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    We are looking for a solution for running Uniglide.

    But we need it to be cloud based.

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    Sage Accounting or Quickbooks Online
    Both are very good. I am actively using Sage, and did a test of Quickbooks last week.

    Sage demo here.
    https://accounting.sageone.co.za/Das...Workspace.aspx

    You can also signup for a 30 day trial with either.
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    I will send you a PM Henris, we offer a very simple straight forward cloud based accounting solution.

    The link to our product is on my homepage on my profile.
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    What do you want it to do?

    My experience with Sage has been less than stellar.
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    Setting up Sage Pastel reports is not trivial so be aware of that up front.
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    We have used both Sage & Quickbooks. Sage is very rigid for a small business, make a typo and you need to render a credit note and provide a new invoice. Quickbooks is capable of a lot more editing on existing documents. In a small business like ours this was great as it meant that minor mistakes didn't result in extra admin to correct but can open up the system to manipulation by unscrupulous employees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    ... but can open up the system to manipulation by unscrupulous employees.
    That is why you need modules which is access controlled. A credit clerk, for instance, only need access to the modules he uses. He does not get free reign on the entire system.
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    PM me if you are looking for inventory management functionality and it is important and I can give you advice.
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    In my experience Xero accounting is much better than Saqe or quickbooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    That is why you need modules which is access controlled. A credit clerk, for instance, only need access to the modules he uses. He does not get free reign on the entire system.
    Yip however with Quickbooks the issue is more that there is not always a trail of what changes were made. Unless you only provide management with permission for invoicing etc this can be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    Yip however with Quickbooks the issue is more that there is not always a trail of what changes were made. Unless you only provide management with permission for invoicing etc this can be a problem.
    That is a large gap in functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    That is a large gap in functionality.
    Dependent on the business it can be. For us the benefits outweigh the risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    Yip however with Quickbooks the issue is more that there is not always a trail of what changes were made. Unless you only provide management with permission for invoicing etc this can be a problem.
    Was this not fixed in later releases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    We have used both Sage & Quickbooks. Sage is very rigid for a small business, make a typo and you need to render a credit note and provide a new invoice. Quickbooks is capable of a lot more editing on existing documents. In a small business like ours this was great as it meant that minor mistakes didn't result in extra admin to correct but can open up the system to manipulation by unscrupulous employees.
    if you know how to use SQL you can do the same in Sage
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    Been using Sage Online for years... works very nice, mobile access etc... no issues at all
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    As a bit more general questions:
    - Why accounting has to be in the cloud?

    - If in cloud can the data be moved to an other cloud server?

    - Are all of these annual subscription based systems?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    What do you want it to do?

    My experience with Sage has been less than stellar.


    We used Sage online at my previous work place for a few years and it didn't impress me at all. Most frustrating probably was how slow the site would be at times, actually at most times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    We have used both Sage & Quickbooks. Sage is very rigid for a small business, make a typo and you need to render a credit note and provide a new invoice. Quickbooks is capable of a lot more editing on existing documents. In a small business like ours this was great as it meant that minor mistakes didn't result in extra admin to correct but can open up the system to manipulation by unscrupulous employees.
    We just migrated from an older version of Pastel to Sage Accounting. In Pastel we could not modify any invoices once they were updated. In Sage we can, contrary to the statement above. Maybe the later version of Sage has become more flexible?

    Functionality wise it's better than Pastel, in many aspects. Speed, as mentioned in another post, can be frustrating - generating statements can take 5 or more seconds, and bringing up a customer you need to type the name slowly in the search window, if you have many customers. It has some lacking features, like if it is set to auto allocate receipts to the oldest invoices, all works fine. But if customers overpay, the extra credit in their account is not automatically allocated to a recurring invoice next month, and has to be manually allocated.

    But, on the whole we are quite happy with it. What is great for us is that it integrates with other cloud based management programs.


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    I have run Sage Pastel since 2007 and can make changes to an invoice? But I would not allow a member of staff to be able to do that.
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    Few years back came some law or ruling which banned specific modifications after posting. Unfortunately I do not remember what the items are that user is not allowed to change. For me one should be modification of an invoice after posting. In Pastel you can make quotation or call it pro forma invoice.

    I am 100% sure that if the package allows changes after posting without leaving an audit trail your "trusted" accountants will use such loop hole for their gain.
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