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Surpasses all our needs and expectations
on 22 February 2014
I am new to accountancy software, but having a husband who is self-employed, but who looks to me to complete his paperwork and tax return, I decided that I needed a little help after the hair pulling that I did over the last return! Although new to accountancy software, I don't usually struggle with using any software on a PC, but I was ready to face a few challenges here!
I was a little wary at first and to be honest I don’t think that I have managed to get to grips with some of the features, but mainly because these are more geared towards small businesses rather than just for use for the basics that a self-employed person needs, however, it is clearly very adaptable and accessible and I can see how it might prove very useful for more complicated work, such as VAT returns, which I do not personally need to use at this time.
For someone new to accounting software like me, the tips that are offered as you explore are very useful and allow you to make the most of the software. Once you are familiar with everything that you need to be, you can switch these off.
I love the invoice section –allowing me to prepare invoices easily and keep them together with other business information. The invoices look very professional and I like having these accessible within the software as it keeps all of the business paperwork together. There is also the facility to attach other documents, so I have been able to attach older documentations and (old-style) invoices to keep everything together.
The foreign currency tools are also useful. Since having the software, I haven’t had to use it, but as my husband does some work as a translator and interpreter, alongside other work, this will prove useful in being able to monitor the fluctuations in the currencies and their worth over time, but also the having the tools on hand to calculate the conversion of money right there, rather than having to come out of this and go and find the information elsewhere and import the calculations back in.
All in all, this software makes light work of all my accounting needs and you can read the other reviews on the site to determine whether this suits your business needs if you are a small or medium business, which I cannot comment on with any authority other than to say that this greatly surpasses my needs!