Accounting

  • Business Accountz

    Business Accountz review

    Tom Gorham
    26 Jun 2012

    An easy-to-use program for sole traders, particularly those lacking accounting experience

  • Sage Instant Accounts 2012

    Sage Instant Accounts 2012 review

    Tom Gorham
    26 Jun 2012

    You can’t go wrong with Sage, and the price is good – it’s a pity support is limited

  • QuickBooks Pro 2012

    QuickBooks Pro 2012 review

    Tom Gorham
    2 Nov 2011

    Modest improvements, but the monthly payment option is pricey for smaller businesses

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    Businesses dodge DRM to keep using MYOB

    Nicole Kobie
    14 Oct 2011

    MYOB user group has found a way to keep using the software in the UK

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    MYOB software "deactivated" at end of year

    Nicole Kobie
    13 Jun 2011

    Customers voice concern at being forced to stop using a product they've already paid for

  • Xero

    Xero review

    Tom Gorham
    5 May 2011

    Supports automatic bank feeds, an integrated payroll module and multiple users with different permissions. Ideal for the larger business

  • FreeAgent

    Web-based accounts review

    Tom Gorham
    5 May 2011

    Online services are taking over from desktop software. We test three of the best offerings

  • FreeAgent

    FreeAgent review

    Tom Gorham
    5 May 2011

    Simple and with plenty of tricks, but it's the time-tracking and project management tools that make FreeAgent the pick for freelancers and contractors

  • Kashflow

    KashFlow review

    Tom Gorham
    5 May 2011

    Ideal for stock-based businesses thanks to some impressive invoicing tools and its unique stock management feature

  • Sage Instant Accounts 2011

    Sage Instant Accounts 2011 review

    Tom Gorham
    7 Mar 2011

    Modest improvements, so while it offers most things a small business could need, it’s no longer the automatic choice for those lacking accounting experience

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    Sage heads to the web to target sole traders

    Stewart Mitchell
    18 Jan 2011

    Accounting software company says cloud service launch marks move towards web-centric approach

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    Home Accountz review

    Tom Gorham
    16 Jun 2010

    Awkward to set up, but a flexible and speedy way to track your finances

  • Sage Instant Accounts v16

    Sage Instant Accounts v16 review

    Tom Gorham
    24 May 2010

    No breathtaking additions, but this is a powerful tool at moderate cost and a good buy for small businesses and sole traders

  • TaxCalc 2010 Personal 6

    TaxCalc 2010 Personal 6 review

    Tom Gorham
    8 Apr 2010

    An easy and reliable tax return tool, and you'll quickly recoup the initial outlay

  • Brightbook

    Brightbook review

    Tom Gorham
    8 Mar 2010

    A useful, if flawed, free invoicing tool that might represent the future of accounting

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    Reuters
    3 Sep 2009

    The US may have green lit Oracle's acquisition of Sun, but the EU is more reserved

  • Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2009 review

    Tom Gorham
    24 Jul 2009

    No outstanding new features, but the free upgrade, better reporting options and a competitive price keep this application in our A List.

  • TaxCalc 2009 Personal 6 review

    Tom Gorham
    31 Mar 2009

    Few new features, but a solid, inexpensive program that remains the best tax return software for individuals.

  • Big Red Book review

    Tom Gorham
    19 Jan 2009

    Easy to use with excellent guidance, but sole traders will probably find other budget programs better value.

  • TaxCalc 2008 Personal 6 review

    Tom Gorham
    28 Apr 2008

    Excellent tax software makes it easy to upload returns without relying on the Revenue's website.