’re all living in a digital world, our reliance on software cannot be ignored. It’s especially important for your firm as you’ll use tech for the majority of your work.
But with the market flooded with options, you may wonder how to pick the best accounting software for your firm.
You’ll probably be looking for something cost-effective and something that can make your and your team’s lives much easier. Well, these are the features to look for.
We know how busy accountants are. You're juggling client requests with trying to work efficiently, and you don't have many hours spare.
Bookkeeping, payroll and even a standard self-assessment take plenty of time out of your day.
That’s why when on the hunt for accounting software, you should look for one with as many automations as possible. Automations can take a relatively lengthy task and turn it into a few clicks of a button. For example, our payroll automations simplify and streamline the whole process, mitigating the need to repeatedly punch the same numbers into your computer.
Perhaps you have to constantly chase clients for payment? Well, automated invoicing will make sure their bill reaches them well on time, so you always have a handy ‘paper-trail’ on record, rather than berating anyone with a barrage of phone calls.
Who would want a piece of software that was hard to use? Not you, and certainly not your clients.
Sometimes the simplest of things are the best. And by that, we don’t mean basic, just straightforward.
With the complex work your firm carries out, your software should make everything as easy as possible. Analysis reports, manageable layouts and even access to information on the go will make everything crystal clear.
Furthermore, our software includes support options, so if you need any assistance, we’ll be there on hand to help you through any issues you’re facing. It’s not just your clients that should get support, but your firm too.
With the addition of Making Tax Digital compliance to your everyday work, it’s never been as important to have software that gives you all the necessary connections.
Our packages are HMRC-recognised – meaning you can send VAT returns, self-assessments, and more with just a click of your mouse (or finger if you’re on the go).
Once HMRC receives your client’s returns, you’ll get real-time status updates, meaning you can track the progress of your submission.
It’s not just the connection to the HMRC return portal you can make the most of. Our software is linked to Companies House too. This means all of the essential dates and deadlines you need to follow and meet are all in one place.
Our company secretarial module has all of the key dates built in so you and your clients will never miss another deadline.
We cannot stress it enough. Technology is the fuel that keeps the accounting industry running. Not only does it make your client’s lives easier, but yours as well.
So, if you have the opportunity to take action and simplify your firm’s workload, why not take it?
Get in touch to discuss the best accounting software on offer to you.
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