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Accounting in the Digital Age - which software is right for you?

9 February 2018


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With the increasing number of online accountancy packages available, it may be time to upgrade your system.

It can be quite daunting for companies to wade into the world of cloud based interactive systems; the options are endless and many packages have very similar features. So, in order to make your decision easier, James Cowper Kreston can review your requirements, advise on the options and assist with implementing new accounting software.

Here we give an update on the most popular software packages:

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks has a colourful, user friendly dashboard and great customisable reports. Its handling of stock is often commended by its users. QuickBooks has historically been a preferred choice for US clients and their subsidiaries.

Sage One Accounting

Sage has of course been in the market of accounting packages for many years.

It has moved on from the standalone system installed locally and developed a fully cloud based alternative. Sage One Accounting offers lots of scope to configure the accounts for your business and offers phone support for all of its packages.


Xero can be a good online solution for small and large businesses alike. Its reports can be customised and the user can drill down to the source document with ease. There are over 600 time-saving applications that connect with Xero, so there are many options to solve your business needs and bring everything together. Xero are one of the current market leaders in cloud based accounting software.

All three of these systems have great benefits and are competitively priced. Cloud based systems can be accessed across all of your devices simultaneously which makes them perfect for those who need to work on the move or who need to access the system from home. You can also keep up to date from your mobile device.

James Cowper Kreston are Xero Gold Partners, Sage Accredited and Silver Accountant Partners with Quickbooks, enabling us to obtain discounts on packages for our clients.