the malign, greedy influence of the software companies cirlcling MTD and the accounting industry like vultures around a corpse
Couldn't agree more. It's been an eye-opener to watch how these software companies operate knowing they have their clients over a barrel. I refuse to give them any money because of what I have seen. Will be using MTD bridging software until I'm forced off it rather than signing up to a monthly subscription which in some cases equates to a third of the client fee.
Completely agree with Tim Vane. So many whingers on this forum. It's become like the Peasants' Revolt when they complained about machines taking their jobs.
If you can't handle challenges and turn them into opportunity then you're in the wrong profession.
What happens if the customer says Take Out but then "changes their mind" before leaving the store and takes a seat?
I am sure it happens quite frequently. What's HMRC's stance on this?
Amen to that.
If only they knew....
Donations?? Have you no shame??
Your brazeness is quite astounding.
The fact that you've managed to convince AW to give you free publicity and a plug for your 3 businesses is surprising enough, but for you to then to reinforce your boundless chutzpah by passing around the begging bowl just takes the biscuit.
Sift Media / AccountingWeb.....what has happened to your previously high standards of journalistic integrity??
My advice to the poster is to offer more free stuff to users...and they just might come back to you for more. Here's an example:-
How Many Pedants Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?
None. A pedant can find an error in the dark.
And Europe's accounts?
Does this finally mean their own accounts will be signed-off, following 16 consecutive years of the Court of Auditors refusing to sign-off??
What about MOZY?
MOZY gives you affordable UNLIMITED storage - great for backing up every single file & folder on your PC.
Doesn't currently give you the file sharing abilities of DropBox, Yousendit, etc., as it's more for continuous backups. For home users it works out to £3.71 / mth for unlimited space.
One of the major issues...
Is that accountants do all of their mini-analyses in Excel. Then they want to build on this preliminary work, so they just create a new sheet and link the outputs accordingly.
It's just too easy and convenient NOT to do it, and everyone can understand 'how the spreadsheet works' by a few formula reviews.
Every single business is different and wants to calculate different things in different ways.
No software can be all-encompassing, hence just stick to best practice principles and techniques when using spreadsheets, such as using checksums.
For more info on using checksums in financial modelling please see my article published in AccountingWEB:-