Member Since: 14th Mar 2003
14th Dec 2018
I'm a bit confused here. I have Excel 2016 (Office Home & Business v 1811) and all these are existing 2016 functions...
6th Dec 2018
That's great news and a surprising shift for Sage. As an ex-Sage manager of their construction division I was always frustrated with Sage's lack of development.
12th Sep 2009
What about MS Query?
So far, just looks like tweaks - nothing to really justify an upgrade. Do you know if MS are doing anything about MS Query, which is appears unchanged from pre-2003?
10th Aug 2007
It's the way of the software world...
It's normally the case that new kids on the block accellerate past the established software house for a variety of reasons, the main being that they need to have more features to compete in the first place.
The problem that QuickBooks has is that many accountants appear to prefer Sage (bear in mind that you usually only get the critics making comments on the web pages like AccountingWeb - those who are happy with a system normally don't bother) and that it has no upgrade path as a company grows (e.g. Sage50 to Sage200 to Sage1000) nor vertical market modules (at least that I know about), so the investment is only worthwhile if you are planning not to grow so much that you outgrow your system.
At least, that's my view...
10th Aug 2007
Dennis, I'm not sure what point you're making here...
9th Mar 2007
Yes, I agree it is not a new issue but one worth repeating even ignoring the change on 06 April 2007.
I regularly find myself reminding construction businesses that the CIS date is the date the payment is made, not the date of the invoice, certificate, posting to the ledger, etc. Often businesses get confused with the self-billing/autenticated receipt dates, which again have nothing to do with CIS.
27th Oct 2005
I have been trying not to self-promote, but since John Stokdyk says it's OK (if relevant to the question) I'll "come out" and add that the Build-IT system for construction from EVision is CIS compliant and used by an increasing number of construction business throughout the UK. It provides a comprehensive solution for construction costing, including subcontractors, self-billing, plant hire, etc. etc.
We too, would be able to comply with the new regulations later this year. If anyone wants more information on this fully integrated Microsoft backed solution, please contact me via [email protected] or look on our website (www.evision-crs.co.uk).
25th Oct 2005
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the term "lump" labour came from the method of payment (i.e. lump sums). Is that not the way sub-contractors are paid, CIS deductions or not? If the Construction Industry Scheme did not exist, then we'd probably be straight back to the "lump".
All brickbats welcomed if I'm wrong.
23rd Aug 2005
Ever since I left college at the beginning of the 1970s I've heard the same refrain. Can anyone tell me when ANY Government has done anything real for small business?
12th Apr 2005
Already, I have your attention! I have no chance of winning this as I'm not actually an accountant. I just wanted to say that as an ex contractor's quantity surveyor (I can hear the boos and hisses now) trying to understand all those "arcane" terms and method has been very stressful. However, the most stressful part for any contractor's surveyor is actually being made to balance the books instead of cooking them and having to explain where the money went on the contract! All's well that ends well, though, I'm now in the construction accounting software world having moved through Sage onto EVision.
Good luck to the real accountants, especially if you've dealt with surveyors and CIS. (Seriously, we are nice guys with a sense of humour!).