Over many years, we've used many different accounting software packages. From Sage Accounting Software to Quickbooks, we have experience across multiple systems. We also see many clients who have different attitudes to their bookkeeping.\u00a0 Whether they love or hate doing it, have no bookkeeping ability or lots, or if they need the accounting results or not - are all factors that affect whether bookkeeping software is necessary for them. This decision isn\u2019t one based on how modern someone\u2019s attitude to IT is, either.\u00a0 I have clients who are young and use an accounting book that was becoming old fashioned 20 years ago, and older clients who are happily using Xero for their day to day work.\u00a0 In these cases, it\u2019s down to what works best for the client and not how far they feel they can push themselves and their computer. There are obvious limitations to some methods. A book will never tell you what the total sales for the last ten days were, or what your profit margin is.\u00a0 But similarly, an accounting system takes a little bit of time and some skill too, so it\u2019s not in line with what many people want to spend their time doing! When we begin working with a client, we always discuss how they\u2019re doing their bookkeeping.\u00a0 Too frequently the response is \u201cit\u2019s just what the previous accountant wanted me to use\u201d which is a shame - since if a client doesn\u2019t buy in to what they\u2019re doing, it\u2019ll never work properly. If you'd like to learn more about the different accounting software available or our recommendations, please get in touch.