Advice on Software Packages

Maintaining accounts can be a challenge for any business. If you choose the correct specialist accounting software, then this process should be all the quicker and more straightforward.

Computer based accounts packages can:

  • Save time by only requiring you to enter information once
  • Facilitate more accurate forecasting
  • Automatically calculate VAT
  • Reduce delays between making a sale and generating an invoice
  • Keep track of your business debtors and creditors
  • Allow you to add payroll modules to calculate pay and generate payslips

There are a limited number of accountants packages typically used by small businesses in the UK. We would recommend that you contact us, so that we can advise you on the most suitable package for your business.

For some purposes, it is essential that your accounts package is properly accredited as compliant to a standard or code. For example, the HMR&C Payroll Accreditation Scheme shows that the software package correctly carries out the PAYE functions.

Before installing your software, you need to ensure that the staff who will be working with the accounts production on a day to day basis, have had some sort of formal training. We can visit you on site and provide as many of your employees with as much training as necessary.

The initial company set up requires various details to be entered, including the year end date, the form of VAT accounting you wish to use and other details relating to your business. Again, we can advise you on this or undertake the work for you.

Once you have started using the software it is likely that you will require continuing support and maintenance, to ensure that you have someone to call to solve problems, if and when they occur. You can purchase a support agreement from your supplier for your new accounts package. This gives you a readily available point of contact for any queries or problems. Alternatively, we can provide you with support, as and when required, either by visiting you on site or via telephone and e-mail support.

If you would like further information regarding this service, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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