Member Since: 1st Jul 2004
A cloud convert and love Xero and all it can do, but also a practical person and where Xero wont fit, I will find the right solution for clients.
An Iris expert and pretty good on Sage, Virtual Cabinet and Excel too
Accounting Software Consultant Kime Consultancy Limited
11th Dec 2013
Because whatever they do, the rest do 6 - 12 months later
Xero will fit any client, almost any size, except those who need detailed stock reporting/control, or those who want very tailored reporting (not how I said want rather than need!).
I do think that now Kashflow has been bought outright by Iris they could be one to watch
11th Dec 2013
25th Sep 2013
If you click the buy it shows the prices starts at £140 for 25 personal tax returns
25th Sep 2013
Have you looked at the new OpenTax offering from Iris?
4th Sep 2013
The price is set based on the city
I have to say that this has been an interesting thread and a bit spicy at times. Those of you that know me will also know that I love Xero with a passion, but I do have to agree that the price is just too high.
Those practices who's partners are attending will be okay as for most the cost is usually not an issue, but our practice will only now pay for one person to attend, but I feel that many of us minions would benefit greatly from attending.
23rd Jul 2013
Have you gone back to Iris and renegotiated
As you love Iris (as do I) perhaps there might be some room for negotiation re price - perhaps easy payment terms? It seems a shame to go away from a product you know and like and have to retrain (and therefore lose chargeable time).
29th Apr 2013
You won't regret it
I think you have made a wise decision. If you want to bounce anything off me (except a brick maybe!!) pm me
27th Apr 2013
Have you checked your hardware?
There have been numerous rumblings about the speed issues on the iris and open docs integration, but what I would say first is to check your hardware. If you have any winxp pcs and 100mb switches then you need to replace these, and also check that your server is "up to the job". I have done some consultancy work re doc management systems and in all cases problems have happened due to hardware being not up,to the task. If you are replacing pcs I would also recommend solid state hard drives. Cost a little extra but if you save 10 mins a day the easy to recover that.
26th Apr 2013
Just moved over
This week we have just completed a very smooth and successful move over from Invu to VC and I have to say it went so smoothly it was unreal. The staff have all taken to it so well and they love the extra functionality and when you add in the portal to easily get forms signed and back in seconds it really does make sense to change.
If you want to have a chat about it then please feel free to send me a PM.
9th Apr 2013
I would also recommend VC, not just because of what it does now (which is mightily impressive) but their future development plans and their openness to share these with their customers. They have clearly listened to their customers and are building in useful enhancements all the time.
It would certainly be worthwhile looking at both offerings because you will lose some automatic integration functionality (there are workarounds for VC so don't worry)and if this is key to your firm and how it works then then other things that Opendocs struggles with or the lack of (known) development may not be important to you.
This is a decision only you can make but I would be very surprised if you don't plump for VC.